Christos Frangonikolopoulos

Christos Frangonikolopoulos ( is Professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (, Aristotle University ( He studied Politics and Government (BA Honors) and International Relations (PhD) at the University of Kent at Canterbury (England).

He has worked as a diplomatic newspaper correspondent (1995-2003) and advisor to the Greek Parliament (1997-2003), as well as a Professor of European Integration History and Politcs (2003-2016) at the Hellenic Open University ( where he is also the academic director (2016-) of the Master’s Program in Contemporary Journalism Studies (σύγχρονες-δημοσιογραφικές-σπουδές/4538-σύγχρονες-δημοσιογραφικές-σπουδές)

In Greece, he is the co-author of the textbook of many books, on the subjects of Global Politics, International Non-Governmental Organizations, Greek Foreign Policy and the Media, Cosmopolitan Democracy,Χρήστος_Α._Φραγκονικολόπουλος

Abroad he is the editor, author/co-author of over many chapters/papers in edited volumes and peer reviewed journals, as for example:

TransnationalCelebrity Activism: Changing the world?  (eds.) Intellect, London, 20111.

“Politics, Media and NGOs: The Greek Experience”, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 2014, 15(4): 606-619. 

“Revisiting the public profile and communication of Greek NGOs in times of crisis”,  International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 2015, 11(1): 119-127.

“PublicDiplomacy: How to think about and improve Greece’s neglected component of foreign policy in times of economic crisis”, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 2012, 8(3):185-193.

“CommunicatingGreece in times of economic crisis: The role and significance of PublicDiplomacy”, Etudes Helleniques / HellenicStudies, 2012, 20(2): 85-117.

“Reinforcing global legitimacy and efficiency: the case for strategic discursive public diplomacy”, Global Discourse: An interdisciplinary journal of current affairs and contemporary thought, 2014, 4:1:49-67. 

“Foreign Policy and the Greek Media: The ‘Daily National Issue”, Media Dialogues: Journal for research of the media and society, February 2013: 9-31.

“Global Governance and Cosmopolitan Democracy: Bridging the gap between proponents and opponents,” Bridges: Conversations in Global Politics and Public Policy, 2013, 2:1,

“Global CivilSociety and Deliberation in the Digital Age”, International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2012,5(1): 11-23.

“Explaining the role and impact of social media in the ‘Arab Spring”, Global Media Journal, 2012, 8(1):10-20.

“Refocusing Public Diplomacy: The need for strategic-discursive Public Diplomacy”,  Diplomacy and Statecraft, 2012, 23(4):728-745.

“Russia’s re-emergence in the global capitalist system: Globalizing or anti- globalizing force?”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2010, 18(1):79-90.

“Foreign policy and the media in Greece: Marking a shift from confrontational to peace journalism”, International Journal ofMedia and Cultural Politics, 2010, 6(2):243-249.

“The Media andForeign Policy: The Case of Greece”, Etudes Helleniques/Hellenic Studies, 2007, 15(1):161-187.

“Non-governmentalOrganizations and Humanitarian Action: The Need for a Viable Change of Praxisand Ethos”, Global Society, 2005,19(1):49-73.

“The policy and evolution of non-alignment: Past and future”, Paradigms (σήμερα Global Society), 9:1, 1995.

“TanzanianForeign Policy: The Proportions of Autonomy”, The RoundTable: The CommonwealthJournal of International Affairs, No. 387, 1988.

“Towards an explanation of Greek Foreign Policy”, Paradigms (σήμερα Global Society),1987, 1:2, 114-128.

Strengthening Greek Public Diplomacy: Present Conduct and Future Potential, Discussion Papers in Diplomacy, Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ Papers,No. 124, 2012.

Seizing the middle ground: Cosmopolitan Democracy, its critiques and possible steps forward for global governance, (με Φ. Προέδρου), FP7 Project CR: EEN-Global Re-ordering:Evolution through European Networks, October 2012, No. 27. 

“The Division between ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Europe”, agoraWithout Frontiers, 8(4) 2003: 267-285.

“Greek NGOs in the Press: Trends in the presentation before and during the financial crisis”,  Journalism, 2017, Vol. 18(6): 716–735.