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Title/academic status: - Professor

- Senior Advisor to the Legal Council of the Hellenic State.

Sector: General Sociology

Academic field: Political Sociology

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Phone: 2109201898

Address: 136, Syggrou ave. (PANTEION UNIVERSITY).

Research interests: Political Sociology, Political Theory, Sociology of Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights.

Member in scientific associations: Hellenic Sociological Society, International Centre for Sciences and Hellenic Values.



  1. Political Sociology: Contemporary theories of power and political legitimation.
  2. Sociology of political systems I: Forms of modern political systems.
  3. Sociology of political systems II: Forms of modern parties systems.


  1. Forms of social inequalities: Theoretical approaches and historical developments.
  2. Modern sociopolitical phenomena and human rights.

Brief CV

Nikolaos Tsiros studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Faculty of Law and completed his D.Phil. at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, Faculties of Political Science, Sociology and Philosophy. His doctoral thesis was titled: «Die Politische Theorie der Postmoderne» (1992). He was awarded a state scholarship for his doctoral studies by the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) of Greece (1988-1992) and for his post doctoral research in the field of social studies (1998-1999). His two monographs on Eleftherios Venizelos and his era have been honored with merit and prize by the Greek Parliament. He is a Senior Advisor to the Legal Council of the Hellenic State, since 1994. Since 2004, he teaches at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, where he is currently a Professor in the academic field of political sociology. 

Selected publications


  1. Die politische Theorie der Postmoderne (1992), Peter Lang: Frankfurt.
  2. State, authority, and the parliamentary system in crisis during the period 1914-1920: E. Venizelos and the function of the constitution (2013), Papazisis: Athens.
  3. Sociological reflections on the political and the law: The system theory of Niklas Luhmann (2014), Papazisis: Athens.
  4. The emergence of the political in Max Weber’s sociology (2014), Papazisis: Athens.
  5. Political legitimation and human rights in J. Habermas work: The shift of contemporary social theory to the philosophy of law (2017), Papazisis: Athens.

Articles in series, journals and volumes

“The typology of regimes in the thought of Plato and Montesquieu: A comparative evaluation”,  International Conference on Ancient Greece and the Contemporary World: The influence of Greek thought on philosophy, science and technology, Ancient Olympia, 28-31 August 2016, editor Stefanos Paipetis (timelessgreece.org/2017), pp. 37-44.

Conference/meeting announcements

“When Foucault met Xenophon: How the ecosystem of ancient Greek moderation establishes a modern aesthetic of existence”, announcement at the International Conference on Ancient Greece and the Modern World: The dramatic changes of the planet and the Hellenic roots of ecological ethics, University of Patras, 17-20 June 2018.


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