Greek Foreign Policy (after the Second World War)

Course Information
TitleΕλληνική Εξωτερική Πολιτική (μετά τον Β' Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο) / Greek Foreign Policy (after the Second World War)
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIoannis Stefanidis
Course ID100001060

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses beloging to the selected specializationWinter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, students are expected to • understand the framework of foreign policy formulation and implementation in the case of Greece, a small state within a variable international environment (e.g., bipolarity at the global level, national antagonisms at the peripheral level); • understand the role of domestic factors in foreign policy formulation and implementation of a small state; • understand the role of material factors (e.g., hard power) as well as of culture and ideas in foreign policy formulation and implementation of states in general; • grasp the facts regarding the most salient issues of Greek foreign policy after World War II; • critically approach ‘established’ and common perceptions of the international position and foreign policy of Greece.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Topics: A brief introduction to the history of Greek foreign policy – a brief introduction to the international setting of the Cold War – the ideological context of Greek foreign policy – from the ‘peril from the North’ to the ‘threat from the East’: the shifting priorities of national security - the Greek national claims after World War II – Greece and the Western Alliance – Greek-American relations – the Cyprus Question – Greek-Turkish relations – Greece’s relations with its Balkan neighbours – the course towards European integration – domestic factors and foreign policy: the concept of ‘political cost’
foreign policy, diplomacy, defence and security, nationalism, irredentism, anti-Communism, the Cold War, détente, European integration, political cost
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
e-mails, departmental website, electronically assisted learning and teaching platform 'Blackboard'
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written final examinations
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Participation in cla
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Συγγραφέας: Κωνσταντίνος Σβολόπουλος Τίτλος: Η ελληνική εξωτερική πολιτική, 1945-1981 Εκδότης, έτος έκδοσης: Βιβλιοπωλείον της «Εστίας», Ι.Δ. Κολλάρου και Σιας Α.Ε, 2002 Συγγραφέας: Ιωάννης Στεφανίδης Τίτλος: Ασύμμετροι εταίροι: Οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες και η Ελλάδα στον Ψυχρό Πόλεμο Εκδότης, έτος έκδοσης: Σ. Πατάκης Α.Ε., 2002
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