Review of Modern Greek Studies

Synthesis is a refereed, bi-annual review devoted to the study of modern Greece. It welcomes the submission of articles, review articles and book reviews, as well as short announcements concerning modern Greek studies programmes, forthcoming conferences, new books, and any other activities related to modern Greek studies.

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Mission statement and scope of Synthesis

Volume 1, Number 1 (1996)

The publication of Synthesis: Review of Modern Greek Studies has been the initiative of the Modern Greek Studies Working Group in Britain. This is a group of UK-based graduate students and academics interested in the history, society, economy, politics, and international relations of Greece in the modern period. Synthesis is the first of two projects being undertaken by the Working Group. The second project, still in its initial stages, seeks the founding of a Modern Greek Studies Association in Britain.

The present project has two aims. The first is to provide a multidisciplinary vehicle for the presentation of research and the exchange of ideas in the study of modern Greece. We hope that this will help stimulate academic debate in the UK and Europe among students and academics conducting research on modern Greece. In this context, Synthesis will promote the development of innovative approaches to the study of modern Greece, and will be published twice a year. The Editorial Board welcomes articles of a theoretical and empirical nature, as well as articles which view Greece in a comparative perspective. The Editorial Board encourages the submission of work by graduate students and young academics. All articles will be refereed by external advisors to the Editorial Board.

The second aim of Synthesis is to disseminate up-to-date information on academic research and activities related to the study of modern Greece. Synthesis will contain articles, book reviews, subject bibliographies, and information on unpublished Ph.D. theses and recently published books and articles, as well as conference reports and information on forthcoming events, research grant opportunities, and university courses in Modern Greek Studies.

The Working Group invites all interested persons to contribute to this project, as well as actively participate in its second project, the founding of the Association. The success of both projects will depend on broad-based support and the active involvement of students and academics throughout Britain and beyond.

We would like to thank Dr. Elias Mossialos, Dr. Spyros Economides and Dr. Angeliki Poulymenakou for their advice on this initiative. We would especially like to thank Professor Nicos Mouzelis for his encouragement and his support.

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Editorial Board

Editorial Team

Editors Associate Editor
Athanasia Pouloudi and Simeon Tsalicoglou Spyros Economides
Assistant Editor
Michalis Sanidas

Editorial Board

Olga Christodoulaki Julia Chrissostalis Apostolis Dimitropoulos
Vassilis Fouskas Emmanuel Galatoulas Lambis Kondonis
Athanasios Lykogiannis Yannos Mitsos Irini Moustaki
Katerina Nicolopoulou Christos Papatheodorou Anna Paraskevopoulou
Vasiliki Riga Paul Strong Anna Triandafyllidou

Advisory Board

Members and affiliations

Philip Carabott King's College London
Richard Clogg Oxford University
Kevin Featherstone Bradford University
Howard Machin London School of Economics
Mark Mazower Sussex University
Elias Mossialos London School of Economics
Nicos Mouzelis London School of Economics
George Petrochilos Coventry University
Angeliki Poulymenakou Athens University of Economics
Geoffrey Pridham Bristol University
Thanasis Sfikas Central Lancashire University
Stelios Stavridis Reading University
Dimitris Tziovas Birmingham University

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Guidelines for Contributors


Manuscripts should be written in English. Authors are required to submit three copies of their manuscript, typed and double-spaced. Our recommended length for main articles is 4,000 to 6,000 words, for review articles 4,000 words and for book reviews approximately 800 to 1,000 words. A 100-200 word abstract and the author's mailing address and academic or professional affiliation should accompany each submission. Contributors should note that material submitted to Synthesis must be original, must not have already appeared in another publication, and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere while under consideration by Synthesis. Copyright of all materials published is vested in Synthesis: Review of Modern Greek Studies in order to safeguard the author's rights. Inquiries about reproduction of material appearing in Synthesis should be directed to the Editors. Authors of articles will receive five copies of the issue free of charge; authors of review articles and book reviews will receive one copy free of charge. Further copies are available at a discount.


Figures, charts, tables, graphs and diagrams should be kept to a bare minimum or be supplied as camera ready copy. Each illustration should be numbered consecutively in the order in which it is referred to in the manuscript.


References should appear as footnotes and be typed in the form of the following examples:

  1. C. Handy, Understanding Organizations (London: Penguin Books, 1976), p.12.

  2. N. Vernardakis, "Research and Development Policy", in P. Kazakos and P.C. Ioakimidis (eds.), Greece and EC Membership Evaluated (London: Pinter Publishers, 1994), pp. 128-135.

  3. Ibid., p.22.

  4. D. Riches, "Hunter-gatherer Structural Transformations", The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (Vol.1, No.4, 1995), pp.679-701.

  5. Handy, op.cit., in note 1, p.23.

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Mailing Address

Editorial correspondence and submissions of articles, review articles and book reviews should be addressed to:

The Editors
Synthesis: Review of Modern Greek Studies
The Hellenic Observatory
The European Institute
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Fax: +44-171-955 7546


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Information for subscribers

The annual subscription is £10.00 for students, £15.00 for individuals, and £50.00 for institutions. Cheques should be made payable to Synthesis, Review of Modern Greek Studies.

Correspondence relating to subscriptions, back issues, change of address, advertising and remittances should be addressed to:

The Finance Officer
Synthesis: Review of Modern Greek Studies
The Hellenic Observatory
The European Institute
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom


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All manuscripts published in Synthesis represent the opinions of the individual authors and are not to be taken as representing the opinions of the Editors, Editorial Board or Advisory Board.

The Editorial Board of Synthesis assumes full responsibility for the contents of this page. However, we are not responsible for the content of the pages to which we provide links.

We would be happy to receive your comments or suggestions.

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