Dr. Christos Kassimeris

School : School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Position : Professor, International Relations

Dr. Christos   Kassimeris Mailing Address

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Email:  C.Kassimeris@euc.ac.cy  C.Kassimeris@euc.ac.cy


Christos Kassimeris is coordinator of the BA Public Administration and Governance and the MA Public Administration. Before joining European University Cyprus he was teaching European Integration Politics and International Relations of the Mediterranean for three years at the University of Reading. He has published several articles on international relations and sport and has authored and edited books and monographs in the same fields. He is also Visiting Research Fellow at the University of De Montfort and Honorary Member of the International Board of Scholars of the International Football Institute at the University of Central Lancashire.


PhD Political Science, University of Reading
MA International Security, University of Reading

BA Sociology, University of Reading


Books and Monographs

  • Kassimeris C. and Vryonides M. (eds.), The Politics of Education, Routledge, 2011
  • Kennedy P. and Kassimeris C. (eds.), Exploring the cultural, ideological and economic legacies of Euro2012 (forthcoming – Soccer and Society, special issue)
  • Gouliamos K. and Kassimeris C. (eds.), The Marketing of War in the Age of Neo-Militarism, Routledge, 2011
  • Kassimeris C., Football Comes Home: Symbolic Identities in European Football, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.: Lexington Books, 2010
  • Kassimeris C., Greece and the American Embrace: Greek Foreign policy towards Turkey, the US and the Western Alliance, I.B. Tauris Academic Studies, 2009
  • Kassimeris C. (ed.), Anti-racism in European Football: Fair Play for All, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.: Lexington Books, 2009
  • Kassimeris C., European Football in ‘Black and White’: Tackling Racism in Football, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.: Lexington Books, 2007

Chapters in books

  • Kassimeris C. and Stavridis S., ‘The foreign policy of Cyprus,’ in Baun M. and Marek D. (eds.), The New Member States and the European Union: Foreign Policy and Europeanization, Routledge (forthcoming)
  • Daniel P. and C. Kassimeris, ‘The Politics and Culture of FC St Pauli: From leftism, through anti-establishment, to commercialization,’ in Kennedy P. and Kennedy A. (eds.), Fan Culture in European Football and the Influence of Left-wing Ideology, Routledge, 2012
  • Kassimeris C., ‘A people’s Europe,’ in Reinhardt U. (ed.), United Dreams of Europe, Foundation for Future Studies, 2011
  • Kassimeris C., ‘Deutschland über Alles: Discrimination in German Football,’ in Bandyopadhyay K. (ed.), Why Minorities Play or Don’t Play Soccer, Routledge, 2010

Journal publications

  • Kassimeris C., Franco, the popular game and ethnocentric conduct in modern Spanish football, Soccer and Society, 13, 3, 2012
  • Kassimeris C., Fascism, separatism and the ultrás: Discrimination in Italian football, Soccer and Society, 13, 2, 2012
  • Kassimeris C. and Philaretou A., Playing Politics with Charisma: Archbishop Makarios III and the Cyprus Issue, Politics, Culture & Socialization, 1, 4, 2011, pp.337-352
  • Kassimeris C., Black, blanc and beur: French football’s ‘foreign legion’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 32, 1, 2011, pp.15-29
  • Kassimeris C., Turkey’s Foreign Policy Options: Europe, the US or Central Asia?, Journal of Contemporary Politics, 16, 3, 2010, pp.321-336
  • Kassimeris C., Football and Prejudice in Belgium and the Netherlands, Sport in Society, 12, 10, 2009, pp.1327-1335
  • Kassimeris C., US intervention in post-war Greek elections: From civil war to dictatorship, Diplomacy and Statecraft, 20, 4, 2009, pp.1-18
  • Kassimeris C., Deutschland über Alles: Discrimination in German Football, Soccer and Society, 10, 6, 2009, pp.754-765
  • Kassimeris C., The foreign policy of small powers, International Politics, 46, 1, 2009, pp.84-101
  • Kassimeris C., Globalizing Greek Society: An overview of immigration to Greece, Hellenic Studies, 16, 1, 2008, pp.75-94
  • Kassimeris C., Greek foreign policy and the western alliance: From commitment to independence, Orbis, 52, 3, 2008, pp.494-508
  • Kassimeris C. and Tsoumpanou L., The impact of the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on Turkey’s EU candidacy, The International Journal of Human Rights, 12, 3, 2008, pp.329-345
  • Kassimeris C., Greek Response to the Cyprus Invasion, Small Wars and Insurgencies, 19, 2, 2008, pp.259-276
  • Kassimeris C., The inconsistency of United States Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of the Cyprus Invasion: The Turkish Arms Embargo and its Termination, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 26, 2008, pp.89-112
  • Kassimeris C., NATO and the Aegean disputes, Defence and Security Analysis, 24, 2, 2008, pp.165-179
  • Kassimeris C., A Depiction of the Foreign Policy Behaviour of Dyadic Case Studies based on the ‘Triangle Model’, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 8, 3, 2006, pp.271-281
  • Kassimeris C., Causes of the 1967 Greek Coup, Democracy and Security, 2, 1, 2006, pp.61-72