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Petros Violakis

Lecturer - Research Director
South Wales University/IST College - KEDISA

Dr. Petros Violakis is a Lecturer in South Wales University/IST College, partner of the Strategic Communication and News Media Laboratory of Piraeus University and Research Director at the Center for International Strategic Analyses (KEDISA). He holds a PhD degree in Politics from Exeter University, an MA in International Relations from University of Indianapolis, an MBA (focus in Marketing) and a BSc in Computer Science from University of Hertfordshire

Biography

Dr. Petros Violakis is a Lecturer in South Wales undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Greece (collaborative program in Greece with IST College), partner of the Strategic Communication and News Media Laboratory of Piraeus University and Research Director at the Center for International Strategic Analyses (KEDISA). He holds a PhD degree in Politics from Exeter University, an MA in International Relations from University of Indianapolis, an MBA (focus in Marketing) and a BSc in Computer Science from University of Hertfordshire. His latest research is being situated within Politics, Communication, Policy Making and European Studies. More specifically, he investigates the Europeanisation of EU Defence and Security Policy through different perspectives and contributing factors, such as: domestic politics, political economy, establishment of a new security identity and culture, research and development (R&D), globalization and other institutional influence (NATO). The result of this research is published (2018) as an academic book (monograph), entitled “Europeanisation and the Transformation of EU Security Policy: Post-Cold War Developments in the Common Security and Defence Policy” by Routledge. In his book, Violakis incorporates all of his past knowledge and acquired skills related to academic research, technology, innovation (R&D), marketing research, economics, social impact, international relations and politics. Furthermore, in terms of expanding his research in the field of Europeanisation and European Studies, Violakis investigated the case of Turkey’s Europeanisation, Turkey and fake news, and along with M. Dogani, they investigate De-Europeanisation in terms of Learning, Policy making and fear.
Violakis ability for interdisciplinary research was developed through his 10 years of experience in telecom and defence industry, along with his studies. More specifically, his engagement in the telecom and defence industry was related to the development of state-of-the-art technology for telecom, defence and other areas such as maritime technology and applications, natural disasters systems and related applications and others. Thus, the construction of national and European coalitions, which included universities, private companies, governmental authorities and other institutes, played a significant role in the allocation of national and EU funding. Violakis successfully participated in the following research and development projects: TELEFOS, TELEAQUA, ESPEN, FireMentor, NAVTEXII, TRAVIS, EPIPLEON, DIAVLOS, PISCES, COMMAN and ArchiPelago. This intense engagement to R&D projects resulted to the distinction of the Marketing Team he worked with. The distinction was awarded, on behalf of EU, by the Greek Government for "Particularly improved performance in research, technology and innovation for the year 2005 and for the competitive presence in Europe". The team’s work was presented in several national and international exhibitions and workshops such as, Defendory International Exhibition, Thessaloniki International Exhibition, Technology and Innovation Exhibition (held by Ministry of Development).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Politics, Communication, Policy Making and European Studies,Common Security and Defence Policy

Personal Interests

    General Interest: Scientifically and Political article writing in Local Press (Greece and Cyprus), Coordination and co-organization of charity activities, Co-organization and co-ordination of Piraeus 1st Youth Music Festival in Veakeio Open Theatre, Computers and Technological Innovation - New technologies overview, Theatre, Cinema, Music, Travelling, Carting, Ridding, Martial arts, Graphics, Photography Painting (sketching), etc.
    Research Interest: European Relations, International Relations, Learning Policies, Policy Making, Strategy, Technology, Defence Technology & Economics, Crisis management, International relations, philosophy

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Europeanising and the Transformation of EU Security Policy, Violakis - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Conference “Frames of States: International politics, Strategic communication&Mass Media

Learning and Fear: De-Europeanisation containment strategies


Published: Dec 14, 2018 by Conference “Frames of States: International politics, Strategic communication&Mass Media
Authors: • Violakis, P. and Dogani, M
Subjects: Sociology & Social Policy, Gender & Intersectionality Studies

Learning and Fear: De-Europeanisation containment strategies

HellasJournal (in Greek)

Will Erdogan’s Turkey be the occasion for the rapid realization of the Euro-Army


Published: Feb 18, 2018 by HellasJournal (in Greek)
Authors: Petros Violakis
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

Will Erdogan’s Turkey be the occasion for the rapid realization of the Euro-Army

symposium “Competitions and Realms of Truth in the Modern Political Speech: Post-Truth, False News and Propaganda

Rhetorical exploitation of the "False News" phenomenon by Erdogan in the framework of anti-Europeanism and the building of the neo-Ottoman identity


Published: Dec 15, 2017 by symposium “Competitions and Realms of Truth in the Modern Political Speech: Post-Truth, False News and Propaganda
Authors: Petros Violakis
Subjects: Sociology & Social Policy, Gender & Intersectionality Studies

Rhetorical exploitation of the "False News" phenomenon by Erdogan in the framework of anti-Europeanism and the building of the neo-Ottoman identity

Presentation of research at the conference “The future of European Union: Challenges for the theory and politics

Common Security Defence Policy: A Realist Approach


Published: Dec 10, 2017 by Presentation of research at the conference “The future of European Union: Challenges for the theory and politics
Authors: Petros Violakis
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

This research examines CSDP through the Realist approach, mainly, due to the intergovernmental character of EU and due to Realism’s explanatory power. Grieco, argues that Realism’s explanatory power is important when it comes to national security affairs, and that this power is accepted “even by neoliberals” (Grieco, 1988).

Presentation of research at the conference “Education in the 21st Century” Institute of Geopolitical Studies

Non-Govermental Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects


Published: Oct 06, 2017 by Presentation of research at the conference “Education in the 21st Century” Institute of Geopolitical Studies
Authors: Petros Violakis
Subjects: Education

Non-Govermental Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects

Presentation of research at the conference

The Europeanisation of the Defence and Security of the EU Member States: The Case of Greece


Published: Sep 22, 2017 by Presentation of research at the conference "Greece and the International Environment: Greek Foreign Policy from the end
Authors: Petros Violakis

The Europeanisation of the Defence and Security of the EU Member States: The Case of Greece

1st International Conference: Studying, Teaching, Learning the European Union

Research and Development (R&D) as a means to promote Europeanisation


Published: Sep 01, 2017 by 1st International Conference: Studying, Teaching, Learning the European Union
Authors: Petros Violakis
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

Research and Development (R&D) as a means to promote Europeanisation

5th International Conference on Applied Economics, University of Thessaly, Volos

European Defence and the Role of R&D


Published: May 19, 2017 by 5th International Conference on Applied Economics, University of Thessaly, Volos
Authors: Petros Violakis, Andrew Liaropoulos
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

The latest Eurozone crisis indicated that economic sustainability and development cannot be unilaterally tackled by Member States. This paper explores the dynamics and contributing policies to the promotion of these joint interests while investigates the role of R&D as a distinct Europeanisation force. The analysis focuses on the correlation of Radaelli’s Europeanisation theoretical perspective with empirical data in order to shed light to the process and impact of R&D.

4th EPEES Conference

Turkey's de-Europeanisation: Migration and Security Issues in Eastern Mediterranean


Published: Apr 01, 2017 by 4th EPEES Conference "Greece and Europe during the Economic Crisis
Authors: Petros Violakis
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

Turkey's de-Europeanisation: Migration and Security Issues in Eastern Mediterranean

Second Annual Conference of the Cyprus Association of Political Science

'Manipulating Europeanisation: Turkey’s Gain- Blame Game


Published: Dec 16, 2016 by Second Annual Conference of the Cyprus Association of Political Science
Authors: Petros Violakis
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

The emergence of the European Union signalled a new era for European Member States that entered a long period of peace and prosperity. This paper’s objective is to identify and analyse the reasons for Turkey’s adverse impact on Europeanisation as well as to investigate the role of Turkey as a force for divergence in the process of Europeanisation.

Lesvos, 7-10th July The Cooperative Institute of Transnational Studies in collaboration with the University of Aegean

Turkey’s Europeanisation: A Case of Self-Induced Divergence


Published: Jun 07, 2016 by Lesvos, 7-10th July The Cooperative Institute of Transnational Studies in collaboration with the University of Aegean
Authors: Petros Violakis
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

The end of the Cold War, the changes in global security balance and there re-establishment of NATO’s role and dynamics encouraged the EU to begin to develop a global political and security role. This was reflected in the European Security Strategy (2003, 2008) and in the Internal Security (2010) report. In view of these, Turkey’s role as a distinct divergence force of CFSP and CSDP Europeanisation may be examined.

First thoughts on the 25 January 2015 election in Greece

Is there a democratic deficit in CFSP decision making?


Published: Feb 02, 2015 by First thoughts on the 25 January 2015 election in Greece
Authors: Petros Violakis

When former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, was warning that the path towards deeper integration was opening a “democratic deficit” (Blair, 2012), he surely didn’t have in mind the freshly elected Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ reaction towards Federica Mogherini’s (European Union foreign policy chief) statement on the growing crisis in the Ukraine.

European Security, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 421-433

'European Security and Defence Policy Deceleration: An Assessment of the ESDP Strategy'


Published: Jan 13, 2009 by European Security, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 421-433
Authors: Moustakis, D.F. and Violakis, P.
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

This article assesses the political and structural obstacles that have affected the development of a European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). Furthermore, the article aims to identify and examine the measures that need to be introduced by the EU in order to accelerate the smoothness of ESDP's operability.

Dartmouth: Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

An Examination of the European Security and Defence Policy: Obstacles & Options


Published: Aug 01, 2006 by Dartmouth: Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Authors: Moustakis, D.F. and Violakis, P.
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

What factors make ESDP successful? -Vision that is modified according to political-decision making - Structure that is created or stalled according to a list of factors. Current Obstacles: - A compact EU military body needs to be created - The EU needs to project one military face to the world. This can be achieved by well defined steps that would eventually unify the separate task forces into a compact EU military body.

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Learning and Fear: De-Europeanisation containment strategies

Published: Dec 14, 2017

Violakis, P. and Dogani, M (2017) “Learning and Fear: De-Europeanisation containment strategies” Presentation of research at the conference “Frames of States: International politics, Strategic communication and Mass Media”, University of Piraeus, 14 December 2017.