Victor  Roudometof Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Victor Roudometof

Associate Professor
University of Cyprus

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Victor Roudometof has held appointments with Princeton University, Washington and Lee University, Miami University and the University of Cyprus. His studies include Economics , Sociology, Cultural Studies & History. He is the author of four monographs. Additionally, he has edited or co-edited five volumes on Americanization, transnationalism, nationalism & religion & several issues of refereed journals. His publication record includes over 100 articles, volume chapters, encyclopedia entries, book reviews & review essays. He has served as reviewer for 40+ major social science journals, incl. Cultural Sociology, Current Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociology of Religion & Nations and Nationalism. He has served as external reviewer for evaluations conducted by major research centers as well as for international publishers & for governmental organizations. He is currently a member in the editorial boards of the European Journal of Social Theory (London: Sage), Journal of Levantine Studies (Jerusalem: Van Leer Jerusalem Institute), Nations and Nationalism (Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, London School of Economics), the Greek Review for Social Research and the online journal Religions. He is Faculty Fellow with Yale University's Center for Cultural Sociology, Cyprus Correspondent for EUREL - Sociological and Legal Data on Religion in Europe and Cyprus Program Director for the European Values Study. He has served as Board Member with the International Sociological Association's Working Group on Comparative & Historical Sociology (2006 - 2010) and currently serves as Board Member of the European Sociological Association's Research Network 15 on Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Sociology (2015 - 2017).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My areas include the study of culture, globalization, religion, nations and nationalism, diasporas & transnationalism. Primarily, I am a scholar, author and researcher.   Additionally, I have served as administrator, academic expert, reviewer and commentator. Regional expertise include Orthodox Christianity, SE Europe/Cyprus/Eastern Europe and Greek diasporic groups.



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The Glocal and Global Studies

Published: Mar 02, 2015 by Globalizations
Authors: Victor Roudometof

This article offers an overview of engagements with the glocal and traces the consequences of this research agenda for Global Studies.


Forms of Religious Glocalization: Orthodox Christianity in the Longue Durée

Published: Oct 20, 2014 by Religions
Authors: Victor Roudometof

This article advocates a “glocal turn” in the religion–globalization problematic. It proposes a model of multiple glocalizations in order to analyze the historically constituted relationship between world religions and local cultures. [...]

Journal of Contemporary Religion

Innovation in the Orthodox Christian Tradition? The Question of Change in Greek

Published: Jan 09, 2014 by Journal of Contemporary Religion
Authors: Victor Roudometof

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Journal of Contemporary Religion

Multiple Moralities and Religions in Post-Soviet Russia

Published: Sep 28, 2012 by Journal of Contemporary Religion
Authors: Victor Roudometof

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Eastern Orthodox Christianity and the Uses of the Past in Contemporary Greece

Published: May 11, 2011 by Religions
Authors: Victor Roudometof

The article examines the use of Orthodox Christianity in the debates over the cultural heritage of contemporary Greece. Since the birth of modern Greece, Orthodox Christianity has been used as one of the foundational cultural markers for the construction of Modern Greek national identity. This employment of religion is particularly evident in the case of history in its popularized format. [...]


Economic Functions of Monasticism in Cyprus: The Case of the Kykkos Monastery

Published: Dec 01, 2010 by Religions
Authors: Victor Roudometof and Michalis N. Michael

The article presents a comprehensive overview of the various economic activities performed by the Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus in its long history (11th–20th centuries). The article begins with a brief review of the early centuries of Cypriot monasticism and the foundation of the monastery in the 11th century. [...]

The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms

Glocalization, Space, and Modernity 1

Published: Jul 02, 2010 by The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms
Authors: Victor Roudometof

Eurocentric narratives fuse the spatial and temporal components of modernity by identifying "modernity" with a specific era in European history. By destabilizing spatial and temporal boundaries, glocalization leads to a reconsideration of modernity. In order to explore the interplay among glocalization, space, and modernity, I suggest a thematization of modernity in terms of form and content. [...]

Journal of Contemporary Religion

Orthodoxy and Modernity in Cyprus: The 2006 Archepiscopal Elections in Historica

Published: May 27, 2009 by Journal of Contemporary Religion
Authors: Victor Roudometof

This article offers an analysis of the 2006 Archepiscopal elections of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus (OCC). It uses this analysis to develop an interpretation of the OCC's evolution over the last two centuries. [...]

South European Society and Politics

‘Heroes’ and ‘Villains’: An Overview of Recent Literature on The Macedonian Ques

Published: Nov 19, 2007 by South European Society and Politics
Authors: Victor Roudometof

The sound and the fury of the 1991 declaration of independence by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is gradually finding its expression in the social scientific literature on the topic. [...]

Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans Online

Religion and national identity in post-communist Romania

Published: Aug 11, 2006 by Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans Online
Authors: Gavril Flora, Georgina Szilagyi and Victor Roudometof

Throughout Eastern Europe, organized religion (and in particular Eastern Orthodox Christianity) has had quite a close relationship to the formation of local national identities.1 This relationship entered a new phase in the post-1989 period, as religious institutions had to adapt to the new realities of the post-communist period. [...]