Calliope Spanou

Calliope Spanou, Professor of Administrative Science - Public Administration

She was elected Ombudsman of Greece by the Parliament in May 2011 and took office on 13th July, 2011. She had already served as Deputy Ombudsman from 2003 to 2011.

She studied Public Law and Political Science at  the University of Athens and Political Science - Administrative Science in France, University of Amiens (Doctorat d' Etat).

During her studies she was awarded scholarships by the M. Stassinopoulos Foundation (1982-83) and by the Ministry of National Economy Technical Cooperation Programme (ΝΑΤΟ) (1984-87). Her Doctorate dissertation was honoured by the French Government with a publishing allowance.

Since 1989 she has been teaching at the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. She has also taught at the Universities of Amiens, Paris II and Versailles - Saint Quentin en Yvelines. She has been advisor of studies at the National Centre of Public Administration and has taught for many years at the National School of Public Administration. She cooperates with the OECD as an expert.

Her current research interests include public policy, civil service, citizen-administration relations and the Europeanization of public administration. She has published papers and books in Greek, French and English. Her recent books include:

«Δημόσιες Πολιτικές στην Ελλάδα. Όψεις και αντιφάσεις» (επιμέλεια) [Public Policies in Greece. Facets and contradictions], (ed.), Papazissis Pub. Athens, 2010.

«Η πραγματικότητα των Δικαιωμάτων» [The reality of rights], Savalas Publishers, Athens, 2005.

«Citoyens et administration. Les enjeux de l'autonomie et du pluralisme», Paris, L'Harmattan 2003.

«Ελληνική διοίκηση και Ευρωπαϊκή ολοκλήρωση» [Greek Administration and European Integration], Papazissis Publishers, Athens, 2001.

«Διοίκηση, Πολίτες και Δημοκρατία» [Administration, Citizens and Democracy], Athens, Papazissis Publishers 2000.

She is the scientific editor of a number of translated books, such as J. Chevallier, «Science Administrative», Sakkoulas Publishers 1993 and J. A. Chandler (ed.), «Comparative Public Administration», Papazissis Publishers 2003.

She has been a member of the Steering Committee of the European Group of Public Administration (IIAS) and former president of the Hellenic Political Science Association.

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