Apostolos G. Papadopoulos

Associate Professor in Rural Sociology and Geography
Director of Postgraduate Studies “Applied Geography and Spatial Planning”
Office No 2.4,
Department of Geography
70 El. Venizelou Str., Kallithea- Athens
Post Box: 17671

Tel.: 2109549318
Fax: 2109514759

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B.Sc. in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. (Athens, Greece) (1987)

M.Sc. (Econ) in Sociology, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, (1989).

D.Phil. in Geography, Department of Geography, University of Sussex, (United Kingdom) (1994)

Research Interests

-Rural Sociology
-Social transformation of rural areas
-Rural Geography on Greece and Southern Europe
-Local food and rural development-Rural development policy
-Regional/local labour markets and employment changes
-Impact of international immigration on rural areas
-Immigrants, social integration and civil society
-Geographies of migration

Books and edited books (selection)

M. Fonte and A.G. Papadopoulos (eds) (2010), Naming Food after Places: Patterns of Food Relocalization and Knowledge Dynamics in Rural Development, Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing Company.

A.G. Papadopoulos and C. Hadjimichalis (eds) (2008), The New Geography of Rural Greece, Greek Review of Social Research, Νο 125 (in Greek).

A.G. Papadopoulos (Guest Editor) (2007), Migration and Human Security in the Balkans, Migration Letters, Vol. 4, No 2.

A.G. Papadopoulos (Ed) (2004), Development in a Multifunctional Countryside, Athens, Gutenberg (in Greek).

C. Kasimis and A.G. Papadopoulos (eds) (1999), Local Responses to Global Integration, Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing Company.

Recent publications in refereed journals (selection)

C. Kasimis, A.G. Papadopoulos, C. Pappas (2010), “Gaining from rural migrants: migrant employment strategies and socio-economic implications for rural labour markets”, Sociologia Ruralis, Vol. 50, No 3, pp. 258-276.

A.G. Papadopoulos (2009), ‘“Begin from the bottom to move on”: Social Mobility of Immigrant Labour in Rural Greece’, Méditerranée, revue géographique des pays méditerranéens, n°113 (3/4), pp. 25-39.

C. Kasimis, A. Koutsouris, C. Liarikos and A.G. Papadopoulos (2009), “Knowledge forms and sustainable management of natural resources in Lake Plastiras (Greece)”, in K. Bruckmeier and H. Tovey (eds), Rural Sustainable Development in the Knowledge Society, Aldershot, Ashgate, pp. 223-241.

A.G. Papadopoulos and C. Liarikos (2007), “Dissecting Changing Rural Development Policy Networks: The Case of Greece”, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol. 25, No 2, pp. 291-313.

C. Kasimis and A.G. Papadopoulos (2005), “The Multifunctional Role of Migrants in Greek Countryside: Implications for Rural Economy and Society”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 31, No 1, pp. 99-127.


Undergraduate Courses

Qualitative Research Methods for Geographers

Rural Geography

Cultural Geography

Postgraduate Courses

Scientific Research Methods in Geography

Μεταναστευτική Πολιτική και Μεταναστευτικές Ροές

Development and Restructuring of Rural Europe

Migration Policy and Migratory Flows