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Pavlos Vasilopoulos





Marcus, G.E., Valentino, N., Vasilopoulos, P. and M. Foucault. (forthcoming). “The Theory of Affective Agency: Reimagining the Foundations of Voting and Political Behavior”, Political Psychology, (issue supplement: Advances in Political Psychology).


*Vasilopoulos, P., Marcus, G.E., N. Valentino, and M. Foucault. (forthcoming) "Fear, Anger, and Voting for the Far right: Evidence from the November 13, 2015 Paris Terror Attacks”, Political Psychology. DOI: doi.org/10.1111/pops.12513


*Winner of the 2017 American Political Science Association Frank L. Wilson award for best paper on French politics


Vasilopoulos, P. and R. Lachat. (2018) "Authoritarianism and Political Choice in France", Acta Politica, 53 (4), 612-634. DOI: doi.org/10.1057/s41269-017-0066-9


Brouard, S., Vasilopoulos, P. and M. Foucault (2018). How Terrorism Affects Political Attitudes. The Case of France in the Aftermath of the 2015-2016 AttacksWest European Politics, 41 (5), 1073-1099. DOI: doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2018.1429752


Vasilopoulos, P., Marcus, G.E. and M. Foucault. (2018) "Emotional Responses to the Charlie Hebdo Attacks: Addressing the Authoritarianism Puzzle", Political Psychology, 39 (3), 557-575. DOI: doi.org/10.1111/pops.12439


Vasilopoulos, P. (2018) "Terrorist Events, Emotional Reactions and Political Participation: The 2015 Paris Attacks", West European Politics, 41 (1), 102-125. DOI: doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2017.1346901


Botetzagias, I., and P. Vasilopoulos (2015). “Climbing to the Rooftop, Falling off, yet Landing on One’s Feet (and Finding a Wallet on the Pavement?): The Electoral Fate of the Greek Ecogreens (2004–15).” South European Society and Politics, 20 (4), 573-590. DOI: doi.org/10.1080/13608746.2015.1086081


Vasilopoulos, P., L. Beaudonnet and B. Cautrès. (2015). “A Red Letter Day: Investigating the Renaissance of the French Far Left in the 2012 Presidential Election”, French Politics,13 (2), 121-140. DOI: doi.org/10.1057/fp.2015.5


Bedock, C. and P. Vasilopoulos. (2015). “Economic Hardship and Voting for Radical Parties under the Economic Crisis: A Comparison between Italy and Greece”, Revue Européenne des Sciences Sociales/ European Journal of Social Sciences, Special issue on the 2014 European Parliament Elections (eds. Nonna Mayer and Nicolas Sauger), 53 (1), 177-196DOI: doi.org/10.4000/ress.2998

Beaudonnet, L. and P. Vasilopoulos (2014). “Green Parties in Hard Times: The Case of the EELV in the 2012 French Presidential Election”, Party Politics, 20 (2), 275-285. DOI: doi.org/10.1177/1354068813514885


Vasilopoulos, P. and N. Demertzis. (2013) “The Greek Green Voter: Environmentalism or Protest?”, Environmental Politics, 22 (5), 728-38. DOI: doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2013.824173


Vasilopoulos, P. and Ch. Vernardakis. (2011). ‘Electoral Abstention in Greece: 2000-2009’, Science and Society, 27, 1-24 [In Greek]



Vasilopoulos, P. (forthcoming) "Affective Intelligence: Emotional Dimensions of Political Decision-Making Processes", Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision-Making. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Vasilopoulos, P. and G.E .Marcus (2017).Psychologie politique - Deux voies vers la droite: Enjeux, Emotions et Vote FN” In Filleule, O. Hamidi, C. Haegel, F. Tiberj, V. (dir.), Sociologie Plurielle des Comportements Politiques, Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, pp. 289-320.


Gemenis, K. and P. Vasilopoulos. (2016). ‘Platform and Ideology of the Greek Green Party’, in Botetzagias, I. and W. Rudig , eds. Green Parties.Athens: Green Institute, pp. 331-348. [In Greek]


Cinalli, M. and P. Vasilopoulos. (2015). “French Youth in Times of Austerity: Unemployment, Psychological Factors and Political Engagement”, in Giugni, M. and M.T. Grasso(eds.)Austerity and Protest: Popular Contention in Times of Economic Crisis. Surrey: Ashgate.


Delis, A., K. Gavatha, A. Kiayias, Ch. Koutalakis, G. Sotirellis, E. Nikolakopoulos, L. Paschos, P. Vasilopoulos et al. (2014). "Pressing the Button for European Elections 2014: Public attitudes towards Verifiable E-Voting In Greece.". In Krimmer, R., Volkamer, M. (eds.) Proceedings of Electronic Voting 2014 (EVOTE2014),Tallinn: TUT Press, pp. 129-138. 


Chondros, N. A. Delis, D. Gavatha, A. Kiayias, Ch. Koutalakis, I. Nicolacopoulos, P. Vasilopoulos et al. (2014). “Electronic Voting Systems – From Theory to Implementation”. In Sideridis, A.B., Kardasiadou, Z.,Yialouris, C.P., Zorkadis, V. (eds.) E-Democracy, Security, Privacy and Trust in a Digital World. New York:Springer, pp. 113-122.


Vasilopoulos, P. (2011). The Impact of Political Sophistication on Ideology, Values and Cognitive Heuristics, in Vernardakis, Ch. (ed.) Public Opinion in Greece 2008-2010.Athens: Savalas, pp. 101-122 [In Greek] 



Vasilopoulos, P. and J. Jost. “Personality Attributes of Left-wing and Right-wing Populists” (under revise and resubmit at Electoral Studies)


Vasilopoulos, P.  “Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orientation, and Voting for the Far Right in the 2017 French and German Elections” (under review)

Vasilopoulos, P., M. Langer, and J.T. Jost. "Defending Mainstream Politics: The Moderating Impact of System Justification in France and Germany" (manuscript ready for submission)

Langer, M., Vasilopoulos, P., Jost, J.T. and McAvay, H. 
“Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité: System Justification in France” (manuscript ready for submission)

Valentino, N., Vasilopoulos, P., Marcus G.E., and M. Foucault. "Affective Agency: The Rise of Ethno-Nationalist Parties in Europe and the US”

Foucault, M., Marcus, G.E., Valentino, N. and P. Vasilopoulos. "The Political Geography of Emotional Reactions in France"



The Emotional Substrates of Far Right Voters”, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 2018.

“The Emotional Substrates of Far Right Voters”, City University London, UK, April 2018.

Psychological Motivations of Far Right VotersNational Center for Social Research, Athens, Greece, December 2017.

The Psychological Underpinnings of the 2017 French Presidential Election Vote, Cevipof Seminar, Sciences Po, Paris, France, October 2017.

“Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité:System Justification in France”, 2017 International Society of Political Psychology Meeting, Edinburgh, UK, June 2017

“Personality Attributes of Left-wing and Right-wing Populists”, First Annual IAST-Sciences Po Conference on Political Science & Political Economy, Paris, France, May 2017.

“Psychological Dimensions of the French Far-right Vote”, seminar presentation at Panteion University, Athens, Greece, May 2017.

"Authoritarianism, Terrorist Threat and Voting for the Far Right. Evidence from the November 13 Attacks in Paris", Cevipof Political Behavior Seminar, Sciences Po, Paris, France, December 2016.

"Authoritarianism, Terrorist Threat and Voting for the Far Right. Evidence from the November 13 Attacks in Paris", Séminaire Croyances et Opinions,Sciences Po, Paris, France, December 2016.

“Terrorism and Political Behavior: The Paris Attacks”, invited talk École doctorale de Sciences Po, Paris, France, November 2016.

 “Terrorist Events, Emotional Reactions and Political Behavior: Evidence from the January and November 2015 Attacks in Paris”, Sciences Po Methods Workshop, Paris, France, July 2016. 

"Authoritarianism and Political Choice in France", Journée d'études SciencesPo quanti, Lille, France, July 2016

"Terrorist Events, Emotional Reactions and Political Participation: Two Studies in the Light of the January and November 2015 Attacks in Paris", Journée d'études SciencesPo quanti, Paris, France, December 2015

“Experimental Political Psychology: An Overview”, Approches expérimentales en science politique, Congrès de l’Association Française de Science Politique, Aix en Provence, June 2015.

"Emotional Responses to the Charlie Hebdo Attacks: Between Ideology and Political Judgment" (with G.E. Marcus and M.Foucault), Journée d'études SciencesPo quanti, Paris, France, May 2015.

Emotions and the Vote: Developing Theories of Affective Intelligence in France”, Emotions et Politique, Journée d’ etudes EHESS-CESPRAParis, France, November 2014.

“Anxiety and the Vote in the 2012 French Presidential Election”, 2014 International Society of Political Psychology Meeting, Rome, Italy, July 2014.

“Voting Advice Applications: Are we Asking the Right Questons?” (with T. Vitiello), Civic Political Engagement Conference, Paris, France, June 2014.

“A Red Letter Day: Investigating the Renaissance of the French Far Left in the 2012 Presidential Election” (with L. Beaudonnet & B. Cautrès), 2014 MPSA Conference, Chicago, USA, April 2014.

‘Anxiety and the Vote in the 2012 French Presidential Election’, Seminar, Canada Research Chair for Electoral Studies, University of Montreal, Canada, November 2013. 


‘Green Voting in Hard Times: The EELV in the 2012 French Presidential Election’ , (with L. Beaudonnet), 7thECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, France, September 2013.



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