4th International Conference on

EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL & ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

May 29-31, 2006

Athens, Greece

 

PROGRAM

 Organized by

 

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (AT.IN.E.R.)

 

 

Conference Venue: 

·        Athens Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, 50 Akademias Street.

  

Organizing AND SCIENTIFIC Committee

 

1.     Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.

2.     Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & International Studies Program Director, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

3.     Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Associate Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.

4.     Dr. Constantine P. Danopoulos, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, San Hose University, USA.

5.     Dr. Annabel Droussiotis, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Intercollege, Cyprus.

6.     Dr. George Kaloudis, Academic Member, ATINER &  Professor, Rivier College, USA.

7.     Dr. Scott Nelson, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, USA.

8.     Dr. Andrew Papadimos, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer in International Business and Economics, Australian Catholic University, Australia.

9.     Dr. Ioannis D. Salavrakos, Academic Member, ATINER & Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K.

10.  Dr. Christina Theochari, Academic Member, ATINER & Head of the Department of the Environment at the Athens Labour Centre & Scientific Consultant at the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE) and the Institute of Labour in environmental policy issues, Greece.

11.  Dr. John Yfantopoulos, Head, Health Research Unit, ATINER & Professor, University of Athens, Greece.

 

 

 

Administration

Takis Chreppas, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka.


Conference Program

 

 Monday May 29th, 2006

(The time for each session includes a 10 minutes coffee break)

 

7:30-08:00 Registration

08:00-08:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & International Studies Program Director, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Associate Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.

 

08:10-09:30 SESSION I

Chairperson: Stivachtis, I., Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & International Studies Program Director, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

 

1.          Malone, M., Lecturer, University of New Hampshire, USA. The Public and the Peacekeepers: Assessing public Attitudes towards Peacekeeping Operations.

2.          Myers, W., Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, USA. External Factors Affecting the Political Maturation of Hamas.

3.          Nelson, S., Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech. University, USA. Sovereignty, Liberalism and the Culture of American Exceptionalism.

4.          Yoshitome, K., Ph.D. Student, University of Leeds, UK. Promoting Quasi-Multilateralism: the Clinton Administration’s Bosnian Policy and European Reactions, from 1992 to 1995.

 

09:30-11:30 SESSION II

               Chairperson: Nelson, S., Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech. University, USA.

 

1.          Alvarez Verdugo, M., Assistant Professor, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. Mixing Tools against Proliferation: The European Strategy to Deal with Weapons of Mass Destruction.

2.          Smith, C. A., Assistant Professor, University of Miami, USA. Judicialization: The Key to European Unification and EU Expansion.

3.          Roig, E., Ph.D. Student, Juan March Institute, Spain. Europeanism and Regionalism in the UE: Explanatory Factors of Support to the EU.

4.          Stivachtis, I., International Studies Program Director, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA. European Union: Civilian, Normative or Military Power? Implications for Transatlantic Relations and International Order.

 

11:30-13:00 SESSION III

Chairperson: *Kaloudis, G., Professor, Rivier College, USA.

         

1.               Lennertz, J., Associate Professor, Lafayette College, Slovenija. Political   Representation in the Central and Eastern European Democracies . (Monday, 29th May morning).

2.               Draxler, J., Researcher, Centre for European Policy Studies, Belgium. Towards a Post – Communist Welfare State.

3.               Giglioli, M., Ph.D. Student, Princeton University, USA. Legitimation of Power, Interpretation of Society, Construction of Consent: The Elitist Tradition and European Institution Building.

4.               Kostadinova, T., Assistant Professor, Florida International University, USA. Electoral Rules, EU Integration, and Political Corruption in Post-Communist Countries.

5.               Bishin, B., Assistant Professor, University of Miami, USA. Tyranny of the Minority: Subconstituency Politics and Legislative Representation.

 


13:00-14:30 SESSION IV

Chairperson: *Tajoli, L, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

 

1.          Courteaux, O., Professor, York University, Canada. Canada: A Clash of Conflicting National Identities.

2.          *Kaloudis, G., Professor, Rivier College, USA. Greeks of the Diaspora. (Monday,  29th  May )

3.          Kalaitzidis, A., Assistant Professor, CMSU, USA. The Race to the Bottom.

4.          Fabian, K., Assistant Professor, Lafayette College, USA. Against Domestic Violence: The Interaction of Global Networks with Local Activism in Central Europe.

5.          Dale, G. Polish Lessons for the East German Elite.

 

14:30-15:30: LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)

 

15:30-17:00 SESSION V

Chairperson: Dr. John Kelvyn Richards, Academic Member, ATINER, Greece.

 

1.          *Buckley, R., Lecturer, University of Limerick, Ireland. MNE Subsidiaries and Worker Mobility: Evidence from Firm Level Panel Data in the Irish Software Industry.

2.          Jo, S. G., Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore. Non-Uniform Structure of Strategic Trade Policy and Aggregate Profit Creation Effect: An Incentive to Create a National Champion.

3.          Kunnamas, N., Ph.D. Student, University of Leeds, UK. Bird Flu and BSF: Trade and Politics of Food Scares.

4.          Tombazos, C., Assistant Professor, Monash University, Australia. Specialisation, the Intermediate Nature of Traded Products, and the Myth of Import Driven Wage Inequality in the United States.

 

 17:00-18:30 SESSION VΙ

 Chairperson: *Buckley, R., Lecturer, University of Limerick, Ireland.

 

1.          *Kelly, D., Assistant Professor, Siena College, USA & Batista, G., Student ’06, Siena College, USA. Economic Development Opportunities in Cuba: Are European Companies Taking Full Advantage of the Head Start?

2.          * Kelm, M., Ph.D. Student, Concordia University, Canada. The Dragon of Peace: Communist China and its Role in the International Energy Market.

3.          Madresehee, M., Professor, Lycoming College, USA. The Impact of Oil Price Volatility on Iran’s Economy.

4.          *Simon. C., Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno,USA. Alternative Energy and Sustainable Communities in the United States: Wicked Policy Problems, Information Asymmetries and Feasible Situations.

18:30-19:30 FREE AFTERNOON. SHOP AND WALK AROUND PLAKA AND ACROPOLIS

 

19:30-21:30 GREEK NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT        

Place: STAMATOPOULOS TAVERN, 26 Lissiou Street, Plaka,  Tel.: 210 3228722

Price: 30 Euro (includes wine, 250ml per person, or one refreshment)

 


Tuesday May 30th, 2006


08:00-09:30 SESSION VII

Chairperson: *Kelly, D., Assistant Professor, Siena College, USA.

         

1.          Baca-Greif, H., Researcher, Aalborg University, Denmark & Nielsen, E., Graduate Student, Aalborg University, Denmark. Common Misconceptions of Germany and the EMU: Analysis of the German Debate 1993-1998.

2.          Figueira, F., PhD Student, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. How to Reform the EU Budget? A Multidisciplinary Approach.

3.          May, J., Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan, USA. Trade and Migration in an Enlarged European Union: A Spatial Analysis. (Tuesday, 30th  May).

4.          *Tajoli, L, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy & de Benedictis, L., Associate Professor, Universita di Macerata, Italy. Patterns of Trade, Delocalisation Choices and Catching – Up in   the Enlarged EU. (Monday 29th or Tuesday, 30th May)

5.          Brantner, C., Researcher, University of Vienna, Austria & Saurwein, F., Researcher, University of Vienna, Austria. Formation of a European Public Sphere: The Lack of Inclusion of New Member States.

 

09:30-11:00 SESSION VIII

 Chairperson: * Kelm, M., Ph.D. Student, Concordia University, Canada.

 

1.          *Guevara Mann, C., Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, USA & Janson Perez, B. El Grito, Women’s Appeared Innocence, and the Struggle for Democracy in Panama.

2.          Youngblood, J., Adjunct, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA. Learning for Active Mainstream Political Party Participation.

3.          Olhan, E., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey, Arisoy, H., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey. The Impact of Custom Union Agreement on Turkey’s Foreign Trade.

4.          Klofstad, C., Assistant Professor, University of Miami, USA. Parties and Peers: A Comparison of Two Sources of Civic Mobilization.

 

11:00-12:30 SESSION IX

Chairperson:  *Guevara Mann, C., Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, USA.

 

1.          Roma, M., European Central Bank. Competition, Productivity and Prices in the Euro Area Services Sector. (Tuesday, 30th May)

2.          Badinger, H., Assistant Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. Macroeconomic Effects of the Completing the Internal Market for Services. (Tuesday, 30th May)

3.          Maydell, N., Assistant Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. The Draft Services Directive in the Framework of the Internal Market Concept – Regulatory Models for the Free Movement of Services Put to Test. (Tuesday, 30th May)

4.          Homlong, N., Associate Professor, University College Volda, Norway & Springler, E., Assistant Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. Regional Development in the European Union: Implications for Austria’s Viticulture.

 

12:30-14:00 SESSION X

Chairperson: *Simon. C., Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, USA.

 

1.          Aleman, J., Assistant Professor, Fordham University, USA. Policy Concentration and Income Inequality in the Developed World: The Links Revisited.

2.          Creamer, S., Adjunct Professor/Graduate Assistant, University of Connecticut, USA. Explaining Slow Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Aggregate Study. 

3.          Hagmayr, B.M., Ph.D. Student, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria, Fink, G., Jean Monnet Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria & Haiss, P., Lecturer, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. Financial Sector Development and Economic Growth – Evidence for South – Eastern Europe.

4.          McDonald, S., Associate Professor, Bentley College, USA & McPherson, A., Senior Researcher, Scottish Enterprise, UK. Restructuring of ICT Manufacturing in Scotland: Implications for a Knowledge Economy.

 

14:15-15:00 LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)

 

15:00-18:00 FREE TIME FOR SHOPPING AROUND SYNTAGMA SQUARE OR/AND VISIT THE NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS

 

18:00-20:00 DINNER    

 Place: ROZALIA TAVERN, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square, Tel.: 210-330-2933

 

 Price: 20 Euro (includes wine, 250ml per person, or one refreshment)

 

Wednesday May 31st, 2006

 

One Day Cruise to the Aegean Islands (includes Lunch)

 

07:00 Bus Departure from Fresh Hotel (26 Sophocleous Street, Athens,Greece)

 

20:30 Return to the Fresh Hotel