Publications

 

Journal Papers

 

Gerodimos, R. (2017, forthcoming), “Youth and the City: Reflective Photography as a Tool of Urban Voice”, Journal of Media Literacy Education, 9: 3

Gerodimos, R. and Justinussen, J. (2015), “Obama’s 2012 Facebook Campaign: Political Communication in the Age of the Like Button”, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 12: 2, pp. 113-132

Gerodimos, R. (2015), “The Ideology of Far-Left Populism in Greece: Blame, Victimhood and Revenge in the Discourse of Greek Anarchists”, Political Studies, 63: 3, pp. 608-625

Gerodimos, R. (2012), “Journalism Students as Global Citizens and Mediators: Incorporating Global Current Affairs into the Journalism Curriculum”, Journalism Education, 1: 1, pp. 70-86

Gerodimos, R. (2012), “Online Youth Civic Attitudes and the Limits of Civic Consumerism: the Emerging Challenge to the Internet’s Democratic Potential”, Information, Communication & Society, 15: 2, pp. 217-245

Gerodimos, R. (2008), “Mobilising Young Citizens in the UK: a content analysis of youth and issue websites”, Information, Communication & Society, 11: 7, pp. 964-988

Gerodimos, R. (2006), “Democracy and the Internet: Access, Engagement and Deliberation”, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 3: 6, pp. 26-31

Gerodimos, R. (2004), “The UK BSE Crisis as a Failure of Government”, Public Administration, 82: 4, pp. 911-929

 

Books

 

Karyotis, G. and Gerodimos, R. (eds) (2015), The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis, Basingstoke: Palgrave

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Scullion, R., Gerodimos, R., Jackson, D. and Lilleker, D. (eds), (2013), The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment, London: Routledge


 

Book Chapters

 

Gerodimos R. (2018, forthcoming), “Global Citizenship” in R. Hobbs and P. Mihailidis (eds), The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Gerodimos R. (2017), “From “being tethered” to “going unplugged”: media addiction and the role of unplugging as a transformative tool of digital literacy” in B. De Abreu, P. Mihailidis, A. Lee, J. Melki and J. McDougall (eds), International Handbook of Media Literacy Education, London: Routledge, pp. 337-353

Mihailidis P. and R. Gerodimos (2016), “Connecting Pedagogies  of Civic Media: The literacies, Connected Civics, and engagement in daily life” in E. Gordon and P. Mihailidis (eds), Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Gerodimos R. and G. Karyotis (2015), “Austerity Politics and Crisis Governance: Lessons from Greece” in G. Karyotis and R. Gerodimos (eds), The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis, Basingstoke: Palgrave

Karyotis G. and R. Gerodimos (2015), “Dissecting the Greek Debt Crisis” in G. Karyotis and R. Gerodimos (eds), The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis, Basingstoke: Palgrave

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Gerodimos R. (2014), “Reclaiming the Urban Landscape, Rebuilding the Civic Culture: Online Mobilization, Community Building, and Public Space in Athens, Greece” in M. Shumow (ed), Mediated Communities: Civic Voices, Empowerment and Belonging In the Digital Era, New York, NY: Peter Lang

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Γεροδήμος Ρ. και Ward J. (2014), “Διπλωματία των Πολιτών: Ένα πλαίσιο για τη μελέτη της διαδικτυακής εμπλοκής των πολιτών σε παγκόσμια ζητήματα” στο Α. Σαμαράς (επιμ.), Εικόνες Κρατών: Στρατηγική Επικοινωνία, Ήπια Ισχύς και Μέσα Ενημέρωσης, Εκδ. Καστανιώτη

Γεροδήμος Ρ. (2014), Πρόλογος, στο Α. Σαμαράς (επιμ.), Εικόνες Κρατών: Στρατηγική Επικοινωνία, Ήπια Ισχύς και Μέσα Ενημέρωσης, Εκδ. Καστανιώτη

Gerodimos R. (2013), “Introducing ‘Citizen Diplomacy 2.0’: A Framework for the Study of Online Civic Engagement with Global Affairs” in R. Scullion, R. Gerodimos, D. Jackson and D. Lilleker (eds), The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment, London: Routledge

Gerodimos R., Scullion R., Lilleker D. G., Jackson D. (2013), “Introduction” in R. Scullion, R. Gerodimos, D. Jackson and D. Lilleker (eds), The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment, London: Routledge

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Gerodimos R. (2013), “Global News, Global Challenges” in S. Allan and K. Fowler-Watt (eds), Journalism: New Challenges, Bournemouth University: Centre for Communication & Journalism Research

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Gerodimos R. (2012), “Online Youth Civic Attitudes and the Limits of Civic Consumerism” in B. Loader and D. Mercea (eds), Social Media and Democracy: Innovations in Participatory Politics, London: Routledge

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Gerodimos, R. and J. Ward (2007), “Rethinking Online Youth Civic Engagement: Reflections on Web Content Analysis” in B. Loader (ed), Young Citizens in the Digital Age: Political Engagement, Young People and New Media, London: Routledge

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Book Reviews

 

Gerodimos, R (2014), The Civic Web: Young People, the Internet, and Civic Participation, by Shakuntala Banaji and David Buckingham. Reviewed in: European Journal of Communication, 29:6, 755-7

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Pamphlets, Guides & Reports

 

Gerodimos R. (2017), “Global Questions, Parochial Answers” in E. Thorsen, D. Jackson and D. Lilleker, UK Election Analysis 2017: Media, Voters and the Campaign

Gerodimos R. (2015), First thoughts on the 20 September 2015 election in Greece, Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) Pamphlet 5

Gerodimos R. (2015), “A transitional parliament” in D. Jackson and E. Thorsen (eds), UK Election Analysis 2015: Media, Voters and the Campaign – Early reflections from leading UK academics, Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community

Gerodimos R. (2015), First thoughts on the 25 January 2015 election in Greece, Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) Pamphlet 4

Gerodimos R. (2014), How to: Present at Conferences – a guide for graduate students, Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) Guide 1

Gerodimos R. (ed) (2014), First thoughts on the 18 & 25 May elections in Greece, Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) Pamphlet 3

Gerodimos R. (ed) (2012), First thoughts on the 17 June 2012 election in Greece, Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) Pamphlet 2

Gerodimos R. (ed) (2012), First thoughts on the 6 May 2012 election in Greece, Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) Pamphlet 1

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Keynote Talks and Guest Lectures

Opening Keynote, 14 September 2015, at the European Commission / Council of Europe Symposium on Youth Participation in a Digitalised World, European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

“Media and Change: Empowerment and Civic Voice”, 28 July 2014, 8th Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change, Austria

“The Age of Engagement: Empowering Citizens in the Global Public Sphere”, 23 July 2012, Subnet / Salzburg Global Seminar, Max Reinhardt Library, Schloss Leopoldskron, Austria

“Is the Greek Crisis Symptomatic of EU Failure? In Defence of Institutions”, 9 March 2012, European Union Society, University of Sussex

 

Conference Presentations

Gerodimos, R. “Algorithmic personalization as a media literacy issue: Opening the ‘black box’ of the Internet”. In: International Media Education Summit (MES 2016), 4-5 November 2016, John Cabot University, Rome

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Gerodimos, R. (2016), “Engaging with public space, with each other and with the world: three priorities for the Literacies”. In: Media & Information Literacy & Civic Media Workshop, 14 October 2016, Söderntörns University, Stockholm

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Gerodimos, R. (2015), “Youth and the City: Digital Literacy as a Tool of Urban Voice”, In: International Media Education Summit (MES 2015), 20-21 November 2015, Emerson College, Boston

Gerodimos, R. (2015), Opening Keynote at the European Commission / Council of Europe Symposium on Youth Participation in a Digitalised World, 14 September 2015, European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

Adi, A., Gerodimos, R. amd Lilleker, D. (2015), “Visualising Discourse: Civic mobilisation on Instagram during the 2014 Romanian Presidential elections”. In: Political Discourse: Multidisciplinary Approaches international conference, 26-27 June 2015, University College London

Gerodimos, R. (2014), “Mapping New Terrorism in Greece”, 3rd International Conference of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG): “Political Violence, Terrorism and Extremism in Greece and Europe”, 20 June 2014, Canada Water Library, London

Gerodimos, R. (2014), “Utilising public space and digital tools to facilitate urban coexistence”, 3rd International Conference of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG): “Political Violence, Terrorism and Extremism in Greece and Europe”, 20 June 2014, Canada Water Library, London

Gerodimos, R. (2014), “The Politics of Public Space in Athens: Power, Conflict and Co-existence in the Context of the Greek Crisis”. In: 64th annual conference of the Political Studies Association, 14-16 April 2014, Manchester

Gerodimos, R. and T. Gray (2013), “The Web of One: Web Personalisation v. User Satisfaction on Facebook”. In: Media and Politics Group Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2013, Bournemouth University

Gerodimos, R. and J. Justinussen (2013), “Obama’s 2012 Facebook Campaign: political communication in the age of the Like button”. In: ECREA Political Communication Conference, 18-20 September 2013, Milan

Gerodimos, R. (2011), “Populism, victimhood and ethical austerity”. In: 2nd International Conference of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG), “The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece Beyond the Crisis”, 8-9 December 2011, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Gerodimos, R. (2011), “Introducing ‘Citizen Diplomacy 2.0’: A framework for the study of online civic engagement with global affairs”. In: Media & Politics Group (MPG) Annual Conference, 3-4 November 2011, Bournemouth University

Gerodimos, R. (2011), “Youth Engagement with Global Current Affairs: Lessons from a 2nd Year Multi-Media Journalism Unit”. In: 4th International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship: “Global Vision, Local Action”, 8-9 September 2011, Bournemouth University

Gerodimos, R. (2011), “Extreme Emotions: an analysis of the role of emotions in the discourse of Greek terrorist and anarchist groups”. In: 61st Political Studies Association Annual Conference: “Transforming Politics: New Synergies”, 19-21 April 2011, London

Gerodimos, R. (2010), “Online Youth Attitudes and the Limits of Civic Consumerism: the Emerging Challenge to the Internet’s Democratic Potential”. In: “Networking Democracy? New Media Innovations in Participatory Politics”, 25-27 June 2010, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj

Gerodimos, R. (2009), “Civic Engagement in Post-Representational Democracy: Is it time for ‘Political Aid’ and ‘Civic Consultants’?”. In: 59th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association: Challenges for Democracy in a Global Era, 7-9 April 2009, University of Manchester

Gerodimos, R. (2009), “Youth Civic Attitudes in a Segmented Public Sphere: Challenges and Prospects”, In: 59th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association: Challenges for Democracy in a Global Era, 7-9 April 2009, University of Manchester

Gerodimos, R. (2009), “Online Mobilisation and Citizen Diplomacy”. In: 1st InternationalConference of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG), “Images of Nations: Strategic Communication, Soft Power and the Media”, 4-5 February 2009, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens, Greece

Gerodimos, R. (2008), “How to Mobilise Young People: Recommendations for NGOs and Civic Organisations”. In: 58th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association: Democracy, Governance and Conflict: Dilemmas of Theory and Practice, 1-3 April 2008, University of Swansea

Gerodimos, R. (2007), “Engaging Young Citizens: Young User’s Evaluations of Issue Websites”. In: 57th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association, 11-13 April 2007, University of Bath

Gerodimos, R. (2006), “Mobilising Young Citizens in the UK: A Content Analysis of Youth and Issue Websites”. In: Information Communication, Society (iCS) 10th Anniversary Symposium, 20-22 September 2006, University of York

Gerodimos, R. (2006), “A Deficit of Civil Society? A Comparative Analysis of UK Youth and Issue Networks and Websites”. In: 56th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA), 3-6 April 2006, University of Reading

Gerodimos, R. (2005), “Democracy Reloaded: Generation Y and Online Civic Engagement”. In: 6th annual international conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), “Internet Research (IR) 6.0 – Internet Generations”, 5-9 October 2005, University of Illinois, Chicago

Gerodimos, R. (2005), “Political Communication and Crisis Governance: the Case of Greece”. In: Inaugural Northern Ireland Graduate Conference, 7 May 2005, University of Ulster

Gerodimos, R. (2005), “Democratic Engagement and Media Uses Amongst the Internet Generation”. In: 55th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA), 4-7 April 2005, University of Leeds

Gerodimos, R. (2004), “Journalists in the eye of the storm: balancing ethics and competition”. In: MediaWise / National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ethics Council Conference, 4 December 2004, London

Gerodimos, R. (2004), “The interaction of Civic Culture and Cyberculture and its Effect on Democracy: a Research Agenda”. In: 5th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, “Internet Research 5.0: Ubiquity?”, 19-22 September 2004, Brighton

Gerodimos, R. (2004), “Democracy and the Internet: Access, Engagement and Deliberation”. In: 2nd International Conference on Politics and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, 21-25 July 2004, Orlando

Gerodimos, R. (2004), “Social Movements and Online Civic Engagement”. In: 2nd International Conference: Imaging Social Movements, 1-3 July 2004, Ormskirk

Gerodimos, R. (2004), “Democracy and the Internet: Emerging Lessons from the 21st Century Public Sphere”. In: 54th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA), 6-8 April 2004, University of Lincoln

Gerodimos R. (2004), “Mind the Gaps: Political Rhetoric, Executive Reality and Public Trust”. In: Communication in the Age of Suspicion: Trust, Communication and Culture, 20-21 February 2004, Bournemouth University

Gerodimos, R. (2003), “The Blair Government v. the Media in the Iraq Crisis: Strategic Communications and Agenda Setting”. In: Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) Specialist Group, 13 September 2003, Cardiff.

Gerodimos, R. (2003), “New Labour’s Strategic Communications Before and After 01/05/1997: A Comparative Case Study of Strategic Output”. In: 53rd Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA), 15-17 April 2003, University of Leicester

 

Grants

“Utilising Media Literacy to Promote Student Engagement with Local and Global Issues”, Fusion Investment Fund, Bournemouth University (01 Oct 2013 – 31 Jan 2014), £15,000

 

PhD Thesis

In 2010 I completed my PhD in political communication at Bournemouth University. The title of my thesis is “New Media, New Citizens: the Terms and Conditions of Online Youth Civic Engagement”. The abstract, full text and appendices of the thesis can be found here. My PhD won the Arthur McDougall Prize for Best Dissertation in Elections, Electoral Systems or Representation at the 61st Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association in April 2011.

The judges said: “This is a highly convincing and engaging body of research which attempts to explore in considerable detail and depth the various narratives and motivations of youth civic participation, in both its traditional and non-traditional forms. Specifically the thesis examines whether the internet provides for a different type of communicative and participatory environment and whether it can facilitate civic participation amongst young people who do not normally engage with traditional politics. Drawing on multiple data sources, including survey research, website content analysis and users’ evaluations, the thesis demonstrates that young people have a fundamentally ‘consumerist’ attitude towards political participation. The evidence presented here does not suggest young people as apathetic, cynical or ignorant, but less able to link politics and political issues to their ‘lifeworld’. Consequently, young people engage where certain ‘terms and conditions’ of participation—e.g. interest, demand, resonance and efficacy—are met. For his contribution to our understanding of questions fundamental to elections and representative government, Dr Gerodimos is a worthy winner of the Arthur McDougall Prize.”