Julie Kolokotsa

Dr Julie Garman Kolokotsa

PhD in Politics, Policy and Government, Master's in Environmental Management and Sustainability

Academic and research departments

Department of Politics.


My research project

Affiliations and memberships

European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR)
Member of the ECPR and its Standing Group on European Union, Standing Group on Southern European Politics, and Standing Group on Political Methodology
University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
Member of UACES

Business, industry and community links

Greeks in Singapore
Helping to create a great sense of community for Greeks living in Singapore
"How has governance changed in Greece with the Troika?" PhD thesis of Julie Kolokotsa


Research interests

Research projects



Julie Garman and Louise Hilditch (1998) Garman, Julie, and Louise Hilditch. 1998. "Behind the scenes: an examination of the importance of the informal processes at work in conciliation." Journal of European Public Policy 5 (2): pp. 271-284.
The intergovernmental conference which was completed in 1991, the result of which was the Treaty on European Union, introduced the codecision procedure. This procedure gives the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament equal legislative powers in adopting legislation in certain policy areas. The article examines this procedure, from a European Parliament perspective. Through an examination of conciliation negotiations on the Packaging Directive and three public health programmes, it highlights how the adoption of informal working procedures has contributed to the successful operation of codecision-making.
Graeme Young, Julie Garman and Stephen Tupper (2000) Garman, Julie, Stephen Tupper and Graeme Young. 2000. "A long way from Basel clarity: implications of the Basel Convention for the consumer electronics sector." European Energy and Environmental Law Review 9 (3): pp. 71-80.
Julie Garman Kolokotsa (2012) Garman Kolokotsa, Julie. 2012. “Did we really need the June election?” In First thoughts on the 17 June 2012 election in Greece, edited by Roman Gerodimos. Greek Politics Specialist Group, Political Studies Association (UK).
Julie Garman Kolokotsa (2016) Garman Kolokotsa, Julie. 2016. “Decision-making in Times of Austerity: Could the Troika Help Overcome Greece’s Reform Challenges?” In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual UACES Graduate Conference (University Association for Contemporary European Studies), Brussels, 9-10 May 2016.
Why is Greece besieged by a challenging capacity to reform even after the arrival of the Troika into the very core of governmental decision-making? Despite Troika pressure, Greece is not reforming due to the presence of informal procedures in decision-making that have become institutionalized in practice. Using a blend of Historical and Discursive Institutionalism to examine the impact of formal and informal institutions on decision-making, this paper takes stock of reform on health policy and e-prescription. It argues that Greek decision-makers attempt to break path dependent practices of syncopated reform and stakeholder reaction by the bailout agreement requirement for e-prescription in particular. Accepting a Historical Institutionalist view of actor-driven and process-driven developments on the policy outcome, the paper explores the fundamental position of Discursive Institutionalism on the role of ideas as drivers of change or inaction. Based on evidence from 10 elite interviews, findings demonstrate that in the case of Troika negotiations, the greater the distance between formally negotiated and embedded informal ways of national policy-making, the lower the likelihood is for national actors to initiate the points of reform.
Julie Garman Kolokotsa (2018) Garman Kolokotsa, Julie. 2018. “Decision-making in Uncertainty: Process-tracing Troika Influence in Creating e-prescription in Greece.” In Proceedings of the 8th Political Science, Sociology and International Relations Conference Singapore, September 2018.
Remy, Sylvain, Julie Garman Kolokotsa, Jan Ondrus, Yassine El Ouarzazi, and Nicolas Glady (2021) Remy, Sylvain, Julie Garman Kolokotsa, Jan Ondrus, Yassine El Ouarzazi, and Nicolas Glady. 2021. “Purposeful Ecosystem Orchestration.” In Putting Purpose into Practice: The Economics of Mutuality, edited by Colin Mayer and Bruno Roche. Oxford University Press, UK.
Julie Garman Kolokotsa (2021) Garman Kolokotsa, Julie. 2021. "Taking the wheel: Troika influence on Greece's e-prescription.” In Proceedings of the 2021 (online) Annual UACES Conference (University Association for Contemporary European Studies), September 2021.