Julie Kolokotsa

Julie Kolokotsa

Doctoral Researcher

My research project

Affiliations and memberships

European Consortium of Political Research
Member of the ECPR and its Standing Group on Southern European Politics

Business, industry and community links

Greeks in Singapore
Helping to create a great sense of community for Greeks living in Singapore


Research interests

Research projects

My teaching

My publications


Julie Garman and Louise Hilditch (1998). Garman, J. and Hilditch, L., 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.
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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). Young, G., Garman, J., Tupper, S. and Suddards, H., 2000. Long Way from Basel Clarity: Implications of the Basel Convention for the Consumer Electronics Sector, A. Eur. Envtl. L. Rev., 9, p.71.
Julie (Garman) Kolokotsa (2012). Did we really need the June election? in Greek Elections June 2012. Greek Politics Specialist Group
Julie Kolokotsa (2016). Decision-making in times of austerity: could the Troika help overcome Greece's reform challenges? UACES Student Forum, University of Kent in Brussels, Belgium, 9-10 May 2016
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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.