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Dr Chares Demetriou

Marie Curie Fellow
(Ph.D. Columbia University)

Contact Details
25 University Square
Belfast BT7 1PB

Room: 31.0G.021, 25 University Square
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3543


My research spans from comparative politics to historical and political sociology, to sociological theory and method.  Currently, I pursue two book-length projects: a paired comparison of processes of political violence legitimization in Ireland and Cyprus; and a small-n comparison of processes of radicalization (book co-authored with Eitan Alimi and Lorenzo Bosi, under contract with Oxford University Press).

Selected/Recent Publications

  • “Political Radicalization and Anti-Colonial Violence in Palestine, Ireland, and Cyprus”
    Journal of Social Science History, 36(3), Fall 2012
  • “Processual Comparative Sociology: Building on the Approach of Charles Tilly”
    Sociological Theory, 30(1), March 2012
  • “The Relational Dynamics of Radicalization: A Comparative Approach” (with Alimi and Bosi)
    Μobilization, 17(1), March 2012
  • “The Realist Approach to Explanatory Mechanisms in Social Sciences: More than a Heuristic?”
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 39(3), September 2009
  • “Big Structures, Social Boundaries, and Public Identity in Cyprus, 1400-1700,”
    American Behavioral Scientist, 51(10), June 2008
  • “Political Violence and Legitimation: The Episode of Colonial Cyprus,”
    Qualitative Sociology, 30(2), June 2007