Dr Charalampos Efstathopoulos

BA University of the West of England MA University of Warwick MPhil University of Oxford PhD University of Warwick

Dr Charalampos Efstathopoulos

Senior Lecturer in International Politics of the Newly Emergent Powers & the Global Order

Department of International Politics

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Charalampos joined the Department of International Politics in September 2012. He was awarded his PhD at the University of Warwick in 2012 and his thesis examined the diplomacy of India and South Africa in the World Trade Organisation. He is Editor-in-Chief for the International Relations journal.


Charalampos' research interests focus on the diplomacy of middle powers in international politics. His research examines the strategies of middle powers in international institutions, such as the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations Security Council. He specialises in the foreign policy of states such as Brazil, India and South Africa, and in particular the capacity of these states to act as leaders of the global South and operate as bridge-builders in multilateral negotiations. His research also focuses on the relevance of Global IR theories for understanding the agency of middle powers in the global order.

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Tuesday 10.30-11.30
  • Thursday 15.30-16.30


Cai, Y-H & Efstathopoulos, C 2023, 'Between economic openness and strategic caution: Germany’s response to China’s investment', Asia Europe Journal, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 291-309. 10.1007/s10308-023-00671-z
Efstathopoulos, C 2023, 'Global IR and the Middle Power Concept: Exploring Different Paths to Agency', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 213-232. 10.1080/10357718.2023.2191925
Efstathopoulos, C 2023, Trade Wars and the Changing Balance of Power. in A Ari (ed.), Capitalism at a Crossroads: A New Reset?. 1 edn, Springer Nature, pp. 141-157. 10.1007/978-3-031-23257-2_8
Efstathopoulos, C 2021, 'Southern middle powers and the liberal international order: The options for Brazil and South Africa', International Journal: Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysis, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 384-403. 10.1177/00207020211042915
Efstathopoulos, C, Kurki, M & Shepherd, A 2020, 'Facing human interconnections: Thinking International Relations into the future', International Relations, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 267-289. 10.1177/0047117820948587
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