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

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

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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 Associate Editor for the International Relations journal.



Charalampos' research interests focus on the diplomacy of emerging powers in global governance. His research examines the relocation of emerging powers in international institutions, and specifically in the World Trade Organisations, the International Financial Institutions, and the United Nations Security Council. Charalampos specialises in the foreign policy of 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 different theories, such as middle power approaches, for understanding the rise of Southern powers.

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Tuesday 11.30-12.30
  • Friday 12.30-13.30


Middle Powers and the Behavioural ModelEfstathopoulos, C. 2018 In : Global Society.32, 1, p. 47-6923 p.
South Africa's Reform Diplomacy and the Legitimacy of the UN Security CouncilEfstathopoulos, C. 2016 In : Politikon.43, 3, p. 429-450
India and Global Governance: The Politics of Ambivalent ReformEfstathopoulos, C. 2016 In : International Politics.53, 2, p. 239-25921 p.
Reformist Multipolarity and Global Trade Governance in an Era of Systemic Power RedistributionEfstathopoulos, C. 2016 In : Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies.8, 1, p. 3-21
Middle Powers in World Trade Diplomacy: India, South Africa and the Doha Development AgendaEfstathopoulos, C. 2015 London: Springer Nature. 232 p.
India, developmental multilateralism and the Doha ministerial conferenceEfstathopoulos, C. & Kelly, D. 2014 In : Third World Quarterly.35, 6, p. 1066-108126 p.
Middle Powers and Combative Diplomacy: South Africa in the 2003 Cancun Ministerial Conference of the World Trade OrganisationEfstathopoulos, C. 2012 In : Diplomacy and Statecraft.23, 1, p. 140-161
Leadership in the WTO: Brazil, India and the Doha development agendaEfstathopoulos, C. 2012 In : Cambridge Review of International Affairs.25, 2, p. 269-293
Reinterpreting India's Rise through the Middle Power PrismEfstathopoulos, C. 2011 In : Asian Journal of Political Science.19, 1, p. 7495 p.