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Heinz Richter

Professor, University of Mannheim

Heinz Richter is a professor of modern Greek and Cypriot history and politics at the University of Mannheim in Germany.

He has over 22 published books and over 220 articles on Greek and Cypriot topics in various European and overseas scientific journals.

Richter studied History, Political science, English and American Studies 
at the University of Heidelberg. In 1967, he received a DAAD-Scholarship for research studies in Greece and in 2014, an honorary PhD from the University of Crete, Greece.

Eight of his books have been translated into Greek, two into English and one into Turkish. Since 1994, he and Professor Reinhard Stupperich have been working on the scholarly journal “THETIS,” that discusses Greek and Cypriot affairs from archaeology to current events.

In 1997, they published a monograph series called “PELEUS” which follows the same interdisciplinary concept. At the moment, Richter is working on the second volume of a concise history of Greece during the years 1939-2004.

Articles by Heinz Richter

Missed Opportunities: The Political Culture of Greece Since 1974

How the old failings of the Greek state adapted to the era of European integration.

July 15, 2019

British Greece: The Political Culture of a Protectorate

How British and American influence shaped the downsides of modern Greek politics.

July 14, 2019

Another Type of European Democracy: The Emergence of Modern Greece

How clientelism became a way of life in Greece.

July 13, 2019

Greece: Turkey as an Example?

Comparing the political cultures of Turkey and Greece.

June 28, 2015