Nicos C. Alivizatos is professor of Law at the University of Athens. He has been teaching constitutional law and history since 1980. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford (1988-89), Princeton (1997) and Oxford Universities (2005).
As a practicing lawyer, he is pleading regularly before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. His last books are The Constitution and its Enemies, 1800-2010 (in Greek, Athens, Polis, 2011) and What Kind of Democracy After the Crisis (in Greek, Athens, Polis, 2013).
Free schools: myth and reality
"The Battle of Ideas gives a forum for the most topical of debates and the healthy exchange of ideas - in our session what interested most was the contributions from the floor, also just the sheer buzz of the crowds in the foyers."
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