Dr. Dimitrios Efthymiou

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Goethe Universität Frankfurt

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About Dr. Dimitrios Efthymiou

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

Dr. Dimitrios Efthymiou is PI of the research project "Towards a Transnational Theory of Justice for the EU" and is a senior research fellow at Normative Orders at Goethe University in Frankfurt. His research project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Dimitrios has a PhD in Political Theory from the European University Institute and an MRes in Social and Political Sciences from European University Institute. Dimitris also holds an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and a first class BA in Sociology from Goldsmiths College. He has taught at the University of Southampton, University College London and he has spent time as a visiting scholar at Oxford University and the University of Helsinki.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dimitrios is principally interested in normative political theory and has a particular interest in its feasibility conditions and application to public policy. His current research project focuses on labour migration in the EU and its normative implications for the nature and scope of the welfare state and social justice in the EU. Other research interests include: the role of state responsibility in theories of international justice, especially in the case of the EU; the relationship between goods-oriented approaches and domination-based accounts of economic exploitation as well as topics such as environmental justice and the relationship between equality and legitimacy. His current research project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). 

 

TEACHING

Dimitrios currently offers two seminars at Goethe University: “The Political Theory of the EU” and “Ethics and International Relations”. He has taught a variety of courses and seminars in politics and political theory over his career. These include: “Global Justice: debates and issues”, “Global Ethics”, “International Political Theory”, “History of Political Thought”, “Issues in Politics: climate change, human rights and citizenship”, “International Justice and International Law”

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Publications

PUBLICATIONS*

 

Published

‘EU Citizen Access to Welfare Rights: How (not) to think about unreasonable burdens’, Res Publica (forthcoming)

‘EU migration, Out-of-work Benefits and Reciprocity’European Journal of Political Theory (2021)

‘EU immigration, Welfare Rights and Populism: A Normative Appraisal of Welfare Populism’ Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric. (2020)

‘Respect: A Rich or Idealised Good?’ Res Publica (2020)

‘Political Lying in Newey and Bellamy.’ BIBLIOTECA DELLA LIBERTÀ. (2019)

‘Why Current Restrictions on EU immigrants' Access to Welfare Rights should be lifted.’ EU Visions. http://www.euvisions.eu/migrants-free-access-welfare-rights-eu/ , (2018). 

‘The Normative Value of Partisanship: When and Why Partisanship Matters’. Political Studies, (2018).

 

‘Sen’s Idea(l) of Justice’, Jurisprudence, (with a reply by Amartya Sen in the same issue), (2014).

 

‘Climate Change, Human Rights and Distributive Justice’ Finnish Yearbook of International Law, (2011).

 

‘Equality and Legitimacy by Wojciech Sadurski: A critical Review’. European Political Science, (2008).

Articles under Review or in Progress

‘EU migration, Welfare Rights and Non-Domination’

'Mixed Constituent Power, Partisanship and Transnational Political Rights: Why Europe Needs Them

 

‘Exploitation: structural and non-structural’

‘A European Basic Income or immediate access to welfare rights? From ideal to nonideal theory and back’. 

 

‘Member-state responsibility for social justice as a duty of international and transnational justice: a typology’. 

 

‘Social justice in, across and out the EU: from a good-oriented to a relational approach’. 

 

‘Labour Migration, Welfare rights and Solidarity as a participatory good’. 

 

‘Partisanship as a Civic Duty: Why social justice needs a robust political principle of solidarity’

‘Ideal theory and Objectivity: A methodological survey’. 

 

‘How Much Political Stability Is Too Much?’

Books (under review or in progress)

’Social Justice in and across the EU: A transnational approach’. 

‘Taking People as They Could Be: From Ideal Theory to Political Practice’. 

 

SELECTED RECENT PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

2021 Efthymiou, D. “Political Rights for All! How to Robustly Protect EU’s Citizens from Political Domination”, ECPR SGEU in June 2021.

 

2021 Efthymiou, D. “Differentiated Integration for What?”, ECPR Joint Sessions in May 2021.

 

2021 Efthymiou, D. “Taking the EU as it is or as it can be? When Utopians can join hands with Realists and when not.” Workshop organised at Goethe University Frankfurt in May 2021.

 

2020 Efthymiou, D. “EU Citizenship for the few or the many?”, Online Workshop on Richard Bellamy’s A Republican Europe of States in December 2020. 

 

2020 Efthymiou, D. “A Cantilever Argument for Equal Access to Political Rights” Online Workshop on EU Citizenship in November 2020. 

 

2020 Efthymiou, D. “When should EU immigrants be granted the right to vote?” Online ECPR General Conference in August 2020. 

 

2020 Efthymiou, D. “When should EU immigrants get the vote?” in Oxford at Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought Conference in January 2020. 

 

2019  Efthymiou, D. “Injustice: Structural and non-Structural”, A Universal Class? Towards a Typology of Transnational (In)Justice' in Berlin in November 2019. 

 

2019 Efthymiou, D. “Solidarity, Welfare Rights and Stability”, Interdisciplinary Conference: Migration, Stability and Solidarity in Bochum in October 2019. 

 

2019  Efthymiou, D. “Not up for crabs: European Constituent Power”, ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw in September 2019. 

 

2019 Efthymiou, D. “Non-Domination: Transnational and International”, CES Conference, in Madrid in June 2019. 

 

2019  Efthymiou, D. “Solidarity as a rich good and why capitalism fails to provide it”, Workshop on Political Philosophy and the Future of Capitalism in Tokyo in June 2019. 

 

2019  Efthymiou, D. “Welfare Rights, EU migration and Populism”, EUI Global  Justice and Populism Workshop in Florence in May 2019. 

 

2019  Efthymiou, D. “Transnational Non-Domination in the EU”, Festival of Ideas, in Barcelona in April 2019. 

 

2019  Efthymiou, D. “EU Citizens Access to Welfare: How (Not) to think about unreasonable burdens”, Ethos 2nd Annual Conference of Ethos: Towards a  European Theory of Justice and Fairness, in Budapest in January 2019.

 

2018  Efthymiou, D. “From Theory to Praxis: social rights, political rights and  European Partisanship’, paper to be presented at the International Workshop on "Transnational Partisanship and Constituent Power in the EU" in Amsterdam November 2018.

 

2018  Efthymiou, D. “Exploitation: structural and non-structural”, paper to be presented at the international conference on ‘Class’ in WZB Berlin in November 2018.

 

2018     Efthymiou, D. “A European Basic Income vs. Immediate Access to Social    

 Assistance: A comparison”, paper presented at the ECPR General  Conference in Hamburg in August 2018.

 

2018     Efthymiou, D. “EU Integration and Welfare Rights: Three Normative Perspectives”, paper presented at the ECPR SGEU conference in Paris in  June 2018.

 

2018     Efthymiou, D. “Welfare Rights, Non-Domination and Exploitation”, paper presented at the Global Ethics Conference in Birmingham in May 2018.

 

2018     Efthymiou, D. ‘EU migration and Welfare Rights: Three Normative Orders’, paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions in Nicosia in April 2018.

 

2018    Efthymiou, D. ‘Exploitation, Domination and Fraternity’ paper presented at the Exploitation and Domination Conference in Frankfurt in March 2018. 

 

2018    Efthymiou, D. ‘EU migration, Welfare Rights and Brexit’, paper to be presented at the plenary sessions of the Political Thought Conference in Oxford in January 2018. 

 

2017    Efthymiou, D. ‘EU migration and Exploitation: EBI and some alternatives’, paper presented at the BIEN Congress in Lisbon in September 2017. 

 

2017    Efthymiou, D. ‘EU migration, Welfare Rights and Exploitation’, paper presented at the ECPR General Conference in Oslo in September 2017. 

 

2017    Efthymiou, D. ‘EU migration, Welfare Rights and Non-Domination’, paper presented at the Workers of the World: Labour, Migration and Solidarity in Frankfurt in July 2017.

 

2017    Efthymiou, D. ‘EU migration and Welfare Rights: A Neo-Republican approach’, paper presented at the Europe on Distributive Justice workshop in Aarhus in June 2017. 

 

2017    Efthymiou, D. ‘A Neo-Republican Approach to Social Justice in the EU’, paper presented at the Plouricourts workshop on Global Justice at Goethe University in Frankfurt in April 2017. 

 

2017    Efthymiou, D. ‘When and Why Reciprocity Matters: four comments on Simon Caney’s Cosmopolitanism: Equality for All’, discussion paper presented at the book workshop on ‘Equality for All’ at Goethe University in Frankfurt in January 2017. 

 

2017    Efthymiou, D.‘EU migration, Transnational Justice and Reciprocity’ paper presented at the ECPR General Conference in Prague in September 2016. 

 

2016    Efthymiou, D. ‘Comments on ECPR panel on Finance, Taxation and Monetary Policy’ at the ECPR General Conference in Prague in September 2016. 

 

2016    Efthymiou, D. ‘Two Questions on Historical Injustice’, Chairing and Comments to the panel on Historical Injustice at APSA 2016 in Philadelphia in September 2016. 

 

2016    Efthymiou, D. ‘Why a basic rights guarantee is not enough: A comment on Gabriel Wollner’s paper on Agency, Agreements and Sovereign Debt’, discussion paper presented at the conference on Europe Today: Normative Challenges at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften in Bad Homburg in July 2016.

 

2016    Efthymiou, D.‘Respect as a robust good: an idealized good?’ at the Justitia Amplificata workshop on Philip Pettit’s the Robust Demands of the Good at Free University in Berlin in July 2016.

 

2016    Efthymiou, D.‘Resisting Exploitation via Basic Income and Social Rights’, paper presented at the ASPP conference on ‘Rebellion, Resistance, Revision’ at the LSE in London in June 2016.

 

2016    Efthymiou, D.‘Revisionism as infidelity: Comments on Jonathan White’s ‘EU Revisionism and the Rise of the Emergency Imaginary’, discussion paper presented at the workshop on Beyond renationalisation and parliamentarization: what ways to overcome the EU’s crisis of democratic representation? at Goethe University in Frankfurt in June 2016.

 

2016    Efthymiou, D. ‘Transnational Justice, EU immigration and Reciprocity’, paper presented at the workshop on Labour migration at Goethe University in Frankfurt in May 2016.

 

2016    Efthymiou, D. ‘Transnational Solidarity in the EU and Reciprocity: A minimalist vs. a maximalist approach.’ Paper presented at the Prague Colloquium in Prague in May 2016.

 

2016    Efthymiou, D.‘Transnational Justice, EU immigration and access to welfare rights’, paper presented at the Colloquium in Political Theory at Goethe University in Frankfurt in April 2016.

 

2016    Efthymiou, D.‘Exploitation and State Responsibility in the EU’, paper presented at the Justitia Amplificata workshop at Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften in Bad Homburg in February 2016.

 

‘2015    Efthymiou, D.Comments on Yuri Viehoff’s Systemic Financial Risk’ presented at the workshop on Finance, Taxation and Global Justice at the Ethik Zentrum in Zurich in September 2015.

 

2015    Efthymiou, D.‘Transnational and International Solidarity: Reciprocity and Responsibility’, discussion paper presented at the workshop on Andrea Sangiovanni’s book manuscript on Humanity, Reciprocity and Solidarity at Justitia Amplificata at Goethe University Frankfurt in May 2015.

 

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