Dr. Dimitrios Efthymiou
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Goethe Universität Frankfurt
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.
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 is funded by Justitia Amplificata and the German Research Council.
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”
"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)
‘EU migration, Out-of-work Benefits and Reciprocity’ European Journal of Political Theory (2019)
‘Why Current Restrictions on EU immigrants' Access to Welfare Rights should be lifted.’ EU Visions. , (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
"Transnational Partisanship and Constituent Power in the EU" in November 2018.
‘Exploitation: structural and non-structural’, paper to be presented at the conference on ‘Class’ in Berlin in November 2018.
‘A European Basic Income vs. Immediate Access to Social Assistance: A comparison”, paper presented at the ECPR General
Conference in Hamburg in August 2018.
‘EU Integration and Welfare Rights: Three Normative Perspectives’, paper presented at the ECPR SGEU conference in Paris in June 2018.
‘Political Lying and Glen Newey as a timid Kantian’, comment on Richard Bellamy’s paper on Political Lying at the workshop organised in memory of Glen Newey’s life and work in Torino in June 2018.
‘Welfare Rights, Non-Domination and Exploitation’, paper presented at the Global Ethics Conference in Birmingham in May 2018.
‘EU migration and Welfare Rights: Three Normative Orders’, paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions in Nicosia in April 2018.
‘Exploitation, Domination and Fraternity’ paper presented at the ‘Exploitation and Domination’ in Frankfurt in March 2018.
‘EU migration, Welfare Rights and Brexit’, paper to be presented at the plenary sessions of the Political Thought Conference in Oxford in January 2018.
‘EU migration and Exploitation: EBI and some alternatives’, paper presented at the BIEN Congress in Lisbon in September 2017.
‘EU migration, Welfare Rights and Exploitation’, paper presented at the ECPR General Conference in Oslo in September 2017.
‘EU migration, Welfare Rights and Non-Domination’, paper presented at the Workers of the World: Labour, Migration and Solidarity in Frankfurt in July 2017.
‘EU migration and Welfare Rights: A Neo-Republican approach’, paper presented at the Europe on Distributive Justice workshop in Aarhus in June 2017.
‘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.
‘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.
‘EU migration, Transnational Justice and Reciprocity’ paper presented at the ECPR General Conference in Prague in September 2016.
‘Comments on ECPR panel on Finance, Taxation and Monetary Policy’ at the ECPR General Conference in Prague in September 2016.
‘Two Questions on Historical Injustice’, Chairing and Comments to the panel on Historical Injustice at APSA 2016 in Philadelphia in September 2016.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘Transnational Justice, EU immigration and Reciprocity’, paper presented at the workshop on Labour migration at Goethe University in Frankfurt in May 2016.
‘Transnational Solidarity in the EU and Reciprocity: A minimalist vs. a maximalist approach.’ Paper presented at the Prague Colloquium in Prague in May 2016.
‘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.
‘Exploitation and State Responsibility in the EU’, paper presented at the Justitia Amplificata workshop at Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften in Bad Homburg in February 2016.
‘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.
‘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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