Dr Andreas Marcou

Dr Andreas Marcou is a Lecturer in EU Law and Theory at the School of Law of UCLan University (Cyprus). Andreas completed his PhD in Law at Queen Mary, University of London in 2020. His PhD thesis, entitled ‘A republican theory of civil disobedience’, investigates civil disobedience as a political action within a democratic society. It proposes that deliberate lawbreaking can sometimes be seen as conducive to law’s authority and democratic norms. In addition, Andreas holds an LLB from Queen Mary University and an MA in Legal and Political Theory from University College London. He has experience in higher education teaching having taught various modules ranging from EU Law to Land Law and from Jurisprudence to Law and Ethics.

Andreas is a Research Fellow of the Jean Monnet Module ‘EU-POP’, the Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Populism, and the editor of the Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism (RoLMM). Andreas’s research interests include republican and liberal theories, law’s authority, theories of democracy and legitimacy at the national and the European level, and the duties and responsibilities of citizens within a liberal democracy. As such, Andreas is particularly interested in the ways in which individuals within liberal societies can actively participate in the legal and political community and contribute to social justice.

He joined ICLAIM in September 2021, and through his expertise he contributes on issues of Ethics, Democracy and Law in society.