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Dr Andreas Marcou

Lecturer in EU Law and Theory / LLB Deputy Course Leader

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PhD in Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2020

MA Legal and Political Theory, University College London, 2014

LLB in Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2013

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Legal Theory, EU Law


Employment Track

Lecturer in EU Law & Theory, School of Law, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), 2020 – present

Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, 2016-2020


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

Research Interests

My research interests are in legal and political theory and EU Law. I am particularly interested in theories of democracy and legitimacy at the national and the European level. I am also interested in questions of democratic authority, justified lawbreaking, and civil disobedience.


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • LLB Deputy Course Leader
  • LLB Module Leader: Land Law, EU Law, Thinking and Arguing the Law, Mooting and Legal Debating, Dissertation
  • LLB Module Team member: Current Legal Issues in Cyprus
  • LLM Modules Team member: Advanced Legal Systems, Dissertation
  • LLM Module Leader: EU Constitutional Law and Governance

Administrative Roles

Present Roles

Project Manager for CRoLEV (Centre for the Rule of Law and European Values)

Researcher, PREPARED – Pro-active Pandemic Crisis Ethics and Integrity Framework, Coordination and Support Action (through ICLAIM)

Past Positions

Research Fellow for the Jean Monnet Module EU-POP (2019-22) https://eupopulism.eu/

Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Populism, https://lawpop.eu

Executive Director for Queen Mary’s ‘Centre for Law Democracy and Society’

Selective Publications 

Andreas Marcou (2022)  ‘Courts v. the will of the people: the judiciary, democracy, and the populist narrative’ (EU-POP JMMWP 4/2022)

Andreas Marcou (2021) ‘Violence, communication, and civil disobedience’, Jurisprudence, 12:4, 491-511, DOI: 10.1080/20403313.2021.1921494

Andreas Marcou (2020) ‘Obedience and Disobedience in Plato’s Crito and the Apology: Anticipating the Democratic Turn of Civil Disobedience’ Journal of Ethics https://doi.org/10.1007/s10892-020-09346-y

Andreas Marcou (2019) ‘Review Essay: A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should be Uncivil’, Modern Law Review DOI. 10.1111/1468-2230.12452

Eric Heinze and Andreas Marcou (equal co-author), (2016), ‘Review Essay: The Struggle for European Private Law. A Critique of Codification’, Journal of Comparative Law, Vol.10(1)


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

June 2022                      Presentation, ‘Illiberal democracy’ in Europe and populist threats to the rule of law’ UK-IVR Conference

November 2021            Invited Speaker, ‘Democracy, the rule of law, and the rise of populism: ‘illiberal democracy’ in Europe, Centre for Law, Democracy, and Society, Queen Mary University of London

March 2020                  Invited Speaker, ‘Civil Disobedience and Non-violence’, University of Portsmouth, Law School Research Seminar Series

November 2019            Invited speaker, ‘Non-violence and Civil Disobedience: Perspectives from Criminal Law’ Juris North Discussion Group

July 2019                      Invited speaker, ‘Moral justifications for civil disobedience: Limits of liberalism and the republican alternative’. Workshop on Legal Realism

September 2018            Presentation, ‘Obedience and Disobedience in Plato’s Crito and the Apology’ POLEMO Workshop at the Central European University, Hungary.

September 2018            Presentation, ‘A republican theory of justified disobedience: the example of Plato’s Crito’ MANCEPT Workshop on ‘Legitimate Injustice and Just Resistance’

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • (CRoLEV) Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on the Rule of Law and European Values
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Queen Mary University of London, 2015-2019
  • Centre for Law, Democracy, and Society Conference. Funding for conference on ‘Resisting Democratic Law: Circumstances, Methods, and Examples’ (August, 2019)