Dr Dimitrios Efthymiou

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Dr Dimitrios Efthymiou

Research Fellow, GU Frankfurt am Main

     Centre for Advanced Studies “Justitia Amplificata”
     Goethe University Frankfurt
     Theodor-W. Adorno Platz 6,
     PF 12 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
     +49(0) 69-798-36529



Dr. Dimitrios Efthimiou 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. 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.


Selected Publications

‘EU Migration, Out-of-Work Benefits and Reciprocity’, European Journal of Political Theory, (early online-view), (2019).

‘Respect in Neo-Republicanism: A Good Too Rich or Too Thin?’ Res Publica, (early online-view), (2019).

‘Why Current Restrictions on EU immigrants’ Access to Welfare Rights should be Lifted’ EUvisions.eu, (2018). see here

‘The Normative Value of Partisanship: When and Why Partisanship Matters’. Political Studies (2017) (early online-view).

‘Sen’s Idea(l) of Justice’, Jurisprudence, 5(2) (2014) (with a reply by Amartya Sen in the same issue).

‘Climate Change, Human Rights and Distributive Justice’ Finnish Yearbook of International Law, Volume 20, (2011) pp. 111-142.

‘Equality and Legitimacy by Wojciech Sadurski: A critical Review’. European Political Science, Volume 7, (4) (2008), pp. 411-421.

For more info and a full list of publications and papers see: www.dimitrisefthymiou.com



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”