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Anthoula Malkopoulou

Associate Professor 

Political Science


Main research or teaching areas:

  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • History of Political Thought
  • Democracy, past and present

Current research and teaching:

My research is primarily in democratic theory. I am interested in how to legitimately respond to far-right parties and study populism and militant democracy in this respect. I also examine how to make representation more equal, for example through compulsory voting and the use of sortition. Other interests include the conceptual history of voting rights, parliamentarism and rhetoric. My material comes from ancient democracy, 19th and 20th century political thought and contemporary political theory, but also from empirical case-studies. 

I have taught courses in democratic theory, political ideologies, conceptual history and aspects of comparative politics. I am happy to supervise projects in any area of political theory, history of political thought and discourse analysis.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

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E-mail: anthoula [dot] malkopoulou [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Senior lecturer

Department of Political Science


Anthoula Malkopoulou joined Lund in 2020 as an expert in political theory. Before that, she worked at Uppsala University, and held fellowships at Princeton University and at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study. She graduated in 2011 from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. 

A more detailed CV (pdf, 162 kB, new window)

Research Groups

Media expertise

  • Democracy today
  • Far-right parties
  • South European politics

Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Allhelgona kyrkogata 14 (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences