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.
Displaying of publications. Sorted by year, then title.
(2020) Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP)
- Compulsory voting and right-wing populism : Mobilisation, representation and socioeconomic inequalitiesAnthoula Malkopoulou
(2020) Australian Journal of Political Science, 55 p.276-292
(2020) International Political Science Review
(2020) History of European Ideas, 46 p.393-404
(2020) Hermann Heller’s Democratic Constitutionalism
(2020) A Century of Compulsory Voting in Australia : Genesis, Impact and Future
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.
Ongoing research projects
- Democratic Self-defence: The social model
- Contributivism: On practices, debates and attitudes about grounding democratic inclusion on economic contributions
- Populism and democratic defence in Europe
- Quo vadis Catalonia? A normative, political and cultural puzzle
- Democracy today
- Far-right parties
- South European politics