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Dr Akis Psygkas

BA(Thess.), LLM(Thess.), LLM(Yale), JSD (Yale)

  • BS8 1RJ


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Research interests

Athanasios (Akis) Psygkas's main research interests are in the areas of comparative public law, law of democracy, regulation and governance, and democratic constitutionalism. His latest book, entitled "From the 'Democratic Deficit' to a 'Democratic Surplus': Constructing Administrative Democracy in Europe" (Oxford University Press, 2017), examines the impact of European Union Law on the adoption of participatory regulatory processes at the member-state level.

Akis is currently working on two projects. The first pertains to constitutional statutes ('Extraordinary Statutes: Making Constitutional Commitments Through Legislation'). The second, entitled 'The Participatory Democracy Index', proposes a model of thinking about stakeholder engagement in public policymaking beyond Election Day.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute City Futures Research
  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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Research Output

Accommodating legal pluralism and “pluralizing” the constitution: The example of the United Kingdom

Psygkas, A., 2020, Debating legal pluralism and constitutionalism: New trajectories for legal theory in the global age. Tusseau, G. (ed.). p. 305-331

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


Psygkas, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Administrative Law. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

The United Kingdom's statutory constitution

Psygkas, A., 29 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Oxford Journal of Legal Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Prizes

    British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award

    Psygkas, Akis (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    University Research Fellowship

    Psygkas, Akis (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Other distinction


    • 11 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 7 Participation in conference
    • 5 Invited talk

    The United Kingdom’s statutory constitution (Legal Theory Workshop, McGill Faculty of Law)

    Akis Psygkas (Invited speaker)

    Jan 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Who Interprets the Constitution? Democratic constitutionalism in the United States, Spain, and the United Kingdom

    Akis Psygkas (Speaker)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Supervised Work

    The Kelsen-Schmitt Debate and the Use of Emergency Powers in Political Crises in Thailand

    Author: Leelapatana, R., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Greer, S. (Supervisor) & Psygkas, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)