Dr Dimitrios Kivotidis

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Dr Dimitrios Kivotidis






d.kivotidis (@gold.ac.uk)

My work focuses on issues of Public Law, Human Rights, Law and Political Economy, and Critical Legal Theory.

Dimitrios joined Goldsmiths as Lecturer in September 2023. Prior to this he held positions at Birkbeck, University of London and Durham University. Dimitrios’s research interests lie in the areas of Public Law, Human Rights, Law and Political Economy, Critical Legal Theory (in particular Marxist critiques of law), Law and Social Change, Comparative Law and European Union Law. Dimitrios has published on the impact of crisis legislation on fundamental rights, on the relationship between rights and social change, as well as on the relationship between constitutional law and political economy. He is also member of the editorial collective of the Legal Form, a forum for Marxist analysis and critique.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Birkbeck, University of London 2018
  • LL.M., University of Bristol 2012
  • LL.B., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 2011

Publications and research outputs


Kivotidis, Dimitrios. 2024. The Dialectics of Democracy: Towards a Socialist Constitutionalism. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9780367429720

Kivotidis, Dimitrios. 2021. Dictatorship: New Trajectories in Law. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9780367460365

Book Section

Kivotidis, Dimitrios. 2023. ‘Bursting Asunder the Integument’: Democracy, Digitalization, and the State. In: Rob Hunter; Rafael Khachaturian and Eva Nanopoulos, eds. Marxism and the Capitalist State: Towards a New Debate. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 53-76. ISBN 9783031361661

Kivotidis, Dimitrios. 2023. Public interest or social need? Reflections on the Pandemic, Technology and the Law. In: Carl F. Stychin, ed. Law, Humanities and the COVID Crisis. London: University of London Press, pp. 13-35. ISBN 9781911507390

Kivotidis, Dimitrios. 2021. Principles for a Dialectical Materialist Analysis of Law and the State. In: Paul O'Connell and Umut Ozsu, eds. Research Handbook on Law and Marxism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 543-557. ISBN 9781788119856


Kivotidis, Dimitrios. 2023. The UK Economic Constitution after Brexit: Between Authoritarianism and Democracy. Public Law, 2023(4), pp. 650-672. ISSN 0033-3565

Kivotidis, Dimitrios. 2020. Break or Continuity? Friedrich Engels and the Critique of Digital Surveillance. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 19(1), pp. 97-112. ISSN 1726-670X

Kivotidis, Dimitrios. 2019. Theses on the Relationship between Rights and Social Struggle. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 70(4), pp. 407-423. ISSN 0029-3105