Dimitrios Kivotidis profile

Dr Dimitrios Kivotidis


Public Law

Department of Law & Criminology , Royal Docks School of Business and Law

Dimitrios joined the Royal Docks School of Business and Law in January 2019 as Lecturer. He was previously Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England and Sessional Lecturer at Birkbeck School of Law. He is currently leading the modules of Public Law I and Legal Skills at Level 4 as well as the Project module at Level 6.

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Dimitrios carries out research in the fields of public law, constitutional theory, human rights and theory of democracy. His research projects are characterised by their interdisciplinary nature as they tend to combine elements of legal analysis, legal history, legal theory, political theory and political economy. He has published extensively on the relationship between constitutional law and European Union law, on human rights and social struggle, as well as on the political economic analysis of law. He is particularly interested in Marxist analyses of law and is a member of the editorial collective of Legal Form (https://legalform.blog/), a forum for Marxist analyses of law. He is affiliated with the Centre for Research & Education in Public Health, Health Policy & Primary Health Care [CEPH] based at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, as well as Nomos: Centre for International Research on Law, Culture and Power based at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

Most recent research
Recently Dimitris has been researching and publishing on the legal implications of the pandemic crisis legislation.



Dictatorship: New Trajectories in Law

2021. Routledge.

Journal Articles

'Break or Continuity? Friedrich Engels and the Critique of Digital Surveillance',  tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 19(1), 97-112;

'Theses on the Relationship between Rights and Social Struggle', Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 70 (4), 407-423;

'The form and content of the Greek crisis legislation', Law and Critique, 29 (1), 59-81;

'The Pharmakon of Democracy: General will and the people in the context of the Greek referendum',  Social and Legal Studies, 27 (6), 755-775.

Book chapters

'Principles for a Marxist analysis of Law and the State', in Paul O'Connell, Umut Özsu (eds.), Handbook on Law and Marxism,

2021. Edward Elgar.

'Norm and Exception: From the Weimar Republic to the Nazi State Form', in Cosmin Cercel, Simon Lavis, Gian-Giacomo Fusco (eds.), States of Exception: Law, History, Theory,
2020. Routledge.


  • Public Law I (Level 4)
  • Legal Skills (Level 4)
  • European Union Law (Level 5)
  • Project module (Level 6)