Psygkas, Athanasios

Senior Lecturer in Public Law and Politics

University of Bristol, United Kingdom


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2013/2014

Ph.D. Institution

Yale Law School, United States


I completed a JSD degree at Yale Law School in the summer of 2013. My doctoral dissertation, ‘From the “Democratic Deficit” to a “Democratic Surplus”: Constructing Administrative Democracy in Europe’, studies the impact of European Union law on the adoption of participatory regulatory processes at the Member State level.
I hold an LLB from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an LLM in Public Law and Political Science from the same law school, and an LLM from Yale Law School. From January to July 2009, I was the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Visiting Research Fellow at Yale Law School, and was involved in the Comparative Administrative Law Initiative. In 2010-2011, I was a visiting Fellow at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. I have published in the areas of comparative public law, policy and governance, and advised INGOs on these issues.
During my Max Weber Fellowship year, I plan to propose a model of thinking about participatory rights beyond Election Day in established and emerging democracies. I call this, ‘The Participatory Democracy Index’.
Fields of expertise: Administrative Law, Comparative Public Law and Regulation, Constitutional Law, Law of Democracy, EU Law, Global Governance.
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