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Paulina Tambakaki is a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Co-editor of the book series Advances in Democratic Theory, Routledge NY. She works in the areas of citizenship, agonism, and radical democracy. Her publications include a book published with Birkbeck Law Press and articles in the journals Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Parallax, British Journal of Politics and International Relations and Citizenship Studies.


Paulina Tambakaki is currently teaching the following modules:

  • Citizenship and Democratic Politics: Trends and Transformations (UG)
  • Democratic Politics: Key Debates and Issues (PG)


My current research focuses on citizenship and democratic renewal. It engages with various accounts of radical and representative democracy and it seeks to explore the ways in which different forms of democratic action enhance and challenge institutionalist politics. Two specific projects are part of this research. The first project, builds on my interest in agonistic theory and it probes into the relation between agonistic readings of democratic subjectivity, radical and representative democracy. The second project, focuses on spontaneous politics, partisanship and political mobilization.

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas: radical democracy; agonism; democratic representation and action; post-structuralist conceptions of political subjectivity; republican accounts of citizenship; and discourse theory.


For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.