Ioannis Kampourakis

CSLS Postdoctoral Associate



Ioannis Kampourakis is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Prior to his appointment at ESL Rotterdam, Ioannis was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University (2019-2020) and a Career Development Postdoctoral Fellow at CSLS, Oxford (2018-2019). 

Ioannis' research interests lie at the intersection of legal theory and political economy, with a focus on transnational economic governance. Drawing from the governance and regulation of Global Value Chains, Ioannis investigates the transformations in the form and function of law in contemporary supply chain capitalism. His project explores the rule of law and private power.

Ioannis holds a PhD in Law from the Free University of Berlin, a Master's from Université Paris I-Sorbonne, and an LLB from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Ioannis has been a Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University and a Visiting Lecturer at Riga Graduate School of Law, as well as a visiting fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the South African Institute of Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights, and International Law (SAIFAC). Apart from his academic endeavours, Ioannis is also a published author of fiction.

Selected publications:

  • 'The Postmodern Legal Ordering of the Economy' (2021) 28(1) Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 101.
  • 'Bound by the Economic Constitution: Notes for Law and Political Economy in Europe' (2021) 1(2) Journal of Law and Political Economy 301.
  • 'Empiricism, Constructivism, and Grand Theory in Sociological Approaches to Law: The Case of Transnational Private Regulation' (2020) 21(7) German Law Journal 1411. 
  • 'CSR and Social Rights: Juxtaposing Societal Constitutionalism and Rights-Based Approaches Imposing Human Rights Obligations on Corporations' (2019) 9(3) Goettingen Journal of International Law 537.

Research Interests

  • Legal Theory and Political Economy
  • Global Value Chains
  • Transnational Private Regulation
  • Human Rights (particularly Business and Human Rights)
  • Sustainability (ESG factors, CSR, sustainable finance, etc.)
  • EU Economic Governance