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Mr Andrew Woodhouse

Lecturer in Law Law


Personal Statement

Andrew Woodhouse is a lecturer at the University of Liverpool and Director of the Liverpool Public Law Unit. He is currently researching EU climate law using Marxist and critical approaches to the law, with a particular focus on political economy. His research builds on the work Andrew did during his PhD, which explored the topic of national parliaments and the relationship between law and politics in the European Union. This research resulted in publications in the Common Market Law Review, and the European Law Review.

Andrew has held visiting positions at a number of international universities, including the University of Antwerp and as a Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan(2019). During the early months of 2023, Andrew is a visiting fellow at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, UvA. Andrew is working on a paper entitled “Climate Rent and the depoliticisation of Decarbonisation: A Marxist Critique of the EU Emissions Trading System”. The paper explores Marxist theories of rent to critique the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). It argues that, while the climate crisis raises profound political questions about the future of economic production, emissions trading submits key decisions to the abstract power of capital and the market. Instead, the crisis could be used as an opportunity to bring economic production with democratic control so that it can be socially steered towards ecologically sound ends.

Funded Fellowships

  • Grotius Research Scholar (University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, 2019)