Dr Konstantinos Roussos

School of Health and Social Care
Dr Konstantinos Roussos



Dr Konstantinos (Kostis) Roussos is a Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Care (Social Work and Social Justice Division), and founding member of the Centre for Ideology and Discourse Analysis at the Department of Government at the University of Essex. He holds a PhD in Government from the University of Essex. His research, articles and blogs focus primarily on political sociology (social welfare and social care, social and solidarity economies), political and social theory (with emphasis on post-structuralist and post-Marxist theory), social movement studies, the commons, and radical democratic theory and practice. His current research explores discourses and practices in grassroots welfare provisioning and community development


  • PhD in Government University of Essex,

  • MA in Political Sociology Panteion University,

  • BA in Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies University of Macedonia,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Sociological and Psychological Frameworks (HS190)

  • Interpersonal Skills for Practice (HS192)

  • Social Work Theory and Methods (HS650)

  • Rights Based Research and Dissertation (HS657)

  • Social Work Dissertation (HS659)


Journal articles (6)

Howarth, D. and Roussos, K., (2023). Radical Democracy, the Commons and Everyday Struggles during the Greek Crisis. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 25 (2), 311-327

Glynos, J., Roussos, K., Voutyras, S. and Warren, R., (2023). Paradoxes in the management of timebanks in the UK’s voluntary sector: discursive bricolage and its limits. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 34 (3), 486-496

Roussos, K. and Malamidis, H., (2021). Social Movements and the Commons: A Framework for Understanding Collective Action in Crisis-Ridden Southern Europe. Mobilization: An International Quarterly. 26 (3), 359-379

Glynos, J., Howarth, D., Flitcroft, R., Love, C., Roussos, K. and Vazquez, J., (2021). Logics, discourse theory and methods Advances, challenges and ways forward. Journal of Language and Politics. 20 (1), 62-78

Roussos, K., (2019). Grassroots collective action within and beyond institutional and state solutions: the (re-)politicization of everyday life in crisis-ridden Greece. Social Movement Studies. 18 (3), 265-283

Roussos, K., (2019). Grassroots collective action within and beyond institutional and state solutions: the (re-)politicization of everyday life in crisis-ridden Greece. Social Movement Studies. 18 (3), 265-283

Book chapters (1)

Roussos, K., Vazquez Garcia, J. and Voutyras, S., (2023). Reflections on grassroots healthcare provisioning in Greece in times of crisis. In: Social Movements and Everyday Acts of Resistance. Routledge. 26- 41

Reports and Papers (2)

Warren, R. and Roussos, K., Mercury Theatre: A social Return on Investment of the Mercury Playwrights

Warren, R., Glynos, J., Roussos, K., Jimena, V., Steinhoff, A. and Crippa, L., Democracy in Action - Building Better Communities And Organisations Through Collective Decision Making and Action - Project Evaluation

Grants and funding


Full-length Documentary on Contemporary Cooperativism in Greece

Sustanability.Health.Environmment.Development S-H-E-D


Independent research and evaluation of the Essex County Council Community Supermarkets

Essex County Council


Creative Exchange: Using digital platforms to support peer-based exchange in the creative sector feasibility study

Hub Arts Lab CIC


Subjectivity and valuation in community economies: A pilot study of the Essex time banks

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)



Colchester Campus

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