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Prof Malcolm Ross

Post:Emeritus Professor of European Law (Law)
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Malcolm Ross joined Sussex as Professor of European Law in February 2000 and was Head of the Law Department 2003-2007. He retired, with Emeritus status, from the School of Law, Politics and Sociology in 2013 and now lives in Devon.

However, Malcolm remains active in EU scholarship and research. He is an established authority in the field of solidarity, where his work has been cited before the European Court of Justice (2021). He continues to act as an independent expert for the European Commission, evaluating funding applications and monitoring project implementation. Malcolm's policy paper, 'Solidarity in Europe - Alive and Active' was published by the Commission in 2018.  A 2021 article, 'Transnational Solidarity - a transformative narrative for the EU and its citizens?' 56 Acta Politica 220-241 was part of an interdisciplinary special issue, 'Solidarity in the European Union', jointly edited by Malcolm and Dr Irina Ciornei of the IBEI Barcelona. Malcolm and Irina previously co-authored a Policy Review for the European Commission, 'Transformations of European Citizenship: Beyond Free Movement', published in 2019. Other publications include an article with Dr Helena Howe (also of LPS, Sussex) 'Brexit's shades of green - (missing) the opportunity to transform farming in England?', (2019) 31 Journal of Environmental Law 413-441. Malcolm's latest publication analyses solidarity as a narrative force in the EU, forming a chapter in a major interdisciplinary book, The Cambridge History of the European Union (vol 2), due for publication by CUP in 2023.

Malcolm remains a member of the International Advisory Board for the Journal of Common Market Studies and continues to be an independent expert reviewer for a number of funding bodies and journals.



Emeritus Professor of European Law