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Keith Breen’s research areas are political and social theory, his focus being questions of political ethics and philosophies of work and economic organization.

He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of Under Weber’s Shadow: Modernity, Subjectivity and Politics in Habermas, Arendt and MacIntyre (2012) and co-editor of After the Nation? Critical Reflections on Nationalism and Postnationalism (2010), Philosophy and Political Engagement: Reflection in the Public Sphere (2016), and Freedom and Domination: Exploring Republican Freedom (2018).

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Professor Phinnemore is open to PhD applications in the fields of; 

  • Political ethics
  • Theories/philosophies of work and economic organization
  • Democracy and workplace democracy
  • Contemporary republicanism
  • Just war theory
  • The thought of Max Weber, Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas, Alasdair MacIntyre
  • Contemporary political and social theory generally
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Research students

PhD Title: Democracy and populism

Name: Charlene McKibben
Years of Study: 1
Country: UK

PhD Title: Modernity and authenticity

Name: Kyle Shuttleworth
Years of Study: 3
Country: UK


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