Centre for Contemporary Political Theory

We bring together scholars, practitioners and activists working within a variety of domains and traditions for the conceptual, normative and critical analysis of the politics of global challenges.

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Centre for Contemporary Political Theory

About us

Urgent global challenges like climate change, refugee crises, global health and the rise of populism demand not only practical answers, but also answers of a fundamentally theoretical nature. Our work aims to formulate and shape the frameworks through which these issues are articulated, negotiated and contested.

Our members take a broad-ranging and inclusive approach to the study of political theory, animated by our guiding commitment to engaged scholarship and public discourse. We strive to foster dialogue and innovation across different approaches to theorising the politics of contemporary global challenges.

We contribute a diverse and innovative programme of political theory modules to the School’s undergraduate degrees and at postgraduate level offer an interdisciplinary Masters in Social and Political Thought

We have a vibrant community of postgraduate researchers and offer supervision, researcher training and development in a range of areas connected to our research.

If you would like to get in touch with the group please contact Dr Kerri Woods (k.woods[at]leeds.ac.uk).

We have a vibrant research community of academic staff, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers within the School of Politics and International Studies. Learn more about our research.

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In the Centre for Contemporary Political Theory we supervise postgraduate research students in all areas connected to our specialist interests. Learn more about PhD study with us.

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The Centre for Contemporary Political Theory welcomes Dr James Souter (University of Leeds) for the launch of new book 'Asylum as Reparation: Refuge and Responsibility for the Harms of Displacement.'

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The Centre for Contemporary Political Theory is pleased to offer a workshop on Theorising Solidarity.

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The Centre for Contemporary Political Theory welcomes Dr Garrett Brown (University of Leeds).

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The Centre for Contemporary Political Theory and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies welcome Jenny Gunnarsson Payne (Södertörn University, Stockholm).

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