Marta Wojciechowska

Marta Wojciechowska

PhD Candidate

Department of Government

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About me

Thesis: 'Democracy and the Mega-city'

This thesis focuses on modern, big cities. They are sites of exclusion, marginalisation and spatial inequalities but also are spheres of freedom and hope. For democratic scholars, egalitarian ideals can address those issues and guide relevant reforms. However, as I argue, current democratic accounts are usually ill-suited for addressing governance of big modern cities. Hence, I develop an understanding of democracy focused on emancipation and personal agency. This understanding can in turn guide democratic reforms in cities, and as such, create better and more equal future.

Supervisors: Christian List
Advisors: Laura Valentini and David Madden

Research interests

  • Democracy – deliberation and difference
  • Modern cities and inequality
  • Agency as a tool of development

Teaching record

Currently I am an LSE100 Fellow where I am responsible for the module: ‘What is the Future of Democracy? A Case Study of Social Change’. Previously I have been teaching at LSE (Revolutions and World Politics), Kings College London (Democracy and Its Critics, Extended Essay Module), University College London (Politics and Society in Central and Eastern Europe, Introduction to Political Sociology).