Welcome to the Political Theory Group in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The LSE is a leading centre for the study of political theory and philosophy, constituting one of the UK's largest concentrations of researchers in this area and related fields. The Political Theory Group in the Department of Government maintains close relations with political theorists and philosophers in other parts of the School, for example in the Departments of Law, Philosophy, and International Relations.
One of the Group's key assets is the breadth and diversity of interests and expertise, including:
Contemporary moral philosophy and political theory
History of political thought
Comparative political theory
Philosophy of social science
Rational and social choice theory
The Group is characterised by a vibrant research culture, centred around an active doctoral programme and a highly regarded external speaker series. We provide a research-led teaching programme at the MSc level, which attracts students from many different parts of the world.