Professor of Political Theory
Office: CON 6.08, Connaught House
Office Hours: Thursdays 11:00-13:00 (By appointment)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7210
Katrin Flikschuh received a BA in Government from the University of Essex, an MSc in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Essex. She has experience of human rights work in the non-governmental sector and has travelled extensively in West Africa.
Before joining the LSE Government Department in 2003, she was a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Essex. She has held lectureships in philosophy at the University of Bristol and in politics at the University of Manchester.
During 2012/13 Katrin Flikschuh was Senior Research Fellow at the Justitia Amplificata Project, Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt, while working on a book, 'Kant contra Cosmopolitanism. Assessing the Global Justice Debate' (forthcoming with CUP).'
Immanuel Kant's political philosophy,
Metaphysics and meta-level justification in contemporary political philosophy
Global justice and cosmopolitanism
History of modern political thought
GV408: Contemporary Disputes about Justice
GV4B6: Kant's Political Philosophy
GV5X1: Research Design in Political Science
Kant and Modern Political Philosophy
(CUP 2000 – paperback edition 2008)
In this book Katrin Flikschuh examines the relevance of Kant's political thought to major issues and problems in contemporary political philosophy. She argues that Kant's philosophy of Right endorses the role of metaphysics in political thinking, in contrast to its generally hostile reception in the field today, and that his account of political obligation is cosmopolitan in its inception, assigning priority to the global rather than the domestic context. Her study will be of interest to political philosophers, political theorists, and historians of ideas.