Professor Katrin Flikschuh

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Professor of Political Theory

Email: K.A.Flikschuh@lse.ac.uk 
Office: CON 6.08, Connaught House
Office Hours: Thursdays 14:00 - 16:00 (drop in, or by appointment via LSE for You)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7210

Biography


Katrin Flikschuh has a BA in Politics (Essex), and MA in African Politics (London) and a PhD in Philosophy. She joined the LSE Government Department in 2003, having previously held positions in philosophy at the University of Essex and the University of Bristol, and in political theory at the University of Manchester. She has travelled extensively in West Africa and is currently Principal Investigator of a Leverhulme Trust International Networks Project that explores connections between African and Western social and political thought.

Teaching Responsibilities


  • GV100: Introduction to Political Theory
  • GV4B6: Kant's Political Philosophy
  • GV4M6: Modern African Political Philosophy
  • GV501: Doctoral Workshop: Political Theory

Research Interests


  • Kant
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • History of Political Thought
  • Modern African Philosophy

Current Research Students


 Jakob Huber

Robert Schuetze

Featured Book


KantKant 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.   

Publications


What is Orientation in Global Thinking? A Kantian Inquiry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2017) In Press.

Professor Katrin Flikschuh awarded Leverhulme International Networks Grant
Flikschuh, Katrin (2014) Professor Katrin Flikschuh awarded Leverhulme International Networks Grant. LSE Department of Government Blog (07 Apr 2014). Blog Entry.

‘Thinking Across Borders’ course fosters exchange between African and Western political thought
Flikschuh, Katrin and Romero, Paola (2016) ‘Thinking Across Borders’ course fosters exchange between African and Western political thought. LSE Department of Government Blog (08 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

LSE conference seeks to bridge gap between Western and African normative theorists
Flikschuh, Katrin (2012) LSE conference seeks to bridge gap between Western and African normative theorists. Africa at LSE (06 Jun 2012). Blog Entry.

Should African thinkers engage in the global justice debate?
Flikschuh, Katrin (2017) Should African thinkers engage in the global justice debate? Philosophical Papers, 46 (1). pp. 33-58. ISSN 0556-8641

How far human rights?
Flikschuh, Katrin (2016) How far human rights? Jurisprudence, 7 (1). pp. 85-92. ISSN 2040-3313

Go to LSE Research Online for full publications archive

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