LSE Fellow in Government
Office: STC 582, St Clements
Office hours: Thursdays 11.00am -1.00pm (by appointment)
Jens Olesen studied Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology at RWTH Aachen University, Germany and at Queen Mary, University of London, and he received an M.Sc. in Political Theory from the London School of Economics. He is currently completing his D.Phil. thesis on "Methods of Interpretation and their Significance for Political Theory" at the University of Oxford. His thesis seeks to offer political theorists a toolkit that enables them to interrogate their methodological assumptions and to decode their ideological commitments.
Historical and normative approaches to political theorizing (particularly theories that aim to bridge ‘analytical’ and ‘continental’ political theory)
Rhetoric and criticism
Philosophy of history
The relationship between ideology and language
GV100 Introduction to Political Theory
Olesen, Jens: Von Deutungsmacht und wie Deutung Macht macht, in: Matthias Klatt et al. (eds.) Sprache-Recht-Gesellschaft. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.
Olesen Jens; Schwiegk, Grischa: Destruktion ohne Konstruktion? Replik zu Oliver Flügel-Martinsen ‘Die Normativität von Kritik. Ein Minimalmodell”, in: Zeitschrift für Politische Theorie, Vol. 2, 2011, pp. 217-220.