Dr Bruno Leipold

Dr Bruno Leipold

Visiting Fellow

Department of Government

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English, German
Key Expertise
Karl Marx, Republicanism, Socialism, Democratic Theory

About me

Bruno Leipold works on the thought of Karl Marx, the republican political tradition, democratic theory and nineteenth-century political thought. Before coming to the LSE, he held post-doctroal positions at the European University Institute and the Goethe University Frankfurt, and he received his DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Research interests

  • Karl Marx
  • Republican Political Thought
  • Socialism
  • Democratic Theory

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV4H4: Foundations of Political Theory
  • GV408: Contemporary Disputes About Justice
  • GV4B7: The Liberal Idea of Freedom

Selected publications

Edited volumes:

Peer-reviewed articles:

Book chapters:

  • ‘Chains and Invisible Threads: Liberty and Domination in Marx’s Account of Wage-Slavery’, in Rethinking Liberty before Liberalism, ed. Annelien de Dijn and Hannah Dawson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
  • Marx’s Social Republic: Radical Republicanism and the Political Institutions of Socialism’, in Radical Republicanism: Recovering the Tradition’s Popular Heritage, ed. Karma Nabulsi, Stuart White and Bruno Leipold (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020). pp. 172-193