Professor John Charvet

Professor John Charvet

Emeritus Professor in Political Science

Department of Government

+44 (0)207 955 7174

About me

John Charvet is Emeritus Professor in Political Science in the LSE Department of Government. His research interests include liberalism, equality and human rights. Professor Charvet has written several books, inluding, 'The Nature and Limits of Human Equality' and 'The Liberal Project and Human Rights: The Theory and Practice of a New World Order'.

Research interests

  • Liberalism
  • Equality
  • Human Rights
  • Feminism


The Nature and Limits of Human Equality
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

The belief in equality as the basis of a just society is fundamental to the dominant western, liberal viewpoint. Yet, the standard individualist justification for it is weak and contradictory. This book provides a radically new communitarian account of the value of equality and establishes it's proper limits.