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Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Manjeet Ramgotra

PhD in Political Theory (LSE), BA French and Political Science (Saskatchewan, Canada)

Overview

Manjeet Ramgotra
Department of Politics and International Studies

Senior Teaching Fellow

Name:
Dr Manjeet Ramgotra
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4573
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
461
Office Hours:
Wednesday 11:30-12:30 and 14:00-15:00pm

Biography

Democratic theory, republicanism, liberalism, multiculturalism, globalization, eighteenth century commerce, empire, hierarchy, the history of political ideas and methodology

PhD Research

My doctoral thesis presents a critical interpretation of republicanism that highlights the hierarchical structure of the public space, its institutions and political participation; these structures are further linked to the republic's ends of expansion and empire. I describe republicanism as conservative and criticize the predominant Cambridge School egalitarian and participatory understanding of republicanism.

Research

Manjeet Ramgora’s research focuses on a critical interpretation of republicanism in the thought of Cicero, Machiavelli and Montesquieu. She presents a conservative reading of republicanism that highlights the hierarchical structure of the public space, its institutions and political participation; these structures are further linked to the republic's ends of expansion and empire. As such, she criticises predominant egalitarian and participatory readings of republicanism. In addition, she is working on a project that examines Nehru's understanding of the republic in his pre-independence thought, writings and speeches and situates the egalitarian and participatory understanding of the republic in twentieth-century post-colonial thought.

Publications

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Articles

Ramgotra, Manjeet (2014) 'Republic and Empire in Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws.' Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 42 (3). pp. 790-816.

Ramgotra, Manjeet (2014) 'Conservative Roots of Republicanism.' Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, 61 (139). pp. 22-49.

Ramgotra, Manjeet (1994) 'Modern theories of the state: Rousseau's republican project.' History of European Ideas, 19 (4-6). pp. 819-825.

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