SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Manjeet Ramgotra

PhD in Political Theory (LSE), BA French and Political Science (Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications

Overview

Manjeet Ramgotra
Department of Politics and International Studies

Senior Teaching Fellow

Name:
Dr Manjeet Ramgotra
Email address:
Telephone:
+44(0) 20 7898 4573
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
461
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

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.

Teaching

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

Journal 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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