Centre for Comparative Political Thought
The Centre for Comparative Political Thought is the home to the core research group for political theory in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS.
Established in June 2014, The Centre’s primary purpose is to promote research and teaching in political thought, broadly and innovatively construed: we work beyond the canon of political theory, beyond the regions and traditions that have traditionally framed comparative work in political theory, but also think of political thought beyond the text itself, as something that reaches deep into the world and its practices. That is, we seek to look at the world, at cultural objects, at political action and much more, as part of the materials from which theory can emerge and be done.
The Centre is the home for the MSc Political Thought. It also hosts a reading group, an annual workshop, and other seminars and guest speakers.