The Centre for Comparative Political Thought was established in June 2014. It is home to the core research group for political theory in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS. The Centre promotes the study of political thought from everyday political thinking to philosophical texts. Beyond the regions and traditions that have traditionally framed comparative work in political theory, our work engages with concepts as a means to examine political thought and practice in different times and spaces. Toward this end, the Centre fosters innovative collaboration designed to rethink comparative approaches and the foundations for conceptualizing the global/political.
The Centre offers the MSc in Comparative Political Thought, which provides students with the opportunity to study approaches to comparison within the field of comparative political theory. It is a cutting-edge programme that enables students to explore the concepts and practices spanning global politics today.