SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Manjeet Ramgotra

PhD in Political Theory (LSE), BA French and Political Science (Saskatchewan, Canada)
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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
Academic Support Hours:
Thursdays 10am - 12pm

Biography

Manjeet Ramgotra studied Politics and French at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and after living in France for a number of years, she wrote a PhD in political theory at the LSE on the conservative roots of republicanism in the history of western political thought.  More recently, her research has developed to examine republicanism in the twentieth-century post-colonial moment, notably in the founding of the Indian republic. Manjeet is a strong advocate of decolonising the curriculum and has reconceptualized her teaching to include more women, people of colour and to reconsider how we construct knowledge. 

Teaching

Research

Manjeet Ramgotra’s research focuses on a critical interpretation of republicanism in the thought of Cicero, Machiavelli and Montesquieu. She further examines recent understandings of republicanism in twentieth-century postcolonial republican foundings. Currently, she is working on republicanism in India's anti-colonial movement and on the languages of republicanism. Her published work includes analyses of the conservative roots of republicanism, republic and empire in Montesquieu's political thought and Nehru's post-colonial republicanism.

Publications

Articles

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Ramgotra, Manjeet (2018) 'Post-Colonial Republicanism and the Revival of a Paradigm'. The Good Society, (26) 1, pp 34-54.

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.

Book Chapters

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Ramgotra, Manjeet (2017) 'India’s Republican Moment: Freedom in Nehru’s Political Thought'. In: Bhatia, Udit, (ed.), The Indian Constituent Assembly: Deliberations on Democracy. New Delhi: Routledge India, pp 196-221.

 

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