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Associate Professor of Political Philosophy
Doctoral Programme Director
Department of Government
London School of Economics


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I’m on sabbatical research leave for MT and LT 2018/19. Office hours by appointment only.

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I am the winner of the student-led Teaching Excellence Award in the category of Sharing Subject Knowledge.

"An Epistemic Theory of Democracy" (joint work with Bob Goodin, ANU)  with Oxford University Press is now out in the UK, with the US and other countries to follow a few weeks later.

I received an Excellence in Education Award for my teaching in 2016/17.


I'm part of the London Cooperative, a joint paper writing network consisting of David Axelsen, Holly Lawford-Smith, Adam Slavny, and myself. We're writing four co-authored papers on a diverse range of topics. Watch this space for more information.




Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann (2018). An Epistemic Theory of Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press


Selected Publications