Political Theory & Philosophy

Subfield Coordinator: Daniel Lee

Berkeley’s department offers a broad range of courses in political theory, spanning the history of thought and contemporary theory, and spanning European and American thinkers.

In the history of political thought, faculty have particular strengths in ancient, medieval, renaissance, early modern, Enlightenment, and nineteenth-century European thought, and in eighteenth-twentieth century American (including African-American) political thought.  In contemporary political theory, faculty areas of expertise include liberal and democratic (including radical democratic) thought, problems of epistemology and historiography, postfoundationalism and its critics, and specific political issues ranging from political identity and subjectivity to sovereignty and political economy.

Political Theory & Philosophy Directory

Professor of Political Science | Vice-Chair, Director of Graduate Studies
Professor of Law, Political Science, and Philosophy