Research

Political theory at Exeter is distinguished by its diversity, collegiality and engagement between different approaches.

Exeter now has one of the largest groups of political theorists in the UK. It has a long-standing reputation as a centre of expertise in the history of political ideas and discourse and is the home of the discipline’s leading journal, History of Political Thought.

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The CPT team

Exeter now has one of the largest groups of political theorists in the UK.

CPT members

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MA Political Thought

Gives you the opportunity to study the thinkers who have shaped the modern world – Locke, Hegel, Marx and others – as well as more recent debates in social and political theory.

 MA Political Thought

News and events

The Centre of Political Thought is an active research community distinguished by its diversity, collegiality and engagement between different approaches.

News

Events

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Our research

Centre of expertise in the history of political ideas and discourse and is the home of the leading journal, History of Political Thought.

Research projects

Selected publications

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Reading group

Our active weekly Political Theory Reading Group is integrated into our MA programmes.

Reading group meetings

Past programmes

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Postgraduate Community

Our active and diverse postgraduate community pursues a range of research interests, and participates in the weekly reading group meetings.

PGR students

South West Doctoral Training Centre