Michael Freeden

Political scientist and leading theorist of ideology. Professorial Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Author and editor of numerous studies and handbooks on liberalism and ideology.


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The passions of liberalism

Michael Freeden on the contemporary role of political theory

With populist politicians seemingly in the ascendant across the world, how have political theorists responded – and what lessons should they learn? Raffaella Baritono of the Italian journal ‘Il Mulino’ asks Michael Freeden, one of the pre-eminent theorists of liberalism, for his take on the current crisis not just of politics, but of political theory.

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Political scientist Michael Freeden talks to Slovene journal Razpotja about rightwing populism’s sub-ideological fantasies, anti-liberalism and political dogmatism, and why there can be no such thing as a democracy without deficits.

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