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Arthur Ghins


I am a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Cambridge. My dissertation reconsiders Benjamin Constant’s theory of liberalism, by placing him back within a distinctively French tradition of political rationalism.

From January to June 2017, I was a visiting researcher at SciencesPo Paris (CEVIPOF). From October 2017 to June 2018, I will be a visiting scholar at KU Leuven (Belgium). I hold a two-year master in Law from Université Catholique de Louvain (2013), an MA in Philosophy from KU Leuven (2014) and an MSc in Political Theory from LSE (2015).

I am also a graduate research associate at the Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies (CIRIS), and a member of the Belgian Think Tank ‘The Friday Group'. My research is jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Cambridge Trust and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). I am a Leslie Wilson Scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge

Research Interests

-Political Theory

-Modern History of Political Thought

-French and Anglo-Saxon Liberalism

-Antiliberalism and Conservatism


-The Political Philosophy of the Enlightenment

-Deliberative Democracy

-Truth and Politics

-Religion and Politics.