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Arthur Ghins


I am a PhD candidate in political theory at the University of Cambridge. My doctoral dissertation reassesses Benjamin Constant's theory of liberalism against the background of a French tradition of political rationalism, which included most notably the Physiocrats, Condorcet and Sieyès.

From January to June 2017, I was a visiting researcher at SciencesPo Paris (CEVIPOF). From October 2017 to June 2018, I am on a research stay at KU Leuven, Belgium. I hold graduate degrees from KU Leuven and LSE.

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

Key Publications

'Benjamin Constant and the Politics of Reason.' History of European Ideas. Online First.