Public defence of a doctoral thesis “Concepts of Agonistic Democracy”

On 6th of November, 2017, at 10.00 am at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalis, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, I will be defending my doctoral thesis entitled Concepts of Agonistic Democracy. The thesis is a result of research on the strain of normative political theory that has been developed since 1990s and that has been using ancient concept of agon as a tool in theorising about contemporary liberal democracy.

On the role of ideology in Political Science


A few days ago we found out which projects has been chosen for funding in the recent edition of the National Programme for Humanities (Narodowy Program Rozwoju Humanistyki, NPRH). I am a member of one of the awarded teams. With Łukasz Dulęba, under supervision of Professor Janusz Wiśniewski, we will be conducting research on the influence of ideology in the humanities by the example of Polish Political Science from 1999 to 2015.

Hitherto the research on the influence of ideology on science were conducted mostly from the perspective of critical theory and its contemporary variants. The aim of our project is to develop a new theoretical model that would enable researching relations between science and ideology from the perspective of political theory. One of the main inspirations for our research are works of Michael Freeden who is the author of a very influential morphological approach to studying ideology.

Click here for the full lists of projects awarded by NPRH.