Richard Shorten

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Richard Shorten specialises in political thought, with particular reference to the problems of extremism. His research interests include:

Totalitarian political thought
Political reactionaries
Cold War political thought
History of twentieth-century political ideas in Europe
The thought of Hannah Arendt
Political ideology and rhetoric

Dr Shorten is currently working on a monograph on the ideology of political reactionaries. His main previous work was on totalitarianism and future work will look at Cold War political ideas in comparative perspective.

He is happy to consider supervising doctoral researchers in the broad area of modern political philosophy, ideology or rhetoric.