Richard Shorten

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Richard Shorten specialises in the history of political ideas, particualrly
in 20th-century Europe. His research interests include:

Theories of totalitarianism
The study of political language
Twentieth-century political thought
History of political ideas
The thought of Hannah Arendt
Political ideologies

Dr Shorten is currently working on a monograph on the intellectual
history of totalitarianism. Other short- and long-term projects include
work on the political rhetoric of wrongdoing, political religion/political
theology and the nature of reactionary political thought. He is particularly happy to consider supervising doctoral researchers in the broad area of modern political thought and ideas.