Dr Michael Bacon

Educational background

BSc London School of Economics

MSc London School of Economics

PhD London School of Economics

Personal profile

I joined the Department in September 2007 as Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and became a Lecturer in Political Theory in September 2009. I previously taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University College London, and the London School of Economics.

Research interests

Contemporary political theory, in particular democratic theory, religious pluralism, and pragmatism.



  • PR1520: Classic and Contemporary Readings in Politics and International Relations (course co-leader)
  • PR2560: Modern Political Thought (course co-leader)
  • PR3630: Issues in Democratic Theory (course leader)
  • PE3000: Advanced Seminar and Dissertation in PPE (course leader)


  • PR5920: Foundations of Contemporary Political Theory (course co-leader)

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