Mr Jonathan Benson

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Overview

I submitted my PhD in politics at the University of Manchester in September 2018. That same September I became a Teaching Fellow in Political Theory at King's College London and as of Janurary 2018 I will be a (temorary) Lecture in Political Economy at King's.

My general research interests are in political and democratic theory, political epistemology and theoretical political economy. My PhD thesis in particular, develops an epistemic theory of deliberative democracy. Such a theory explores how democracy may represent not only a fair procedure for taking political decisions, but also a set of institutions which can make good decisions in terms of justice or the common good. My thesis compares deliberative models of democracy with a number of alternative institutional forms (such as markets, economic calculation, autocracy and expert forms decision-making), in order to investigate their particular epistemic values and how these values may contribute to a wider justification of democracy.   

During my PhD, I had articles accepted for publication in Political Studies, Politics, Philosophy & Economics, and the Cambridge Journal of Economics.         

Email: jonathan.benson@kcl.ac.uk

Qualifications

  • M.A. in Political Economy (Distinction), University of Manchester, 2014
  • B.A. (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (First Class), University of Manchester, 2013

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