SpecialisatieThijs Bogers (1983) has been with the department since 2011 and is coordinator and lecturer of the module History of Political Thought. Other teaching responsibilities include the supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis on the topic of neo-republicanism (Skinner, Pettit) and leading seminars on methodology. Thijs Bogers is also the initiator and departmental coordinator of the VU political science review Politeia.
•Twentieth century political thought – focussing on the grounds for contesting democracy
•German intellectual history – focussing on Friedrich Meinecke's political thought
Co-director of the Amsterdam Centre for Political Thought
The Amsterdam Centre for Political Thought seeks to bring together students, early career researchers and faculty members interested in political theory. The departments of History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science and Public Administration of both the University of Amsterdam and of the VU University Amsterdam are aligned with the Centre. Among other activities, the Centre will organise the annual Jos de Beus Lecture.