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Albena Azmanova

Visiting Scholar 2013-2014


Albena Azmanova

Albena Azmanova teaches at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies, where she chairs the postgraduate program in international political economy. She obtained her PhD at the New School for Social Research in New York and her recent work aims at bringing the critique of political economy back into critical social theory, with publications tracing the metamorphoses of neoliberal capitalism. Her current research project (“Rethinking the Success of the West”) addresses the resilience of modern Western societies in terms of a peculiar relationship between public authority and political subjects that began to take shape already before the ascent of liberal constitutional government and democracy. Her most recent book is The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment (2012).

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  • Reader in Social and Political Thought, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent