R.B Angus Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science
Associate Member, Department of Philosophy
I specialize in contemporary political theory, political philosophy, and the history of philosophy. I received a BA(Hon) from the University of Winnipeg in 1992, an MPhil from Oxford University in 1994, and a PhD from Harvard University in 2001.
My research has focussed on democratic theory; democracy's relation to identity, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism; immigration and border control; social and political power; the role of passion, rhetoric, and discourse in politics; and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophy, particularly Hobbes and Rousseau.
My book Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics has been recently published by Cambridge University Press. My current research is focussed on a book on social and political power.
"Mon Papa" by Isaiah Zachary Razi Abizadeh, 2015.