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Andrea Radasanu

Andrea Radasanu

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award Recipient

Political Philosophy, International Relations Theory and Ethics

Office: Zulauf Hall 407

Overview of Scholarly Activity

Professor Radasanu (MA, Ph.D, University of Toronto) is an associate professor specializing in political philosophy. She has published several articles and chapters on the foundations of liberalism in the eighteenth century, with a focus on Montesquieu's thought.  She also edited a volume called The Pious Sex: Essays on Women and Religion in the History of Political Thought (Lexington 2010), which deals with the controversial relationship between women and piety. She is currently working on a monograph developing the international relations theory of Montesquieu and those he influenced including Edmund Burke, Alexis de Tocqueville and the American founders. 

Selected Publications, Conference and Working Papers

"Montesquieu on Ancient Greek Foreign Relations: Toward National Self-Interest and International Peace" (Political Research Quarterly, DOI 10.1177/1065912911431246; forthcoming in print March 2013).

"The Modern Foundations of Burke's Conservatism" (Perspectives on Political Science, vol. 40, 1, 2011).

"Montesquieu on Moderation, Monarchy and Reform" (History of Political Thought, vol. 31, 2, summer 2010).

The Pious Sex: Essays on Women in the History of Political Thought from the Bible to Nietzsche (Editor; Lexington Press, March 2010).

"Flaubert: Eros and Politcs After Rousseau" (chapter in The Pious Sex).

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