I'm an associate professor in the University of Amsterdam's Department of Political Science, the co-editor of the European Journal of Political Theory, and the principal investigator of the Dutch National Science Organisation Vidi project 'Legitimacy Beyond Consent' (2016-2021). My PhD is in philosophy, from the University of St Andrews. My main current project is a realist critical theory of legitimacy. This stems from the intersection of a number of interests: (i) methodological issues in political theory, e.g. realism vs moralism and, relatedly but separately, ideal vs non-ideal theory; (ii) the historical development liberal ideology; (ii…

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