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Christian F. Rostbøll

Christian F. Rostbøll

    Member of:

    • Political Theory

    Primary fields of research

    My research focuses on the following themes within political theory: the justification of democracy, conceptions of freedom, autonomy, respect, freedom of expression, liberalism, republicanism, Kant, neo-Kantianism, Habermas

    Current research

    I am currently working on the possibility of giving a non-instrumental justication of democracy. I defend a freedom argument for democracy that does not entail procedure-independent epistemic standards.

    A second project concerns the meaning, use, and value of compromises in politics. I am particularly interested in exploring whether making compromises are required for the democratic legitimacy of political decisions.

    Teaching

    Recent Courses:

    • Political Theory and the History of Political Thought
    • Kant's Practical Philosophy
    • Civil Disobedience
    • The Politics of Recognition

     

     

     

    Selected publications

    1. Published

      Kant, Freedom as Independence, and Democracy

      Rostbøll, C. F. 10 Jun 2016 In : The Journal of Politics. 78, 3, p. 792-805 14 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    2. Published

      Deliberative Freedom: Deliberative Democracy as Critical Theory

      Rostbøll, C. F. 2008 Albany, NY, USA: State University of New York Press. 312 p.

      Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

    3. Published

      The Non-Instrumental Value of Democracy: The Freedom Argument

      Rostbøll, C. F. Jun 2015 In : Constellations. 22, 2, p. 267-278 12 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    4. Published

      Non-domination and democratic legitimacy

      Rostbøll, C. F. 1 Jul 2015 In : Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 18, 4, p. 424-439 16 p., DOI:10.1080/13698230.2015.1033862

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    5. Published

      Kantian Autonomy and Political Liberalism

      Rostbøll, C. F. 2011 In : Social Theory and Practice. 37, 3, p. 341-364 24 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    6. Published

      Immanuel Kant

      Rostbøll, C. F. May 2015 Djøf Forlag. 122 p. (Statskundskabens klassikere).

      Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

    7. Published

      Jürgen Habermas

      Rostbøll, C. F. 2011 1 ed. Kbh.: Djøf Forlag. 131 p. (Statskundskabens klassikere).

      Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

    8. Published

      Autonomy, Respect, and Arrogance in the Danish Cartoon Controversy

      Rostbøll, C. F. 2009 In : Political Theory. 37, 5, p. 623-648 26 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Selected activities

    1. COMPROMISE: Democratic Ideals and Real Politics

      Rostbøll, C. F. (Participant)
      1 Jan 201431 Dec 2017

      Activity: OtherOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

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