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Professor Alan Ryan

Post
Emeritus Professor of Political Theory, University of Oxford

Specialisms
Political Studies

Biography
Recently retired after fifty-three years teaching political philosophy in Britain and the US. Central interests in the history of liberalism from Mill to Rawls. About to embark on a short book on American social and political thought in the period 1880 to 1920.

Past appointments
Reader in Politics University of Oxford (1978 - 1986)
Professor of Politics Princeton (1987 - 1996)
Warden New College University of Oxford (1996 - 2010)
Professor of Politics Princeton (2010 - 2016)
Visiting Professor (Philosophy) Stanford University, California (2014 - 2015)
Emeritus Professor of Political Theory University of Oxford (2016 - )

Principal publications
John Dewey and the high tide of American liberalism, 1995
Property and political theory, 1984
The philosophy of John Stuart Mill, 1970
Liberal Anxieties and Liberal Education, 1998
The Making of Modern Liberalism, 2012
On Politics, 2012

Website
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ajryan/

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