Lasse Thomassen
Lasse Thomassen

Associate Professor

I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen and a Reader in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London.

My research focuses on three areas: debates within radical democratic theory and radical politics (autonomy vs hegemony, movement parties, etc.); identity politics and the politics of inclusion, particularly in the context of the UK and Europe; and new approaches to the concept of representation. In addition, I have a long-standing interest in the work of Jürgen Habermas. Cutting across these research foci is my interest in developing deconstruction and discourse theory as methods for political analysis. I am currently working on a project developing deconstruction as a critical method for political theory. I am the co-editor of Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory.

@LAT153B

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Representing the People: Laclau as a Theorist of Representation

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2019, In : New Political Science. 41, 2, p. 329-344 10.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  2. Published

    Pinning down representation: Michael Saward’s constructivist turn

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2019, The Constructivist Turn in Political Representation. Disch, L., van de Sande, M. & Urbinati, N. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 163-181

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2017, Edinburgh University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Autonomy and Hegemony in the Squares: The 2011 Protests in Greece and Spain

    Thomassen, Lasse & Prentoulis, M., 2014, Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Today: The Biopolitics of the Multitude versus the Hegemony of the People. Kioupkiolis, A. & Katsambekis, G. (eds.). Ashgate, p. 213-234

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Political Theory in the Square: Protest, Representation and Subjectification

    Thomassen, Lasse & Prentoulis, M., 2013, In : Contemporary Political Theory. 12, 3, p. 166-184

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  6. Published

    (Not) Just a Piece of Cloth: Begum, Recognition and the Politics of Representation

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2011, In : Political Theory. 39, 3, p. 325-351

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  7. Published

    The Politics of Iterability: Benhabib, the Hijab, and Democratic Iterations

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2011, In : Polity. 43, 1, p. 128-149

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  8. Published

    Deconstruction as method in political theory

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2010, In : Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft. 39, 1, p. 41-53

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  9. Published

    Habermas: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2010, Bloomsbury Academic.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Deconstructing Habermas

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2007, Routledge.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Beyond Representation?

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2007, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 60, 1, p. 111-126

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  12. Published

    The Derrida-Habermas Reader

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2006, Edinburgh University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    The Inclusion of the Other? Habermas and the Paradox of Tolerance

    Thomassen, Lasse, 2006, In : Political Theory. 34, 4, p. 439-462

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  14. Published

    Radical Democracy: Politics between Abundance and Lack

    Thomassen, Lasse & Tønder, Lars, 2005, Manchester University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

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