Chandran Kukathas

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Chandran Kukathas
Born 12 September 1957
Alma mater Australian National University
University of New South Wales
University of Oxford
Occupation Political theorist
Employer London School of Economics

Chandran Kukathas (born 12 September 1957) is a Malaysian-born Australian political theorist and the author of several books. He is the Head of the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, where he holds the Chair in Political Theory.

Early life[edit]

Chandran Kukathas was born on 12 September 1957 in Malaysia. He obtained a BA in History and Political Science from Australian National University, and an MA in Politics from University of New South Wales.[1][2] He earned his DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford.[1][2]


Kukathas has taught at the Australian Defence Force Academy campus of the University of New South Wales, the University of Oxford, and the Australian National University.[1][2] He was the 1986-87 R.C.Hoiles Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute at George Mason University. He was, from 2003-2007, the Neal A. Maxwell Professor of Political Theory, Public Policy and Public Service in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah.[1] He has held visiting positions at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University (1991) and the Murphy Institute, Tulane University (2003). He has also been a visiting professor in the departments of Political Science and Philosophy at the National University of Singapore.

Kukathas holds a chair in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics.[2][3] He serves on the advisory board of the Institute of Economic Affairs.[1]


  • Kukathas, Chandran (1989). Hayek and Modern Liberalism. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198273264. OCLC 19325329. 
  • Kukathas, Chandran; Pettit, Phillip (1990). Rawls: A Theory of Justice and Its Critics. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804717687. OCLC 23017999. 
  • Kukathas, Chandran (2003). The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199257546. OCLC 60561912. 


  1. ^ a b c d e "Advisory Board: Chandran Kukathas". Institute of Economic Affairs. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Chandran Kukathas". Independent Institute. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Professor Chandran Kukathas". London School of Economics. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 

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