Raia Prokhovnik

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Raia Prokhovnik
Born (1951-05-07) 7 May 1951 (age 65)
Academic background
Alma mater London School of Economics
Thesis title Rhetoric and Philosophy in Hobbes' Leviathan
Thesis year 1981
Academic work
Institutions Open University's Faculty of Social Sciences
Main interests Research into feminist political theory, the concept of sovereignty, and early modern political thought
Notable works Rational Woman: A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy

Raia Prokhovnik (born 7 May 1951),[1] is Reader in Politics at the Open University's Faculty of Social Sciences, for their Department of Politics and International Studies,[2] and founding editor of the journal Contemporary Political Theory.[3][4] She is the chair of the OU's interdisciplinary politics module, Living political ideas,[5] and contributed to other modules including Power, dissent, equality: understanding contemporary politics.[2]


Her first degree was in political science and history from the University of New South Wales, Australia (1974), and her MSc and PhD, Rhetoric and Philosophy in Hobbes's Leviathan, are from the London School of Economics (1976 and 1980).[6]


Prokhovnik spent six years teaching and research at Royal Holloway, University of London, and at the University of Southampton. She joined the Open University in 2000.[6]



  • Prokhovnik, Raia (1991). Rhetoric and philosophy in Hobbes' Leviathan. New York: Garland. ISBN 9780815301424. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia (2002). Rational woman: a feminist critique of dichotomy (2nd ed.). Manchester (and New York): Manchester University Press (and Palgrave). ISBN 9780719062599. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia (2004). Spinoza and republicanism. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780333733905. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia; Huysmans, Jef; Dobson, Andrew, eds. (2006). The politics of protection: sites of insecurity and political agency. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415499163. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia (2007). Sovereignties: contemporary theory and practice. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781403913234. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia (2008). Sovereignty: history and theory. Exeter, UK Charlottesville, Virginia: Imprint Academic. ISBN 9781845401412. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia; Slomp, Gabriella, eds. (2011). International political theory after Hobbes: analysis, interpretation and orientation. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230241145.  View online. Pdf preview.
  • Prokhovnik, Raia; Browning, Gary; Dimova-Cookson, Maria, eds. (2012). Dialogues with contemporary political theorists. Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230303058. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia, ed. (2012). Making policy, shaping lives. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781848734654. 

Book chapters[edit]

  • Prokhovnik, Raia (2004), "Rights and justice in international relations", in Brown, William; Bromley, Simon; Athreye, Suma, Ordering the international: history, change and transformation, London Ann Arbor, Michigan: Pluto Press in association with the Open University, pp. 227–262, ISBN 9780745321370. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia (2007), "Rationality", in Blakeley, Georgina; Bryson, Valerie, The impact of feminism on political concepts and debates, Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 12–24, ISBN 9780719075117. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia (2009), "Political leadership and sovereignty", in Femia, Joseph; Slomp, Gabriella; Körösényi, András, Political leadership in liberal and democratic theory, Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic, pp. 151–176, ISBN 9781845401726. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia (2011), "Hobbes, sovereignty, and politics: rethinking international political space", in Prokhovnik, Raia; Slomp, Gabriella, International political theory after Hobbes: analysis, interpretation and orientation, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 189–212, ISBN 9780230241145.  View online.
  • Prokhovnik, Raia (2012), "Talking about policy", in Prokhovnik, Raia, Making policy, shaping lives, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 145–182, ISBN 9781848734654. 

Journal articles[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Prokhovnik, Raia". Library of Congress. Retrieved 10 August 2014. data sheet (b. May 7, 1951) 
  2. ^ a b Open University's course on Power, dissent, equality: understanding contemporary politics, DD203 Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. ^ Staff writer. "Editors: editorial board". Contemporary Political Theory. Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Prokhovnik, Raia; Browning, Gary; Hutchings (March 2002). "Editorial". Contemporary Political Theory. Palgrave Macmillan. 1 (1): 1–2. doi:10.1057/palgrave.cpt.9300019. 
  5. ^ Open University's course on Living political ideas, DD306 Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  6. ^ a b Dr. Raia Prokhovnik, Open University, staff profile Retrieved 16 January 2016.

External links[edit]