Raia Prokhovnik

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Raia Prokhovnik
Born (1951-05-07) 7 May 1951 (age 64)
Occupation Reader in Politics at the Open University's Faculty of Social Sciences
Known for Research into feminist political theory, the concept of sovereignty, and early modern political thought

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. She is the chair of the OU's interdisciplinary politics module, Living political ideas,[2] and contributed to other modules including Power, dissent, equality: understanding contemporary politics.[3]


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).[4]


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.[4]



  • Prokhovnik, Raia (2002). Rational woman: a feminist critique of dichotomy (2nd edition). 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 0333733908. 
  • Huysmans, Jef; Dobson, Andrew; Prokhovnik, Raia, Eds (2006). The Politics of protection : sites of insecurity and political agency. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415499163. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia, Rationality, in Blakeley, Georgina; Bryson, Valerie, Eds (2007). The impact of feminism on political concepts and debates. Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719075117. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia, (2007). Sovereignties: contemporary theory and practice. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York, N.Y: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781403913234. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia, (2008). Sovereignty: history and theory. Exeter, UK Charlottesville, VA: Imprint Academic. ISBN 9781845401412. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia, Political leadership and sovereignty, in Femia, Joseph; Slomp, Gabriella; Körösényi, András, Eds (2009). Political leadership in liberal and democratic theory. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic. ISBN 9781845401726. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia, Hobbes, sovereignty, and politics: rethinking international political space, in Slomp, Gabriella; Prokhovnik, Raia, Eds (2011). International political theory after Hobbes: analysis, interpretation and orientation. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England New York: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 189–212. ISBN 9780230241145. 
  • Browning, Gary; Dimova-Cookson, Maria; Prokhovnik, Raia, Eds (2012). Dialogues with contemporary political theorists. Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230303058. 
  • Prokhovnik, Raia, Talking about policy, in Prokhovnik, Raia (2012). Making policy, shaping lives. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781848734654.


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  1. ^ "Prokhovnik, Raia". Library of Congress. Retrieved 10 August 2014. data sheet (b. May 7, 1951) 
  2. ^ Open University's course on Living political ideas, DD306 Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. ^ Open University's course on Power, dissent, equality: understanding contemporary politics, DD203 Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b Dr. Raia Prokhovnik, Open University, staff profile Retrieved 16 June 2013.

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