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dr. P.A. (Paul) Raekstad

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B10.00
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Information

    Paul Raekstad works on methodological questions in political philosophy and theory (especially realism and utopianism), democracy, future economic institutions, and how to bring them about. He also has particualr interests in critical theory, the history of ideas, Marxism, an anarchism.


    Much of his work can be found here:


  • Publications


    • Raekstad, P. (2018). Revolutionary practice and prefigurative politics: A clarification and defense. Constellations, 25(3), 359-372. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8675.12319 [details]
    • Raekstad, P. (2018). Human development and alienation in the thought of Karl Marx. European Journal of Political Theory, 17(3), 300-323. DOI: 10.1177/1474885115613735 [details]
    • Raekstad, P. (2018). Realism, Utopianism, and Radical Values. European journal of philosophy, 26(1), 145-168. DOI: 10.1111/ejop.12193 [details]


    • Raekstad, P. (2017). Property-owning democracy as an alternative to capitalism. European Journal of Political Theory. DOI: 10.1177/1474885117725900
    • Raekstad, P. (2017). [Review of: W.C. Roberts (2017) Marx’s Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital]. Disputatio, IX(44), 127-130. [details]
    • Raekstad, P. A. (2017). John Rawls’ venstreliberalisme. In M. Kristjansson, O. Innset, O. Dybedahl, & S. Hverven (Eds.), Ingen mennesker er født frie: liberalismekritikk fra venstre Oslo: Dreyers Forlag.
    • Raekstad, P. (2017). Democracy, the Party, and Self-Emancipation. Critique : journal of socialist theory, 45(4), 599-611. DOI: 10.1080/03017605.2017.1379150 [details]
    • Raekstad, P. (2017). The Democratic Theory of the Early Marx. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 99(4), 443-464. DOI: 10.1515/agph-2017-0021 [details]


    • Raekstad, P. (2017). From Democracy to Socialism: Then and Now. In L. Panitch, & G. Albo (Eds.), Rethinking democracy (pp. 263-274). (Socialist Register; Vol. 54 (2018)). London : Merlin Press. [details]

    Journal editor

    • Raekstad, P. A. (member of editorial board) (2016-2021). Studies in Marxism (Journal).


    • Raekstad, P. A. (organiser) (2017). Genealogy and Political Theory, Amsterdam, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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