Professor Miguel Vatter

Professor in Political Science

College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Sciences South (302)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Miguel Vatter is Professor of Political Science in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research, and has held academic positions in political science and philosophy departments in the United States and in Chile, as well as visiting professorships in Germany and China. Before coming to Flinders he was Professor of Politics at UNSW. He works in the areas of political and legal theory and contemporary continental philosophy.

His current areas of research and publication are Machiavelli, Kant, republicanism, neoliberalism, biopolitics and political theology. His most recent books are The Republic of the Living. Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society (Fordham University Press, 2014) and Machiavelli’s The Prince. A Reader’s Guide (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is currently finishing a book project entitled Divine Democracy. Political Theology After Carl Schmitt. He is co-founder and director of an international biopolitics research network, www.biopolitica.org.

Miguel Vatter's teaching areas are: social, political and moral philosophy; history of political thought (ancient, medieval, modern); legal theory; democratic theory; European Union politics; modern and contemporary continental philosophy; literary theory.

Research expertise
Philosophy
Political science
Religious and religious studies
Research interests

Miguel Vatter's current areas of research and publication are Machiavelli, Kant, republicanism, neoliberalism, biopolitics and political theology.

He is currently working on grant proposals on three subjects: 1) Extending legal personality to biological entities and ecologies; 2) Crisis of political liberalism and civil religion; 3) Cosmology and Religion in Renaissance and 20th century Political and Philosophical Thought

Topic coordinator
INTR3101 Global Inequality
POLI2005 European Union Politics
INTR2006 Debating Human Rights
PHIL2613 Global Justice
Supervisory interests
Biopolitics
Contemporary political philosophy
Modern philosophy
Moral and social philosophy
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Political science (3), Neoliberalism (1), Theoretical Foundations of Public Policy (1)
Publications
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  • Politics and Philosophy

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