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Paul Nieuwenburg

Professor Political Philosophy

Prof.dr. P. Nieuwenburg
+31 71 527 2727


Paul Nieuwenburg is Professor in Political Science and Political Philosophy at the Institute of Political Science and Co-Director of the Centre of Political Philosophy. He has held positions in departments of philosophy, public administration, and legal philosophy.


His research focuses on issues in moral psychology, public ethics and constitutional theory. He is interested in both historical and systematic aspects of political philosophy, and tries to combine these interests where possible.

PhD supervision

Paul Nieuwenburg is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:

  • Constitutional theory
  • History of political philosophy
  • Public ethics

See for more information on PhD positions:

Institute of Political Science: PhD

Professor Political Philosophy

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Politieke Wetenschap

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 5B07



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