Lecture by Professor Raymond PLANT: "The Financial Crisis and the Character of the European State"


Friday 27.04.12


Natolin (Warsaw) Campus
ul. Nowoursynowska 84
PL-02/797 Warszawa

On 27 April 2012, Professor Raymond PLANT, gave a lecture at Natolin as part of the EP Geremek European Civilization Chair lecture series. The lecture was entitled "The Financial Crisis and the Character of the European State". 


Professor Raymond PLANT has been a Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy at King’s College London since January 2002 and teaches part-time at Sciences Po, Paris. He was previously Master of St. Catherine's College Oxford, from 1994 until 2000 and before that Professor of European Political Thought at the University of Southampton. Lord PLANT has further delivered distinguished lectures at such prestigious universities as Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester and University College Dublin. He is a Labour Peer and sits in the House of Lords with the title of Lord Plant of Highfield. In the Lords he is a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights and has been a member of the Government and Law Sub Committee of the Committee on the European Communities. He is a Fellow of St. Catherine's College Oxford, of Harris Manchester College Oxford and in 2006 of Corpus Christi College Cambridge. In 2010, Lord PLANT was awarded the annual Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies.


Publications in English (and translated into many other languages) include:

  • Social and Moral Theory in Casework, RKP 1970, republished by Routledge, 2010;
  • Hegel, first edition, Allen and Unwin, 1973; second edition, Blackwell, 1981;
  • Community and Ideology, RKP 1974, republished by Routledge 2010;
  • Modern Political Thought, Blackwell, 1991;
  • Philosophy, Politics and Citizenship, with A. Vincent, Blackwell, 1984;
  • Political Philosophy and Social Welfare, with P. Taylor, Gooby and A. Lesser, RKP 1981, republished by Routledge 2010;
  • Conservative Capitalism in Britain and the USA, with K. Hoover, Methuen, 1989;
  • Politics, Theology and History, Cambridge University Press, 2001;
  • The Neo-liberal State, Oxford University Press, 2009;
  • Forthcoming: Religion in a Liberal State (OUP) based on the Bampton Lectures.