Faculty

Anthony Pagden

Distinguished Professor

Contact Information

Email    pagden@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  4244 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Anthony Pagden was educated in Santiago (Chile) London, Barcelona and Oxford and holds a B.A.. M.A. and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. He has been a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, Senior Research Fellow of the Warburg Institute (London), Professor of History at the European University Institute (Florence), University Reader in Intellectual History and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins. His research has concentrated on the relationship, cultural, political and legal, between the peoples of Europe and its overseas settlements and those of the non-European world from the Atlantic to the Pacific. His main concern is in the political theory of empire, in how the West sought to explain to itself how and why it had come to dominate so much of the world, and in the present consequences of the erosion of that domination. He has also written widely about cosmopolitanism, nationalism, internationalism and about the history and the future of the European Union. He is the author of more than a dozen books many of which have been translated into a number of European and Asian languages. His most recent publications include The Enlightenment - and why it still matters (Random House and Oxford University Press) in 2013, and in 2015, The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present (Cambridge University Press). He has also written for the New Republic, the National Interest the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, El Pais (Spain) Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy) the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement. He teaches classes in the history of political thought from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, in the theory of international relations, and seminars on imperialism and nationalism and on the theory of racism and ethnicity since antiquity.

Degrees

Oxford University, 1983

Fields of Study

Political Theory and Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Current Courses by Term

2018 Winter Quarter

Early Modern Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2018 Winter Quarter

Early Modern Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2017 Spring Quarter

Citizenship and Public Service

2017 Winter Quarter

Early Modern Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2016 Fall Quarter

Laws of War and Peace from Conquest of America to Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2016 Spring Quarter

Laws of War and Peace from Conquest of America to Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2015 Spring Quarter

Early Modern Political Theory

Advanced Honors Seminars

Introduction to Political Theory: Early Modern Period from Machiavelli through the Enlightenment

2014 Fall Quarter

Laws of War and Peace from Conquest of America to Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2014 Summer Session

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2014 Winter Quarter

Early Modern Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2013 Fall Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

Selected Texts in Political Theory

2013 Summer Session

Special Studies in Political Theory

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2013 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2013 Winter Quarter

History of Political Thought: Early Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Bentham

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2012 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2011 Spring Quarter

History of Political Thought: Early Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Bentham

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2011 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2010 Fall Quarter

Directed Research in Political Science

2010 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2010 Winter Quarter

History of Political Thought: Early Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Bentham

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2009 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2007 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

2007 Winter Quarter

Topics in History: Modern Europe

History of Political Thought: Early Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Bentham

2006 Fall Quarter

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2006 Spring Quarter

Seminar: Early Modern European History

History of Political Thought: Early Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Bentham

2006 Winter Quarter

Rights of War and Peace: History and Theory of International Law from European Expansion to European Union

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2005 Winter Quarter

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

Selected Texts in Political Theory

2004 Fall Quarter

Topics in History: Modern Europe

History of Political Thought: Early Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Bentham

2004 Spring Quarter

Topics in European History

Seminar: Political Theory

2004 Winter Quarter

History of Political Thought: Early Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Bentham

2003 Spring Quarter

Topics in European History

Seminar: Political Theory

2002 Fall Quarter

History of Political Thought: Early Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Bentham

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 218
Selected Topics in Political Theory

2018 Winter Quarter

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 111B
Early Modern Political Theory

2018 Winter Quarter

2017 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

POL SCI M115C
Citizenship and Public Service

2017 Spring Quarter

CIVIC M115
Citizenship and Public Service

2017 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 118
Laws of War and Peace from Conquest of America to Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

2016 Fall Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 189
Advanced Honors Seminars

2015 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 210B
Introduction to Political Theory: Early Modern Period from Machiavelli through the Enlightenment

2015 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 169
Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2014 Summer Session

2013 Summer Session

POL SCI 217
Selected Texts in Political Theory

2013 Fall Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 119
Special Studies in Political Theory

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Summer Session

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 191A
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

2013 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 289A
Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2013 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 111B
History of Political Thought: Early Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Bentham

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 289B
Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 199
Directed Research in Political Science

2010 Fall Quarter

HIST 201E
Topics in History: Modern Europe

2007 Winter Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

HIST 229B
Seminar: Early Modern European History

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 98T
Rights of War and Peace: History and Theory of International Law from European Expansion to European Union

2006 Winter Quarter

HIST 191C
Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

2005 Winter Quarter

HIST 136
Topics in European History

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 212
Seminar: Political Theory

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter