Dr. Shekhar Singh | Department of International Relations and Governance Studies

Profile

Dr. Shekhar
Singh
Assistant Professor
Department of International Relations and Governance Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
E331
Block-E, Shiv Nadar University
Dadri, Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
India
91-0120-7170100
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Profile Summary 

His Ph.D. thesis was tilted History, Experience and Norms: Analysing Alternatives to Rawlsian Political Theory. While dominantly political theory has been understood as a normative discipline, in his thesis Shekhar analysed the alternative understanding of ‘theory’ that emerges out of the work of philosophers like, Richard Rorty, Michael Oakeshott and Raymond Geuss. He is currently working on a critical analyses of American pragmatist philosophy, focusing specially on the arguments offered by Michael Oakeshott.

Educational Qualifications 
2008
M.A.
Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
2010
M.Phil
Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
2014
Ph.D.
Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Work Experience 
05/11
08/13
Teaching Assistant,
Young India Fellowship,
New Delhi
02/11
03/11
Assistant Professor (Adhoc.),
Gargi College, University of Delhi,
New Delhi
11/08
05/09
Guest Faculty,
Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi,
New Delhi
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Political Philosophy, Michael Oakeshott, Richard Rorty, American Pragmatism, Normative Theory and its Alternatives, Indian Political Thought

Courses Taught (Selected)

Thinking about Politics: From Ancients to the Contemporary 

Contemporary Political Philosophy

Freedom: A Philosophical Investigation

Democracy and its Discontents

Global Political Thought

Is being practical the only value we are left with?

History, Context and Theory: Philosophical Approaches

Understanding Modernity

Interpreting Modern Politics: Key Texts

 

 

Scholarly Activity

Books & Book Chapters

Singh S. (2019) Three Different Critiques of Rationalism: Friedrich Hayek, James Scott and Michael Oakeshott. In: Kos E. (eds) Michael Oakeshott on Authority, Governance, and the State. Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.