The Department carries out research on the crisis of modernity as a result of ‘gender revolution’ or the cultural dislocation of gender. In the past, members of the Department have worked on a wide range of topics, including republican tradition of political thought, theories of justice, constitutionalism and the ideas of a ‘good society’. We also prepare a new project that explores various links between theology and political thought.
The main method applied in our research is contextualism, i.e. investigation of historical-cultural context, where a political idea, intellectual trend or way of argumentation emerges, is articulated in a textual and discursive form and finally becomes influential.
Our central research question is about the power of political ideas. Why some ideas become popular and easily influence opinions and attitudes whereas others are marginalized and forgotten? We believe that political philosophy, while relying on intellectual traditions of the past, illuminates our understanding of key ideas and concepts, while feeding into contemporary debates and controversies.