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Georgy Kopshteyn is a PhD student in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London and Adam Smith Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Göttingen and an MA in Philosophy from the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Research interests

  • Political Theory/Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Liberalism
  • Populism
  • Corruption
  • Human Rights


2020. Moving Beyond National Boundaries: On the Potential of Social Media to Contribute to Global Publics. Yearbook Practical Philosophy in a Global Perspective 4: 135-163 (co-first-authored with Gizem Kaya).

2019. Dispersing the Fog: A Philosophical Analysis of Institutional Corruption Applied to the MENA-Region. In: Corruption and Informal Practices in the Middle East and North Africa, eds. Kubbe, Ina, and Aiysha Varraich, pp. 23-42. London: Routledge (co-first-authored with Gizem Kaya).

Doctoral research

A Topology of the Ideational Premises of Contemporary Populist Movements in the European Union

PhD supervisors

Dr John Meadowcroft (primary supervisor) and Dr Paul Sagar (secondary supervisor)