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Dr Jan Kandiyali

Assistant Professor in Political Theory

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Assistant Professor in Political Theory in the School of Government and International AffairsRoom 004, Southend House 


Jan Kandiyali joined Durham as an Assistant Professor in Political Theory 2021, having previously taught at the LSE and Istanbul Technical University. He received his PhD from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.

Jan's interests are in social and political philosophy. He as written about Karl Marx's views on work, freedom, and human florusihing. More recent essays have focused on the sharing of burdensome labour, the desirability of a post-work society, the attraction of republican freedom for socialists, the question of whether basic income would provide a 'capitalist road to communism', and the media's coverage of poverty. 

Research interests

  • Republican Political Theory
  • Perfectionism in Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Universal Basic Income
  • Freedom
  • Theories of Justice and Equality
  • Karl Marx
  • Work and Contributive Justice
  • Socialist Political Philosophy


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Edited book

  • Kandiyali, Jan (2018). Reassessing Marx's Social and Political Philosophy: Freedom, Recognition and Human Flourishing. Routledge.

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