Adrian Pabst is Reader in Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent where he also directs the Centre for Federal Studies. He is also Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). In 2018 he is holding the Sir Peter Lawler Visiting Fellowship at the PM Glynn Institute (Australian Catholic University).
Adrian studied economics and politics at the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris before studying philosophy and theology at the Institute Catholique de Paris and then gaining a PhD in political philosophy and philosophy of religion from Cambridge (2002-2006). In 2007 he joined the University of Nottingham where he held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, and in September 2009 he was appointed by the University of Kent.
His research and teaching are the interface of political thought, political economy and political theology. He is the editor of The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Pope Benedict XVI’s social encyclical and the future of political economy (Wipf & Stock, 2011) and the co-editor of Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics (I.B. Tauris, 2015). He is also the author of Metaphysics: the creation of hierarchy (Eerdmans, 2012) and the author (together with John Milbank) of The Politics of Virtue: Post-liberalism and the Human Future (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). His next book, Common Good Democracy, will be published by Polity Press in late 2018.