Dr Jean-François Drolet, B.A. (Lund), M.Sc. (LSE), DPhil. (Oxford)
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Tel: 020 7882 5830
Location: Arts One, 2.33B
Office Hours: Wednesday 11am-12pm and Friday 9-10am
Jean-François is originally from Montreal, Canada. He graduated from the University of Lund (Sweden) in 2000 with a BA in Politics, and stayed on for another year to complete an MA in Politics in 2001. Jean-François then relocated in the United Kingdom to do an MSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics in 2002-2003, and a DPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford from October 2004 to October 2009. Upon completing his doctoral studies, Jean-François taught Politics and International Relations at City University (London) for two years before moving to Queen Mary where he was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2011.
Jean-François is best known for his work on the political theory and intellectual history of the American right. He is presently in the process of completing a monograph on politics and international relations in the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Beyond Tragedy, Nihilism and Perpetual Peace: Politics and International Relations in the Thought of Friedrich Nietzsche, manuscript in progress.
American Neoconservatism: The Politics and Culture of a Reactionary Idealism (New York: Columbia university Press, Hbk. 2011; Oxford University Press, Pbk. 2013)
American Foreign Policy: Studies in Intellectual History, co-edited with James Dunkerley (Manchester: Manchester University Press: 2017)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
‘Carl Schmitt and the American Century’, in Drolet and Dunkerley (eds.) American Foreign Policy: Studies in Intellectual History, co-edited with James Dunkerley (Manchester: Manchester University Press: 2017).
‘Ennobling Humanity: Nietzsche and the Politics of Tragedy’, Journal of International Political Theory, vol. 10, no 3, 2014.
'Nietzsche, Kant, the Democratic State and War', Review of International Studies, vol. 39, no. 1, 2012.
'Containing the Kantian Revolutions: A Theoretical Analysis of the Neoconservative Critique of Global Liberal Governance', Review of International Studies, vol. 26, no. 3, 2010.
'A Liberalism Betrayed? American Neoconservatism and the Theory of International Relations', Journal of Political Ideologies, vol. 15, no. 2, 2010.
‘The Cryptic Cold War Realism of Leo Strauss', International Politics, vol. 46, no.1, 2009.
'The Visible Hand of Neoconservative Capitalism', Millennium: Journal of International Studies, vol. 35, no 2, 2007.
I am currently supervising Alexander Blanchard, on "Conceptualising Political Violence"
I am keen to supervise research on themes related to:
- The political theory of Friedrich Nietzsche, Leo Strauss, Martin Heidegger and Ernst Jünger
- Political ideologies of the Right and Far Right
- Ideology/Intellectual History and US Foreign Policy
I would also consider supervision on various other themes related to Political violence and liberal modernity. Get in touch if you want to discuss a project.