Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Dr Aline-Florence Manent

Research Theme: Planetary Futures

Aline-Florence Manent's research explores how intellectuals, policy-makers and state-builders have theorised the challenges of liberal democracy in twentieth century Europe and how their ideas shaped our political institutions. She is working on a book manuscript on the reconceptualisation and reconstruction of democracy in the post-war era in Germany and beyond. This project seeks to advance our understanding of the multifarious ways in which new worlds are imagined and built, despite tremendous geopolitical, ideological and moral constraints.


Aline-Florence completed her PhD in History at Harvard University in May 2016 and holds graduate degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and the Université Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research and teaching interests are rooted in an interdisciplinary perspective emphasising the connections between intellectual history and the history of political thought, culture and institutions in modern Europe.