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Dr Vassilios Paipais

Dr Vassilios Paipais


Researcher profile

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  • IR5601 Research in International Relations
  • IR5402 Analysis and Interpretation in International Political Thought
  • IR5414 World Politics After the 'Death of God': Between Apocalypse and Hope
  • SS5102 Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences (Convener)
  • IR4577 Order and Crisis in World Politics
  • IR3071 Realism in International Relations
  • IR1005 Introduction to International Relations

Research areas

Vassilios earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds an undergraduate degree in Law (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), an MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies (Panteion University, Athens) and an MRes in International Relations (LSE).

He has also been awarded a Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) and he is a Higher Education Academy Fellow.

His research focuses on three areas: the theory and history of realism as an ethico-political response to the crisis of liberal modernity in the 20th century, the question of ontology in politics and international relations, and the study of political theology in world politics.

He is currently working on his second monograph on the significance and impact of apocalyptic and messianic ideas in contemporary world politics under the provisional title: 'World Politics After the Death of God: Between Apocalypse and Hope'.  


PhD supervision

  • Flaminia Incecchi
  • Borislav Tsokov

Selected publications


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