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Dr Udit Bhatia



Udit Bhatia is a political theorist whose research focuses on normative democratic theory, constitutionalism, and political epistemology. Some of his recent papers have examined the legal and normative status of political parties, asking how their internal rules should be configured. In other work, he has engaged with epistocracy, the notion that competent persons should enjoy exclusive or disproportionate political power. He is also interested in the history of political thought, especially in relation to democratic institutions.

Before starting at York in September 2022, Udit was a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield (2021 to 2022). Previously, he was a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College and Lecturer in Politics at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. He studied philosophy as an undergraduate student at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi before moving to the UK for postgraduate studies at University College London and later Cambridge. He then moved to Oxford for his doctoral studies, completed in March 2019.

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Dr Udit Bhatia
Department of Politics and International Relations
University of York
YO10 5DD

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