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Craiutu’s research interests include French political and social thought (Montesquieu, Tocqueville, Constant, Madame de Staël, Guizot, Aron), political ideologies (liberalism, conservatism), comparative political theory and democratic consolidation (mostly Central and Eastern Europe).

Area of expertise: Political Science

I teach courses in the history of modern political thought and my research focuses on modern French political and social thought, the French Revolution and its interpreters, liberalism and conservatism.

Areas: Political theory; history of political thought


  • 20th Century
  • France
  • Politics
Past Affiliations
European Studies, Russian, Political Science
PhD, Princeton University, Politics, 1999
MA, Princeton University, Politics, 1996
BA, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, Economics, 1988