APaccoud-238x312Dr Antoine Paccoud

Visiting Fellow, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE

Researcher at Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

Email: a.m.paccoud@lse.ac.uk





Antoine’s research is concerned with bringing human geography into conversation with the ideas of contemporary philosopher Alain Badiou, and in doing so, to show that this philosophy can be compatible with empirical social science. His PhD in Urban and Regional Planning (LSE, 2012) investigates Haussmann’s planning practice through the lens of Badiou’s philosophy, providing a new interpretation of the relation between Haussmann and property owners. And his recent work at LSE Cities (2008–2013) was concerned with drawing lessons from Badiou’s notion of the world to evaluate current attempts at large-N city comparisons in light of recent debates in comparative urbanism.

Research Areas

  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Politics
  • Comparative Urbanism
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Alain Badiou



Selected recent publications:


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