João Carlos Espada

Full Professor

João Carlos Espada is the Director and Founder (1996) of the Institute for Political Studies at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where he is University Professor of Political Studies. He was previously a tenured Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He earned his D.Phil from the University of Oxford, under the supervision of [Lord] Ralf Dahrendorf (1990-1994), and he taught at Brown (1994-95), Stanford (1996) and Georgetown (2000) Universities in the US. From January 2011 to December 2013, he held the European Parliament / Bronislaw Geremek European Civilisation Chair at the College of Europe, campus of Natolin (Warsaw). He is the editor of the quarterly journal Nova Cidadania and president of the Portuguese section of the International Churchill Society/Churchill Centre. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Democracy. He has authored ten books and edited another ten in political theory, all in Portuguese and several in English. His latest book is 'The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty: A view from Europe' (Routledge, 2016, paperback edition in 2018, Hungarian translation in 2017). He has contributed regular opinion columns to the Portuguese press since 1985, presently having a weekly column at the daily digital newspaper Observador. He was political adviser to two Presidents of the Portuguese Republic, President Mário Soares (1986-1990) and President Aníbal Cavaco Silva (2006-2011). He is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, of the Marine Academy and of the International Academy of Portuguese Culture, as well as of the British Historical Society of Portugal. He was (the second) President of the Portuguese Political Science Association (2002-2006). He received three awards from the Republic of Poland: The Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit, awarded by the President of the Republic (2015); The Bene Merito Distinction, awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012) and The Medal of Gratitude, awarded by the European Solidarity Centre, based at Gdansk. In 1996, he was awarded the title of “Grande Oficial da Ordem do Mérito” by the President of the Republic of Portugal, Mr. Mário Soares.

Book Chapter

"Karl Popper: Uma homenagem merecida"

João Carlos Espada 2018. Karl Popper Conjecturas e Refutações, Edições 70
Paper

Karl Popper, Winston Churchill, and the Tradition of Liberty among the English-speaking Peoploes

João Carlos Espada 2018. Philosophy
Other

Prefácio a "Palestra Anual Alexis de Tocqueville: 1998-2018

João Carlos Espada 2018. Universidade Católica Editora
Book

The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty

João Carlos Espada 2018. Routledge
Book Chapter

Um Clássico da Filosofia Política do Século XX

João Carlos Espada 2018. A Constituição da Liberdade, F.A. Hayek, Edições 70
Book

A Politikai Szabadság Anglo-Amerikai Hagiománya

João Carlos Espada 2017. Typotex, Budapest
Paper

Mário Soares (1924-2017)

João Carlos Espada 2017. Journal of Democracy
Paper

Churchill y la tradición europea de libertad

João Carlos Espada 2016. Comillas Journal of International Relations
Book

The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty

João Carlos Espada 2016. Routledge
Paper

Winston Churchill, The English Speaking Peoples and the Free World

João Carlos Espada 2016. Finest Hour 173
Book

Portugal, A Europa e o Atlântico

João Carlos Espada (with João Carlos Espada). 2014.
Book Chapter

Prefácio a Karl Popper, A Sociedade Aberta e os seus Inimigos

João Carlos Espada 2012. Edições 70
Paper

The sources of extremism

João Carlos Espada (with Espada, J.C.). 2012. Journal of Democracy
Other

25 Anos de Integração Europeia

Paper

Polónia

João Carlos Espada 2011. Nova Cidadania
Other

Portugal Hoje

Other

Sociedade Civil e Mercado

Book

O Mistério Inglês e a Corrente de Ouro

Paper

O Poder do Estado no mar e a História do Ocidente

João Carlos Espada 2010. Roteiros - Boletim do Instituto D. João de Castro
Other

Portugal Hoje

Paper

Ralf Dahrendorf

João Carlos Espada 2010. Nova Cidadania
Book Chapter

"Churchill: o único plano é persistir" in "Os Grandes Mestres da Estatégia - Estudos sobre o poder da Guerra e da Paz"

Book Chapter

Preface to the book "F. A. Hayek, O Caminho para a Servidão"

Book

A Tradição Anglo-Americana da Liberdade

Book

Liberdade e Responsabilidade Pessoal

Book Chapter

Preface to the book "Karl Popper, Busca Inacabada: Autobiografia Intelectual"

Book Chapter

Preface to the book "Robert P. George, Choque de Ortodoxias"

Paper

The World's Vote

João Carlos Espada 2008. The American Interest
Book Chapter

"They actually answered my calls" in "A small but crucial push. British Council: 70 years with Portugal"

Other

Democracia Liberal e Religião

Other

Direita e Esquerda?

Book Chapter

Preface to the book "Karl Popper, A Pobreza do Historicismo"

Book Chapter

"Edmund Burke and the Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty" in "Political Philosophy"

Book Chapter

"Recordando D. António Ferreira Gomes" in "Ser Cristão na Sociedade aqui e no futuro"

Book Chapter

"Neoconservatism in Europe. A view from Portugal" in "Neoconservatism"

Paper

Ensino livre: a verdadeira salvaguarda da educação do carácter

João Carlos Espada 2004. Roteiros
Paper

Liberdade de Educação e Educação do Carácter

João Carlos Espada 2004. Nação e Defesa
Other

New Challenges to Liberal Democracy in a Global World

Paper

O Legado de John Rawls e o Debate sobre a Justiça

João Carlos Espada 2004. Academia Internacional da Cultura Portuguesa
Other

Pensamento Político Contemporâneo

Other

Família e Políticas Públicas

Other

Pluralismo sem Relativismo

João Carlos Espada (with Espada, João). 2003.
Book Chapter

Preface to the book "Karl Popper, Conjecturas e Refutações"

Book

Ensaios sobre a Liberdade

Book

Riqueza e Pobreza

Book Chapter

"Neo-Liberalism" in "Enciclopédia Verbo Luso-Brasileira de Cultura"

Other

Liberalismo

Book Chapter

Preface to the book "A. de Tocqueville, Da Democracia na América"

Paper

Prosperidade e bem-estar: uma leitura de Tocqueville

João Carlos Espada 2000. Análise Social
Other

The Democratic Invention

Other

The Liberal Tradition in Focus

Paper

The perils of prosperity

João Carlos Espada 2000. Journal of Democracy
Book

Direitos Sociais de Cidadania

Book

A Tradição da Liberdade

Other

O Desafio Europeu

Paper

O projecto Europeu: Estará o Estado-Nação em vias de Desaparecimento?

João Carlos Espada 1998. Revista Brasileira de Estudos Políticos
Book Chapter

"Da construção de cidadãos participativos à crise de valores e referências estáveis" in "Nos dez anos da lei de bases: memórias e projectos"

Book

Direitos Sociais de Cidadania

Other

Liberdade, Virtude e Interesse próprio

Book

Social Citizenship Rights

Book Chapter

"Sociedade Aberta e Liberalismo" in "Perspectivas sobre o Liberalismo em Portugal"

Book Chapter

"Mário Soares, The Presidency and the Democracy: The Magistrature of Influence" in "The New Portugal: Democracy and Europe"

Book

Dez Anos que mudaram o Mundo

Book

1984

Book Chapter

Alexis de Tocqueville. Libertad, Igualdad, despotismo