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Francis Cheneval (1962) studied philosophy and political science at the Universities of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Georgetown (USA). He has lectured and conducted research at the École pratique des hautes études (Paris), Universidad de los Andes (Bogota), University of Oxford, Université de Nantes and Université Libre de Bruxelles, among others. From 2006-2008 he was Rapporteur for Property Rights at the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (UNDP, New York). Since 2011, he holds the Chair of Political Philosophy at the University of Zurich. He publishes on various topics of political philosophy and its history, with a focus on democratic theory and property rights. His publications include: The Government of the Peoples. On the Idea and Principles of Multilateral Democracy. New York 2011; Property Rights of Personal Data and the Financing of Pensions, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 24/2, 2021, pp. 253-275.

Research interests:
Theory of Democracy, Property Rights, Justice, History of Political Thought

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