Orlando Lazar

Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics

Orlando Lazar is a Lecturer in Politics at St Edmund Hall and at Balliol College.

Orlando graduated in 2019 with a DPhil in Political Theory at Oxford, working on domination and the workplace in contemporary republicanism. Before Oxford, his BA and MPhil were in philosophy at the University of Cambridge. At St Edmund Hall, Orlando teaches the finals papers Theory of Politics and Marx & Marxism, and the political theory components of the prelims paper Introduction to Politics, which he also teaches at Balliol. He also teaches visiting students at various Colleges.

His personal website can be found at orlandolazar.wordpress.com.

Orlando’s research focuses on domination and the world of work, including the philosophical underpinnings of various strategies to transform the workplace. His DPhil thesis, ‘Work, Domination, and Contemporary Republicanism’, explored two central issues: how political theorists ought to think about domination and, more practically, what the pursuit of non-domination requires when it comes to the organisation of work. This second task included a critical assessment of various contemporary policy proposals, including workplace democracy, universal basic income, and a shorter working week.

He is currently working on extending this research, looking in particular at notions of ‘structural’ domination and their relation to distinctively modern forms of insecure or precarious work.


(2019), ‘A Republic of Rules: Procedural Arbitrariness and Total Institutions’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 22 (6):681-702.

(2019), ‘Work, Domination, and Contemporary Republicanism’, DPhil Thesis. Available online at https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:d631dd22-77f6-4635-a260-7a355ef0fddb


Conference Papers

(2018) – ‘Republicanism and Independence From Work’, political theory panel, Political Studies Association Annual Conference (Cardiff), 27th March.

(2018) – ‘Up Close and Personal: Domination, Agency, and the Problem of Many Masters’, Harvard Graduate Conference in Political Theory, 19th October.

(2019) – ‘Time for What We Will: the Anti-Domination Case For Less Work’, political theory panel, Political Studies Association Annual Conference (Nottingham), 15th-17th April.

(2019) – ‘Work, Domination, and the False Promise of a Republican Basic Income’, Venice International University Republics and Republicanism Conference, 3rd-5th May.

(2019) – ‘Time for What We Will: the Anti-Domination Case For Less Work’, Challenging the Work Society Conference, Birkbeck, 27th-28th September.


Where next?

History and Politics

Undergraduate course page

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Writing the History of Neoliberalism

15 Jan 2019

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