Dr Marta Wojciechowska

Dr Marta Wojciechowska

LSE Fellow


Office Hours
Fri 15:30 - 17:00 KSW.4.05
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English, Polish
Key Expertise
Democracy, Cities, Political Theory, Inequality, Inclusion

About me

I am a political theorist interested in solving real-life challenges of democratic governance in contexts different than the nation-states. I am especially interested in questions of democratic inclusion, inequality and agency.

My PhD project at the Government Department (LSE) proposes how to efficiently govern the biggest, most dynamic modern cities, in particular, mega-cities. Current political and urban literature argues that the key to solving urban problems relies on stronger, centralised governance. However, my analysis shows that the way to effectively govern mega-cities relies rather on the mixture of social, structural and political strategies. My thesis proposes a set of concrete recommendations for democratic, emancipatory governance in mega-cities under which the cities’ inhabitants are treated as key actors.

Within the LSE100, I am responsible for the design of the module ‘What is the Future of Democracy? A Case Study of Social Change’. Since 2018, I am also responsible for equality and diversity mainstreaming within the course. Previously, I have been leading a staff sustainability project (Green Impact), for which our team won the Gold award.

Beyond LSE, I have teaching experiences from the University College London and King's College London in political theory, political science, area studies and sociology.


Wojciechowska, M. (2019) Towards Intersectional Democratic Innovations, Political Studies, 67(4). doi:10.1177/0032321718814165.  (LSE repository: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/100302/)

Wojciechowska, M. (2019) Participation is Not Enough - an Argument for Emancipation as a Foundation of Participatory Theorising. Representation: Journal of Representative Democracy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00344893.2019.1704849 (LSE Repository: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/103055/ )

Wojciechowska, M. (2019) Completely Theorized Agreements. A Different Reading of Consensus Paradox Hypothesis, Journal of Public Deliberation:  Vol. 15 : Iss. 1 , Article 14 https://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol15/iss1/art14/

Public engagement

Phillips, Anne, M. Wojciechowska, E. Wolff (2017) What do sexual harassment allegations in Westminster tell us about gender equality in politics?, Government Department Blog, LSE

Wojciechowska, M. (2015) Kuroń and the Global Educational Revolution, School of Slavonic and East European Studies Blog, University College London

Wojciechowska, M. (2010) Deliberative Democracy as an Answer for Crisis in Democratic Governance, Radical Politics Today, April 2010