Title of thesis – Mfp-patriotism: a Mazzinian inspired love of country
My thesis aims to develop a political theory based upon a morally acceptable form of partiality that seeks to reconcile cosmopolitanism with particularism, that is, a Mazzinian inspired form of partial sentiment (Mfp-patriotism) as a moderate, inclusive and moral form of patriotic love of and loyalty to one’s country and its political community. Mfp-patriotism could, in application, help break down barriers, create common endeavour and assist in reconciling the societal divisions between the tribal instincts of the Anywheres and the Somewheres.
I was lucky to take voluntary early retirement in 2017, and having completed the MA in Philosophy with the OU in 2019, I’m delighted and excited to be undertaking a full-time PhD. I have previous experience in the military and as a Human Resources Director in the private/ public sector/ NHS. I was born in Cumbria, England, but now live in North Norfolk. I'm married to Sue and we have a wonderful daughter Lizzie.