Faculty Details

Raeder, Linda

Professor of Politics




(561) 803-2258


The School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Raeder teaches political theory and political economy. Before joining the PBA faculty, she taught at the Center for U.S. Studies in Wittenberg, Germany. She has been associate editor of Humanitas, published by the National Humanities Institute, since 1994. Her publications include a book on the religious thought and aspirations of John Stuart Mill, John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity (University of Missouri Press, 2002), as well as various articles on the nature and development of the Anglo-American liberal tradition, including “Hayek: A Man of Measure," "Voegelin on Gnosticism, Modernity, and the Balance of Consciousness,"  "Edmund Burke: Old Whig," "Augustine and the Case for Limited Government," "Liberalism and the Common Good," "The Nature of Civil Society: an American Perspective," "The Liberalism/Conservatism of Burke and Hayek: A Critical Comparison," "Education and the Free Society" and "Marxism as Psychodrama."  She is presently working on a book manuscript entitled "Freedom and American Society," an elaboration of the Freedom in American Society course she has taught at PBA since 2001.  As a conference participant in the United States and Germany, she has presented papers such as "Civil Society and the Renewal of American Culture," "The Nature of Civil Society," "The Psychological Presidency," "Liberalism and the Common Good" and "The Rule of Law." She has been awarded numerous academic fellowships, including a Lambe Fellowship by the Institute for Humane Studies, a Weaver Fellowship by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, an Earhart Foundation Fellowship, an Albright Fellowship by the University of Richmond and a Governor's Fellowship by the University of Virginia. She also serves as a peer reviewer for scholarly journals in her field.


B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; M.A., University of Richmond; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America.


Politics and Pre-Law (UG), Honors (UG), Humanities (UG)