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Books by Centre for Political Thought Faculty

Forthcoming/Recent Books by Centre for Political Thought Faculty


Mira Siegelberg, Statelessness: A Modern History (Harvard University Press 2020 - forthcoming).

Lucia Rubinelli, Constituent Power: A History (Cambridge University Press 2020 - forthcoming).

Michael Sonenscher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Division of Labour, the Politics of the Imagination and the Concept of Federal Government (Brill 2020).

Duncan Bell and Bernardo Zacka, eds. Political Theory and Architecture (Bloomsbury 2020).

Lawrence Hamilton, Amartya Sen: Key Contemporary Thinkers (Polity Press 2019).

Duncan Kelly, Politics and the Anthropocene (Polity Books 2019).

Duncan Bell, ed. Empire, Race, and Global Justice (Cambridge University Press 2019).

David Runciman, How Democracy Ends (Profile Books 2018).

Samuel Garrett Zeitlin and Russell A. Berman eds., C. Schmitt, The Tyranny of Values and Other Texts (Candor, NY: Telos Press, 2018).

Banu Turnaoglu, The Formation of Turkish Republicanism (Princeton University Press 2017).

Richard Bourke, Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke (Princeton University Press 2017).

Richard Bourke and Quentin Skinner, eds. Popular Sovereignty in Historical Perspective (Cambridge University Press 2016).

Duncan Bell, Reordering the World: Essays on Liberalism and Empire (Cambridge University Press 2016).

Istvan Hont, Politics in Commercial Society: Jean Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith (Harvard University Press 2015).

Christopher Meckstroth, The Struggle for Democracy: Paradoxes of Progress and the Politics of Change (Oxford University Press 2015).

Martin Ruehl, The Italian Renaissance in the German Historical Imagination, 1860-1930 (Cambridge University Press 2015).

Lawrence Hamilton, Freedom is Power: Liberty Through Political Representation (Cambridge University Press 2015).

Samuel Garrett Zeitlin and Russell A. Berman eds., C. Schmitt, Land and Sea: A world-historical Meditation  (Candor, NY: Telos Press, 2015)

John Dunn, Breaking Democracy’s Spell (Yale University Press 2014).

David Runciman, The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present (Princeton University Press 2013).

Michael Edwards, Time and the Science of the Soul in Early Modern Philosophy (Brill 2013).

Christopher Brooke, Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau (Princeton University Press 2012).

Annabel BrettChanges of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law (Princeton University Press 2011).

Duncan Kelly, The Propriety of Liberty: Persons, Passions, and Judgement in Modern Political Thought (Princeton University Press 2011).

Joseph Canning, Ideas of Power in the Late Middle Ages, 1296-1417 (Cambridge University Press 2011).

Michael Sonenscher, Sans-Culottes: An Eighteenth-Century Emblem in the French Revolution (Princeton University Press 2009).

Michael Sonenscher, Before the Deluge: Public Debt, Inequality, and the Intellectual Origins of the French Revolution (Princeton University Press 2007).


Duncan Bell, ed. Victorian Visions of Global Order: Empire and International Relations in Nineteenth-Century Political Thought (Cambridge University Press 2007).

Duncan Bell, The Idea of Greater Britain: Empire and the Future of World Order, 1860-1900 (Princeton University Press 2007).

John Dunn, Setting the People Free: The Story of Democracy (Atlantic Books 2006).

Annabel Brett and James Tully, eds. Rethinking the Foundations of Modern Political Thought (Cambridge University Press 2006).

John Robertson, The Case for the Enlightenment: Scotland and Naples 1680-1760 (Cambridge University Press 2009).

John Robertson, ed. A Union for Empire: Political Thought and the British Union of 1707 (Cambridge University Press 1995).

Istvan Hont, Jealousy of Trade: International Trade and the Nation-State in Comparative Perspective (Harvard University Press 2010).