Professor Richard Bellamy
Richard Bellamy joined UCL in October 2005 as the first Professor of
Political Science, founding Head of the new Department and Director of
the School of Public Policy. He was educated at the University of
Cambridge and the European University Institute at Florence. After
three years as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College,
Oxford he went on to lectureships at Cambridge and Edinburgh and then
to Chairs at the Universities of East Anglia, Reading and Essex. He has
held Visiting Fellowships at Nuffield College, Oxford; the EUI in
Florence and Australia National University (ANU). He was Academic
Director of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) from
2002-2006 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
in 2002 and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in 2008.
Richard’s main research interests are in European Social and Political Theory post-1750, Contemporary Analytical Legal and Political Philosophy, Public Ethics, and the application of normative theory to the understanding of citizenship, democracy and constitutionalism in modern societies. He has been a leading figure in the normative study of the European Union and directed a number of prominent ESRC and European Commission research projects in this area.
He has written 7 monographs to date, edited or co-edited a further 20
volumes and is the author of over a 100 journal articles and book
chapters. His books include Modern Italian Social Theory: Ideology
and Politics from Pareto to the Present, Liberalism and Modern Society:
An Historical Argument; Liberalism and Pluralism: Towards a Politics of
Compromise and, as editor or co-editor, Victorian Liberalism,
Constitutionalism in Transformation, Pluralism and Liberal Neutrality,
Citizenship and Governance in the EU; Political Concepts, The Cambridge
History of Twentieth Century Political Thought; Lineages of European
Citizenship and Making European Citizens. He has also edited
scholarly editions of works by Beccaria, Bobbio and Gramsci. His
publications have been translated into several languages, including
Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese,
Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. His most recent books are Political Constitutionalism, published by Cambridge University Press in 2007 and Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction, which came out with Oxford University Press in 2008. He is currently writing a study of Political Leadership for Polity Press.
He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Government and Opposition, Modern Italy, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Res Publica: A Journal of Legal and Social Philosophy, The European Legacy: Towards New Paradigms, European Political Science, and Diacritica: Philosophy. He is an associate editor of the European Journal of Political Theory and the new ECPR journal European Political Science Review. He co-edits the journal CRISPP (Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy).