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Dr Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart joined UCL as a modern European historian in 2015, having previously taught at Queen Mary, University of London and the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). He works on the intellectual history of liberalism in the twentieth century and has published two books on this subject. The first is an edited collection on the 'liberal moment' in late twentieth-century French thought; the second a monograph called Raymond Aron and Liberal Thought in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2020).  In 2018-19 he was a fellow of the Institut d'études avancées de Paris.His ongoing research projects focus on the intellectual histories of late twentieth century French liberalism, of Cold War liberaliam, and a study of French intellectual life in London during the Second World War.

Major publications

  • Raymond Aron and Liberal Thought in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
  • Iain Stewart and Stephen W Sawyer (eds), In Search of the Liberal Moment: Democracy, Anti-totalitarianism and Intellectual Politics in France since 1950 (New York: Palgrave, 2016)
  • 'France's anti-68 liberal revival' in Emile Chabal (ed.), France since the 1970s: History, Politics and Memory in an Age of Uncertainty (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), 199-223.
  • 'The origins of the "end of ideology": Raymond Aron and Industrial Civilisation' in José Colen and Elisabeth Dutartre-Michaut (eds.), A Companion to Raymond Aron (New York: Palgrave, 2015), 177-190.
  • 'Sartre, Aron, and the contested legacy of the anti-positivist turn in French thought, 1938-1960', Sartre Studies International 17 (Summer 2011), 41-60.

For a full list of publications, see Iain's Iris profile.

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