Will Selinger is Lecturer in European History, 1700-1850. He is a historian of political thought and has a particular interest in modern theories of democracy and representative government. Before coming to UCL, he was a lecturer in the Social Studies program at Harvard. His first book is entitled Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber. It will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019, in the Ideas in Context series. He is currently beginning work on a comprehensive intellectual biography of Montesquieu.
- Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
- 'Fighting electoral corruption in the Victorian era: An overlooked dimension of John Stuart Mill's political thought', European Journal of Political Theory (available online 2016; forthcoming in print 2019)
- 'The politics of Arendtian historiography: European federation and the origins of totalitarianism', Modern Intellectual History 13 (2016)
- 'Le grand mal de l'époque: Tocqueville on French political corruption', History of European Ideas 42 (2016)
For a full list of publications, please see Will's Iris profile.
- The Political Thought of the French Revolution
- Empire and Commerce in the Enlightenment