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20052023

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Biography

My work is oriented around the relationship between history and theory, with a particular interest in global historical sociology.

I apply this interest to the study of revolutions in three books: Anatomies of Revolution (2019), Negotiated Revolutions: The Czech Republic, South Africa and Chile (2005), and On Revolutions: Unruly Politics in the Contemporary World (2022), co-authored with Colin Beck, Mlada Bukavansky, Erica Chenoweth, Sharon Nepstad and Daniel Ritter. I am currently in the planning stages (emphasis on planning) of a project on the long-term relationship between liberalism and revolution. 

I also apply my interest in history-theory to debates around global modernity, most notably in a book (co-authored with Barry Buzan) that charts the ways in which a range of important dynamics in contemporary international relations have their roots in the 19th century ‘global transformation’. Barry and I are in the early stages of a sequel to this project, tentatively entitled, Modes of Power

More details of my work can be found on my CV … here.

Research interests

  • Processes of radical change, especially revolutions.
  • Historical Sociology, especially analysis of global modernity.
  • International Relations theory, especially the relationship between history and IR.

Education/Academic qualification

International Relations, PhD, Negotiated Revolutions: The Czech Republic, South Africa and Chile, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Award Date: 30 Sept 2003

Research student supervision

  • Registered to supervise

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