Teaching in 2020
- as Course Coordinator and Lecturer
History of political thought, political philosophy and political theory, authoritarianism and dictatorship
- BS Duke
- MA Northern Illinois
- PhD Notre Dame
Xavier Márquez is a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Political Science. His recent research focuses on non-democratic politics, including authoritarianism, dictatorship, and non-democratic political thought. He is also interested in the history of democracy and democratic thought and has published on Michel Foucault, Hannah Arendt, John Rawls, and ancient Greek and Roman thought.
Xavier’s current research focuses on non-democratic politics. He recently completed a book on this topic (“Non-democratic Politics: Authoritarianism, Dictatorship, and Democratization”), and continues to work on questions concerning the emergence and development of cults of personality and other forms of charismatic authority, especially in non-democratic contexts. He is also interested on the history of democracy and democratic thought, and is currently researching ways to mine large-scale textual corpora to gain insight into this history.
Xavier is interested in supervising graduate research at both the Masters and Doctoral level in the following broad areas:
- Authoritarianism, dictatorship, and other forms of non-democratic politics
- Democratic political theory
- The history of democratic and anti-democratic political thought
- Ancient political thought
- Liberal and anti-liberal political thought
- Comparative political thought
- The political theory of surveillance, power, and visibility
- Márquez, Xavier (ed.). 2018. Democratic Moments. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2016. Non-Democratic Politics: Authoritarianism, Dictatorship, and Democratization. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2012. A Stranger’s Knowledge: Statesmanship, Philosophy, and Law in Plato’s Statesman. Las Vegas: Parmenides Press.
- Marquez, Xavier. 2018. "Two models of political leader cults: Propaganda and ritual." Politics, Religion & Ideology: 1-20. DOI:10.1080/21567689.2018.1510392.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2016. “The Irrelevance of Legitimacy” Political Studies 64(1 suppl): 19-34. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9248.12202. Ungated preprint available here .
- Márquez, Xavier. 2016. “An Epistemic Argument for Conservatism.” Res Publica 22(4): 405-422. DOI: 10.1007/s11158-015-9296-8. Ungated preprint available here.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2015. “Maximizing Accountability to the Least Privileged: The Difference Principle, the Fair Value of the Political Liberties, and the Design of Democratic Institutions.” Polity 47(4): pp. 484-507. DOI: 10.1057/pol.2015.20. Ungated preprint available here.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2012. “Spaces of Appearance and Spaces of Surveillance.” Polity 44(1): pp. 6-31. DOI: 10.1057/pol.2011.20 Ungated preprint available here.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2011. “Cicero and the Stability of States.” History of Political Thought 32(3): pp. 397-423. Ungated preprint available here.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2011. “Knowledge and Law in Plato’s Statesman and Laws: A Response to Klosko.” Political Studies 59(1): 188-203. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2010.00850.x. Ungated preprint available here.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2011. “Is Income Inequality Unjust? Perspectives from Political Philosophy.” Policy Quarterly 7(2): 61-67.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2007. “Theory and Practice in Plato’s Statesman.” Ancient Philosophy 27(1): 31-53.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2006. “Measure and the Arts in Plato’s Statesman.” Plato: The Internet Journal of the International Plato Society 6.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2018. “Max Weber’s Charismatic Democracy” in Xavier Márquez, ed. Democratic Moments. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Ungated preprint available here.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2015. “Pluralism” in Janine Hayward, ed. New Zealand Government and Politics, chapter 2.1, pp. 74-83. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2012. “Between Urbs and Orbis: Cicero’s Conception of the Political Community” in Walter Nicgorski, ed. Cicero’s Practical Philosophy: Nine Essays in Interpretation, chapter 8, pp. 181-211. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. Preprint available here.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2012. “Models of Political Community: The Nation-State and Other Stories” in Igor Filibi, Noé Cornago, and Jostin O. Frosini, eds. Democracy with(out) nations? Old and new foundations for political communities in a changing world, pp. 21-48. Bilbao: Basque Country University Press. Preprint available here.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2011. “Reason and Persons in the Classical Greek World.” In J. L. Shaw and Michael Hemmingsen, eds. Human Beings and Freedom: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Kolkata: Punthi Pustak, pp. 316-325. An early version of this piece is found here.
- Márquez, Xavier. 2010. “Virtue and the Commons.” In J. Boston, A. Bradstock and D. Eng, eds. Public Policy: Why Ethics Matters. Canberra: ANU E-Press, pp. 159-179.
- Márquez, Xavier, and Walter Nicgorski. 2008. “La loi de la nature et la nature de la loi dans la pensée politique de Cicéron.” In Droit Naturel: Relancer L’Histoire?, pp. 157-192. Edited by L.-L. Christians, F. Coppens, X. Dijon, P. Favraux, G. Fiasse, J.-M. Logneaux and M. Ruol. Bruxelles: Bruylant.
See my most current CV here.
Work in progress and other writings
See Xavier’s website for information on research in progress and other writings.