Recent publications

See the latest major publications from the staff in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations.

Staff in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations publish widely and in a variety of mediums. Commentary and opinion pieces are regularly posted on Newsroom, and many staff maintain their own personal websites. See their individual profiles for more information, and for a full list of their academic publications.

Here we feature some recent major publications across the School, and you can see more for each programme by following the relevant link.

Featured publications from each programme

Valerie Wallace, Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics: Empire of Dissent.

This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in the settler colonies of Britain’s empire in the early nineteenth century, and examines the influence of Scottish Presbyterian dissenting churches and their political values.

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

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Sondra Bacharach (and Roy T. Cook, eds), LEGO and Philosophy: Constructing Reality Brick by Brick.

How profound is a little plastic building block? It turns out the answer is “very”! 22 chapters explore philosophy through the world of LEGO which encompasses the iconic brick itself as well as the animated televisions shows, feature films, a vibrant adult fan base with over a dozen yearly conventions, an educational robotics program, an award winning series of videogames, hundreds of books, magazines, and comics, a team-building workshop program for businesses and much, much more.

Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

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Xavier Marquez, Democratic Moments.

This collection of short essays on texts in the history of democracy shows the diversity of ideas that contributed to the making of our present democratic moment. Spanning antiquity to the present and global in scope, with contributions by key scholars of democracy from around the world, Democratic Moments is the ideal text for all students wishing to expand their understanding of the ways in which this contested concept has been understood.

Published by Bloomsbury, 2018

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