Re-imagining Democracy looks back to the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and argues this era marked the beginnings of modern democracy in the Mediterranean. These essays, from some of the leading scholars in the field, expose readers to new research and ideas regarding the complex and variegated history of democracy.
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Joanna Innes was educated in Britain and the United States. She has taught at Somerville College, Oxford since 1982. Most of her work focusses on British government, society and culture in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Her book Inferior Politics: Social Problems and Social Policies in Eighteenth-Century Britain was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. Since 2004, she has co-organised with Mark Philp the 'Re-imagining Democracy'
project, which explores changing ideas and practices associated with democracy in Europe and both Americas between the mid-eighteenth and the mid-nineteenth centuries. A first volume originating in that project, focussing on America, France, Britain and Ireland, was published in 2013.
Mark Philp is professor of history and politics at the University of Warwick, and an Emeritus Fellow of Oriel College. He has worked extensively in the field of the history of political thought and late 18th and early 19th century European history, and on political corruption and realist political theory. His recent publications include Political Conduct (2007), Reforming Political Ideas in Britain: Politics and Language in the Shadow of the French Revolution (2013); and,
with Joanna Innes eds., Re-imagining Democracy in the Age of Revolutions: America, France, Britain, Ireland 1750-1850 (2013).
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