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Adam Lindsay

Assistant Professor in Political Theory, Faculty of Social Sciences



I joined the School as an Assistant Professor in September 2017, following the completion of my PhD. My work deals with the interface between the history of political thought and contemporary democratic theory, with a particular concern for debates over peoplehood and collective agency. I am currently working on a project that examines the shifting meaning of the concept of 'constituent power' in the history of European political and legal thought, and the implications this has upon our understanding of collective representation.

Teaching Summary

In the 2020-21 academic year I will be teaching on the following modules:

  • Ideas and Politics in Contemporary Britain
  • Populism, Elites and Democracy
  • Theories of the Modern State
  • British Political History Since 1945
  • Politics Placements

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