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Christopher Pierson

Professor of Politics, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Chris Pierson is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham, director of teaching and lead editor of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations. He has held visiting posts at the Australian National University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Expertise Summary

M12009 Democracy and its Critics

M13097 Property and its Critics

M12093 Transforming Welfare States

Research Summary

I have a long-standing interest in the problems of the modern state in general and of social democracy in particular. My earliest work was on Marxist accounts of the state and democracy. In more… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

I have a long-standing interest in the problems of the modern state in general and of social democracy in particular. My earliest work was on Marxist accounts of the state and democracy. In more recent years, my attention has focused upon issues surrounding the contemporary welfare state and alternatives to classical social democracy (especially the advocacy of market socialism). More recently, I have been working on the relationship between labour politics in the UK and Australia. My latest project is concerned with the normative justifications for existing property regimes.

Current Research Projects

My principal current research project is reconstructing A Short History of Theft. I interrogate arguments for (the origins of legitimate) private property since antiquity and indicate what the limitations and circumscriptions of these accounts tell us about what a legitimate property regime can be.

I am also an editor of the Oxford University Press Handbook of the Advanced Welfare States, a large international project which brings together expert opinion about comparative welfare state development from around the globe.

Past Research

Marxist accounts of the state and democracy

Future Research

Lost Property: a study of the decline of contemporary interest in political theories of property since ancient times

  • PIERSON, CHRIS, 2016. Political Ideas at Work POLITICAL STUDIES. 64, 3-3
  • PIERSON, CHRIS, 2016. Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, vol 1, Morals, Politics, Art, Religion POLITICAL STUDIES REVIEW. 14(2), 244-245
  • PIERSON, C, 2016. 'On Justifying a Citizen's Basic Income'. In: J. MCKAY AND M. GILLESPIE, ed., Feminist Economics and Public Policy Feminist Economics and Public Policy: Reflections on the work and impact of Ailsa McKay Taylor and Francis. 159-70
  • PIERSON, C, 2016. Just Property: Volume 2 Enlightenment, Revolution, and History Oxford University Press.
  • PIERSON, CHRIS, 2015. An Introduction to Property Theory POLITICAL STUDIES REVIEW. 13(2), 239-239
  • PIERSON, C, 2015. Dream Capitalism Res Publica. 21(4), 383-95
  • PIERSON, C., 2013. Rousseau and the paradoxes of property European Journal of Political Theory. 12(4), 409-424
  • PIERSON, C., 2013. Just property: a history in the Latin West. Volume one, Wealth, virtue, and the law Oxford University Press.
  • PIERSON, C., 2011. The Modern State Third Edition. Routledge.
  • PIERSON, C., 2010. The reluctant pirate: Godwin, justice, and property Journal of the History of Ideas. 71(4), 569-591
  • PIERSON, C., 2010. Naboth is stoned: a Bible story British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 12(1), 72-87
  • CASTLES, F, LEIBFRIED, S, LEWIS, J and OBINGER, H. AND PIERSON, C., 2010. Introduction. In: CASTLES, F, LEIBFRIED, S, LEWIS, J and OBINGER, H. AND PIERSON, C., eds., The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State Oxford University Press. 1-16
  • CASTLES, F, LEIBFRIED, S, LEWIS, J and OBINGER, H. AND PIERSON, C., eds., 2010. The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State Oxford University Press.
  • PIERSON, C. and LEIMGRUBER, M., 2010. Intellectual roots. In: CASTLES, F.G., LEIBFRIED, S., LEWIS, J., OBINGER, H. and PIERSON, C., eds., The Oxford handbook of the welfare state Oxford University Press. 32-44
  • PIERSON, C., 2007. The Labor Legacy:: Looking back with the Australian Labor Party Government and Opposition. 42(4), 564-92 (In Press.)
  • PIERSON, C., 2007. Neglected Property Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy. 35(3), 348-353
  • PIERSON, CHRISTOPHER, 2006. Beyond the welfare state? : the new political economy of welfare: Christopher Pierson Cambridge : Polity, 2006.
  • CASTLES, FRANCIS GEOFFREY and PIERSON, CHRISTOPHER, 2006. The welfare state reader: edited by Christopher Pierson and Francis G. Castles Cambridge : Polity, 2006.
  • PIERSON, C., 2005. Lost property: what the Third Way lacks Journal of Political Ideologies. 10(2), 145-163
  • PIERSON, C., 2005. "Late industrialisers" and the development of welfare regimes' Acta Politica. 40(4), 395-418
  • PIERSON, C., 2005. Labor's wilderness years: Australian lessons for New Labour RENEWAL -LONDON-. VOL 13(NUMB 2/3), 118-129
  • PIERSON, C., 2004. The Modern State Second. Routledge, London and New York.
  • PIERSON, C., 2004. The Labor Legacy:: Looking Back with the Australian Labor Party Government and Opposition. 42(4), (In Press.)
  • PIERSON, C., 2003. Learning from Labor? Welfare Policy Transfer between Australia and Britain Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. VOL 41(PART 1), 77-100
  • PIERSON, C., 2003. Introductionà to Developments in British Social Policy: 2, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Basingstoke, UK.
  • PIERSON, C., ed., 2003. Developments in British Social Policy 2 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Basingstoke, UK.
  • PIERSON, C. and CASTLES, F. G., 2002. Australian antecedents of the Third Way Political Studies. 50(4), 683-702
  • PIERSON, C., 2002. `Social Democracy on the Back Foot': The ALP and the `New' Australian Model New Political Economy. VOL 7(PART 2), 179-198
  • PIERSON, C., 2001. Hard choices: social democracy in the twenty-first century Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • PIERSON, C., 2001. Globalisation and the End of Social Democracy Australian Journal of Politics and History. VOL 47(PART 4), 459-474
  • PIERSON, C., 2001. The Welfare State into the Twenty-First Century HITOTSUBASHI JOURNAL OF SOCIAL STUDIES. VOL 33(PART 1), 37-44
  • PIERSON, C. and TORMEY, S.F., 2000. Politics at the Edge: the 1999 PSA Conference
  • PIERSON, C. and CASTLES, F.G., 2000. The Welfare State Reader
  • PIERSON, C., FORSTER, A. and JONES, E., 1999. Politics of Europe 99: Changing the guard in the European Union: in with the new, out with the old? Industrial Relations Journal. VOL 30(NUMBER 4), 277-290
  • PIERSON, C., 1999. ÂThe Welfare State: From Beveridge to BorrieÃ. In: Welfare Policy in Britain: The Road From 1945 MacMillan Publishers Ltd, London. 208-224
  • PIERSON, C., 1999. ÂPost-Fordism and the Welfare StateÃ. In: The Economic Geography Reader: Producing and Consuming Global Capitalism John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK. 420-6
  • PIERSON, C., 1999. ÂMarxism and the Welfare StateÃ. In: Marxism and Social Science MacMillan Publishers Ltd, London. 175-194
  • PIERSON, C. and GIDDENS, A., 1998. Conversations with Anthony Giddens: Making Sense of Modernity
  • PIERSON, C., 1998. Contemporary Challenges to Welfare State Development Political Studies. VOL 46(NUMBER 4), 777-794
  • PIERSON, C., 1998. Beyond the Welfare State? The New Political Economy of Welfare Polity Press, Oxford and Cambridge.
  • PIERSON, C., FORSTER, A. and JONES, E., 1998. The politics of Europe: (un)employment ambivalence Industrial Relations Journal. VOL 28(NUMBER 4), 5-22
  • PIERSON, C. and ELLIOSN, N., 1998. Developments in British Social Policy
  • PIERSON, C., 1998. The New Governance of Education: the Conservatives and education 1988-1997 Oxford Review of Education. VOL 24(NUMBER 1), 131-142
  • PIERSON, C., 1998. Globalisation and the Changing Governance of Welfare States: Superannuation Reform in Australia Global Society. VOL 12(NUMBER 1), 31-48
  • PIERSON, C., ed., 1997. The Marx Polity Reader
  • PIERSON, C., 1996. The Modern State Routledge, London and New York.
  • CASTLES, F. G. and PIERSON, C., 1996. A New convergence? Recent policy developments in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand Policy and Politics. VOL 24(NUMBER 3), 233-246
  • PIERSON, C., 1996. ÂSocial Policy under MajorÃ. In: Contemporary British Conservatism MacMillan Publishers Ltd, London. 202-21
  • PIERSON, C., 1996. ÂSocial Policy since 1945Ã. In: The Ideas that Shaped Post-War Britain HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK. 139-64
  • PIERSON, C., 1995. ÂFrom Words to Deeds: Labour and the Just Societyà 3(1), 45-55
  • PIERSON, C., 1995. ÂDoing social Justice: the Case of the Borrie Commissionà Contemporary Political Studies. II, 839-46
  • PIERSON, C., 1995. Comparing Welfare States West European Politics. VOL 18(NUMBER 1), 197
  • PIERSON, C., 1995. Socialism After Communism: the New Market Socialism
  • PIERSON, C., 1994. ÂContinuity and Discontinuity in the Emergence of a Post-Fordist Welfare State. In: Towards the Post-Fordist Welfare State Routledge, London and New York. 95-113
  • PIERSON, C., 1994. 'The Death of Socialism?' 1989 and all that History of European Ideas. VOL 19(NUMBER 1//3), 333
  • PIERSON, C., 1993. ÂDemocracy, Markets and Capital: Are There Necessary Economic Limits to Democracy?Ã. In: Prospects for Democracy: North South East West Polity Press, Oxford and Cambridge. 179-99
  • PIERSON, C., 1993. ÂSocial policyÃ. In: Developments in British Politics 4 MacMillan Publishers Ltd, London. 246-66
  • PIERSON, C., 1991. ÂWelfare States and Social Democracies: Redefining SwedenÃs Social Democratic Road to Powerà 5, 277-97
  • PIERSON, C., 1991. Beyond the Welfare State? The New Political Economy of Welfare Polity Press, Oxford and Cambridge.
  • 1990. ÂThe Redemption of Modernity: Habermas and Rundell on the Philosophical Discourse of Modernityà 122-32
  • PIERSON, C., 1990. ÂThe ÄExceptionalÅ United States: First New Nation or Last Welfare State?Ã 34(3), 186-98
  • PIERSON, C., 1989. ÂMarxism, Democracy and the Public SphereÃ. In: Politics and Social Theory 30-47
  • PIERSON, C., 1989. ÂMarxism and RightsÃ. In: Approaches to Marx Open University Press, Buckingham. 172-84
  • PIERSON, C., 1988. ÂUpotreba Moci - Ahilova peta Marksizmaà 29(5/6), 107-26
  • PIERSON, C., 1988. Socialist Rights and a Socialist Rule of LawÃ. In: The Subject in Democracy 49-65
  • PIERSON, C., 1986. Marxist Theory and Democratic Politics Polity Press. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, USA.
  • PIERSON, C., 1986. ÂLa Terza Viaà 15(6), 845-68
  • PIERSON, C., 1985. ÂNove teorije o drzavi in civilni druzbi. Novejsi razvoj v postmarksisticnih analizah drzave. In: Socialisticna Civilna Druzba?, 87-101
  • PIERSON, C., 1985. Estado y sociedad civil. Ultimas contribuciones del analasis postmarxistaà 11, 68-74
  • PIERSON, C., Rousseau: The Paradox of Property European Journal of Political Theory. (In Press.)
  • PIERSON, C., Rousseau: The Paradox of Property European Journal of Political Theory. (In Press.)
  • PIERSON, C., Rousseau: The Paradox of Property European Journal of Political Theory. (In Press.)

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