Richard Bellamy is Professor of Political Science at UCL. His main research interests are in the History of European Social and Political Theory post-1750 and Contemporary Analytical Legal and Political Philosophy. He has written extensively on the history of both Italian political thought and European liberalism, on Pluralism, Compromise and Public Ethics; Constitutionalism, Rights and the Rule of Law; and Citizenship, Representation and Democracy.
His books include Liberalism and Pluralism: Towards a Politics of Compromise; Political Constitutionalism and Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction. He has edited or co-edited numerous books, including Victorian Liberalism; Constitutionalism in Transformation; Pluralism and Liberal Neutrality; Citizenship and Governance in the EU; Political Concepts.
Richard Bellamy has recently completed a monograph with Cambridge University Press, entitled A Republican Europe of States: Cosmopolitanism, Intergovernmentalism and Democracy in the EU , exploring the democratic legitimacy of Global Governance, with particular attention to the European Union. He is currently engaged on a book on The Democratic Constitution.
Research Interests: History of European Social and Political Theory post-1750; Contemporary Analytical Legal, Social and Political Philosophy; Citizenship and Governance in the EU; Intergovernmentalism and Democracy in the EU