Centre for Social and Political Thought


The Centre for Social and Political Thought is the home of two scholarly journals, the European Journal of Social Theory and the student-run Studies in Social and Political Thought.

Below you will find some recent publications by SPT faculty.


Recent publications


Andrew Chitty

2013 Recognition and property in Hegel and the early Marx. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 16 (4). pp. 685-697. ISSN 1386-2820

2011 'Hegel and Marx', A Companion to Hegel, Michael Bauer and Stephen Houlgate eds., Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 477-500

2009 'Species-being and capital', Karl Marx and contemporary philosophy. Andrew Chitty and Martin McIvor, eds., Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 123-142.

2008 'Protagonist and subject in Gewirth's argument for human rights,' Kings Law Journal 19(1): 1-26.

Gerard Delanty

2013 Formations of European Modernity: A Historical and Political Sociology of Europe. London: Palgrave.

2012 ‘The Historical Regions of Europe: Civilizational Backgrounds and Multiple Routes to Modernity’ Historická sociologie 3 (1-2)

2012 ‘Europe in an Age of Austerity: Contradictions of Capitalism and Democracy’ International Critical Thought 2 (4): 445-55.

2012 (ed.) Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies. London: Routledge

Gordon Finlayson

2013 Women and the standpoint of concrete others: from the criticism of discourse ethics to feminist social criticism. In: Dialogue, politics and gender. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107038899 (In Press)

2013 To The Things Themselves Again: Observations on What Things Are and Why they Matter. In: The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World. Oxford University Press, Oxford . (In Press)

2012 On not being silent in the darkness: Adorno's singular apophaticism. Harvard Theological Review, 105 (1). pp. 1-32. ISSN 0017-8160

2012 The End of the University: Politics and Higher Education in Britain since 1979. In: Politics in Education. Philosophy of Education, 2 . Lit-Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 9783643902535

Darrow Schecter

2013 Critical theory in the twenty-first century. Critical theory and contemporary society . Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 9781441164322

2013 Mediated unity, mediated identity and mediated non-identity: reflections on Hegel's dialectics and negative dialectics. History of Political Thought. ISSN 0143-781X (In Press)

2010 The critique of instrumental reason from Weber to Habermas. Continuum. ISBN 9780826487711

2010 Gramsci's unorthodox Marxism: political ambiguity and sociological relevance. Modern Italy, 15 (2). pp. 145-159. ISSN 1353-2944

Tarik Kochi

2013 Problems of legitimacy within the just war tradition and international law. In: Just war: authority, tradition and practice. Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC. ISBN 9781589019966

2012 Being, nothing, becoming: Hegel and the legal order. In: New critical legal thinking: law and the political. Birkbeck Law Press, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 128-144. ISBN 978-0415-61957-8

2010 Questioning just war thinking: a critique of Walzer. In: The new order of war. Rodopi, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789042029415

2009 Species War: Law, Violence and Animals. Law, Culture and the Humanities, 5 (3). pp. 353-369. ISSN 1743-8721

Robert Iliffe

2013 High priest of nature: the heretical life of Isaac Newton. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

2012 Hartlib's world. In: London and beyond: essays in honour of Derek Keene. Institute of Historical Research, London. ISBN 9781905165704

2012 Servant of two masters? Fatio de Duillier, Isaac Newton and Christiaan Huygens. In: Newton and the Netherlands: how Isaac Newton was fashioned in the Dutch Republic. Leiden University Press, Leiden, pp. 67-91. ISBN 9789087281373

2011 The Newton Project. [Dataset]

David Berry

2014 Critical theory and the digital. Critical Theory and Contemporary Society . Bloomsbury Academic, New York. ISBN 9781441166395 (In Press)

2014 (ed. with Dieter, Michael) New aesthetics. Palgrave, Basingstoke.

2012 The social epistemologies of software. Social Epistemology, 26 (3-4). pp. 379-398. ISSN 0269-1728

2012 Berry, David M, van Dartel, Michel, Dieter, Michael, Kasprzak, Michelle, Muller, Nat, O’Reilly, Rachel and de Vicente, José Luis (2012) New aesthetic, new anxieties. V2 Press, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789080179301