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Graeme Garrard

Professor Graeme Garrard

Professor in Politics

School of Law and Politics

Email
Garrard@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 75599
Campuses
69 Park Place, Floor 1, Room 1.03, Cathays, Cardiff, cf103as
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Overview

My principal area of research has been in the Enlightenment and its critics. I have written two single-authored monographs on this subject, as well as many scholarly journal articles and chapters in edited books on it.

I teach mainly in the history of Western political thought, from Plato to the 20th century.  I co-authored a general introduction to this subject in 2019 ("How to Think Politically"), the fruit of over 60 years of experience (by myself and my co-author).

Most recently, I published a book on "The Return of the State".

I also have interests in French political thought and Canadian history and politics.

Publication

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2001

  • Garrard, G. A. 2001. Joseph de Maistre and Carl Schmitt. In: Lebrun, R. A. ed. Joseph de Maistre's Life, Thought, and Influence. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, pp. 220-238.

2000

1996

Articles

Book sections

Books

Research

Current Project

Title: "Political Ethics in a Sceptical Age€"

 

Past Projects

Title: "Counter-Enlightenments: From the 18th Century to the Present€"
Sponsor: Arts and Humanities Research Board
Duration: 30/09/2003 - 31/07/2004

Title: "Rousseau’s Counter-Enlightenment: A Republican Critique of the Philosophes"
Sponsor: Leverhulme Trust
Duration: 30/09/1999 - 31/07/2000

Teaching

I teach/have taught the following topics:

 

  • Modern Political Thought
  • 20th Century Political Thought
  • The European Mind in the 20th Century
  • The City and the Soul: Plato's Political Philosophy
  • Political Ideologies
  • Dirty Hands: Problems of Political Ethics

Biography

Career profile

I came to Cardiff University in 1994 as a full-time lecturer from Balliol College, Oxford, where I had been a DPhil student (since 1990) under the supervision of Sir Larry Siedentop and Sir Isaiah Berlin. I am now Professor of Politics at Cardiff.  I have also taught at the Central European University, Oxford University, Dartmouth College, Williams College and the American University of Paris.  From 2006 until 2018 I taught at the Harvard Summer School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

I have been a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University (2000) and the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University (2012).I was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University in autumn 2012. I was made a fellow if the Royal Historical Society in 2011.

Specialisms

  • History of ideas
  • Political theory and political philosophy