I’m a Professor of Politics at Cambridge University. I explore the history of politics and political ideas, and democracy.

In parallel to my research, writing and teaching work, I host a weekly podcast called Talking Politics. My interest is in the history of politics and political ideas and particularly, democracy. Where does it comes from? How different is our democracy from democracy in the past? What might it become in the future?

Publications

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Confronting Leviathan: A History of Ideas

Where Power Stops

The Confidence Trap

How Democracy Ends