Academics and students interested in British, Irish, American, and French history; historians of political thought; political theorists; institutionalists interested in democracy
Edited by Joanna Innes, Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, Somerville College Oxford, and Mark Philp, Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Oriel College, University Lecturer in Political Theory
Joanna Innes was educated in Britain and the United States. She has taught and researched at Oxford University for thirty years. Her interest in this subject grows out of her interest in government and political culture in Britain and elsewhere, especially during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Mark Philp has taught political theory in Oxford University for thirty years and has worked extensively on the political thinking and social movements of the late eighteenth
and early nineteenth centuries in Britain, and on methodological approaches to the study of political ideas.
The editors have co-organised a collaborative enquiry into the wider issues this book addresses since 2004. They are currently extending their collaborative project to examine similar issues in southern Europe and the Mediterranean.
"This book is a considerable intellectual achievement that enhances our knowledge of our democratic inheritances. One looks forward to the next instalment and hopes that it will be broadened to embrace the late 19th century, when the democratic debate hardened into practical realities." - Frank Prochaska, History Today
"Students of US and European intellectual and political history will find much of value in this volume ... Highly recommended." - B.T. Browne, CHOICE
"Re-imagining Democracy therefore contributes valuable evidence and insights to the comparative history of postrevolutionary political cultures and explains how specific words carry multiple meanings in all struggles for political power.
More generally, this volume shows how transnational studies of American and European societies are expanding historical knowledge and political analysis on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean." - Lloyd Kramer, Journal of American History
"Re-Imagining Democracy provides a fresh overview of the intellectual history of democracy around the North Atlantic across the revolutionary era ... [it] will make historians think harder about which phenomena they choose to classify as "democratic". Re-Imagining Democracy merits close reading for scholars of the history of democracy and general revolutionary era." - Micah Alpaugh, H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews
INTRODUCTIONJoanna Innes and Mark Philp:
1: Seth Cotlar: Languages of Democracy in America from the Revolution to the Election of 1800
2: Adam I.P. Smith: 'The Fortunate Banner': Languages of Democracy in the United States, c. 1848
3: Laura Edwards: The Contradictions of Democracy in American Institutions and Practices
4: Ruth Scurr: Varieties of Democracy in the French Revolution
5: Michael Drolet: Nineteenth-Century French Political Thought and the Problem of the General Will
6: Malcolm Crook: Elections and Democracy in France, 1789-1848
7: Mark Philp: Talking about Democracy: Britain in the 1790s
8: Joanna Innes, Mark Philp and Robert Saunders: The Rise of Democratic Discourse in the Reform Era: Britain in the 1830s and 40s
9: Joanna Innes: People and Power in British Politics to 1850
10: Ultán Gillen: Constructing Democratic Thought in Ireland, 1775 - 1800
11: Laurent Colantonio: 'Democracy' and the Irish People 1830-48
12: Sean Connolly: The Limits of Democracy: Ireland 1778-1848
SYNERGIESJoanna Innes and Mark Philp: