People in the Department
Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for British Studies
Mark Bevir is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for British Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Professor in the Graduate School of Governance, United Nations University (MERIT) and a Distinguished Research Professor in the College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University. He was born and raised in London, and he received his doctorate from the University of Oxford.
Mark's research interests in political theory include ethics, political philosophy, and the history of political thought. His work on public policy focuses on organization theory, democratic theory, and governance. His methodological interests cover the philosophy of social science, the history of social science, and interpretive analysis.
Political Theory, Public Policy, Methodology
D.Phil., University of Oxford, B.A., University of Exeter
- Governance: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012.
- The Making of British Socialism, Princeton University Press, 2011.
- Democratic Governance, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2010.
- The State as Cultural Practice (with R.A.W. Rhodes), Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Key Concepts in Governance, London, Sage, 2009.
- Governance Stories (with R.A.W. Rhodes), London, Routledge, 2006.
- New Labour: A Critique, London, Routledge, 2005.
- Interpreting British Governance (with R.A.W. Rhodes), London, Routledge, 2003.
- The Logic of the History of Ideas, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
- Modern Pluralism: Anglo-American Debates since 1880, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
- The SAGE Handbook of Governance, London, Sage, 2011.
- Encyclopedia of Political Theory, 3 vols., Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage, 2010.
- Interpretive Political Science, 4 vols., London, Sage, 2010
- Governance, Consumers and Citizens: Agency and Resistance in Contemporary Politics (with Frank Trentmann), Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
- Histories of Postmodernism (with Jill Hargis and Sara Rushing), New York, Routledge, 2007.
- Modern Political Science: Anglo-American Exchanges since 1880 (with Robert Adcock and Shannon Stimson), Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2007.
- Public Governance, 4 vols., London, Sage, 2007.
- Encyclopedia of Governance, 2 vols., Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage, 2007.
- Markets in Historical Contexts: Ideas and Politics in the Modern World (with Frank Trentmann), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2004.
- Critiques of Capital in Modern Britain and America: Transatlantic Exchanges 1800 to the Present Day (with Frank Trentmann), Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
- Mark is the author of over 150 articles in scholarly journals and books. For links to his recent articles, go to academia.edu.
- If those links do not work for you or if you are interested in Mark's older articles, try the California Digital Library, where, when copyright allows, he places pre-print versions of his articles. To see a list of the available articles, go to "advanced search" and enter "Mark Bevir" as author at: eScholarship Repository.
- PS4: Introduction to Political Theory
- PS112c/212c: History of Political Theory: Modern
- PS114: Theories of Governance
- PS210: Philosophy of Social Science
- PS213: Methodological Topics in the History of Political Thought
- PS215a: Approaches to Contemporary Political Theory
- PS215b: Topics in Contemporary Political Theory
- PS284: Strategies of Contemporary Governance
Other Exchange of Ideas
- Mark Kaswan, ed., Democracy, Social Science, and Governance, a special issue of International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior 14/4 (2011), 473-596.
- Robert Lamb, ed., Post-Analytic Hermeneutics: Themes from Mark Bevir’s Philosophy of History, a special issue of Intellectual History Review 21/1 (2011), 1-119.
- J. W. Burrow, ed., Mark Bevir and the Logic of the History of Ideas, a special issue of History of European Ideas, 28/1 (2002), 1-117.
- Editor, The Oxford History of Political Thought.
- Coeditor, The Berkeley Series in British Studies.
- Coeditor, Journal of the Philosophy of History.