Mark Bevir

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office:
718 Barrows Hall
Phone:
510 642-4693

CURRENT/FUTURE COURSES:

Fall 2016
Undergraduate
Spring 2016
Undergraduate
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Faculty

Research Interests: 
Political Theory
Public Policy
Methodology
Degrees: 
D.Phil., University of Oxford
B.A., University of Exeter
Personal Statement: 

Mark Bevir is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for British Studies, 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.

Born and raised in London, Mark received his BA from the University of Exeter and his DPhil from the University of Oxford. Before moving to Berkeley, he held posts at the University of Madras, India, and the University of Newcastle, UK. He has held visiting fellowships in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, South Korea, the UK, and the US.  And he has done policy work for governmental and non-governmental organizations in Asia, Europe, and North America, as well as for the United Nations.

Mark's research interests in political theory include ethics, political philosophy, and history of political thought. His work on public policy focuses on organization theory, democratic theory, and governance. His methodological interests cover philosophy of social science, history of social science, and interpretive theory.

Books: 

AUTHORED BOOKS

  • A Theory of Governance, University of California Press, 2013.
  • Governance: A Very Short Introduction, 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 University Press, 2010.
  • Key Concepts in Governance, Sage, 2009.
  • Governance Stories (with R.A.W. Rhodes), Routledge, 2006.
  • New Labour: A Critique, Routledge, 2005.
  • Interpreting British Governance (with R.A.W. Rhodes), Routledge, 2003.
  • The Logic of the History of Ideas, Cambridge University Press, 1999.

EDITED BOOKS

  • Wittgenstein and Normative Inquiry (with Andrius Gališanka), Brill, 2016.
  • Governmentality after Neoliberalism, Routledge, 2016.
  • Rethinking Governance: Ruling, Rationalities, and Resistance (with R.A.W. Rhodes), Routledge, 2016.
  • The Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science (with R.A.W. Rhodes), Routledge, 2015.
  • Interpreting Global Security (with Oliver Daddow and Ian Hall), Routledge, 2014.
  • Modern Pluralism: Anglo-American Debates since 1880, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • The SAGE Handbook of Governance, Sage, 2011.
  • Encyclopedia of Political Theory, 3 vols., Sage, 2010.
  • Interpretive Political Science, 4 vols., Sage, 2010
  • Governance, Consumers and Citizens: Agency and Resistance in Contemporary Politics (with Frank Trentmann), Palgrave, 2007.
  • Histories of Postmodernism (with Jill Hargis and Sara Rushing), Routledge, 2007.
  • Modern Political Science: Anglo-American Exchanges since 1880 (with Robert Adcock and Shannon Stimson), Princeton University Press, 2007.
  • Public Governance, 4 vols., Sage, 2007.
  • Encyclopedia of Governance, 2 vols., Sage, 2007.
  • Markets in Historical Contexts: Ideas and Politics in the Modern World (with Frank Trentmann), Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Critiques of Capital in Modern Britain and America: Transatlantic Exchanges 1800 to the Present Day (with Frank Trentmann), Palgrave, 2002.

MULTIMEDIA (ebook & mp3 video): How Social Science Creates the World, Ideas Roadshow, 2016.

Articles: 
  • Links to many of Mark's articles are available at google scholar.
  • Alternatively, you might try the California Digital Library, where, when copyright allowed, Mark used to place pre-print versions of his papers. To see a list of the available papers, go to "advanced search" and enter "Mark Bevir" as author at eScholarship Repository.
Teaching: 
  • 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
  • PS214: Symposium in the History of Political Thought
  • PS215a: Approaches to Contemporary Political Theory
  • PS215b: Topics in Contemporary Political Theory
  • PS284: Strategies of Contemporary Governance
  • PS291T: Research Workshop in Political Theory
Exchange of Ideas: 

Edited books and journal issues focused on Mark's work include:

  • Nick Turnbull, ed.,  Interpreting Governance, High Politics and Public Policy: Essays Commemorating 'Interpreting British Governance', Routledge, 2016.
  • 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.
Other: 
  • Editor, The Oxford History of Political Thought.
  • Coeditor, The Berkeley Series in British Studies.
  • Coeditor, Journal of the Philosophy of History.