Richard Bellamy#

Richard Bellamy
Membership Number:6745
Membership type:ORDINARY
Affiliated section(s):LAW
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2022, 1 May - 31 August 2023, Visiting Professor of Ethics and Public Policy, Hertie School Berlin Germany (as of 1 September 2023 Senior Fellow) (on leave from UCL)
  • 2014, 1 May - 31 Aug 2019 Director of the Max Weber Post=Doctoral Programme European University Institute, Max Weber Programme, Florence Italy (on leave from UCL)
  • 2013, 1 September - 30 April 2014 Fellow, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Delmenhorst Germany (on leave from UCL)
  • 2005, 1 October 2005 - ongoing Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, UCL, London United Kingdom
  • 2002, 1 Sep - 30 Sep 2005 Professor of Government University of Essex, Department of Government, Colchester, United Kingdom
  • 1996, 31 Mar - 31 Aug 2002 Professor of Politics and International Relations University of Reading, Department of Politics and International Relations, Reading, United Kingdom
  • 1992, 1 Jan - 30 Mar 1996 Professor of Politics University of East Anglia, Department of Politics, Norwich, United Kingdom
  • 1988, 1 Sep - 31 Dec 1991 Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Edinburgh, Department of Politics, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1986, 1 September - 31 August 1988 Fellow in History, Jesus College Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1983, 1 September - 31 August 1986 Junior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford

Fields of Scholarship
  • Comparative politics - especially UK and Italy
  • Democratic theory
  • Legal and constitutional theory
  • Public ethics
  • Italian studies
  • History of political thought
  • Global ethics
  • EU studies
  • Social and political theory

Honours and Awards
  • 2022 Elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA)
  • 2016 Awarded (with Sandra Kröger) the PADEMIA (the Erasmus Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe) 2016 Research Award (journal article category) for ‘Outstanding Research on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe’ that has ‘contributed substantially to the state of the art of research on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe, and/or has influenced academic and political debates on the topic’ for our co-authored article ‘Beyond a Constraining Dissensus: The Role of National Parliaments in Domesticating and Normalising the Politicization of European Integration’, Comparative European Politics, 14.2 (2016), pp. 131-53
  • 2012 Awarded the Serena Medal by the British Academy, given ‘for eminent services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history, philosophy, music, literature, art, or economics’. (
  • 2009 Awarded the David and Elaine Spitz Prize by the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought (ICSPT), given `for the best book published two years previously in liberal and/or democratic theory’, for Political Constitutionalism: A Republican Defence of the Constitutionality of Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2007). (
  • 2008 Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS)

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