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Emeritus Professor Nick Hewlett

Profile pictureEmeritus Professor

Email: N dot P dot Hewlett at warwick dot ac dot uk

Humanities Building
University Road
University of Warwick

Research interests

My research interests lie mainly within the general area of French and international politics, political economy and and political thought since 1945. More specifically, they include:

  • Capital, labour and the political economy of our time.
  • Contemporary French political thought on the left, especially Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar and Jacques Rancière.
  • The theory and practice of democracy in France.
  • The French Regulation School.
  • Intellectuals and politics.
  • Political violence.
  • See an interview with Nick on Marx and Political violence here:

Selected publications

* Blood and Progress. Violence in Pursuit of Emancipation, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, v + 197pp.

  • The Sarkozy Phenomenon, Exeter, Imprint Academic, 2011, v + 139pp.
  • Badiou, Balibar, Rancière: Rethinking Emancipation, London, Continuum, 2007, ix +210pp.
  • Democracy in Modern France, London, Continuum, 2003, x + 221 pp.
  • Modern French Politics. Conflict and Consensus since 1945, Cambridge, Polity, 1998, xii + 251 pp.
  • Contemporary France. Politics, Economics and Society since 1945, with Jill Forbes and François Nectoux, Longman, 2000, xviii + 388 pp. (Second edition.)
  • Currents in Contemporary French Intellectual Life (ed., with Christopher Flood), Macmillan, 2000, ix + 249 pp.

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BA (Sussex), MA (Essex), PhD (Oxford Brookes), DLitt (Warwick)