Georgios Varouxakis is Professor of the History of Political Thought in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London, and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought. He grew up in Crete and was educated at the University of Athens (BA) and University College London (MA and PhD).
Georgios’s work to date has focused primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century political thought (British and French). He has also written on political thought on nationalism and cosmopolitanism, empire, and on the intellectual history of ideas of ‘Europe’ and ‘the West’ and attitudes towards the EEC/EU. He is currently engaged in a new research project on British, French and American international political thought in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His most recent book is Liberty Abroad: J. S. Mill on International Relations (Cambridge University Press, Ideas in Context Series, 2013). His earlier books include Mill on Nationality (2002); Victorian Political Thought on France and the French (2002); and (co-authored) Contemporary France: An Introduction to French Politics and Society (2003).
He is currently writing a history of idea of ‘the West’ for Princeton.