GEM PhD School

Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

Academic Degrees & Titles

Professor of Politics. Andrew Reeve studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, concentrating on the latter two. He pursued postgraduate study at Nuffield College, Oxford, before joining the Warwick department as a probationary lecturer in 1976. He is currently Professor of Politics.

Research Area(s)

Political theory in the Anglo-American tradition, both historical and contemporary. 

Specific Research Interest(s)

Within the history of political-social thought, a particular interest in the emergence of industrial society and the developments in political thought associated with it, including theories of property and exploitation. In contemporary thought, a particular interest in theories of welfare and the normative grounding of the welfare state.


  • Issues in Political Theory 
  • Political Theory and Conceptions of Industrial Society
  • Political Theory of Welfare (MA module)
  • Political Theory from Hobbes (04-05) 

Suggested Fields of Inquiry

Work in contemporary political theory, especially liberal political thought and ideas surrounding the welfare state.

Overview of Publications

Key Publications

  • Property English edition : Macmillan, London, 1986. American edition: Humanities Press, N.Y., 1986. Japanese edition: trans. Koshi Takeshita and Toshiaki Ogose, Tokyo, 1989
  • Modern Theories of Exploitation, editor, Sage, London and Los Angeles, 1987.
  • Political Theory from Hobbes to Marx: key debates. Edited and introduced by Jack Lively and Andrew Reeve, Routledge, London and N.Y.,1988
  • Liberal Neutrality edited by Robert E. Goodin and Andrew Reeve, Routledge, London and N.Y., 1989.
  • Electoral Systems in Britain: A theoretical and comparative introduction (with Alan Ware), Routledge, London and N.Y, 1992.
  • Real Libertarianism: Essays on van Parijs. Edited by Andrew Reeve and Andrew Williams, Palgrave, London and N.Y., 2002.