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Harry Pearse

Research Interests

I am a Research Associate at the Centre for the Future of Democracy, working on the strengths, uses and permutations of contemporary deliberative democracy. My research develops a critique of representative or electoral democracy’s capacity to meet certain democratic ideals, and asks whether or to what degree deliberative practices could mitigate those shortcomings. I am particularly interested in the effect of deliberation on climate politics.

 

In a past life, I was an intellectual historian, principally interested in early modern philosophy (natural and political). My PhD (King’s College, Cambridge) was a study of the disciplinary relationship between natural philosophy and theology in seventeenth-century England.

Key Publications

 

Historical faith and philosophical theology: the case of Thomas White”, Intellectual History Review, 26, no. 2, (2016), 221-243.