Dr Lucia Rubinelli

Dr Lucia Rubinelli

LSE Fellow

Department of Government

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About me

Lucia Rubinelli is Fellow in Political Theory at the LSE. Before joining the School, she was a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge, Magdalene College, where she wrote a dissertation on the idea of constituent power as developed historically from the French Revolution up to contemporary political theory. She holds degrees from the LSE and the EHESS in Paris.

Research interests

  • History of political thought (particularly nineteenth century French liberalism,Weimar political thought, and the Italian realist tradition)
  • Theories of sovereignty
  • Constitutional theory
  • Theories of the state
  • Political representation
  • Political parties, electoral laws and political institutions in general
  • Italian politics

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV302: Key themes in the history of political thought
  • GV4F5: Advanced study of key political thinkers
  • GV4G7: Marx and Marxism

Selected publications

Thinking beyond sovereignty: on Sieyes and constituent power’, European Journal of Political Theory, April 2016

Taming Sovereignty: Constituent Power in Nineteenth-Century French Political Thought, History of European Ideas, October 2016 

Il potere del popolo nelle democrazie contemporanee, Special section of Rivista di Politica, December 2016 (with Pereira, R.)

Of postmen and democracy: Sieyes’ theory of representation, in Marquez, X., ed, Democratic Moments, Bloomsbury Academics, forthcoming, 2017

Opposing bicameralism to guarantee the separation of power’, in Albert, R, ed., Bicameralism under pressure, forthcoming 2017

Sieyes e l’idea del potere costituente del popolo, book chapter in Campi. A., De Luca, S. (ed.), Nazioni e nazionalismi, Rubettino, forthcoming, September 2017