christopher fear

Dr Christopher Fear

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • School of Law and Politics

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Exeter)
  • MA (University of Exeter)
  • PhD (University of Exeter)

Summary

Dr Christopher Fear has been a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Hull in September 2017. He specializes in the history of political thought and contemporary political theory, and completed his PhD on the philosophy of history and political thought of R G Collingwood in 2013 at the University of Exeter, under the supervision of Professor Iain Hampsher-Monk and Dr Edward Skidelsky. Christopher has also studied at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Herzog August Bibliothek at Wolfenbüttel, Germany. He lives in Hull with his wife Jessica and two dogs.

Undergraduate

Programmes taught (2019)

• Politics

• Philosophy, Politics and Economics

• British Politics and Legislative Studies

• Politics and International Relations

• Law with Politics

• History and Politics

• Philosophy and Politics

• War and Security Studies

Modules list

Undergraduate:

• History of Political Thought

• Philosophy, History, and Ideology

• Critics of Capitalism

• The Power of Ideas

• Politics and Philosophy of the Environment

• Electoral and Voting Systems

• Introduction to International Relations

• Paths of Research

Postgraduate:

• International Relations Theory and Practice

• Approaches to Research

Journal Article

Collingwood's New Leviathan and classical elite theory

Fear, C. (in press). Collingwood's New Leviathan and classical elite theory. History of European ideas, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/01916599.2019.1628582

“Was he right"” R. G. Collingwood’s rapprochement between philosophy and history

Fear, C. (2017). “Was he right?” R. G. Collingwood’s rapprochement between philosophy and history. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 11(3), 408-424. https://doi.org/10.1163/18722636-12341382

Research interests

• History of political thought

• Contemporary political theory

• Conservatism

• Methodological debates in the history of ideas

• German and British Idealism

Postgraduate supervision

Christopher welcomes applications in political philosophy, contemporary or historical, anglophone or “continental”.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2018