Professor Colin Tyler

Professor Colin Tyler

Professor of Social and Political Thought

Faculty and Department

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

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Reading)
  • MA (University of York)
  • PhD (University of York)
  • MA (University of Hull)

Summary

Colin Tyler is the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, having been appointed to a Chair of Social and Political Thought in the School of Politics and International Studies in 2011. His research and teaching focuses on British idealism and the New Liberalism, the theory and practice of social justice and common good politics both in historical and contemporary settings.

Professor Tyler is the Director of the Centre for Idealism and the New Liberalism, as well as convening the UK PSA British Idealism Specialist Group. Previously, he has been the Director of Hull’s Institute of Applied Ethics. He is a Fellow of both the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Historical Society, as well as being a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Since being appointed at Hull University in 2000, Colin has published more than sixty books, critical editions, peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, with articles appearing in major international journals including Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, British Journal of the History of Philosophy, Contemporary Political Theory, European Journal of Social Theory, History of European Ideas, Journal of Information Ethics, Parliamentary Studies and Political Studies. His books have been published by Palgrave MacMillan, Routledge, Continuum, and others. His most recent monograph is Common Good Politics: British idealism and social justice in the contemporary world (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).

In the Fall of 2014, Colin was a Visiting Professor at Wake Forest University, USA. In 2018, he was a Visiting Professor at Yokohama National University, Japan. He has lectured at various universities in Italy, Japan and Poland, as well as being employed previously at the University of York and University College London. He is a Peer Reviewer for several grant funding bodies including the AHRC and Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej.

Undergraduate

History of Political Thought

Critical political economy

Civil disobedience

Political theory and ideologies

International relations theory

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

The UK and Covid 19

Tyler, C. (2021). The UK and Covid 19. In J. N. Pieterse, H. Lim, & H. Khondker (Eds.), Covid-19 and Governance: Crisis Reveals. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

'A State by a Sort of Courtesy': T.H Green's theory of the state as a critique of Czarism

Tyler, C. (in press). ‘A State by a Sort of Courtesy’: T.H Green’s theory of the state as a critique of Czarism. In Etica, Politica, Storia universale

Journal Article

"All history is the history of thought": competing British idealist historiographies

Tyler, C. (2020). “All history is the history of thought”: competing British idealist historiographies. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 28(3), 573-593. https://doi.org/10.1080/09608788.2019.1684239

Brexit: hatred, lies and UK democracy

Tyler, C. (2019). Brexit: hatred, lies and UK democracy. Dialogi Polityczne = Political Dialogues, 27(27), 63-82. https://doi.org/10.12775/dp.2019.011

'God, man, and nature': Neo-Aristotelian naturalism in T.H. Green's faith and philosophy

Tyler, C. (2019). ‘God, man, and nature’: Neo-Aristotelian naturalism in T.H. Green’s faith and philosophy. Collingwood and British Idealism Studies, 25(1), 45-73

Research interests

Social justice, theory and applied

Common good politics

British idealism and the New Liberalism

Jeremy Bentham's political thought

History of European political thought since 1789

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Daiwa Foundation Small Grant

Funder

Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation

Grant

£3,569.00

Started

1 July 2017

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

British idealist social and political thought and practice

Civil disobedience

Common good politics

International relations theory

Jeremy Bentham's political thought

Social economics, especially critics of capitalism

Committee/Steering group role

Member of the University Research Committee

2018

Member of the University REF Steering Group

2018

Director of the Institute of Applied Ethics, Hull University

2017 - 2019

Convenor of the UK Political Studies Association British Idealism Specialist Group

2016

Director of the Centre of Idealism and the New Liberalism, Hull University

2007

Co-Founding Director of the CINL

External examiner role

External examiner, Department of Politics, Loughborough University

2014 - 2017

External examiner, Undergraduate Programmes, Department of Politics, University of Loughborough

External examiner, Department of Politics, University of York

2011 - 2014

2011-14: External examiner, MA programmes in political philosophy, Department of Politics, University of York

External examiner, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

2011 - 2014

2008-11: External examiner, Undergraduate programmes, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

External moderator, Combined Honours in Social Sciences, Durham University

2009 - 2010

2009-10: External moderator, Combined Honours in Social Sciences, Durham University

External moderator, Joint Honours in Social Sciences and Health, Durham University

2009 - 2010

2009-10: External moderator, Joint Honours in Social Sciences and Health, Durham University

Honorary position

Visiting Scholar, St John's College, Oxford University

2007 - 2007

Summer 2007: Visiting Scholar, St. John’s College, University of Oxford.

Journal editorial role

Editorial advisory board, Politics and Religion

2013

Editor of the International Journal for Social Economics

2011 - 2016

Editorial Board, Collingwood and British Idealism Studies

2007

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

2020

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2017

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

2011

UK Political Studies Association

1993

UK PSA Member since 1993

Other

Visiting Professor, Yokohama National University, Japan

2018 - 2018

July to September 2018: Visiting Professor, International Social Sciences Section, Yokohama National University, Japan (salaried)

Visiting Professor, Wake Forest University, USA

2014 - 2015

Fall semester, 2014-15: Visiting Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Department of Politics and International Affairs, Wake Forest University, USA

Research assessment service

Peer reviewer, Narodowa Agencja Wyniany Akademickiej (Poland)

2020

External Expert on the Polish Narodowa Agencja Wyniany Akademickiej (NAWA) Database of Experts.

Member of the AHRC Peer Review College

2019 - 2023

REF Lead, Politics UOA, Hull University

2012 - 2014

I took over as Politics REF Lead in February 2012

Scholarship role

Visiting Professor, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

2019 - 2019

Professor Tyler was a Visiting Professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland, in November 2019,

International Lecturer, Genoa University, Italy

2015 - 2015

November 2015: International Lecturer, Department of Social and Political Science, Genoa University, Italy

Visiting Scholar, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

2013 - 2013

May 2013: Visiting Scholar, Institute of Philosophy, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland (honorarium)

Visiting Scholar, Nagasaki University, Japan

2012 - 2012

March 2012: Visiting Scholar, Yokohama National University, Japan (with honorarium)

Visiting Scholar, Yokohama National University, Japan

2012 - 2012

March 2012: Visiting Scholar, Yokohama National University, Japan

Visiting Scholar, Chuo University, Japan

2000 - 2000

September 2000: Visiting Scholar, Chuo University, Japan (with honorarium)

Visiting Scholar, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

2000 - 2000

September 2000: Visiting Scholar, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan (with honorarium)

Visiting Scholar, Yokohama National University, Japan

2000 - 2000

September 2000: Visiting Scholar, Yokohama National Universities, Japan