Curriculum vitae:

Professional Advisory or Consultancy work

Member of consulting editorial boards of History of European Ideas, History of Political Thought and the European Journal of Political Theory.

Reader for Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester University Presses; member of Steering Committee for the establishment of an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Manchester, whose pilot project was funded by the Arts and Economic and Social Studies Faculties Research Committees and the John Rylands Institute; Reader for Political Studies, History of Political Thought, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, History of the Human Sciences and other journals.

Major academic collaborations: Joint responsibility for organization of the Cambridge History of Eighteenth Century Political Thought; of the ‘Rousseau and Liberty’ Cambridge colloquium; and of five conferences scheduled between 1995 and 1999 around the subject,‘L’Homme’, for the European Science Foundation project on Concepts and Symbols in the Eighteenth Century.