David Runciman

David Runciman is professor of politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, specializing in the history of modern political thought and theories of democracy and the state. His most recent books are The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present (2013) and Politics: Ideas in Profile (2014). He is currently joint principal investigator on two major research projects based in Cambridge: Conspiracy and Democracy and Technology and Democracy. He is a contributing editor of the London Review of Books.