Queen Mary, University of London has one of the largest concentrations of scholars working in the field of political thought within the United Kingdom, with an almost unparalleled expertise that stretches from the Renaissance to the present day and includes the political thought of America, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, and Italy. The Centre also has considerable strength in the history of legal theory and contemporary political thought. Members of the Centre work principlally in the Schools of History, Law, and Politics. It is an interdisciplinary group which is located within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Centre also works closely with four other Centres within Queen Mary: The Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Centre for the History of Emotions and the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.
The centre is interdisciplinary, attracting members from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary. The centre's current Co-Directors are Professor Richard Bourke and Professor Quentin Skinner. An Executive Committee is active in planning, carrying out and running the centre. The Executive Committee is made up of the following: Professor Jeremy Jennings, Dr Maurizio Isabella, Professor Michael Lobban, Professor Gareth Stedman-Jones, and Dr Georgios Varouxakis. The centre's administrator is Ms Moushumi Bhowmik.