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Primary research interests lie in (international) political theory, ethics, and moral & social philosophy, with a focus on social, intergenerational and environmental justice, theories of resource rights and territory, as well as normative approaches to risk.

Current work can be split into two groups, on the one hand normative work on republicanism, social (in)equality and recognition theory, and on the other hand applied normative work on natural resource governance, climate change, and the ethics of risk.

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Happy to supervise students across a wide range of topics in political theory and practical philosophy, with a particular focus on:

  • Intergenerational justice
  • Social egalitarianism
  • Republicanism
  • Climate ethics
  • Risk ethics
  • Moral responsibility
  • Social norms
  • Global justice
  • Moral free-riding
  • Natural resource governance
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  • Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Risk and Inequality (CSRI)  at Queen’s University



Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics


Research students

PhD title: Hate Speech

Name: Suzanne Whitten
Country: United Kingdom

PhD title: Privacy

Name: Jamie Day
Country: United Kingdom

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