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New book: Human Rights

With apologies for shameless self-promotion, colleagues (and their students) interested in human rights theory may be interested in my new book: Human Rights Kerri Woods Palgrave Macmillan  ISBN: 9780230302754 What are human rights? Why do we have them? How do … Continue reading

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Political Utopia: Promise or Peril? Ideal Theory Conference, April 25th-26th, 2014

For those of you interested in the nonideal/ideal theory debates in political philosophy, I thought I’d let you know that Bowling Green State University is hosting a conference on the subject in three weeks. Registration is still open if you’re … Continue reading

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Workshop Announcement: June 20, 2014 – Spectating and Acting: A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics

Workshop at the University of Edinburgh June 20, 2014 Main Library Building, Room 1.11 Spectating and Acting A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics The detailed programme, including the abstracts of the presentations, can be found here: http://judgepol.sps.ed.ac.uk/events/spectating-and-acting-a-tension-at-the-heart-of-democratic-politics/ Speakers Prof … Continue reading

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Militant Democracy

My book, A Theory of Militant Democracy: The Ethics of Combatting Political Extremism, has just been published, so I thought I would post a brief description. The book considers how pro-democratic forces can safeguard representative government from anti-democratic groups. By … Continue reading

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Toleration and Judging

My book, Toleration, is now available so I thought I would write up a post related to it.  This will also be up on Polity’s blog and at bleedingheartlibertarians.com, where I may put some additional posts about toleration. For some … Continue reading

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Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity

I’m pleased to report that my book, Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity, is out!  Here is the abstract (followed by the blurbs): Equal opportunity is a powerful idea, and one with extremely broad appeal in contemporary politics, political … Continue reading

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