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Ethics for the down-and-out?

A couple of weeks ago, I (perhaps unwisely) posted a sarcastic and hastily written note in response to a news story about the crime-fighting adventures of ethicist Jonathan Glover (http://publicreason.net/2014/08/22/the-philosopher-and-the-fraudster-a-victory-for-multimillionaire-ethicists-everywhere/).  It turns out that I didn’t make my intent clear enough, … Continue reading

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Workshop on “The Idea of Social Equality”, York, 17-18 September 2014

Workshop on “The Idea of Social Equality”, King’s Manor, University of York, 17-18 September 2014 The first of four workshops on Social Equality, sponsored by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust, in association with the Department of Politics at the … Continue reading

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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 granting … Continue reading

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