Global Ethics and Political Theory
Research in this cluster explores the conceptual and territorial borders of liberalism, and looks at what it means to 'belong'. It includes researchers working on issues of slavery, gender, statelessness, and debates about how theories of justice can be applied in the case of marginal groups, such as children and animals.
This connects to our individual research themes on self-ownership, self-sovereignty and self-censorship as well as wider concerns with justice, citizenship, the state, deportation and migration.
The group holds regular events including seminars and workshops, and aims to provide a supportive research environment for academics and research students to share their work and ideas.
A particular focus of our research has been the ‘Politics of Victimhood’, explored through an ESRC-funded seminar series and an ECPR Conference Section, encompassing the politics of protection, the legacies of conflict and the politics of memory, and the politics of trafficking and slavery.
Current Research Students
Ashley Dodsworth ‘Environmental Human Rights’
Anne Marie Mattarese
We warmly welcome PhD applications in the areas of:
- The borders of liberalism
Citizenship, the state, recognition and statelessness
Rights: children’s rights, animal rights and human rights
Slavery, self-ownership and social justice
See individual staff pages for more details about research areas.