Associate Professor Daniel Butt (MA, MPhil, DPhil Oxon)
Post: Associate Professor of Political Theory, Balliol, MPhil in Political Theory Course Director
University Lecturer in Political Theory, Department of Politics and International Relations.
Fellow and Tutor in Political Theory, Balliol College.
Director, MPhil in Political Theory.
Research Areas and Interests
Theories of distributive and rectificatory justice, with particular reference to historical injustice and international politics; egalitarianism; the ethics of cultural property; environmental ethics; the political theory of trade unionism; judicial politics and the philosophy of law. More details at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~
Previous Posts Held
2009-2013: Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Bristol
2004-2009: Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Oriel College, Oxford
2001-2004: Research Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Keble College
Undergraduate: Introduction to Politics: The Theory and Practice of Democracy; Theory of Politics; History of Political Thought: Plato to Rousseau
Graduate: Theory of Politics; Ethics
Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations (Oxford University Press, 2009)
"Nations, overlapping generations and historic injustice", American Philosophical Quarterly 43 (2006), 357-67
"On benefiting from injustice", Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (2007), 129-152
- Reprinted in Lukas Meyer (ed.) Intergenerational Justice (Ashgate, 2012).
"Inheriting compensatory claims and duties: reparations to the descendants of “comfort women””, Journal of Asiatic Studies, 53 (2010), 40-70 (in Korean - translation by Sun Young Lee).
(with Stuart White and Martin O’Neill) “Liberalism and trade unionism”, International Union Rights, 18 (2012)
“Option luck, gambling, and fairness”, Ethical Perspectives 19,3 (2012), 417-443
“Repairing historical wrongs and the end of empire”, Social & Legal Studies 21,2 (2012), 227-242
- Revised version to appear in Janna Thompson and Klaus Neumann (eds.) Historical Justice and Memory (University of Wisconsin Press, forthcoming)
“Inheriting rights to reparation: compensatory justice and the passage of time”, Ethical Perspectives 20, 2 (2013), 245-269
“’A doctrine quite new and altogether untenable’: defending the beneficiary pays principle”, Journal of Applied Philosophy, forthcoming.
“‘Victors’ justice’? Historic injustice and the legitimacy of international law”, in Lukas H. Meyer (ed) Legitimacy, Justice and Public International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 163-185
“Global equality of opportunity as an institutional standard of distributive justice”, in Chios Carmody, Frank J. Garcia, and John Linarelli (eds.), Global Justice and International Economic Law: Opportunities and Prospects, (Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 44-67
“Historic injustice and the inheritance of rights and duties in East Asia”, in Jun-Hyeok Kwak and Melissa Nobles (eds.) Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation in East Asia (Routledge, 2013)
"‘The Polluter Pays’: Backward-looking principles of intergenerational Justice and the environment" in Jean-Christophe Merle (ed.), Spheres of Global Justice, (Springer, 2013), pp. 757-774.
REPORTS AND POLICY BRIEFS
The following reports were written for the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in Oxford.