(MA, MPhil, DPhil Oxon)
Associate Professor in Political Theory, Department of Politics and International Relations.
Fellow and Tutor in Political Theory, Balliol College.
Theories of distributive and rectificatory justice, with particular reference to historical injustice and international politics; colonialism; egalitarianism; the ethics of cultural property; environmental ethics; judicial politics and the philosophy of law. More details at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~wadh1010/Political Theory Equality International law International ethics and global justice
Undergraduate:Introduction to Politics: The Theory and Practice of Democracy; Theory of Politics; Af=dvanced Paper in Theories of Justice; History of Political Thought: Plato to Rousseau
Graduate:Theory of Politics;Ethics; Mitigating Historical Injustice
- 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 pdf
- "On benefiting from injustice", Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (2007), 129-152 pdf - 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) pdf
- (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 pdf
- “Repairing historical wrongs and the end of empire”,Social & Legal Studies 21,2 (2012), 227-242 pdf
- “Inheriting rights to reparation: compensatory justice and the passage of time”, Ethical Perspectives 20, 2 (2013), 245-269 pdf
“’A doctrine quite new and altogether untenable’: defending the beneficiary pays principle”, Journal of Applied Philosophy 31,4 (2014), 336-348 pdf
- “‘Victors’ justice’? Historic injustice and the legitimacy of international law”, in Lukas H. Meyer (ed) Legitimacy, Justice and Public International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 163-185 pdf
- “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, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 44-67 pdf
- “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) pdf
- “Colonialism and postcolonialism”, in Hugh LaFollette (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Blackwell, 2013), pp. 892-8 pdf
- "‘The Polluter Pays’: Backward-looking principles of intergenerational Justice and the environment" in Jean-Christophe Merle (ed.), Spheres of Global Justice, (Dortrecht: Springer, 2013) pdf
- “Reparative justice: the debate over inherited inequities”, in Rupert Jones-Parry and Andrew Robertson (eds.), The Commonwealth Yearbook 2014 (Cambridge: Commonwealth Secretariat, 2014) pdf
- “Microfinance, non-ideal theory, and global distributive justice”, in Luis Cabrera and Tom Sorell (eds.) The Ethics of Microfinance (Cambridge University Press, 2015) pdf
- “Historical justice in post-colonial contexts: repairing historical wrongs and the end of Empire”, in Janna Thompson and Klaus Neumann (eds.) Historical Justice and Memory (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015)
“Historical emissions: does ignorance matter?”, in Lukas Meyer and Pranay Sanklecha (eds.), Historical Emissions and Climate Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017) pdf
- Book Review: Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency, by Lea Ypi, in Political Theory 43 (2015), 699-703.
REPORTS AND POLICY BRIEFS
The following reports were written for the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in Oxford.
- The Capacity of Courts to Handle Complexity (2009)
- Adjudicating Socio-Economic Rights (2008)
- Transformative Constitutionalism and Socio-Economic Rights (2008)
- In Times of Crisis, Can We Trust the Courts? (2008)
- If the Public Would Be Outraged by their Rulings, Should Judges Care? (2007)
- The Courts and Social Policy in the United States (2007)
- Report: Democracy, the Courts, and the Making of Public Policy (2006)
- Policy Brief: Democracy, the Courts, and the Making of Public Policy (2006)