Our members are currently working on the following themes:
- Alice Baderin: risk and social justice, methodology in normative theory, public opinion.
- David Birks: legitimacy and perfectionism, the ethics of paternalism, and methods of punishment.
- Simon Caney: global justice, intergenerational justice, environmental justice, human rights, resistance.
- Alexandra Couto: social justice, liberal perfectionism, intellectual property rights, the beneficiary principle and forgiveness.
- Angela Cummine: ownership and property theory, democratic governance of sovereign finance, economic inequality, translation of political theory into policy practice.
- Gideon Elford: distributive justice, freedom and autonomy, normative methodology.
- Cecile Fabre: just war theory, cosmopolitanism, ethics of foreign policy.
- Elizabeth Frazer: the relationship between politics and violence, justifications of violence, political education.
- Michael Freeden: the political theory of actual political thinking, the theory of ideology, liberalism, the methods of conceptual history.
- Iason Gabriel: global justice, demandingness, moral psychology and motivation, philanthropy and social change.
- Keith Hyams: methodology of normative philosophy, empathy, distributive justice, ethics of climate change, political self-determination, and cyber-ethics.
- Ben Jackson: the history of neoliberalism, Thatcherism, labour history, Scottish nationalism.
- Ambrose Lee: criminalization, punishment, intersections between political and legal philosophy.
- David Leopold: Marx, Hegel and Hegelianism, socialism, utopianism.
- Mark Philp: history of political thought, political realism, corruption, justice and ageing.
- Dominic Roser: climate justice, risk ethics, philosophy of economics.
- Tom Sinclair: political authority, social justice, egalitarianism, liberalism, Kant, Hume, and Rawls.
- Marc Stears: the relationship between political theory and political action, power and political movements, methodology.
- Zofia Stemplowska: distributive justice, global justice, historical injustice, methodology of normative theory.
- Adam Swift: methodology of normative theory, ethics of family relationships, justice and legitimacy, faith schools.
- Patrick Tomlin: distributive justice, criminal justice, children, self-defence and war