Daniel Butt

MA, MPhil, DPhil Oxon

Associate Professor of Political Theory, DPIR
Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Balliol College
Political Theory Network
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. View more details on Daniel's personal web page.

Research interests

Political Theory, International ethics and global Justice, Norms, legitimacy and justification, Rights, Justice, and Equality, International law


  • Undergraduate: Introduction to Politics: The Theory and Practice of Democracy; Theory of Politics; Advanced Paper in Theories of Justice
  • Graduate: Theory of Politics; Ethics; Mitigating Historical Injustice




Edited book

  • (with Sarah Fine and Zofia Stemplowska) Political Philosophy, Here and Now: Essays in Honour of David Miller (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)


Articles and book chapters


Book review


Reports and policy briefs

The following reports were written for the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in Oxford.