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, 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
- Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations (Oxford University Press, 2009)
- (with Sarah Fine and Zofia Stemplowska) Political Theory, Here and Now: Essays in Honour of David Miller (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
- "Corrupting the youth: should parents feed their children meat?", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, forthcoming.
- "Judicial independence and transformative constitutionalism: squaring the circle of legitimacy" in D. J. Galligan (ed.), The Courts and the People: Friend or Foe? (Hart, forthcoming)
- (with Zofia Stemplowska) "No country for strangers", in Butt, Fine, and Stemplowska, Political Theory, Here and Now: Essays in Honour of David Miller (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
- "What structural injustice theory leaves out", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, (2021).
- (with Matthew Butt) “The mathematics of juries”, Counsel (April 2021).
- “The ethical implications of benefiting from injustice”, in Hugh LaFollette (ed.), Ethics in Practice: An Anthology (5th edition) (Wiley Blackwell, 2020).
- “Restitution post bellum: property, inheritance, and corrective justice”, Journal of Applied Philosophy 36,3 (2019), 357-365
- “Decolonising universities: the second wave”, Common Ground 2 (2019), 16-19.
- “Justice postcoloniale” [Postcolonial justice], in Patrick Savidan (ed.), Dictionnaire des inégalités et de la justice sociale (Presses universitaires de France, 2018) (in French).
- “Historical emissions: does ignorance matter?”, in Lukas Meyer and Pranay Sanklecha (eds.), Historical Emissions and Climate Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017) pdf
- “Law, governance and the ecological ethos”, in Stephen Gardiner and Allen Thompson (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2016) pdf
- “Microfinance, non-ideal theory, and global distributive justice”, in Luis Cabrera and Tom Sorell (eds.) The Ethics of Microfinance (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
- “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)
- “’A doctrine quite new and altogether untenable’: defending the beneficiary pays principle”, Journal of Applied Philosophy 31,4 (2014), 336-348 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
- "‘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
- “Inheriting rights to reparation: compensatory justice and the passage of time”, Ethical Perspectives 20, 2 (2013), 245-269 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
- “Repairing historical wrongs and the end of empire”, Social & Legal Studies 21,2 (2012), 227-242 pdf
- “Option luck, gambling, and fairness”, Ethical Perspectives 19,3 (2012), 417-443 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
- (with Stuart White and Martin O’Neill) “Liberalism and trade unionism”, International Union Rights, 18 (2012)
- “배상 요구와 의무의 상속성:‘위안부’여성들의 후손에 대한 배상” (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
- “‘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
- "On benefiting from injustice", Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (2007), 129-152 pdf
- - Reprinted in Lukas Meyer (ed.) Intergenerational Justice (Ashgate, 2012).
- "Nations, overlapping generations and historic injustice", American Philosophical Quarterly 43 (2006), 357-67 pdf
- 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)