Maximilian Klinger

Political Theory Network
Nuffield College
DPhil Politics

I am a DPhil candidate in Political Theory. My thesis, supported by Nuffield College, explores several issues relating to the ethics of trade: (i) Under what conditions is consensual and mutually beneficial trade nevertheless wrongful? (ii)What is the moral force of wrongful trade? (iii) How should consumers, producers, and the government respond to wrongful trade?

Beyond international trade, I am interested in what we owe to each other when some of us fail to comply with their moral and legal duties. I have particular interests in the justification of public goods, the ethics of self-defence, and the morality of risk.