Dr Andrew Walton
Lecturer in Political Philosophy
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5554
- Address: Politics Building
40-42 Great North Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
- BA History & Politics, University of Warwick
- MA Globalisation & Development, University of Warwick
- PhD Political Theory, University of Warwick
- Teaching Fellow, University College London
- Assistant Professor in Political Theory, University of St. Gallen
- Visiting Scholar, Lund University
- Associate Member, Centre for Ethics, Law, and Public Affairs, University of Warwick
- Research Fellow, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (Genève)
- Twitter: @Dr_AWalton
- Blog: justice-everywhere.org
My main research interests lie in three areas:
- Global justice, with particular reference to trade, migration, and democracy
- Liberal-egalitarian and socialist thought
- Questions of justice in public policy, including tax policy, the provision of public and social services, the regulation of euthanasia and assisted dying, drug policy, the treatment of animals, and the concept of fraternity
Presently, I have two main projects ongoing:
- Justice and trade - In this research I explore how we should conceptualise the idea of 'trade justice'. In present writings, I aim to defend two theses: (a) that we should understand 'trade justice' in a holistic sense, understanding and applying moral principles to the domain of trade as part of an 'institutional package' and (b) that the appropriate model for a just global economic system is a form of equality of resources applied at an inter-state level. Recent publications in this area:
- 'Do Moral Duties Arise from Global Trade', Moral Philosophy and Politics, 1:2 (2014)
- 'Global Democracy in a Society of Peoples', CRISPP, 18:6 (2015)
- 'Qualified Market Access & Inter-Disciplinarity' (with Lisa Herzog), Ethics and Global Politics, 7:2 (2014)
- 'The Common Arguments for Fair Trade', Political Studies, 61:3 (2013)
- 'Consequentialism, Indirect Effects, and Fair Trade', Utilitas, 24:1 (2012)
- Justice in Public Policy - In this research, I use of methods and ideas drawn from moral philosophy to enhance the quality of public political debate on a range of contemporary policy issues, ranging from immigration to assisted dying to labour market regulation and the welfare state. Recent and ongoing work in the area:
- 'Fraternal Society in Rawls' Property-Owning Democracy', Analyse & Kritik, 35:1 (2013)
- Introducing Political Philosophy: A Policy-First Approach (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
I would be interested in supervising postgraduate research in any of the areas listed under my research interests and more generally across the terrain of domestic or global political philosophy.
POL2090: Contemporary Political Philosophy
POL2089: Justice in Public Policy
- Coward M, Grayson K, Chisholm A, Walton A, Clough E, Feklyunina V. Editorial 2016. Politics 2016, 36(1), 3-4.
- Coward M, Grayson K, Chisholm A, Clough E, Feklyunina V, Walton A. Reflecting On Our Strengths and Strategy. Politics 2016, 36(2), 115-117.
- Walton A. Global Democracy in a Society of Peoples. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 2015, 18(6), 577-598.
- Walton A. Do Moral Duties Arise from Global Trade?. Moral Philosophy and Politics 2014, 1(2), 249-268.
- Herzog L, Walton A. Qualified Market Access and Inter-Disciplinarity. Ethics and Global Politics 2014, 7(2), 83-94.
- Walton A. Federalism, Pan-European Parliament, and Against Article 50: A Comment on the EU's Democratic Deficit. In: R. Bellamy & U. Staiger, ed. The Eurozone Crisis and the Democratic Deficit. London: UCL European Institute, 2013, pp.18-19.
- Walton A, Camia V. Fraternal Society in Rawls' Property-Owning Democracy. Analyse & Kritik 2013, 35(1), 163-186.
- Walton A. The Common Arguments for Fair Trade. Political Studies 2013, 61(3), 691-706.
- Walton A. Consequentialism, Indirect Effects, and Fair Trade. Utilitas 2012, 24(1), 126-138.
- Walton A. Rawls' Property Owning Democracy. In: J. Murphy & K. Callaghan, ed. Toward a Post-Market Society. New York: Nova, 2011, pp.71-87.
- Walton A. What is Fair Trade?. Third World Quarterly 2010, 31(3), 431-447.
- Walton A. Justice, Authority, and the World Order. Journal of Global Ethics 2009, 5(3), 215-230.