The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Andrew Walton

Lecturer in Political Philosophy



  • BA History & Politics, University of Warwick
  • MA Globalisation & Development, University of Warwick
  • PhD Political Theory, University of Warwick

Previous positions

  • 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
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Research Interests

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

Current Work

Presently, I have two main projects ongoing:

  • 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:

Postgraduate Supervision

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. 


Undergraduate Teaching 

POL2090: Contemporary Political Philosophy

POL2089: Justice in Public Policy