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Dr Andrew Walton

Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy


Dr Andrew Walton is a Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy at Newcastle University.

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  • Associate Member, Centre for Ethics, Law, and Public Affairs, University of Warwick
  • Research Fellow, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (Genève)

Previous positions

  • Research Fellow, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
  • Visiting Scholar, Lund University
  • Assistant Professor in Political Theory, University of St. Gallen
  • Teaching Fellow, University College London


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


Research Interests

My main research interests lie in the following areas:

  • Trade justice and trade governance
  • Moral analysis in public policy
  • Housing supply and regulation
  • Residential and community integration
  • Liberal-egalitarian and socialist thought

Current Work

  • Housing and Communities - In this research, I explore ethical issues in the supply, regulation, and geographical organisation of housing, connecting these issues to broader questions about when and why the state should provide in-kind goods to its citizens. Ongoing papers in this area:
    • 'Resources in Cash or Kind? Considering the Case of Housing'
    • 'Residential Integration on Fair Terms for the Disadvantaged' (with Hwa Young Kim)

  • Moral Analysis 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. Recent publications in the area:

Recent work

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: Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion: Social Issues in Contemporary Political Philosophy