Dr Peri Roberts
Telephone: +44(0)29 2087 6541
Fax: +44(0)29 2087 4946
Location: Room 2.05, 65-68 Park Place
Office hours: Tuesday, 09:30 - 10:30
Thursday, 09:30 - 10:00
My teaching and research interests are predominantly in contemporary political theory. My focus is on liberal justification in a number of contexts. My Political Constructivism defends an account of the objectivity of certain basic liberal commitments. I have also published on the justifiable liberal responses to the challenges posed by an increasing recognition of the extent and importance of pluralism and multiculturalism as well as on liberal just war.
I am available to supervise postgraduate or undergraduate dissertations and theses in contemporary political theory generally and in liberal theories of justice in particular. I may also supervise more broadly in aspects of the history of political thought and normative IR theory.
Doctoral theses supervised:
- Foundationalism in Kantian Constructivism
- Giovanni Gentile and the State of Contemporary Constructivism
- From Community to Pluralism: Liberal Nationalism in Wales
- Mulitculturalism and National Identity in Netherlands and the UK
- Social Freedom in a Multicultural State
Masters dissertations supervised include:
- Is there a contradiction between the conception of autonomy and the conception of right in Kant’s moral and political philosophy?
- Defining Nationalism and Identity on the Route to the Irish Nation-State between 1884 and 1921.
- The Problem of Public Justification: D’Agostino’s solution examined.
- Liberalism and Libertarianism.
- What Does the Liberal Commitment to Freedom Entail?
- Is Veganism Morally Preferable to ‘Ethical’ Omnivorism?
My research interests are reflected in the undergraduate and postgraduate modules in which I have been involved:
Introduction to Political Thought
Justification & Politics: Contemporary Political Theory
Contemporary Liberalism & Distributive Justice
Multiculturalism & Contemporary Political Theory
Approaches to Political Theory
Liberalism & Multiculturalism