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: Monday, 09:30 - 10:30
Tuesday, 16:30 - 17:00
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.
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.
Doctoral theses supervised:
- Foundationalism in Kantian Constructivism
- From Community to Pluralism: Liberal Nationalism in Wales
- A Critique of Nationalism and Multiculturalism
- 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 that I am involved in:
Introduction to Political Thought
Contemporary Liberalism & Distributive Justice
Multiculturalism & Contemporary Political Theory
Justification in Political Theory
Contemporary Political Theory
History of Modern Political Thought
Approaches to Political Theory
Liberalism & Multiculturalism
Between Coercion & Consent