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Dr Peri Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Politics

School of Law and Politics

Email:
robertspm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 6541
Location:
2.40, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

My teaching and research interests are predominantly in normative political theory and in global justice. My focus is on liberal justification and my Political Constructivism defends an account of the objectivity of certain basic liberal commitments by developing a distinctive account of political constructivism in response to Rawls and O’Neill. I have also published on the 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 have a particular interest in the work of John Rawls.

In 2012 I held a SOCUM fellowship at Mainz University’s Research Centre of Social and Cultural Studies (Mainz) working on Nussbaum and multiculturalism.

I am available to supervise postgraduate or undergraduate dissertations and theses in contemporary political theory generally and in liberal theories of justice, distributive justice, human rights and global justice in particular. I may also supervise more broadly in aspects of the history of political thought and normative IR theory.

2019

2018

2016

2013

2012

2011

  • Haddock, B. A., Roberts, P. M. and Sutch, P. D. E. eds. 2011. Evil in Contemporary Political Theory.. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Roberts, P. M. 2011. Constructivism and evil. In: Haddock, B. A., Roberts, P. M. and Sutch, P. D. E. eds. Evil in Contemporary Political Theory.. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 42-61.
  • Haddock, B. A., Roberts, P. M. and Sutch, P. D. E. 2011. Introduction. In: Haddock, B. A., Roberts, P. M. and Sutch, P. D. E. eds. Evil in Contemporary Political Theory.. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1-9.

2007

2006

2004

2003

My research interests are reflected in the undergraduate and postgraduate modules in which I have been involved.

Undergraduate modules:

  • Introduction to Political Thought
  • Justification & Politics: Contemporary Political Theory
  • Global Justice
  • Contemporary Liberalism & Distributive Justice
  • Multiculturalism & Contemporary Political Theory

Postgraduate modules:

  • Approaches to Political Theory
  • Liberalism & Multiculturalism
  • Political Liberalism
  • Scanlon’s Contractualism

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?

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?