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Dr Peri Roberts

Dr Peri Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Politics

School of Law and Politics

Email
robertspm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 6541
Campuses
2.40, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

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
  • Justice & Politics: Contemporary Political Theory
  • Global Justice

Postgraduate modules:

  • Approaches to Political Theory
  • Liberalism & Multiculturalism
  • Political Liberalism

See my publications for recent research projects.

Current research projects include:

  • International distributive justice
  • Global commons and justice
  • Liberal political theory (Rawls, Nussbaum etc)

Past projects

Selected 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
  • Left-Libertarianism and Justice
  • The Political Thought of Aneurin Bevan
  • Rawls's Diference Principle and Testing Social Justice in Welsh Housing Policy