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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Yukinori Iwaki

Yukinori Iwaki
Yukinori Iwaki
Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Social and Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Global justice, poverty, Environment, labour, time, Climate change

PhD Title

Global Justice from Outside-the-Box



PhD in Political Theory, University of Edinburgh (Supervisors: Prof. Tim Hayward, Dr Elizabeth Cripps, and Dr Kieran Oberman; Examiners: Prof. Russell Keat and Prof. Derek Bell; Awarded on 9 July 2018)


Visiting Doctoral Student at the Centre for the Study of Social Justice, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford (Mentor: Prof. Daniel Butt); Research Associate at Balliol College MCR, Oxford (Mentor: Prof. Daniel Butt)


MSc in International Political Theory, with Distinction, University of Edinburgh


BA in English Literature, with Roggen Prize for Graduation Thesis, Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan)

PhD Thesis

Title: Global Justice from Outside-the-Box

We live in a severely unequal world.  My thesis argues that there is a moral obligation on the global advantaged to put right the situation for the global disadvantaged not only because they have the ability to do so without incurring significant cost but also because they are complicit in the systemic mechanism that is likely to harm the disadvantaged.  It also argues that the advantaged can discharge this obligation partly by bringing about a radical institutional shift towards market socialism (accompanied by an appropriate ethos).  My project is outside-the-box because my arguments draw on both the accounts of human values liberals provide and the empirical explanations critical theorists offer.  


Tutor on 'Global Justice and Citizenship', 2017/18 and 2018/19.


With Prof. Tim Hayward (2016), 'Had we but world enough, and time: integrating the dimensions of global justice'Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 19(4): 383-99.

Prize Nomination

PhD Thesis nominated for the UK Political Studies Association’s Sir Ernest Barker Prize for Political Theory 2018/19 by Prof. Russell Keat (internal examiner) as advised by Prof. Derek Bell (external examiner).