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Postgraduate study

Taught and research programmes combining normative and empirical approaches to global justice

Ethical Investment Response

JWI issue response on Edinburgh´s ethical investment strategy

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Find out more about doing a PhD in Political Theory at Edinburgh

Fair trade dissertation prize

Annual prizes awarded to the best dissertations relating to fairness in trade

JWI Working Papers

Current research by JWI members and associates in early view

Fair Trade Academic Network

Supporting the development and sharing of research on fairness in trade

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Call for applications: PhD Scolarship in Political Theory

Applications are invited to carry out doctoral research in political theory, with an emphasis on political violence. The PhD will be part of a project funded through a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (JUDGEPOL) led by Dr Mathias Thaler. (More)

"Should the University employ prisoners?" Ethics Forum Event

All SPS students and staff are invited to this debate on the ethics of prison labour and rehabilitation initiatives on Thursday, December 4th at 13:00. (More)


Our research on ethics and justice in relation to environmental and climate change - supported by ESRC, British Academy, and Leverhulme Trust grants. More...

Conflict and Peace

Research on peace, conflict and justice at the JWI covers a wide range of issues, including classical themes of Just War Theory, ethical issues in post-conflict reconstruction, and political apologies as mechanisms of reconciliation. More...

Poverty and Wealth

Our research includes work on justice in relation to the distribution of wealth and natural resources. More...

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