- Kieran Oberman
- Senior Lecturer in Politics
- Politics and International RelationsSchool of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of Edinburgh
- Room 4.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building UK EH8 9LD
- Research Interests
- Political theory, Political philosophy, Global justice, just war theory, Immigration, Immigration and asylum policy, Distributive justice, Social justice
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I joined Edinburgh University in September 2013. Before coming to Edinburgh, I was a Teaching Fellow in Political Theory at University College Dublin. I obtained my DPhil in Politics from Oxford University and have since held positions at the University of Louvain, Stanford University and the Asian University for Women.
At Edinburgh, I play an active role in both the Just World Institute and the Political Theory Research Group. I write aricles for public forum websites such as OpenDemocracy and the Just World Institute. These articles seek to apply ideas from political philosophy to contemporary public affairs.Edinburgh is a fantastic place to do political theory. If you are considering studying for a PhD in political theory at Edinburgh or simply wish to find out more please see our website http://politicaltheory.sps.ed.ac.uk
- DPhil Politics (Oxford)
- MPhil Politics (Oxford)
- BA Politics (Swansea)
- "War and Poverty", Philosophical Studies, 176/1, (2019) PDF
- "Reality for Realists: Why Economic Migrants Should Not Just ‘Go home and Wait for Assistance'", European Political Science, 17/4, (2018).
- "Immigration and Equal Ownership of the Earth", Ratio Juris, 30/2, (2017).
- "Emigration in a Time of Cholera : Freedom, Brain Drain, and Human Rights", Law, Ethics and Philosophy, 4, (2017). PDF
- "Immigration, Citizenship, and Consent: What is Wrong with Permanent Alienage?", Journal of Political Philosophy, 25/1, (2017).
- "Immigration as a Human Right", in Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership, eds. Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).
- "The Myth of the Optional War: Why States Are Required to Wage the Wars They Are Permitted to Wage", Philosophy & Public Affairs, 43/4 (2015).
- "Poverty and Immigration Policy", American Political Science Review, 109/2 (2015).
- "Can Brain Drain Justify Immigration Restrictions?", Ethics, 123/3 (2013). PDF
- "Beyond Sectarianism? On David Miller’s Theory of Human Rights", Res Publica, 19/3 (2013).
- "Immigration, Global Poverty and the Right to Stay", Political Studies, 59/2 (2011).
I am happy to supervise students working in contemporary political theory, particularly on distributive justice, egalitarianism, immigration, territorial rights, just war theory and global poverty. For further information see http://politicaltheory.sps.ed.ac.uk
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