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Queen's University

Margaret Moore

Ph.D. (LSE)

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Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C400
Phone: (613) 533-6126
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Research Interests

Margaret Moore has a wide range of interests in contemporary political philosophy. Her interests include territorial justice, global distributive justice, just war theory, historical injustice, democratic theory, rights, nationalism, multiculturalism, immigration, and selected theorists in the history of political thought. 

Brief Biography

Margaret Moore is Professor in the Political Studies department at Queen’s University. Since receiving her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 1989, she has published a number of books and articles on issues of distributive justice, nationalism and multiculturalism. Most notable are:  Foundations of Liberalism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993) and  Ethics of Nationalism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001). She has published two edited collections on state borders and secession: National Self-Determination and Secession (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998) and a volume using comparative political theory, (co-edited with Allen Buchanan), Nations, States and Borders; diverse ethical theories (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003).  She has published a number of articles in such diverse journals as:  Political Theory, Ethics & International Affairs, and Political Studies. She is currently working on a book on a political theory of territory.  

Selected Publications

Margaret Moore, “Natural Resources, Territorial Right and Global Justice”, Political Theory , February, 2012, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 84-107.

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