Department of Political Studies


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Margaret Moore

Ph.D. (LSE) 

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Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C300
Phone: (613) 533-6126
Fax:  (613) 533-6848


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, where she teaches political philosophy.  She is the author of A Political Theory of Territory (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), which won the 2017 Canadian Philosophical Association Best Book prize, was short-listed for the CB Macpherson Best Book award by the Canadian Political Science Association (2016) and received Honourable Mention for the International Studies Ethics Best Book award.  She has published two earlier books, both with Oxford University Press:  Foundations of Liberalism and Ethics of Nationalism, as well as edited or co-edited three volumes and a special journal issue. She has written articles in journals such as Political Theory, Political Studies, Philosophical Studies, International Theory, Journal of Social Philosophy and Ethics & International Affairs.  Her current work is on norms of the international system, such as sovereignty, human rights, boundary-drawing, and territorial claims.   She currently holds a SSHRCC Insight grant on corrective justice and land.

Selected Publications


  "A Political Theory of Territory" (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)



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