Margaret Moore

Margaret Moore


Political Studies

Queen's University

Margaret Moore is a Professor in the Department of Political Studies. 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 edited two volumes on state borders and secession: National Self-Determination and Secession (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998) and (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: Ethics & International Affairs, Political Studies, The Monist, and Nomos.

She is currently working on issues connected to citizenship global justice theory, citizenship theory, ethics of multiculturalism and nationalism. Her research interests are in the field of contemporary political philosophy, including territorial justice and obligations with respect to place (ethics of biodiversity), global justice theory (global redistributive justice and justice as applied to non-ideal situations, e.g. just war theory), ethics of nationalism, liberal constitutionalism - e.g., rights, equality, citizenship theory, and democratic theory.

Current Projects

This research project involves examines claims for corrective justice in cases where individuals and groups have been expelled from land that they previously occupied.

This two-day workshop contributes to a better understanding of the normative and ontological considerations that underlie indigenous land claims and the strategies that indigenous people and the state use to pursue these claims.

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