Speaker Series: "Manipulation and the Ethics of Political Science Field Experiments" by Gregory Whitfield


Wednesday March 29, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall, Room B313
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Gregory Whitfield posterGregory Whitfield, Queen's University

About the Speaker: Gregory Whitfield works on issues in normative political theory and social science methodology, and try to bring the two together in interesting ways. His current book project is on the topic of political manipulation in contemporary theory. The animating concern is that liberal democratic societies lack the principled resources to address the justice and legitimacy of non-coercive and surreptitious interference with group and individual decision making. This project is an attempt to give such an account, and in doing so draws on and speaks to both contemporary liberal political philosophy, formal political theory, and institutional design. Gregory has additional projects on liberal neutrality, republicanism, structural equation modeling, and indigenous constitutionalism. As part of Queen's Center for the Study of Democracy and Diversity, Gregory collaborates on work concerning questions of territorial sovereignty and historical injustice, especially concerning property rights and the juridical control of land.