Ethnicity and Democratic Governance

Ethnicity and Democratic Governance

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Moore.jpgMargaret Moore

Department of Political Studies
Queen's University


Research Statement (49 kB)

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 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 theory, cosmopolitanism, ethics of multiculturalism and nationalism.


  • Distributive justice
  • Nationalism and multiculturalism
  • Citizenship theory
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Ethics of multiculturalism and nationalism
  • Identity claims and multiculturalism
  • Relationship between multiculturalism, nationalism and global justice