Andrew Lister

Andrew Lister

Associate Professor (Political Studies)

Political Studies, Philosophy

Arts and Science

People Directory Affiliation Category
  • BA, McGill
  • MA, McGill
  • PhD, UCLA
Specializations / Research Interests

Distributive justice; reciprocity and egalitarianism; classical liberalism and libertarianism; public reason, ‘political’ liberalism, toleration and compromise.

Andrew Lister would be interested in supervising graduate students in the areas of distributive justice, democratic theory, public reason and political liberalism.

Personal Website Personal Webpage, Political Studies

Before coming to Queen's, Andrew Lister taught at Concordia University and spent a year as FRQSC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Montreal's Centre de recherche en éthique. He has been been a visitor at Oxford University's Center for the Study of Social Justice, and at the UCLouvain's Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale. He specializes in contemporary normative political theory, particularly related to democracy and distributive justice. His research has focused on two main themes:  public reason, or neutrality in political decision-making, and reciprocity, in relation to egalitarianism. He also has an ongoing interest in the work of John Rawls, and its relationships with other the work of others (for example, David Hume, Friedrich Hayek, and Frank Knight).

Selected Recent Publication