Margaret Moore

Margaret Moore

Professor (Political Studies), Director of the Centre of Democracy and Diversity

Political Studies, Philosophy

Arts and Science

(613) 533.6000 ext. 36126

Mackintosh-Corry Hall C300

People Directory Affiliation Category

PhD, London School of Economics

Specializations / Research Interests

Political Theory and Political Philosophy, specifically: 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. 

Personal Webpage, Political Studies


Margaret Moore is a professor in the Political Studies department, cross-appointed in Philosophy where she teaches in the Master’s in Political and Legal Theory program. She is the author of four books, Who Should Own Natural Resources? (Polity 2019), A Political Theory of Territory (Oxford 2015), Ethics of Nationalism (Oxford 2001) and Foundations of Liberalism (Oxford 1993). A Political Theory of Territory was the winner of the Canadian Philosophical Association’s Best Book Prize in 2017 and was translated into Japanese in 2020. Professor Moore has edited several other books and journal special issues, and she has published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Philosophical Studies, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Political Studies, and Ethics and International Affairs

Professor Moore is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford, and the director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity at Queen's University. She is also an Associate Editor of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP). In 2018, she held the Olof Palme Research Professorship at the University of Stockholm (July-Dec) and the RSS Fellowship at the Australian National University (Feb-June).