Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Margaret Moore

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Director of the Centre of Democracy and Diversity
PhD (London School of Economics)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C300
Phone: (613) 533-6126
Fax:  (613) 533-6848


Research Interests

Margaret Moore has a wide range of interests in contemporary political philosophy. Her interests include 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. 

Brief Biography

Margaret Moore is a professor in the Political Studies department, cross-appointed as a courtesy in Philosophy where she teaches in the Master’s in Political and Legal Theory program. She is the author of three books, all with Oxford University Press: A Political Theory of Territory, Ethics of Nationalism and Foundations of Liberalism and has edited several other books and journal special issues. 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 2018. She has published in journals such as the Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Philosophical Studies, Political Studies, and Ethics and International Affairs. In Autumn of 2018 she will take up the Olof Palme Visiting Research Professorship, which she will hold at the University of Stockholm.

Selected Publications 

"The Taking of Territory and the Wrongs of Colonialism", The Journal of Political Philosophy, January 2018. 

A Political Theory of Territory. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)

"Natural Resources, Territorial Right and Global Justice”, Political Theory, February, 2012, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 84-107.

Margaret is an Associate Editor of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP).  As a result of responsibilities connected to that position, she declines most review requests.