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Åsbjørn Melkevik

Adjunct Professor


Political Studies

Arts and Science

Research Interests

Political Theory, Political Economy, Theories of Justice, Welfare State.

Selected Publications

2023, “A Theory of Marginal Ethics”, Review of Economic Philosophy. (Forthcoming).

2022, “The Internal Morality of Markets and Artificial Intelligence”, AI and Ethics. (Online First). 

2020, If You’re a Classical Liberal, How Come You’re Also an Egalitarian?: A Theory of Rule Egalitarianism, Palgrave Macmillan, 306 pp.

2019, “Starve All the Lawyers: Four Theories of the Just Price”, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 101-128.

2019, “A Theory of Business Eunomics: The Means-Ends Relation in Business Ethics”, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 160, No. 1, pp. 293-305.

2019, “A Tax Dead on Arrival: Classical Liberalism, Inheritance, and Social Mobility”, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 200-220.

2019, “Four Concepts of Rules: A Theory of Rule Egalitarianism”, European Journal of Political Theory, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 449-468.

2017, “The Fictitious Liberal Divide: Economic Rights Are Not Basic”, Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 1-23.

2017, “No Malibu Surfer Left Behind: Three Tales About Market Coercion”, Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 335-351.


Political Theory: History, POLS 350

Modern Welfare State, POLS 432

Canadian Welfare State, POLS 318