My main research is in applied ethics and social & political philosophy.

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In political philosophy I am primarily interested in territorial rights and the mess of issues that impinge upon it -- global justice, nationalism, self-determination, indigenous rights, environmental ethics, property rights, social ontology, etc.

In applied ethics I am concerned with a problem I call the political theory of individual responsibility. How should we assess individual behavior in institutional contexts, where we might be involved in many acts that we do not carry out with our own two hands, or where we might carry out acts with our own two hands that are, in some sense, not (merely) our own acts.


list of publications

Land, Conflict, and Justice: a Political Theory of Territory (Cambridge UP, 2009), which shared the 2011 Canadian Philosophical Association Biennial Book Prize.

published articles