Dr Laura Valentini
Lecturer in Political Philosophy
- Name: Dr Laura Valentini
- Position: Lecturer in Political Philosophy
- Room: 3.02
- Telephone: 020 7679 4726
- Fax: 020 7679 4969
- Email: email@example.com
Laura Valentini holds a first degree (“laurea”) in Political Science from Pavia University (Italy), and a Master’s and PhD from University College London. Prior to joining UCL, she was a Junior Research Fellow at The Queen’s College (Oxford University), and a postdoc at the Center for Human Values (Princeton University). Laura has held visiting positions at the Australian National University, and at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (Uppsala).
Laura’s work is situated within contemporary liberal political philosophy. Her research focuses on international normative theory, methodology in normative theorizing, and the relationship between justice and democracy. She has recently completed a book, Justice in a Globalized World (Oxford University Press, 2011/12), in which she develops an account of global justice steering a middle course between statism and cosmopolitanism. She has published a number of articles on international justice, human rights, and ‘ideal vs. non-ideal theory’. She is currently investigating (i) the relationship between justice and democracy at both the domestic and the global level and (ii) the relationship between theories of the just war and theories of global justice.
During the academic year 2012-2013, Laura is responsible for the modules “Contemporary Political Philosophy I” (for Master’s students), “Global Ethics” (for Master’s students), and “Theories and Concepts of Politics” (for undergraduate students). She also contributes to the teaching and organization of “Methods in Political Theory” (for doctoral students) and “Political Theory Workshop” (for doctoral students).
- Justice in a Globalized World: A Normative Framework (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011/12).
- ‘Canine Justice: An Associative Account’, Political Studies (forthcoming).
- ‘Justice, Charity, and Disaster Relief: What, if Anything, Is Owed to Haiti, Japan, and New Zealand’, American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming).
- ‘Justice, Disagreement, and Democracy’, British Journal of Political Science, 43 (1) (2013).
- ‘Assessing the Global Order: Justice, Legitimacy or Political Justice?’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 15 (5) (2012), 593-612.
- ‘Human Rights, Freedom, and Political Authority’, Political Theory, 40 (5) (2012), 573-601.
- ‘Ideal vs. Nonideal Theory: A Conceptual Map’, Philosophy Compass, 7 (9) (2012), 654-64.
- ‘Kant, Ripstein, and the Circle of Freedom: A Critical Note’, European Journal of Philosophy, 20 (3) (2012), 450-59.
- ‘In what Sense Are Human Rights Political?’, Political Studies, 60 (1) (2012), 180-94.
- ‘A Paradigm Shift in Theorizing about Justice? A Critique of Sen’, Economics & Philosophy, 27 (3) (2011), 297-315.
- ‘Global Justice and Practice-Dependence: Conventionalism, Institutionalism, Functionalism’, Journal of Political Philosophy, 19 (4) (2011), 399-418.
- ‘On our Duty to Withhold Aid now to Save more Lives in the Future’, Ethics & Global Politics, 4 (2) (2011), 125-34.
- ‘Coercion and (Global) Justice’, American Political Science Review, 105 (1) (2011), 205-20.
- ‘Egalitarian Challenges to Global Egalitarianism: A Critique’ (with Christian Barry), Review of International Studies, 35 (3) (2009), 485-512.
- ‘On the Apparent Paradox of Ideal Theory’, Journal of Political Philosophy, 17 (3) (2009), 332-55.
- ‘On the Meta-Ethical Status of Constructivism: Reflections on G.A. Cohen’s “Facts and Principles”’ (with Miriam Ronzoni), Politics, Philosophy & Economics, 7 (4) (2008), 403-22.
Contributions to Edited Volumes and Encyclopedia Entries
- ‘Cosmopolitan Justice and Rightful Enforceability’, in G. Brock (ed.), Comsopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013).
- Theories of International Justice’, in D. Armstrong (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).