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Alice Baderin

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow

Research Interests : Social Justice, Risk, Methodology in Normative Political Theory

I am a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, specializing in political theory. I hold a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford. I have also worked in applied social research.

My current research focuses on two main areas. First, I am interested in questions of justice and risk: what is it like to experience risk or insecurity, and how does foregrounding this issue shape our thinking about the demands of social justice? Secondly, I address problems of method in political theory. For example, what kind of role should evidence about public opinion play in normative political theory? How should we understand and evaluate recent calls for more 'realistic' approaches to the discipline?

Alice Baderin


Alice Baderin and Lucy Barnes, 'Risk and self-respect', British Journal of Political Science, forthcoming 2018

'Reflective equilibrium: Individual or public?' Social Theory and Practice, 43(1):1-28, 2017

'Prioritising principles' (In Critical Exchange on David Miller's approach to theorising about justice), Contemporary Political Theory, 2017, DOI:10.1057/s41296-017-0136-9

‘Political theory and public opinion: Against democratic restraint’, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 15(3): 209-33, 2016

‘Two forms of realism in political theory’, European Journal of Political Theory, 13(2):132-53, 2014