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PIR welcomes new colleague

Dr Philip Cook joins PIR as a lecturer in political theory

Philip joins PIR from the University of Leicester, where he held a lectureship from 2009-13. He was recently a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria, (British Columbia, Canada).

Philip's research is in contemporary political philosophy and his work has examined a range of issues including distributive justice, democracy, and citizenship. His current research considers justice in schooling and education; child-suffrage; the duties of shared parenting; and self-censorship.

In addition to his research, Philip is co-editor of Res Publica - A Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy. He has also been recognised for his commitment to teaching and was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship at Leicester, in recognition of his innovative contributions to curriculum design and delivery.

Prior to his appointment at Leicester, Philip held an LSE Fellowship in Political Theory (2006-09) and was a Programme Visitor at the Research School for Social Sciences at Australian National University (2008). He holds a BSc (Econ) in Government and International History, an MSc in Political Theory, and a PhD, all from the LSE Department of Government.

Examples of some of Philip's scholarship can be found below (click the links to read more):

'Two Types of Self-Censorship: Public and Private' (co-authored with Conrad Heilmann), Political Studies, 61 (1), 2013, pp. 178-196.

'On the Duties of Shared Parenting' Ethics and Social Welfare, 6 (2), 2012, pp. 168-181.

'Fairness, Consensus, and the Justification of the Ideal Liberal ConstitutionCanadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 22 (1), 2009, pp. 165-186.

An Augmented Buck-Passing Account of Reasons and Value: Scanlon and Crisp on What Stops the BuckUtilitas, 20 (4),  2008, pp. 490-507.