Below you can find a complete list of publications. Pre-print copies of all my published papers can be freely downloaded from my Philpeople page.

Here is also my Google Scholar profile.


Justice in a Globalized World: A Normative Framework (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Morality and Socially Constructed Norms, under contract with Oxford University Press.

Awarded the 2019 Montreal (GRIPP) Political Theory Manuscript Workshop Award.

Journal articles

'On Public-identity Disempowerment', Journal of Political Philosophy, forthcoming.

‘Respect for Persons and the Moral Force of Socially Constructed Norms’, Noûs, online early.

‘On the Natural Duty of Justice in Non-ideal Circumstances: The Moral Demands of Institution-building and Reform’, European Journal of Political Theory, 20 (1) (2021), 45-66.

‘What Normative Facts Should Political Theory Be About? Philosophy of Science meets Political Liberalism’ (with Christian List), Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, 6 (2020), 185-220.

‘The Content-Independence of Political Obligation: What It Is and how to Test It’, Legal Theory, 24 (2) (2018), 135-57.

‘Dignity and Human Rights: A Reconceptualization’, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 37 (4) (2017), 862-885.

‘Proxy Battles in Just War Theory: Jus in Bello, the Site of Justice, and Feasibility Constraints’ (with Seth Lazar), Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, 3 (2017), 166-96.

‘What’s Wrong with Being Lonely? Justice, Beneficence, and Meaningful Relationships’, Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 90 (1) (2016), 49-69.

‘Freedom as Independence’ (with Christian List), Ethics, 126 (4) (2016), 1043-1074.

‘On the Distinctive Procedural Wrong of Colonialism’, Philosophy & Public Affairs, 43 (4) (2015), 312-331.

‘Social Samaritan Justice: When and Why Needy Fellow Citizens Have a Right to Assistance’, American Political Science Review, 109 (4) (2015), 735-749.

‘No Global Demos, No Global Democracy? A Systematization and Critique’, Perspectives on Politics, 12 (4) (2014), 789-807.

‘Canine Justice: An Associative Account’, Political Studies, 62 (1) (2014), 37-52.

‘Justice, Charity, and Disaster Relief: What, if Anything, Is Owed to Haiti, Japan and New Zealand?’, American Journal of Political Science, 57 (2) (2013), 491-503.

‘Justice, Disagreement, and Democracy’, British Journal of Political Science, 43 (1) (2013), 177-99.

‘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.

‘In what Sense Are Human Rights Political?’, Political Studies, 60 (1) (2012), 180-94.

‘Coercion and (Global) Justice’, American Political Science Review, 105 (1) (2011), 205-20.

‘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.

‘Egalitarian Challenges to Global Egalitarianism: A Critique’ (with Christian Barry), Review of International Studies, 35 (3) (2009), 485-512.

Reprinted in Barry and Lawford-Smith (eds), Global Justice (Ashgate, 2013).

‘On the Apparent Paradox of Ideal Theory’, Journal of Political Philosophy, 17 (3) (2009), 332-55.

Reply by Holly Lawford-Smith in Journal of Political Philosophy, 18 (3) (2010), 357-68.

‘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.

Symposia contributions / critical notices

‘Interactive Justice, the Boundary Problem, and Proportionality’ (symposium contribution on Emanuela Ceva’s Interactive Justice), Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 22 (4) (2019), 466-472.

‘Arguing for Assistance-Based Responsibilities: Are Intuitions Enough?’ (symposium contribution on Barry and Øverland’s book Responding to Global Poverty), Ethics & Global Politics, 12 (1) (2019), 24-31.

‘On the Value of Constitutions and Judicial Review’ (article-length symposium contribution on Alon Harel’s Why Law Matters), Criminal Law and Philosophy, 11 (4) (2017), 817-32.

‘On the Justification of Basic Rights’ (critical commentary on Rainer Forst’s work on basic rights), Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, 45 (3) (2016), 52-63.

‘Two Pictures of the Global-justice Debate: A Reply to Tan’ (response to a critical discussion of my work), Law, Ethics and Philosophy, 2 (2014), 219-26.

‘Human Rights and Discourse Theory: Some Critical Remarks’ (symposium contribution on Seyla Benhabib’s Dignity in Adversity) in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 17 (6) (2014), 674-680.

‘Kant, Ripstein, and the Circle of Freedom: A Critical Note’ (symposium contribution on Arthur Ripstein’s Force and Freedom), European Journal of Philosophy, 20 (3) (2012), 450-59.

Chapters in edited volumes

‘Global Justice and the Role of the State: A Critical Survey’ (with Miriam Ronzoni), in Thom Brooks (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Global Justice (Oxford: Oxford University Press), in press.

‘The Case for Ideal Theory’, in Chris Brown and Robyn Eckersley (eds), The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 664-676.

‘Human Rights, the Political View, and TNCs: An Exploration’, in Tom Campbell and Kylie Bourne (eds), Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights (London: Routledge 2018), 168-86.

'On the Messy “Utopophobia vs Factophobia” Controversy’, in Kevin Vallier and Michael Weber (eds), Political Utopias (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 11-31.

‘Just War and Global Distributive Justice’, in David Held and Pietro Maffettone (eds), Global Political Theory (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016), 143-57.

‘The Methodology of Political Theory’ (with Christian List), in H. Cappelen, T. Gendler and J. Hawthorne (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), 525-53.

‘Microfinance, Poverty Relief, and Political Justice’ (with Miriam Ronzoni), in Tom Sorell and Luis Cabrera (eds), Microfinance, Rights and Global Justice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 84-104.

‘Cosmopolitan Justice and Rightful Enforceability’, in Gillian Brock (ed.), Cosmopolitanism versus Non-cosmopolitanism(New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), 92-110.

‘Costruttivismo e Intuizioni Morali: Un Approccio Integrato’ (with Miriam Ronzoni), in Carla Bagnoli (ed.), Che Fare? Nuove Prospettive Filosofiche sull’Azione (Roma: Carocci, 2013), ch. 5.

Book reviews

R. Cruft, S.M. Liao, and M. Renzo (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 33 (3) (2016), 443-45.

Tim Mulgan, Ethics for a Broken World, Mind, 122 (488) (2013), 1161-1164.

Harry Brighouse and Ingrid Robeyns (eds), Measuring Justice, Ethics and International Affairs, 25 (1) (2011), 95-6.

G. Brock, Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account, Ethical Theory & Moral Practice, 14 (2) (2011), 251-2.

Lukas H. Meyer (ed.), Legitimacy, Justice and Public International Law, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2010),

R. M. Price (ed.), Moral Limit and Possibility in World Politics, International Affairs, 85 (4) (2009), 871-2.

D. Miller, National Responsibility and Global Justice, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, 1 (2) (2009), 50-3.