Reconstructing Human Rights: A Pragmatist and Pluralist Inquiry in Global Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2016)

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(You can read the introductory chapter of the book here and here)

Reviewed in Ethics and International Affairs (here), International Affairs (here), Journal of International Political Theory (here), Political Studies Review (here), and E-International Relations (here). Also, there is a symposium on it at The Disorder of Things available, here.

Interrogating Democracy in World Politics, Joe Hoover, Meera Sabaratnam, Laust Schouenborg, eds. (Routledge, 2011).


Academic Articles and Book Chapters

“Performative Rights and Situationist Ethics,” Contemporary Pragmatism (forthcoming). (Open access version here)

“Developing a Situationist Global Justice Theory: from an architectonic to a consummatory approach,” Global Society, Volume 33, Issue 1 (2019). (Open access version here)

“The Political Movement for a Human Right to the City,” in Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, Birgit Schippers ed. (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2018). (Open access version here)

“Democratic Moral Agency: altering unjust conditions in practices of responsibility,” in Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility, Tobias Debiel et al., eds. (London: Routledge, 2017), 21-35. (Open access version here.)

Claiming a Human Right to Housing: Eviction Defence, Home (Re)Occupation and Community Resistance,’ Third World Quarterly, Volume 36, Issue 6 (2015), 1092-1102. (Open access version here)

Moral Practices: Assigning Responsibility in the International Criminal Court,’ Law and Contemporary Problems, Volume 76, Issue 3 & 4 (2013), 101-124.

Towards a Politics for Human Rights: Ambiguous Humanity and Democratising Rights,’ Philosophy and Social Criticism, Volume 39, Issue 9 (2013), 935-961. (Open access version here)

Rereading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Plurality and Contestation, not Consensus,’ Journal of Human Rights, Volume 12, Issue 2 (2013), 217-241. (Open access version here)

Reconstructing Responsibility and Moral Agency in World Politics,’ International Theory, Volume 4, Issue 2 (2012), 233-268. (Open access version here)

Human Rights Contested,’ Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Volume 6, Issue 2 (2012), 233-246. (Open access version here)

Philosophers, Activists, and Radicals: a story of human rights and other scandals’ (with Marta Iñiguez de Heredia), Human Rights Review, Volume 12, Issue 2 (2011), 191-220. (Open access version here)

‘Interrogating Democracy in World Politics’ (with Meera Sabaratnam and Laust Schouenborg) in Interrogating Democracy in World Politics, Joseph Hoover, Meera Sabaratnam and Laust Schouenborg eds. (Routledge, 2011).

Egypt and the Failure of Realism,’ Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, Issue 4 (2011), 127- 137.

Shorter Publications and Reviews

Review: The human rights state: Justice within and beyond sovereign nations,’ Contemporary Political Theory,Volume17, Issue 2 (2018), 90-93.

Is there a human right to the city? Rethinking the politics of rights,’ OUPblog, 9 June 2016.

Housing is a mental health issue: Root Shock and the London housing crisis,’ Focus E15, 18 May 2016.

Myths of Invention,’ The Disorder of Things, 7 December 2015.

Ethical Encounters – The Special Ambiguity of Humanity,’ The Disorder of Things, 18 April 2015.

What We Did At ISA 2015: Tripping Over The Color Line,’ The Disorder of Things, 9 March 2015.

Whistleblowers, Wikileaks and how politics corrupts the law,’ City Perspectives, 24 June 2013.

What We Talked About At ISA 2013: The Practice Turn and Global Ethics,’ The Disorder of Things, 18 April 2013.

What We Talked About at ISA 2012: A Human Right to Housing,’ The Disorder of Things, 20 June 2012.

Kony 2012 and the International Criminal Court,’ Comments and Opinion, LSE Website, 16 March 2012. (Extended version available here)

Human Rights as Crisis Morality – A Reply to Anthony Langlois,’ The Disorder of Things, 29 August 2011.

What We (Should Have) Talked About at ISA 2011: The Politics of Humanity and The Ambiguous History of Human Rights,’ The Disorder of Things, 21 April 2011. (Parts 2 & 3 can be found here and here)

Freeing the Pluralist Imagination, or, on the Wisdom of Escaping Weber’s “Iron Cage”,’ The Disorder of Things, 24 January 2011.

‘Review of Richard W. Miller, Globalizing Justice,’ International Affairs, Volume 86, Issue 6 (2010), 1413-1415. (Open access version here)

‘Review of Avishai Margalit, On compromise and rotten compromise,’ International Affairs, Volume 86, Issue 5 (2010), 1209-1210. (Open access version here)

‘Review of Toni Erskine, Embedded Cosmopolitanism,’ Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Volume 38, Issue 3 (2010), 839-842. (Open access version here)