My research focuses on problems of global injustice, on emancipatory political praxis in the context of globalization, and on related puzzles concerning democracy, human rights, responsibility, neoliberalism, and governance and accountability. I have several projects underway, including:
- A paper reflecting on the nature justice as a political problem;
- A paper critiquing so-called realist political theory and outlining a proposal for a realistic approach that incorporates a sensible and politically useful account of political normativity;
- A paper on responsibility for catastrophic climate transformation that considers how various forms of discursive action, including “kayaktivism,” can be read as practices of taking responsibility;
- A paper on how concepts used in public opinion research might help political theorists to rethink the tasks and the possible impact of our work;
- A book project, tentatively entitled The Contentious Politics of Human Rights, that provides fresh approaches to a number of stale debates in the field by conceptualizing human rights not as moral principles but rather as a political ideology.