Encyclopedia of Global Justice

2011 Edition
| Editors: Deen K. Chatterjee

Kukathas, Chandran

  • Anthony J. Langlois
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9160-5_14

Chandran Kukathas holds the chair in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before moving to this appointment he held the Neal Maxwell Chair in Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah, which in turn was preceded by positions at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, the Australian National University, and the Royal Military College, Canberra.

Kukathas’ views on global justice are built upon his general political philosophy, a distinctive form of classical liberalism or libertarianism, which he articulates through the metaphor of “the liberal archipelago” – also the title of his recent major work on this topic (Kukathas 2003). Diversity and freedom are the key animating ideas within this approach, and they apply equally to Kukathas’ views on the concerns which are raised by our contemporary global political environment as they do to the question of political association...

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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony J. Langlois
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  1. 1.School of International StudiesFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia