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Dr. Adina Preda

Biography

I am senior lecturer in political theory and I was previously a research fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal (CREUM), a Hoover fellow at the Chaire Hoover, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and a lecturer in political theory at University College Dublin. Research interests: theories of rights (group rights, human rights, conflicts of rights), distributive justice, especially luck egalitarianism, global justice, and justice in health. I'm currently finishing a monograph tentatively entitled 'Global conflicts of rights' and starting a new five-year project on 'Rights and Egalitarianism' funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant.

Research Interests

I am currently working on a monograph entitled 'Global conflicts of rights'. I'm also writing on the idea of equality and egalitarian theories of justice and their global application as well as justice in health, in particular the philosophical assumptions and implications of the social determinants of health framework.
Some of my papers in progress are:



  • ‘Can there be positive human rights?'

  • ‘Partial equality or justice?'

  • ‘Voluntariness, freedom, and freedom of choice'

Teaching Interests

PA4002 Research Design for HPSS
PA4027 Public Administration FYP Skills
PO4030 Theories of Distributive Justice
PO4067 Studies in Political Thought
PO5222 Global Justice

Publications

Book Chapters

2016

Human rights, climate change, and sustainability
Adina Preda
(2016) Human rights, climate change, and sustainability
In Human rights and sustainability: moral responsibilities for the future; Netherlands : Routledge

2014

Group Rights and Group Agency
Adina Preda
(2014) Group Rights and Group Agency
In Law and Legal Theory: Studies in Moral Philosophy; Netherlands : Brill Academic Publishers

2014

States' rights as group rights: an analytical perspective
Adina Preda
(2014) States' rights as group rights: an analytical perspective
In How Groups Matter; UK : Palgrave

2012

A Human Right to Health?
Adina Preda
(2012) A Human Right to Health?
In Health Inequalities and Global Justice; UK : Edinburgh University Press

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

Are there any conficts of rights?
Adina Preda
(2015) Are there any conficts of rights?
In Ethical Theory And Moral Practice;

2015

, ‘Health and Social Justice: Which Inequalities Matter (Most)? – Response to peer review commentaries on 'Social Determinants of Health: Why Should We Care?'
Adina Preda & Kristin voigt
(2015) , ‘Health and Social Justice: Which Inequalities Matter (Most)? – Response to peer review commentaries on 'Social Determinants of Health: Why Should We Care?'
In American Journal Of Bioethics;

2015

The Social Determinants of Health:Why Should We Care?
Adina Preda & Kristin Voigt
(2015) The Social Determinants of Health:Why Should We Care?
In American Journal Of Bioethics;
DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2014.998374

2015

Rights: Concept and Justification
Adina Preda
(2015) Rights: Concept and Justification
In Ratio Juris;

2013

Group rights and shared interests
Adina Preda
(2013) Group rights and shared interests
In Political Studies; UK :
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2012.00975.x

2012

Group rights and group agency
Adina Preda
(2012) Group rights and group agency
In Journal of Moral Philosophy;
DOI: 10.1163/174552412X625736

2011

Rights enforcement, trade-offs, and pluralism
Adina Preda
(2011) Rights enforcement, trade-offs, and pluralism
In Res Publica;

2003

The principle of self-determination and national minorities
Adina Preda
(2003) The principle of self-determination and national minorities
In Dialectical Anthropology;

Conference Contributions

2012

Ideals and Reality
Adina Preda
(2012) Ideals and Reality
Newport, UK

2012

Association of Legal and Social Philosophy Annual conference
Adina Preda
(2012) Association of Legal and Social Philosophy Annual conference
Belfast

2012

Justice in health: trade-offs and conflicts of values
Adina Preda and Kristin Voigt
(2012) Justice in health: trade-offs and conflicts of values
Montreal

2012

The Joint Sessions of the Aristotelian and Mind Society
Adina Preda
(2012) The Joint Sessions of the Aristotelian and Mind Society
Stirling, UK

2012

Equality of opportunity in theory and practice
Adina Preda
(2012) Equality of opportunity in theory and practice
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem

2012

Egalitarianisms: current debates on equality and priority, wealth and welfare
Adina Preda
(2012) Egalitarianisms: current debates on equality and priority, wealth and welfare
Montreal

2011

International studies conference
Adina Preda
(2011) International studies conference
Montreal

2011

Puzzles of Intergenerational Justice
Adina Preda
(2011) Puzzles of Intergenerational Justice
Louvain-la-Neuve

2011

The Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference
Adina Preda
(2011) The Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference
Manchester, UK

2011

Manchester Workshops in Political Theory
Adina Preda & Nicholas Vrousalis
(2011) Manchester Workshops in Political Theory
Manchester, UK

2011

Manchester Workshops in Political Theory -workshop on exploitation
Adina Preda
(2011) Manchester Workshops in Political Theory -workshop on exploitation
Manchester, UK

2010

The joint Sessions of the Aristotelian and Mind Society
Adina Preda
(2010) The joint Sessions of the Aristotelian and Mind Society
Dublin

2010

Priority in Practice
Adina Preda
(2010) Priority in Practice
Dublin

2010

Workshop on theories of territory
Adina Preda
(2010) Workshop on theories of territory
Dublin

2009

Workshop on Theories of territory
Adina Preda
(2009) Workshop on Theories of territory
London

Magazine Articles

2018

Does inequality really matter?
Preda, A.; Humphreys, J.
(2018) Does inequality really matter?
In The Irish Times;

Book Reviews

2017

Shlomi Segall 'Why Inequality matters'
Adina Preda
(2017) Shlomi Segall 'Why Inequality matters'
In Ethics;
DOI: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/692960

2003

'Recourse to Force: State State Action against Threats and Armed Attacks
Adina Preda
(2003) 'Recourse to Force: State State Action against Threats and Armed Attacks
In The Nordic Journal of Human Rights;