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Dr. Andrew Shorten

Biography

Andrew Shorten is a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, working mainly on topics in contemporary political theory. He has published book chapters and articles on toleration, religious accommodation, multiculturalism, nationalism, federalism, secession, and language policy, and is author of Contemporary Political Theory (Palgrave) and co-editor of Religion and Political Theory (Rowman and Littlefield). He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at University College London, held a visiting fellowship at the Institute of Philosophy (School of Advanced Studies, University of London) and was a visiting professor in the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven. He recently led a research team working on Language Policy and Social Justice, as part of an FP7 project on Mobility and Inclusion in a Multilingual Europe.

Research Interests

Contemporary Political Theory; Multiculturalism; Linguistic Justice; Toleration and Religious Accommodation

Teaching Interests





Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2005 University College London - Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow

Award

  • 2005 - Sir Ernest Barker Prize

Publications

Books

2016

Contemporary Political Theory
Shorten, A.
(2016) Contemporary Political Theory
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan

Book Chapters

2021

Justifying Language Policies in Mobile Societies
Carey, B & Shorten, A.
(2021) Justifying Language Policies in Mobile Societies
In Advances in Interdisciplinary Language Policy; F. Grin, L. Maracz, N. Pokorn(Ed.) Amsterdam : John Benjamins

2021

Toleration and Religious Discrimination
Shorten, A
(2021) Toleration and Religious Discrimination
In The Palgrave Handbook of Toleration; Sardoč M.(Ed.) Cham : Palgrave Macmillan

2018

Which socio-economic inequalities amongst speakers of different languages should be addressed by public policies?
Carey, B & Shorten, A.
(2018) Which socio-economic inequalities amongst speakers of different languages should be addressed by public policies?
In The MIME Vademecum; Francois Grin, Manuel Celio Conceicao, Peter A. Kraus, Laszlo Maracz, Nike Pokorn, Anthony Pym(Ed.) Switzerland : Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe pp. 46-47

2018

How should we identify and measure linguistic disadvantage?
Carey, B & Shorten, A.
(2018) How should we identify and measure linguistic disadvantage?
In The MIME Vademecum; Francois Grin, Manuel Celio Conceicao, Peter A. Kraus, Laszlo Maracz, Nike Pokorn, Anthony Pym(Ed.) Switzerland : Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe pp. 38-39

2018

Justice in the Linguistic Environment
Shorten, A.
(2018) Justice in the Linguistic Environment
In Language Policy and Linguistic Justice ; Michele Gazzola, Torsten Templin and Bengt-Arne Wickström(Ed.) Berlin : Springer pp. 153-172

2018

Can language policies improve employment outcomes for female immigrants?
Carey, B & Shorten, A.
(2018) Can language policies improve employment outcomes for female immigrants?
In The MIME Vademecum; Francois Grin, Manuel Celio Conceicao, Peter A. Kraus, Laszlo Maracz, Nike Pokorn, Anthony Pym(Ed.) Switzerland : Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe pp. 96-97

2018

In what languages should healthcare be provided?
Carey, B & Shorten, A.
(2018) In what languages should healthcare be provided?
In The MIME Vademecum; Francois Grin, Manuel Celio Conceicao, Peter A. Kraus, Laszlo Maracz, Nike Pokorn, Anthony Pym(Ed.) Switzerland : Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe pp. 48-49

2015

Federalism, Contractualism and Equality
Shorten, A.
(2015) Federalism, Contractualism and Equality
In Recognition and Redistribution in Multinational Federations; Leuven : KU Leuven Press pp. 135-156

2014

Liberalism
Shorten, A.
(2014) Liberalism
In Political Ideologies; London : Routledge

2012

Nation and State
Shorten, A
(2012) Nation and State
In Issues in Political Theory; Oxford : Oxford University Press pp. 33-55

2011

Justifying Exemptions Without Religion: Why Toleration and Equality are not Enough
Shorten, A
(2011) Justifying Exemptions Without Religion: Why Toleration and Equality are not Enough
In Right to Object? Conscientious Objection and Religious Conviction; London : British Humanist Association

2010

Cultural Diversity and Civic Education: Two versions of the fragmentation objection
Shorten, A
(2010) Cultural Diversity and Civic Education: Two versions of the fragmentation objection
In Toleration, Respect and Recognition in Education; Sussex : Wiley pp. 52-67
DOI: 10.1002/9781444391589.ch5

2010

Linguistic Competence and Citizenship Acquisition
Shorten, A
(2010) Linguistic Competence and Citizenship Acquisition
In Citizenship Acquisition and National Belonging: Migration, Membership and the Liberal Democratic State; Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan pp. 105-122

2008

Nation and State
Shorten, A
(2008) Nation and State
In Issues in Political Theory; Oxford : Oxford University Press pp. 33-55

Edited Books

2019

Religion and Political Theory: Secularism, Freedom and the New Challenges of Religious Diversity
(2019) Religion and Political Theory: Secularism, Freedom and the New Challenges of Religious Diversity
Seglow, J. and Shorten, A.(Ed.) Rowman & Littlefield

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Immigration, Language and Disadvantage
Shorten, A
(2021) Immigration, Language and Disadvantage
In Nations And Nationalism;

2021

Some Objections to the Desire-Based Objection
Shorten, A
(2021) Some Objections to the Desire-Based Objection
In Ethnicities;
[ULIR]

2019

May Churches Discriminate?
Shorten, A.
(2019) May Churches Discriminate?
In Journal of Applied Philosophy';
DOI: 10.1111/japp.12343
[ULIR]

2017

Four Conceptions of Linguistic Disadvantage
Shorten, A.
(2017) Four Conceptions of Linguistic Disadvantage
In Journal Of Multilingual And Multicultural Development; pp. 607-621
DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2016.1192174
[ULIR]

2017

Accommodating Religious Institutions: Freedom vs. Domination?"
Shorten, A.
(2017) Accommodating Religious Institutions: Freedom vs. Domination?"
In Ethnicities; pp. 242-258
DOI: 10.1177/1468796817690780

2015

Are There Rights to Institutional Exemptions?
Shorten, A.
(2015) Are There Rights to Institutional Exemptions?
In Journal of Social Philosophy; pp. 242-263
DOI: 10.1111/josp.12093

2014

Constitutional Secession Rights, Exit Threats and Multinational Democracy
Shorten, A
(2014) Constitutional Secession Rights, Exit Threats and Multinational Democracy
In Political Studies; pp. 99-115
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9248.12004

2010

Cultural Diversity and Civic Education: Two versions of the fragmentation objection
Shorten, A
(2010) Cultural Diversity and Civic Education: Two versions of the fragmentation objection
In Educational Philosophy And Theory; pp. 57-72
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2008.00504.x

2010

Cultural Exemptions, Equality and Basic Interests
Shorten, A
(2010) Cultural Exemptions, Equality and Basic Interests
In Ethnicities; pp. 100-126
DOI: 10.1177/1468796809354154

2007

Borders and Belonging: Recent Work in Cosmopolitan Philosophy
Shorten, A
(2007) Borders and Belonging: Recent Work in Cosmopolitan Philosophy
In European Journal Of Political Theory; pp. 227-238

2005

Toleration and Cultural Controversies
Shorten, A
(2005) Toleration and Cultural Controversies
In Res Publica; pp. 275-299

Book Reviews

2017

Discrimination and Disrespect
Shorten, A
(2017) Discrimination and Disrespect
In Political Studies Review; pp. 616-616
DOI: 10.1177/1478929917712147

2017

Jean L. Cohen and Cécile Laborde (eds.) Religion, Secularism, and Constitutional Democracy
Shorten, A
(2017) Jean L. Cohen and Cécile Laborde (eds.) Religion, Secularism, and Constitutional Democracy
pp. 259-259
DOI: 10.1177/1478929917693454

2016

Jacob Levy, Rationalism, Pluralism and Freedom
Shorten, A.
(2016) Jacob Levy, Rationalism, Pluralism and Freedom
In Political Studies Review; pp. 564-564
DOI: 10.1177/1478929916663760

2016

Alan Patten, Equal Recognition
Shorten, A.
(2016) Alan Patten, Equal Recognition
In Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism; pp. 349-351
DOI: 10.1111/sena.12196

2016

Edmund Fawcett, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea
Shorten, A
(2016) Edmund Fawcett, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea
In Political Studies Review; pp. 67-67
DOI: 10.1177/1478929915609467f

2016

Varun Uberoi and Tariq Modood (eds), Multiculturalism Rethought: Interpretations, Dilemmas and New Directions
Shorten, A.
(2016) Varun Uberoi and Tariq Modood (eds), Multiculturalism Rethought: Interpretations, Dilemmas and New Directions
In Political Studies Review;
DOI: 10.1177/1478929916663768

2014

Derek Edyvane and Matt Matravers (eds.), Toleration Re-examined
Shorten, A
(2014) Derek Edyvane and Matt Matravers (eds.), Toleration Re-examined
pp. 93-93
DOI: 10.1111/1478-9302.12041_9

2013

Bernard Yack, Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community
Shorten, A
(2013) Bernard Yack, Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community
In Political Studies Review;

2013

Paul Gilbert, Cultural Identity and Political Ethics
Shorten, A
(2013) Paul Gilbert, Cultural Identity and Political Ethics
In Political Studies Review;

2012

Ganesh Nathan, Social Freedom in a Multicultural State: Towards a Theory of Intercultural Justice
Shorten, A
(2012) Ganesh Nathan, Social Freedom in a Multicultural State: Towards a Theory of Intercultural Justice
In Political Studies Review; pp. 444-445

2012

Richard Vernon, Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice
Shorten, A
(2012) Richard Vernon, Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice
In Political Studies Review; pp. 283-284

2012

Ayelet Shachar, The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality
Shorten, A
(2012) Ayelet Shachar, The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality
In Political Studies Review; pp. 281-281

2010

Peter Kraus, A Union of Diversity: Language, Identity and Polity-Building in Europe
Shorten, A
(2010) Peter Kraus, A Union of Diversity: Language, Identity and Polity-Building in Europe
In Political Studies Review; Malden : Wiley-Blackwell pp. 273-274

2009

Igor Primoratz and Aleksandar Pavković, Patriotism: Philosophical and Political Perspectives
Shorten, A
(2009) Igor Primoratz and Aleksandar Pavković, Patriotism: Philosophical and Political Perspectives
In Political Studies Review; Malden : Wiley-Blackwell pp. 376-377

2009

Steven Johnston, The Truth about Patriotism
Shorten, A
(2009) Steven Johnston, The Truth about Patriotism
In Political Studies Review; Malden : Wiley-Blackwell pp. 376-377

2009

Trudy Govier, Taking Wrongs Seriously
Shorten, A.
(2009) Trudy Govier, Taking Wrongs Seriously
In Philosophy in Review; pp. 107-109

2009

Jan-Werner Müller, Constitutional Patriotism
Shorten, A
(2009) Jan-Werner Müller, Constitutional Patriotism
In Political Studies Review; Malden : Wiley-Blackwell pp. 376-377

2008

Sarah Song, Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism
Shorten, A
(2008) Sarah Song, Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism
In Political Studies Review; Malden : Wiley-Blackwell pp. 379-379

2008

Wayne Norman, Negotiating Nationalism
Shorten, A
(2008) Wayne Norman, Negotiating Nationalism
In Philosophy in Review; pp. 71-73

2007

Margaret Gilbert, A Theory of Political Obligation
Shorten, A.
(2007) Margaret Gilbert, A Theory of Political Obligation
In Political Studies Review; pp. 259-260

2005

David Ingram, Rights, Democracy and Fulfilment in the Era of Identity Politics
Shorten, A
(2005) David Ingram, Rights, Democracy and Fulfilment in the Era of Identity Politics
In Political Studies Review;