Biography

Andrew Shorten is a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, working mainly on topics in contemporary political theory, especially the challenges raised by pluralism and diversity for contemporary politics. He has published book chapters and articles on toleration, religious accommodation, multiculturalism, nationalism, federalism, secession, and language policy, and is author of Multiculturalism: The Political Theory of Diversity Today (Polity, 2022), Contemporary Political Theory (Bloomsbury, 2016) and co-editor of Religion and Political Theory (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019). 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.

Research Interests

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

Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

Immigration, Language and Disadvantage

Shorten, A (2022) Immigration, Language and Disadvantage. Nations And Nationalism

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2022

Immigration, language and disadvantage

Shorten A. (2022) Immigration, language and disadvantage. Nations And Nationalism :435-448

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2021

Some Objections to the Desire-Based Objection

Shorten, A (2021) Some Objections to the Desire-Based Objection. Ethnicities :216-220

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2019

May Churches Discriminate?

Shorten, A. (2019) May Churches Discriminate?. Journal of Applied Philosophy'

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2017

Accommodating Religious Institutions: Freedom vs. Domination?"

Shorten, A. (2017) Accommodating Religious Institutions: Freedom vs. Domination?". Ethnicities :242-258

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2017

Four Conceptions of Linguistic Disadvantage

Shorten, A. (2017) Four Conceptions of Linguistic Disadvantage. Journal Of Multilingual And Multicultural Development :607-621

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2015

Are There Rights to Institutional Exemptions?

Shorten, A. (2015) Are There Rights to Institutional Exemptions?. Journal of Social Philosophy :242-263

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2014

Constitutional Secession Rights, Exit Threats and Multinational Democracy

Shorten, A (2014) Constitutional Secession Rights, Exit Threats and Multinational Democracy. Political Studies :99-115

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2010

Cultural Exemptions, Equality and Basic Interests

Shorten, A (2010) Cultural Exemptions, Equality and Basic Interests. Ethnicities :100-126

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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. Educational Philosophy And Theory :57-72

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2007

Borders and Belonging: Recent Work in Cosmopolitan Philosophy

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

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2005

Toleration and Cultural Controversies

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

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Books

2022

Multiculturalism: The Political Theory of Diversity Today

Shorten, A. (2022) Multiculturalism: The Political Theory of Diversity Today. Cambridge : Polity

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2016

Contemporary Political Theory

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

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Book Chapters

2022

Justifying Language Policies in Mobile Societies

Carey, B & Shorten, A. (2022) Justifying Language Policies in Mobile Societies. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Advances in Interdisciplinary Language Policy :361-380

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2021

Toleration and Religious Discrimination

Shorten, A (2021) Toleration and Religious Discrimination . Cham : Palgrave Macmillan The Palgrave Handbook of Toleration

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2018

In what languages should healthcare be provided?

Carey, B & Shorten, A. (2018) In what languages should healthcare be provided?. Switzerland : Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe The MIME Vademecum :48-49

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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?. Switzerland : Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe The MIME Vademecum :46-47

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2018

How should we identify and measure linguistic disadvantage?

Carey, B & Shorten, A. (2018) How should we identify and measure linguistic disadvantage?. Switzerland : Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe The MIME Vademecum :38-39

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2018

Justice in the Linguistic Environment

Shorten, A. (2018) Justice in the Linguistic Environment. Berlin : Springer Language Policy and Linguistic Justice :153-172

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2018

Can language policies improve employment outcomes for female immigrants?

Carey, B & Shorten, A. (2018) Can language policies improve employment outcomes for female immigrants?. Switzerland : Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe The MIME Vademecum :96-97

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2015

Federalism, Contractualism and Equality

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

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2014

Liberalism

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

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2012

Nation and State

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

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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. London : British Humanist Association Right to Object? Conscientious Objection and Religious Conviction

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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. Sussex : Wiley Toleration, Respect and Recognition in Education :52-67

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2010

Linguistic Competence and Citizenship Acquisition

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

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2008

Nation and State

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

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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. : Rowman & Littlefield

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Book Reviews

2017

Discrimination and Disrespect

Shorten, A (2017) Discrimination and Disrespect. Political Studies Review :616-616

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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. :259-259

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2016

Jacob Levy, Rationalism, Pluralism and Freedom

Shorten, A. (2016) Jacob Levy, Rationalism, Pluralism and Freedom. Political Studies Review :564-564

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2016

Alan Patten, Equal Recognition

Shorten, A. (2016) Alan Patten, Equal Recognition. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism :349-351

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2016

Edmund Fawcett, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea

Shorten, A (2016) Edmund Fawcett, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea. Political Studies Review :67-67

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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. Political Studies Review

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2014

Derek Edyvane and Matt Matravers (eds.), Toleration Re-examined

Shorten, A (2014) Derek Edyvane and Matt Matravers (eds.), Toleration Re-examined. :93-93

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2013

Bernard Yack, Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community

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

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2013

Paul Gilbert, Cultural Identity and Political Ethics

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

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2012

Richard Vernon, Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice

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

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2012

Ayelet Shachar, The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality

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

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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. Political Studies Review :444-445

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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. Malden : Wiley-Blackwell Political Studies Review :273-274

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2009

Igor Primoratz and Aleksandar Pavković, Patriotism: Philosophical and Political Perspectives

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

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2009

Steven Johnston, The Truth about Patriotism

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

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2009

Jan-Werner Müller, Constitutional Patriotism

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

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2009

Trudy Govier, Taking Wrongs Seriously

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

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2008

Sarah Song, Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism

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

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2008

Wayne Norman, Negotiating Nationalism

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

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2007

Margaret Gilbert, A Theory of Political Obligation

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

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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. Political Studies Review

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Other Publications

2017

Discrimination and Disrespect

Shorten, A (2017) Discrimination and Disrespect. Political Studies Review :616-616

Read more
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. :259-259

Read more
2016

Jacob Levy, Rationalism, Pluralism and Freedom

Shorten, A. (2016) Jacob Levy, Rationalism, Pluralism and Freedom. Political Studies Review :564-564

Read more
2016

Alan Patten, Equal Recognition

Shorten, A. (2016) Alan Patten, Equal Recognition. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism :349-351

Read more
2016

Edmund Fawcett, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea

Shorten, A (2016) Edmund Fawcett, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea. Political Studies Review :67-67

Read more
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. Political Studies Review

Read more
2014

Derek Edyvane and Matt Matravers (eds.), Toleration Re-examined

Shorten, A (2014) Derek Edyvane and Matt Matravers (eds.), Toleration Re-examined. :93-93

Read more
2013

Bernard Yack, Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community

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

Read more
2013

Paul Gilbert, Cultural Identity and Political Ethics

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

Read more
2012

Richard Vernon, Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice

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

Read more
2012

Ayelet Shachar, The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality

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

Read more
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. Political Studies Review :444-445

Read more
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. Malden : Wiley-Blackwell Political Studies Review :273-274

Read more
2009

Igor Primoratz and Aleksandar Pavković, Patriotism: Philosophical and Political Perspectives

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

Read more
2009

Steven Johnston, The Truth about Patriotism

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

Read more
2009

Jan-Werner Müller, Constitutional Patriotism

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

Read more
2009

Trudy Govier, Taking Wrongs Seriously

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

Read more
2008

Sarah Song, Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism

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

Read more
2008

Wayne Norman, Negotiating Nationalism

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

Read more
2007

Margaret Gilbert, A Theory of Political Obligation

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

Read more
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. Political Studies Review

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