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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

Book

Book Chapter

2021

Justifying Language Policies in Mobile Societies
Carey, B & Shorten, A.
Advances in Interdisciplinary Language Policy

2021

Toleration and Religious Discrimination
Shorten, A
The Palgrave Handbook of Toleration

2018
2018

In what languages should healthcare be provided?
Carey, B & Shorten, A.
The MIME Vademecum

2018

How should we identify and measure linguistic disadvantage?
Carey, B & Shorten, A.
The MIME Vademecum

2018

Justice in the Linguistic Environment
Shorten, A.
Language Policy and Linguistic Justice

2015

Federalism, Contractualism and Equality
Shorten, A.
Recognition and Redistribution in Multinational Federations

2014

Liberalism
Shorten, A.
Political Ideologies

2012

Nation and State
Shorten, A
Issues in Political Theory

2011

Justifying Exemptions Without Religion: Why Toleration and Equality are not Enough
Shorten, A
Right to Object? Conscientious Objection and Religious Conviction

2010

Linguistic Competence and Citizenship Acquisition
Shorten, A
Citizenship Acquisition and National Belonging: Migration, Membership and the Liberal Democratic State

2010
2008

Nation and State
Shorten, A
Issues in Political Theory

Edited Book

Other Publication

2017

Discrimination and Disrespect
Shorten, A
Political Studies Review DOI: 10.1177/1478929917712147

2016
2016

Alan Patten, Equal Recognition
Shorten, A.
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism DOI: 10.1111/sena.12196

2013
2013

Paul Gilbert, Cultural Identity and Political Ethics
Shorten, A
Political Studies Review

2009

Steven Johnston, The Truth about Patriotism
Shorten, A
Political Studies Review

2009

Trudy Govier, Taking Wrongs Seriously
Shorten, A.
Philosophy in Review

2009

Jan-Werner Müller, Constitutional Patriotism
Shorten, A
Political Studies Review

2008

Wayne Norman, Negotiating Nationalism
Shorten, A
Philosophy in Review

2007

Margaret Gilbert, A Theory of Political Obligation
Shorten, A.
Political Studies Review

Peer Reviewed Journal

2021
2021

Immigration, Language and Disadvantage
Shorten, A
Nations And Nationalism

2019

May Churches Discriminate?
Shorten, A.
Journal of Applied Philosophy' DOI: 10.1111/japp.12343

2017

Four Conceptions of Linguistic Disadvantage
Shorten, A.
Journal Of Multilingual And Multicultural Development DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2016.1192174

2015

Are There Rights to Institutional Exemptions?
Shorten, A.
Journal of Social Philosophy DOI: 10.1111/josp.12093

2007

Borders and Belonging: Recent Work in Cosmopolitan Philosophy
Shorten, A
European Journal Of Political Theory

2005

Toleration and Cultural Controversies
Shorten, A
Res Publica