Professor Duncan Ivison
I teach in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. I have also taught in the the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto; the Department of Politics at the University of York (UK) and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU. I did my BA at McGill University in Montreal, where I grew up, and my MSc and PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
I am currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.
I have been Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow, and Visiting Fellow in Ethics and Public Affairs, at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University (2002-3), as well as Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the ANU (1997).
I work in three main areas: political theory, the history of political thought and ethics. I've published four books: The Self at Liberty: Political Argument and the Arts of Government (Cornell UP, 1997); Postcolonial Liberalism (Cambridge UP, 2002), which was awarded the 2004 CB Macpherson Prize by the CPSA for best book in political theory in 2002 and 2003; Rights (Acumen and McGill Queens Press, 2008); and with Paul Patton and Will Sanders, edited Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Cambridge UP, 2000; reprinted 2002)); and the The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism (Ashgate, 2010).
I am currently working on ARC funded projects to do with the uneasy alliance between justice and democracy, as well as an intellectual history of the concept of social justice.
Postcolonial Liberalism (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002) x,214pp.
Self at Liberty: Political Argument and the Arts of Government
(Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, 1997) xi, 224pp.
The Ashgate Research Companion to
with Paul Patton, Will Sanders. Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000; reprinted 2002) xi, 323pp.
Refereed Articles and Chapters
‘Symposium on Ayelet Shachar’s Birthright Lottery‘, Les Ateliers de l’ethique/Ethics Forum, forthcoming 2012
'The Normative Force of the Past’, in S. Belmessous ed. Native Claims: Indigenous Law against Empire 1500-1920 (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012) pp. 248-258.
'Liberty and Government: Hindess and the History of Liberalism', Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 36, 1 (2011) pp. 10-16.
'Another world is actual: Between Imperialism and Freedom', Political Theory 39, 1 (2011) pp. 131-137
'Justice and imperialism: On the very idea of a universal standard' in Law and Politics in British Colonial Thought: Transpositions of Empire, eds. Shaunnagh Dorsett and Ian Hunter (London, Palgrave 2010) pp.31-50
'Multiculturalism as Public Ideal' in Ivison, ed. The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism, (2010) pp. 1-16
'Human Rights', in D.S.A. Bell, Ethics and World Politics (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010) pp. 239-255
'Consent or Contestation?' in Jeremy Webber, Colin M. Mcleod (eds) Between Cosenting Peoples: Political Community and the Meaning of Consent (Vancouver, UBC Press, 2010) pp. 188-206
'Republican human rights', European Journal of Political Theory, 9, 1 (2010) pp. 31-47.
'Multiculturalism and resentment', in Geoffrey Brahm-Levy ed. Political Theory and Australian Multiculturalism (New York, Berghan Books, 2008) pp. 129-48.
'Indigenous Rights' in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 2nd Edition (MacMillan, 2007) pp. 614-617
'The nature of rights and the history of empire' in David Armitage ed. British Political Thought in History, Literature and Theory: 1500-1800 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006) pp. 191-317.
'Nation' (1000 words); 'Self-Government' (500 words) 'Postcolonialism' (2500 words); in Sage Encyclopedia of Governance ed. M. Bevir (New York, Sage, 2006) pp. 587-9, 726-30, 862.
'Historical Injustice', Oxford Handbook of Political Theory, John Dryzek, Bonnie Honig, Anne Philips (eds) (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006) pp. 507-525.
'Emergent Cosmopolitanism', in Ronald Tinnevelt, Gert Verschraegen (eds) Between Cosmopolitanism Ideals and State Sovereignty (New York, Pagrave, 2006) pp. 120-134
'The moralism of multiculturalism', Journal of Applied Philosophy, 22, 2 (2005) 169-182. Re-printed in What's wrong with moralism? ed. Tony Coady (Oxford, Blackwell, 2006).
'Arguing about ethics' in Catherine Lumby and Elspeth Probyn (eds) Remote Control: New Media, New Ethics (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003) 25-41.
'The Logic of Aboriginal Rights', Ethnicities, 3, 3 (2003) 321-44. Reprinted in Peter Jones ed. Group Rights (London, Ashgate, forthcoming) part of the series 'International Essays on Rights', ed. Tom Campbell.
'Locke, liberalism and empire', in Peter Anstey (ed) The Philosophy of John Locke: New Perspectives (London, Routledge, 2003) pp. 86-105.
'Property, Territory, Sovereignty: the justification of political boundaries' in Ian Hunter, David Saunders (eds) Natural Law and Civil Sovereignty: Moral Right and State Authority in Early Modern Political Thought (London, Palgrave, 2002) pp. 219-34.
'Multiculturalism' (5000 words) in Neil J. Smelser, Paul B Baltes (eds) International Encyclopedia of Social and Behaviour Sciences (Pergamon Press, 2001) 10169-10175.
'Political Community and Historical Injustice', Australian Journal of Philosophy, 78, 3 (2000); 360-73.
with Paul Patton and Will Sanders 'Introduction' (11,000 wds) in Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000) 1-21.
'Constitutional unity and complex identification: comments on Post', Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 23 (2000) 105-110.
'Modus Vivendi Citizenship' in Catriona Mckinnon, Iain Hampsher-Monk (eds) The Demands of Citizenship (London, Cassells, 2000) 123-43.
'Pluralism and the Hobbesian logic of negative constitutionalism' Political Studies, XLVII (1999) pp. 83-99.
'Whose Values? Which Norms? Justifying punishment in intercultural contexts' in M. Matravers (ed) Punishment and Political Philosophy (Oxford, HartPublishers, 1999) 88-107.
'The Technical and the Political: Discourses of Race, Reasons of State', Social & Legal Studies 7 (1998) 589-94.
'The Disciplinary Moment: Foucault, law and the re inscription of rights', in J. Moss (ed.) The Later Foucault (London, Sage, 1998) 129-48.
'Decolonising the rule of law', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 17, 2, (1997) 253-279.
'The Secret History of Public Reason', History of Political Thought, XVIII, 1 (1997) 125-147.
'Postcolonialism and Political Theory' in Andrew Vincent (ed.) Political Theory: Tradition, Diversity and Ideology (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1997) 154-71. -Reprinted in Diana Bryson (ed) Postcolonialism: Critical Concepts (New York, Routledge, 2000).
The Art of Political Liberalism' Canadian Journal of Political Science 28, (1995), 203-226.
'Political order and human nature: Kant and Hume', History of Philosophy [Australasian Society for the History of Philosophy] 2 (1994) 64-84.
'Liberal Conduct', History of the Human Sciences, 6, 3 (1993) 25-59
‘In Defence of Social Justice’, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 July 2008, p. 32.
‘Responding to humanity’, The Drawing Board: Australian Review of Public Affairs, June (2002) at http://www.econ.usyd.edu.au/drawingboard/digest/0206/ivison.html
‘Two concepts of reconciliation’, Proceedings of the Russellian Society, 19 (2000), pp 25-33.