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Dr Paul Anderson

research interests

My principal research interests lie in philosophy, law and public policy as they relate to contemporary social and environmental concerns. An underlying normative interest concerns how best to organise societies so as to avoid harmful social and environmental outcomes and to facilitate democratic deliberation on the constitutive conditions of the "good life". An underlying analytic interest lies in distinguishing institutional configurations of property and standing (and by implication of the state and international law) which hamper these ends from configurations which facilitate them.

Expressions of these interests include my