Liam Shields

Liam Shields

Role: Lecturer in Political Theory Email:

Personal Website:

Research: The main focus of my research is distributive justice, particularly sufficientarianism, and issues of justice as they apply to children and the family. I am also interested in the application of normative principles to practical debates, such as those about educational fairness and child custody. I have published research in journals such as Utilitas and Politics, Philosophy and Economics and I am writing monograph, Justice Enough: Sufficiency as a Demand of Justice, to be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2015.

You can find out more about my research and download published and working papers here.

Teaching: I teach in several areas of contemporary political and moral philosophy, including my areas of research. For the academic year 2015/16 I will be contributing to teaching on the following modules. Course outlines are available on the MANCEPT teaching page.

  • Children, the Family and Social Justice (3rd Year) Convenor
  • Political Theory Research Training (MA) Convenor
  • Ideals of Social Justice (2nd Year) Lecturer
  • Challenges to Democratic Politics (2nd Year) Lecturer
  • Politics Projects (2nd Year) Lecturer

You can download teaching and study materials I have created here.

Supervision: I would be pleased to provide doctoral supervision on justice and the family/children, sufficientarianism and its rivals, and more generally on distributive justice. Prospective doctoral students are welcome to contact me via email.