Stephen Hood

Role: Lecturer in Political Theory

Email: stephen.hood@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 3066929

Office:  2.029 Arthur Lewis Building

Research Interests: The main theme of my research is an evaluation of key socio-economic institutions, informed by liberal theories of distributive justice. In particular, I am interested in the role played by markets in the coordination of productive activity. I therefore focus closely upon questions relating to the appropriate scope and functioning of market institutions, and to potential conflicts between commercial behaviour or attitudes and that necessary to ensure the stability of a just society. Beyond this, I also have interests in democratic theory and the debate over ideal and nonideal theory.