Andrew Shorten


 
researcher

Biography

Andrew Shorten is on research leave for the 2019/20 academic year and is currently based in the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven. He is a political theorist, working mainly on topics in contemporary political philosophy. 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 and held a visiting fellowship at the Institute of Philosophy (School of Advanced Studies, University of London). 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 

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Contemporary Political Theory.
Shorten, A. (2016) Contemporary Political Theory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2017 Σύγχρονη πολιτική θεωρία.
Shorten, A. (2017) Σύγχρονη πολιτική θεωρία. Athens: Kritiki. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Religion and Political Theory: Secularism, Freedom and the New Challenges of Religious Diversity
Seglow, J. and Shorten, A (Ed.). (2019) Religion and Political Theory: Secularism, Freedom and the New Challenges of Religious Diversity Rowman & Littlefield. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'May Churches Discriminate?'
Shorten, A. (2019) 'May Churches Discriminate?'. Journal of Applied Philosophy’, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Accommodating Religious Institutions: Freedom vs. Domination?'
Shorten, A. (2017) 'Accommodating Religious Institutions: Freedom vs. Domination?'. Ethnicities, 17 (2):242-258 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Four Conceptions of Linguistic Disadvantage'
Shorten, A. (2017) 'Four Conceptions of Linguistic Disadvantage'. Journal Of Multilingual And Multicultural Development, 38 (7):607-621 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Are There Rights to Institutional Exemptions?'
Shorten, A. (2015) 'Are There Rights to Institutional Exemptions?'. Journal of Social Philosophy, 46 (2):242-263 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Constitutional Secession Rights, Exit Threats and Multinational Democracy'
Shorten, A (2014) 'Constitutional Secession Rights, Exit Threats and Multinational Democracy'. Political Studies, 62 :99-115 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Cultural Exemptions, Equality and Basic Interests'
Shorten, A (2010) 'Cultural Exemptions, Equality and Basic Interests'. ETHNICITIES, 10 (1):100-126 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Cultural Diversity and Civic Education: Two versions of the fragmentation objection'
Shorten, A (2010) 'Cultural Diversity and Civic Education: Two versions of the fragmentation objection'. EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY, 42 (1):57-72 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Borders and Belonging: Recent Work in Cosmopolitan Philosophy'
Shorten, A (2007) 'Borders and Belonging: Recent Work in Cosmopolitan Philosophy'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL THEORY, 6 (2):227-238 [Details]
2005 'Toleration and Cultural Controversies'
Shorten, A (2005) 'Toleration and Cultural Controversies'. Res Publica, 11 (3):275-299 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Justice in the Linguistic Environment'
Shorten, A. (2018) 'Justice in the Linguistic Environment' In: Michele Gazzola, Torsten Templin and Bengt-Arne Wickström (eds). Language Policy and Linguistic Justice. Berlin: Springer. [Details]
2018 'How should we identify and measure linguistic disadvantage?'
Carey, B & Shorten, A. (2018) 'How should we identify and measure linguistic disadvantage?' In: Francois Grin, Manuel Celio Conceicao, Peter A. Kraus, Laszlo Maracz, Nike Pokorn, Anthony Pym (eds). The MIME Vademecum. Switzerland: Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe. [Details]
2018 'Which socio-economic inequalities amongst speakers of different languages should be addressed by public policies?'
Carey, B & Shorten, A. (2018) 'Which socio-economic inequalities amongst speakers of different languages should be addressed by public policies?' In: Francois Grin, Manuel Celio Conceicao, Peter A. Kraus, Laszlo Maracz, Nike Pokorn, Anthony Pym (eds). The MIME Vademecum. Switzerland: Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe. [Details]
2018 'In what languages should healthcare be provided?'
Carey, B & Shorten, A. (2018) 'In what languages should healthcare be provided?' In: Francois Grin, Manuel Celio Conceicao, Peter A. Kraus, Laszlo Maracz, Nike Pokorn, Anthony Pym (eds). The MIME Vademecum. Switzerland: Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe. [Details]
2018 'Can language policies improve employment outcomes for female immigrants?'
Carey, B & Shorten, A. (2018) 'Can language policies improve employment outcomes for female immigrants?' In: Francois Grin, Manuel Celio Conceicao, Peter A. Kraus, Laszlo Maracz, Nike Pokorn, Anthony Pym (eds). The MIME Vademecum. Switzerland: Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe. [Details]
2015 'Federalism, Contractualism and Equality'
Shorten, A. (2015) 'Federalism, Contractualism and Equality' In: Recognition and Redistribution in Multinational Federations. Leuven: KU Leuven Press. [Details]
2014 'Liberalism'
Shorten, A. (2014) 'Liberalism' In: Political Ideologies. London: Routledge. [Details]
2012 'Nation and State'
Shorten, A (2012) 'Nation and State' In: Issues in Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2011 'Justifying Exemptions Without Religion: Why Toleration and Equality are not Enough'
Shorten, A (2011) 'Justifying Exemptions Without Religion: Why Toleration and Equality are not Enough' In: Right to Object? Conscientious Objection and Religious Conviction. London: British Humanist Association. [Details]
2010 'Linguistic Competence and Citizenship Acquisition'
Shorten, A (2010) 'Linguistic Competence and Citizenship Acquisition' In: Citizenship Acquisition and National Belonging: Migration, Membership and the Liberal Democratic State. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2010 'Cultural Diversity and Civic Education: Two versions of the fragmentation objection'
Shorten, A (2010) 'Cultural Diversity and Civic Education: Two versions of the fragmentation objection' In: Toleration, Respect and Recognition in Education. Sussex: Wiley. [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Nation and State'
Shorten, A (2008) 'Nation and State' In: Issues in Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2017 Discrimination and Disrespect.
Shorten, A (2017) Discrimination and Disrespect. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2017 Jean L. Cohen and Cécile Laborde (eds.) Religion, Secularism, and Constitutional Democracy.
Shorten, A (2017) Jean L. Cohen and Cécile Laborde (eds.) Religion, Secularism, and Constitutional Democracy. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2016 Varun Uberoi and Tariq Modood (eds), Multiculturalism Rethought: Interpretations, Dilemmas and New Directions.
Shorten, A. (2016) Varun Uberoi and Tariq Modood (eds), Multiculturalism Rethought: Interpretations, Dilemmas and New Directions. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2016 Alan Patten, Equal Recognition.
Shorten, A. (2016) Alan Patten, Equal Recognition. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2016 Jacob Levy, Rationalism, Pluralism and Freedom.
Shorten, A. (2016) Jacob Levy, Rationalism, Pluralism and Freedom. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2016 Edmund Fawcett, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea.
Shorten, A (2016) Edmund Fawcett, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Derek Edyvane and Matt Matravers (eds.), Toleration Re-examined.
Shorten, A (2014) Derek Edyvane and Matt Matravers (eds.), Toleration Re-examined. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2013 Bernard Yack, Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community.
Shorten, A (2013) Bernard Yack, Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community. Book Review [Details]
2013 Paul Gilbert, Cultural Identity and Political Ethics.
Shorten, A (2013) Paul Gilbert, Cultural Identity and Political Ethics. Book Review [Details]
2012 Ganesh Nathan, Social Freedom in a Multicultural State: Towards a Theory of Intercultural Justice.
Shorten, A (2012) Ganesh Nathan, Social Freedom in a Multicultural State: Towards a Theory of Intercultural Justice. Book Review [Details]
2012 Richard Vernon, Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice.
Shorten, A (2012) Richard Vernon, Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice. Book Review [Details]
2012 Ayelet Shachar, The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality.
Shorten, A (2012) Ayelet Shachar, The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality. Book Review [Details]
2010 Peter Kraus, A Union of Diversity: Language, Identity and Polity-Building in Europe.
Shorten, A (2010) Peter Kraus, A Union of Diversity: Language, Identity and Polity-Building in Europe. Malden: Book Review [Details]
2009 Steven Johnston, The Truth about Patriotism.
Shorten, A (2009) Steven Johnston, The Truth about Patriotism. Malden: Book Review [Details]
2009 Trudy Govier, Taking Wrongs Seriously.
Shorten, A. (2009) Trudy Govier, Taking Wrongs Seriously. Book Review [Details]
2009 Igor Primoratz and Aleksandar Pavković, Patriotism: Philosophical and Political Perspectives.
Shorten, A (2009) Igor Primoratz and Aleksandar Pavković, Patriotism: Philosophical and Political Perspectives. Malden: Book Review [Details]
2009 Jan-Werner Müller, Constitutional Patriotism.
Shorten, A (2009) Jan-Werner Müller, Constitutional Patriotism. Malden: Book Review [Details]
2008 Sarah Song, Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism.
Shorten, A (2008) Sarah Song, Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism. Malden: Book Review [Details]
2008 Wayne Norman, Negotiating Nationalism.
Shorten, A (2008) Wayne Norman, Negotiating Nationalism. Book Review [Details]
2007 Margaret Gilbert, A Theory of Political Obligation.
Shorten, A. (2007) Margaret Gilbert, A Theory of Political Obligation. Book Review [Details]
2005 David Ingram, Rights, Democracy and Fulfilment in the Era of Identity Politics.
Shorten, A (2005) David Ingram, Rights, Democracy and Fulfilment in the Era of Identity Politics. Book Review [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2005 Sir Ernest Barker Prize Political Studies Association

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University College London Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow 01-SEP-05 / 31-AUG-07

Teaching Interests



                       

 

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
Autumn Political Theory PO4033
Autumn Graduate Seminar in Contemporary Political Theory PO5015
Spring Political Principles for a Culturally Diverse World PO6021
Spring Introduction to Politics and International Relations 2 PO4052
Spring Multiculturalism and Political Theory PO4108