Justice in a Globalised World

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Walls, Islands and Heterotopias: Colonial Encounters on Contested Borders  

In this book length project, Umut Ozguc explores the history of walls and islands in two settler colonial states, Israel and Australia. She develops an original framework for the analysis of borders understood as heterotopias. By showing the ‘past in the present’, Ozguc displays how contemporary border walls and detention-islands continue to sustain violent (b)ordering practices while giving rise to different form of resistance movements. 

The Boundaries of Toleration

In this ongoing project, Peter Balint shows why the question of political and academic discussion on what exactly should be tolerated is the wrong question. He argues that we should instead ask how much and in what ways should those with political power be in/tolerant towards practices that are objectionable. He has published articles in The European Journal of Political Theory  and Ethnic and Racial Studies, and a book Respecting Toleration: Traditional Liberalism and Contemporary Diversity

Defending State Neutrality

In this ongoing book length project, Peter Balint both challenges majority privilege as unjustified, and argues against minority rights. He argues that when state institutions are guided by the ideal of neutrality, there is no longer any need for countervailing minority rights because individuals are no longer trapped by their particular identity, and have increased freedom to live their lives as they see fit. He has published articles in Political StudiesContemporary Political Theory, and Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World.