Scholar of social harm, perverse incentives and unintended consequences
I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln where I teach Key Social Science Concepts, Human Rights, Social Issues and Social Justice, Images of Crime and Applying Research. My research explores the contribution of private enterprise and other independent institutions in civil society to the provision of crime prevention, social order, public health and the environment, as well as the dark side of politics.
I have a PhD from King's College London and an M.Phil. in Political Theory from the University of Oxford. I was a Fellow at the NYU School of Law from 2016 to 2019. I have published research, among other places, in the American Journal of Political Science, The British Journal of Criminology, and Polity.
My work benefits from interdisciplinary collaboration, especially within the framework of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. My co-authors include Nancy Cartwright, Carlo Cordasco, Charles Delmotte, Aris Trantidis, Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay and Rachela Colosi.
Neoliberal Social Justice, my defence of commercial society on progressive grounds, is published by Edward Elgar. Read chapter one here.
‘A landmark in our understanding of the relationship between ethical theories and practical politics’ - Michael C. Munger, Duke University