Dr Daniel Butt
Dr Daniel Butt
Lecturer in Political Theory
Room 1.6, 10 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Fax Number (0117) 331 7500
Telephone Number (0117) 331 7272
Lecturer in Political Theory, and Undergraduate Progamme Director and Exams Officer for Politics.
Research Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Keble College, Oxford from 2001-2004. Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Oriel College, Oxford from 2004-2009. Research Fellow in Social and Political Thought, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford from 2008-2009. Lecturer in Political Theory at Bristol from 2009.
My primary research is within the field of contemporary political theory, especially in relation to global justice and to historic injustice. I've been working for a number of years on normative questions relating to the rectification of historic international injustice, and recently published a book, Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations (Oxford University Press, 2009). It looks at the theoretical foundation of contemporary claims for compensation and for the restitution of property which arise as a result of past wrongdoing between nations. Other publications discuss topics such as the legitimacy of international law, the fair distribution of the costs of climate change, global equality of opportunity, luck egalitarianism, and the nature and legacy of colonialism. I have a particular interest in the question of the restitution of misappropriated cultural property, and subsequent policy issues for governments, museums and private owners. You can find more detail about my current research at my personal website: http://seis.bris.ac.uk/~podjb/
I am on academic leave in TB2, 2013.
I am unit owner for two undergraduate units: POLI11101 Political Concepts and POLI22202 Contemporary Political Theory.
- Butt, D 2009, Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations. Oxford University Press
- Butt, D 2012, Repairing historical wrongs and the end of empire. Social and Legal Studies, vol 21., pp. 227
- Butt, D 2012, Global Equality of Opportunity as an Institutional Standard of Distributive Justice. in: Chios Carmody, Frank J Garcia, John Linarelli (eds) Global Justice and International Economic Law: Opportunities and Prospects. Cambridge University Press, pp. 44 - 67
- White, S, Butt, D & O'Neill, M 2012, Liberalism and Trade Unionism. International Union Rights, vol 18.
- Butt, D 2010, Inheriting compensatory claims and duties: reparations to the descendants of “comfort women”. Journal of Asiatic Studies, vol 53., pp. 40 - 70
- Butt, D 2009, ‘Victors’ justice’? Historic injustice and the legitimacy of international law. in: Lukas H Meyer (eds) Legitimacy, Justice and Public International Law. Cambridge University Press, pp. 163 - 185
- Butt, D 2007, On benefiting from injustice. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, vol 37., pp. 129 - 152
- Butt, D 2006, Nations, overlapping generations and historic injustice. American Philosophical Quarterly, vol 43., pp. 357 - 367
Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system