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Avia Pasternak

University College of London

Avia Pasternak came to Stanford after writing her D.Phil. thesis at Nuffield College, Oxford University. Her research interests concern the global responsibilities of liberal democracies; the notion of collective responsibility; the scope of democratic civic duties and the nature of democracy.  Pasternak’s thesis, “Civic Responsibility in the Face of Injustice,” analyzed the ways in which democratic citizens, as individuals and as members of a collective, are responsible for the injustices perpetrated by their governments. A chapter of the thesis, "Sanctioning Liberal Democracies", was published in "Political Studies."