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Liam Shields

University of Manchester

Liam Shields was awarded his PhD from the University of Warwick, UK, in 2012. He currently holds a continuing position as Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Manchester, UK. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Shields worked on the Spencer Foundation funded project on Equality of Opportunity and Education.

Shields’s research focusses on principles of distributive justice and their application to practical debates, such as those about educational fairness. In addition to working on the Spencer Project, while at Stanford, Shields’ research explored the importance of securing enough of some goods, such as wealth and welfare, and the content and distribution of child-rearing rights. His research is published in Utilitas and in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. While at Stanford, he was is writing Justice Enough: Sufficiency as a Demand of Justice, to be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2015.


Current Appointment: Lecturer in Political Theory working, University of Manchester