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Chair, Prof Lawrence Hamilton

Key Publications

  • How To Read Amartya Sen (Delhi: Penguin Random House 2020)
  • Amartya Sen (Cambridge: Polity 2019)
  • Freedom is Power: Liberty Through Political Representation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2014)
  • Are South Africans Free? (London: Bloomsbury 2014)
  • The Political Philosophy of Needs (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2003)
Journal Articles
  • ‘Amílcar Cabral and Amartya Sen: Freedom, Resistance and Radical Realism’, Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political, Issue 167, Vol. 68, No. 2 (June 2021)
  • ‘Resistance and radical democracy: freedom, power and institutions’, History of European Ideas, 44.4 (2018), pp. 477-491 DOI:10.1080/01916599.2018.1473961
  • 'Freedom in the Decolonizing Republic', The Good Society, 26 (1) (2018)
  • 'Freedom is Power: Reinventing Representative Democracy', The Good Society 26 (1) (2018)
  • 'Representation Needs Resistance', Representation 53.1 (2017), pp. 81-95, DOI: 10.1080/00344893/2017.1346874
  • 'Power, Domination and Human Needs', Thesis Eleven Vol. 119, No. 1 (December 2013), pp. 47-62
  • 'Real Modern Freedom', Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, Issue 137, Vol. 60, No. 4 (December 2013), pp. 1-28
  • 'The Promise of Political Theory in South Africa', Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, 40.3 (December 2013), pp. 517-532
  • 'Collective Unfreedom in South Africa', Contemporary Politics, 17.4 (December 2011), pp. 355-372
  • 'Debt, Democracy and Representation in South Africa', co-authored with Nicola Viegi, Representation 45.2 (July 2009), pp. 193-212.
  • 'Human Needs, Land Reform and the South African Constitution', Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, 33.2 (2006), pp. 133-145.
  • 'A Theory of True Interests in the Work of Amartya Sen', Government and Opposition 34.4 (1999).
Book Chapters (Peer-reviewed)
  • 'Representing Needs: A New Language for Politics and Economics', in Beyond Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Socialism: rethinking the boundary between state and market, ed. T. Aubrey (London: Rowman & Littlefield 2017), pp. 59-70.
  • 'Justice and Real Politics: Freedom, Needs and Representation', in Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought: Perspectives on Finding A Fair Share, ed. C. Boisen and M. C. Murray  (London and New York: Routledge 2016), pp. 128-47
  • 'Human Needs and Political Judgment', in New Waves in Political Philosophy ed. C. Zurn and B. de Bruin (London: Palgrave 2009), pp. 40-62
  • 'The Political Philosophy of Needs and Weak States', in Development Dilemmas, ed. M. Ayogu and D. Ross (London: Routledge 2005)
  • '"Civil Society": Critique and Alternative', in Global Civil Society and Its Limits, ed. S. Halperin & G. Laxer (London: Palgrave 2003)
Newspaper Articles And Blogs 

New dawn, old problem: Our democratic system

What sets good and bad leaders apart in the coronavirus era


Post Docs

Dr Camila Vergara

Dr John S. Sanni

  • Sanni, J. "Heidegger's 'Potentiality-for-Being': Towards Adequate Economic Development in Nigeria". (Development Southern African Journal, Volume 34,2017)
  • Sanni, J. " Religion:A New Struggle for African Identity". (Phronimon:Journal of the Sanni,J. South African Society for Greek and Humanities,Volume 17,2016)
  • Sanni, J. " Moveable Roots: Thinking Africa Past,Present and Future". (Chiedza Journal of Arrupe College Volume 17,2014)
  • Sanni, J. "Rawls's Conceptualization of the 'Original Position' and the 'Veil of Ignorance: Examining some injustice in Contemporary Nigeria" (Ciedza Journal of Arupe College Volume 15 no.2 December 2012)
  • Sanni, J. "Reason and Religion and the Struggle for Society" ( Chiedza Journal of Arrupe College Volume 1 no.2 December 2010)

Dr Cecilia Schultz

  • Schultz, Cecilia. 2021. ‘Postcolonial Finance: The Political History of “Risk-Versus-Reward” Investment in Emerging Markets.’ Theoria, 68(1): 60-68. Doi: 10.3167/th.2021.6816603
  • Schultz, Cecilia. 2020. ‘The Marikana Massacre and the Unstable Geographies of Capital: Spatialising Financialisation’, Politikon 47(1): 42-61. DOI: 10.1080/02589346.2020.1714899
  • Schultz, Cecilia. & Van Riet, Gideon. 2018. ‘Land deals in Africa, lessons for South Africa?’, South African Review of Sociology 49(1):34-52.
  • Book Review
  • Schultz, Cecilia. 2020. Book Review of Amartya Sen by Lawrence Hamilton. Theoria, 67(165): 118-121. Doi: 10.3167/th.2020.6716506


Past Post Docs

Dr Michael Elliott

Dr Albano Agostinho Troco