Global justice theory
The University of Edinburgh has a critical mass of key scholars and groups working on Global Justice.
- The Edinburgh Legal Theory Research Group, which examines issues of global constitutionalism.
- Neil Walker’s foundational book, Intimations of Global Law, sets out the terrain in which we understand forms of ‘global law’ to be present and developing.
- The University of Edinburgh Press Global Justice series has a special collection on the topic.
- Within the School of Social and Political Science, the Just World Institute addresses three overlapping thematic areas of global justice: conflict and peace; issues of poverty and wealth; and justice as it relates to mitigating and adapting to change in the global environment, including climate change.
The Law and Polity Project
The ‘Law and Polity’ project is concerned with the broadest implications of these world-historical shifts in the relationship between the legal and the political realms.
Learn more about the Law and Polity Project
Political Settlements Research Programme
The Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) examines how political settlements come into being, how open and inclusive they are, and how internal and external actors shape them.
Intimations of Global Law
The key work on global law, by Edinburgh Law School's Professor Neil Walker.
Studies in Global Justice and Human Rights
This series of monographs and edited collections from the Edinburgh University Press publishes groundbreaking work on key topics in this increasingly popular field, such as democracy, gender, legal justice, poverty, human rights, environmental justice and just war theory. It will be essential reading for theorists working in politics, international relations, law, philosophy and beyond.
Edinburgh Centre for Legal Theory
The Edinburgh Centre for Legal Theory combines an openness to diverse areas and styles of theoretical research with a deeply collegiate atmosphere in which staff, students, and visitors collaborate closely to further both personal and shared research agendas.
Just World Institute
The Just World Institute fosters interdisciplinary research into global challenges, especially issues of ethics and justice.