Christine Straehle



Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa (Kanada)

Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
January‒March 2012

Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Vulnerability and Global Justice«

Project outline:
Moral philosophers accept that we have an obligation to protect the vulnerable; however, what precisely vulnerability is is often not spelled out. This project aims to examine the concept of vulnerability, what it is and why it is morally problematic. In a second step, this concept of vulnerability will be applied to questions of global justice. What can we learn from vulnerability when thinking about global justice? (Christine Straehle)

Funding of the stay:
»Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Scholarly profile of Christine Straehle


Chrsitine Strahle received her PhD at McGill University with a thesis entitled »Immigration, Individual Autonomy, and Social Justice. An Argument for a Redstributive Immigration Policy«.

Main areas of research:
Ethics, Political and Social Philosophy

Selected publications:
  1. (ed. with Patti T Lenard), Global Justice and Health Inequalities, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming).
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  3. (ed. with Patti T Lenard), Legislating Inequality. Temporary Labour Migration in Canada, Montreal: McGill Queens University Press (forthcoming).
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  5. »Thinking About Protecting the Vulnerable When Thinking About Immigration. Is there a ›responsibility to protect‹ in immigration regimes?«,in: International Journal of Political Theory (forthcoming).
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  7. (with Patti T Lenard), »Temporary Labour Migration, Global Redistribution and Democratic Justice«, in : Politics, Philosophy and Economics (forthcoming).
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  9. (ed. with Patti T Lenard), Guest Work. Friend or Foe of an Integrated Immigration Policy? (= special edition of Policy and Society No. 29,4 (2010)).
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  11. »National and Cosmopolitan Solidarity«, in: Contemporary Political Theory, Bd. 9, 1 (2010), p. 110-120.
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  13. Christine Straehle, L'éthique saisie par la mondialisation . La question de l'immigration, Québec, Presses de l'Université Laval 2009.
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  15. (with Will Kymlicka), »Cosmopolitanism, Nation-States and Minority Nationalism«, in European Journal of Philosophy, Bd. 7,1 (1999), p. 65-88.