Associate Professor of Political Science, McGill University (Montreal)
Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:June 2012; June-August 2014
Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:»Justice and Reconciliation after War«
This book project focuses on problems of justice and reconciliation in the context of interstate wars, civil wars, the »global war on terror«, and wars of colonialism and empire. The book integrates arguments and findings from moral, legal, and political philosophy, moral psychology, history and empirical social science. It examines questions of justice related to accountability and responsibility in such contexts, for individual and corporate wrongdoing, as well as for individual and corporate contributions to structural injustice and collective harms. The book also examines questions about the relationship between various demands of justice and the search for reconciliation after war. (Catherine Lu)
Funding of the stay:»Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«
Scholarly profile of Catherine Lu Update 2016:
At present Catherine Lu is the Coordinator of the new Research Group on Global Justice, of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds, at McGill University.
Please find more information about Lu and the Centre here.
Main areas of research:International political theory and ethics; ethical challenges of humanitarianism, intervention, and the use of force; accountability, responsibility and reconciliation after violence, oppression and atrocity; cosmopolitanism and its critics
- »Reconciliation and Reparations«, in: The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of War, Helen Frowe and Seth Lazar (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press. (online publication October 2015, print forthcoming)
- Just and Unjust Interventions in World Politics: Public and Private. Houndsmills, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
- »World Government«, in: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2012 edition), ed. by Edward N. Zalta.
- »Colonialism as Structural Injustice: Historical Responsibility and Contemporary Redress«, in: The Journal of Political Philosophy 19, 3 (September 2011), pp. 261-281.
- »Political Friendship Among Peoples«, in: Journal of International Political Theory 5, 1 (Spring 2009), pp. 41-58.
- »Shame, Guilt and Reconciliation After War«, in: The European Journal of Social Theory 11, 3 (August 2008), pp. 367-383.