Darrel Moellendorf appointed to Cluster Chair in International Political Theory


Darrel Moellendorf, formerly of San Diego State University where he was Director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, has accepted an offer of the professorship in International Political Theory (in succession to Gosepath). He is one of the most internationally influential political philosophers specialising in questions of global justice. Among his works in this area are Cosmopolitan Justice (2002), Global Inequality Matters (2009) and the forthcoming book Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change: Values, Poverty, and Policy.

In addition, he is co-editor of the Handbook for Global Ethics (forthcoming). His areas of research also include issues of just war, justice in transformational situations and questions of justification in political philosophy. Prior to his appointment in San Diego, Moellendorf taught at the California Polytechnic University and the University of Witwatersrand. He has received offers of professorships from the University of Birmingham, McGill University and Washington and Lee University. In 2012/13, Darrel Moellendorf was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities of the Goethe University Frankfurt in Bad Homburg at the invitation of the German Research Foundation Centre for Advanced Studies “Justitia Amplificata”. Professor Moellendorf will begin his work at the Cluster and in Academic Faculty 3 already in summer 2013.

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Lecture Series of the Cluster of Excellence: Criminal Justice between Purity and Pluralism


The title of the Lecture Series of the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" is "Criminals Justice between Purity and Pluralism". First Lecturer is Klaus Günther (Co-Director Cluster of Excellence and Professor für Rechtstheorie, Strafrecht und Strafprozessrecht der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main), 3 May 2017, 6.15pm. The Lecture Series is organized by Prof. Dr. Christoph Burchard. More...

Forschungsbau "Normative Ordnungen" auf dem Campus Westend

Upcoming Events

2 May 2017, 7.30pm

Lecture and Fiilm screening: Une Révolution Africaine (2015). With Boubacar Sangaré, Regisseur, Moderation: Dr. Antonia Witt (Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders") and Siggi Tröppner (naxos). More...

3 May 2017, 6.15pm

Lecture Series Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders". Criminal Justice between Purity and Pluralism - Strafrechtspflege zwischen Purismus und Pluralität: Vom Rechtsgüterschutz zur Aufmerksamkeit für das Besondere – Partikularisierung des Strafrechts?. Klaus Günther (Co-Director Cluster of Excellence "The Formtation of Normative Orders" and Professor für Rechtstheorie, Strafrecht und Strafprozessrecht der Goethe-University Frankfurt). More...

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Zahlungsmoral: Überlegungen zum Zusammenhang von Schuld und Schulden mit Nietzsche, Weber und Bourdieu, Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2017. More...

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The Justification of Basic Rights: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach. Normative Orders Working Paper 02/2017. More...