Academic Staff

Dr Paul Bou-Habib BSc., MSc. (London School of Economics), PhD (Prin

Position in departmentOn Research Leave 2016/2017
Staff positionLecturer
Telephone01206 872509
Office hoursOn Research Leave 2015 - 2017

Professor Paul Bou-Habib is the Undergraduate Director and the Director of the BA in Politics with Human Rights and a lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Essex. He has written articles on John Locke’s arguments for religious toleration, the ground and scope for the accommodation of religious minorities, and the response the welfare state should take to imprudent behaviour.


BSc MSc London School of Economics, PhD Princeton

Research interests

Current interests include contemporary theories of distributive justice, the just distribution of resources between age groups, and the role of the concept of dignity in normative political theory.


Author: Journal articles on ethics and public policy, including articles on the state use of compulsory insurance, the accommodation of religious minorities, the use of auctions as a device for settling land disputes, and the ethical status of “workfare” policies.
Published work also includes an article on John Locke’s theory of toleration

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