Clearing 2021

Dr David Axelsen

Department of Government
Dr David Axelsen



University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Government, University of Essex (1/8/2019 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Truth, Justice, and The Nature of Politics (GV151)

  • Discourse, Morality and Power (GV252)

  • Ethics and Public Policy (GV254)

  • Research Seminar in Political Theory and Methods (GV909)

  • MA Dissertation (GV993)

  • MRES Dissertation (GV995)


Journal articles (13)

Axelsen, D. and Nielsen, L., Harsh and Disrespectful: Rescuing Moral Agency from Luck and Choice. Social Theory and Practice. 46 (4), 657-679

Spiekermann, K., Slavny, A., Axelsen, D. and Lawford-Smith, H., (2021). Big Data Justice: A Case for Regulating the Global Information Commons. The Journal of Politics. Online (2), 577-588

Nielsen, L. and Axelsen, DV., (2021). Being Responsible and Holding Responsible: On the Role of Individual Responsibility in Political Philosophy. Res Publica

Christensen, J., Parr, T. and Axelsen, D., (2021). Justice for Millionaires?. Economics and Philosophy, 1-21

Slavny, A., Spiekermann, K., Lawford-Smith, H. and Axelsen, D., (2020). Directed Reflective Equilibrium: Thought Experiments and How to Use Them. Journal of Moral Philosophy. 18 (1), 1-25

Axelsen, DV. and Bidadanure, J., (2019). Unequally egalitarian? Defending the credentials of social egalitarianism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 22 (3), 335-351

Axelsen, DV., Bidadanure, J. and Meijers, T., (2019). Equality, responsibility, and justice. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 22 (3), 237-244

Axelsen, DV., (2019). Against institutional conservatism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 22 (6), 637-659

Axelsen, DV., (2019). Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl. Princeton University Press, 2018, xxii + 337 pages.. Economics and Philosophy. 35 (3), 569-574

Nielsen, L. and Axelsen, DV., (2017). Capabilitarian Sufficiency: Capabilities and Social Justice. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 18 (1), 46-59

Axelsen, DV. and Nielsen, L., (2015). Sufficiency as Freedom from Duress. Journal of Political Philosophy. 23 (4), 406-426

Axelsen, DV., (2013). The State Made Me Do It: How Anti-cosmopolitanism is Created by the State. Journal of Political Philosophy. 21 (4), 451-472

Nielsen, L. and Axelsen, DV., (2012). Three strikes out: Objections to Shlomi Segall's luck egalitarian justice in health. Ethical Perspectives. 19 (2), 307-316

Books (1)

Axelsen, DV., (2019). Luck Egalitarianism Kasper Lippert-rasmussen and His Critics. Routledge. 0367339854. 9780367339852

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