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Brian Barry

Lieber Professor of Political Philosophy

730 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street
New York, New York 10027

Phone: (212) 854-7075
Fax: (212) 222-0598
E-mail: bmb21@columbia.edu

Course Listings

Brian Barry (Ph.D., Oxford, 1964). Emeritus Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics; Fellow of the British Academy and the American Society of Arts and Sciences; Winner of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2001; Winner of the WJM Mackenzie Prize awarded by the Political Studies Association (UK) for the best book published in the previous year for Theories of Justice (1989), Justice as Impartiality (1995), and Culture and Equality (2001). Culture and Equality

Interests:
Justice- domestic, international and intergenerational; normative issues in social policy, especially in relation to poverty and social exclusion; application of rational choice theory, with particular reference to the analysis of power and democracy.

Books Include:

  • Political Argument (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1965); Political Argument : A Reissue with a New Introduction (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press and London: Harvester-Wheatsheaf, 1990);
  • Sociologists, Economists and Democracy (London: Collier-Macmillan, 1970). Reprinted (with a new introduction and updated bibliographical essay) by the University of Chicago Press, 1978.
  • The Liberal Theory of Justice (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973);
  • Theories of Justice, Vol. I of A Treatise on Social Justice (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press and London: Harvester-Wheatsheaf, 1989);
  • Democracy, Power and Justice: Essays in Political Theory (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989);
  • Democracy and Power : Essays in Political Theory 1 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991) [contains material from Democracy, Power and Justice];
  • Liberty and Justice: Essays in Political Theory 2 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991) [contains material from Democracy, Power and Justice plus four new essays];
  • Justice as Impartiality, Vol. II of A Treatise on Social Justice (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995);
  • Culture and Equality: An Egalitarian Critique of Multiculturalism (Cambridge: Polity Press; Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2001);
  • Why Social Justice Matters (Polity, forthcoming).

Journals Edited:

  • The British Journal of Political Science (1971-2), Founding Editor.
  • Ethics (1979-82).

Brian Barry Course Listings:

Fall 2002
G8652 Empirical Studies of Justice (with Professor Jon Elster)
W3911 (Section 2) Multiculturalism

Spring 2003
G8651 Normative Theories of Justice (with Professor Jon Elster)
G6601 Issues in Political Theory (with Professor Jean Cohen)

Fall 2003
On leave

Spring 2004
G8612 Game Theory and the Foundations of Political Theory (with Professor Charles Cameron)
G8650 Problems of International Justice

Fall 2004
On leave