Dr Gideon Calder

Dr Gideon Calder

Associate Professor of Social Philosophy and Policy, Politics, Philosophy and International Relations

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Office - 124
First Floor
Haldane Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

I am Director of Postgraduate Studies for Politics and International Relations, and also director of the Social Policy degree programme.  I lecture mainly on social justice, children and the family, and political and social theory.  My research has involved the application of political and social theory to a range of areas, currently childhood, co-production and aspects of social welfare.  I am author or editor of 10 books – most recently The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Chilldren – as well as over 60 articles and chapters.  I co-edit the journal Ethics and Social Welfare, having previously edited Res Publica and have acted as a reviewer for over 40 different academic journals.  I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Social Policy Association, a fellow of the RSA, and Chair of the Newport Fairness Commission.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Political philosophy
  • Social theory
  • Childhood, the family and social justice
  • Co-production
  • Social welfare in theory and policy
  • Applied and professional ethics

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Equality and inequality

Childhood, the family and social justice

Political ideologies

The sociology and politics of social policy

The philosophy of research

Research