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Dr Patrick Cockburn

Dr Patrick Cockburn

Senior Lecturer in Political Economy and Philosophy, Politics, Philosophy and International Relations
Office - 006
Ground Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am Senior Lecturer in Political Economy and Philosophy, having joined the department in 2019 after 11 years at Aarhus University, Denmark. My research focuses on problems of economic justice, and builds bridges between political philosophy and the social sciences of economic life. My recent work examines economic dependence in our public and private relationships, with a particular focus on the politics of the family. My recent publications include The Politics of Dependence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and Contested Property Claims (Routledge, 2018). I currently teach primarily on the BA programmes in Politics, in Philosophy, and in PPE, and welcome inquiries about supervision in topics concerning social and economic justice.

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Economic justice


Normative political economy

Philosophy and sociology of the family