Expertise

I have a wide range of interests within political philosophy, including the ethics of violence and non-violence, feminist philosophy, migration ethics, and topics in animal ethics. I have written on pacifism, the feminist debate on pornography, competition, and self-sacrifice.

My current research explores how mechanisms of alienation support forms of violence, and subsequently call for new forms of non-violent resistance.

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Recent publications

  1. Celebrity, Democracy, and Epistemic Power

    Archer, A., Cawston, A., Matheson, B., & Geuskens, M. C. M. (2020). Celebrity, Democracy, and Epistemic Power. Perspectives on Politics, 18(1), 27-42.
  2. The Ethics of Data Acquisition - Protecting Privacy and Autonomy Whil…

    Archer, A., Wildman, N., Brouwer, H., & Cawston, A. (2019). The Ethics of Data Acquisition: Protecting Privacy and Autonomy While Harnessing the Potential of Big Data . Centre for the Governance of Change.
  3. Admiring Animals

    Cawston, A. (2019). Admiring Animals. In A. Archer, & A. Grahle (Eds.), The Moral Psychology of Admiration (pp. 165-178). (Moral Psychology of the Emotions). Rowman & Littlefield.
  4. Pacifism and Re-appropriated Violence

    Cawston, A. (2019). Pacifism and Re-appropriated Violence. In J. Kustermans, T. Sauer, D. Lootens, & B. Segaert (Eds.), Pacifism's Appeal: Ethos, History, Politics (pp. 41-60). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd..
  5. The feminist case against pornography - A review and re-evaluation

    Cawston, A. (2019). The feminist case against pornography: A review and re-evaluation. Inquiry, 62(6), 624-658.

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