Emanuela Ceva

Postes occupés

2014-2015 Chercheur-e invité-e,

Participations aux événements du CRÉ

19 mai 2015 « How is Political Corruption Unjust? A Relational Approach »


Emanuela Ceva is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Pavia (Italy). She has taught at the Universities of Trento and Pavia, the University of Jordan, the Technische Universität Darmstadt, and the Ural Federal University. She has been Departmental Guest at the Center for Human Values of the Princeton University, Jemolo Fellow at the Nuffield College (Oxford), and Visiting Fellow at the Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo) and the University of St. Andrews. She has directed several European (FP6 and FP7) and national research projects. Her research focuses on issues of value conflict and procedural justice, democracy, corruption, and on the implications of the liberal principle of respect for the treatment of minorities. Her most recent publications have appeared in such journals as the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Political Studies, Politics, Philosophy & Economics, and European Journal of Philosophy.

During her stay at CREUM, she will investigate the notion of political corruption to clarify the exact sense in which it counts as a specific form of injustice. In particular, she will explore the tenability of interpreting the wrong of political corruption in terms of relational injustice by concentrating on the impact that this form of corruption may be expected to have on the relations of mutual accountability and respect between citizens of a liberal democracy.

Recent publications:

‘Why Toleration is not the Appropriate Response to Dissenting Minorities’ Claims’, European Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming, DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0378.2012.00563.x

‘Liberal Democratic Institutions and the Damages of Political Corruption’, Les Ateliers de l’éthique/ The Ethics forum, 9(1), 2014: 126-45 (with. M.P. Ferretti).

‘A Matter of Respect. On majority-minority relations in a liberal democracy’, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 30(3), 2013: 239-53 (with F. Zuolo).

‘Whose Self-Determination? Barriers to Access to Emergency Hormonal Contraception in Italy’, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, 23(2), 2013: 139-67 (with S. Moratti)

‘Just interactions in value conflicts: The Adversary Argumentation Principle’, Politics, Philosophy & Economics, 11(2), 2012: 149–70.

‘Beyond Legitimacy. Can Proceduralism Say Anything Relevant about Justice?’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 15(2), 2012: 183-200.