Professor David Miller FBA
About this Fellow
I was initially trained in philosophy at Selwyn College, Cambridge and in politics at Balliol College, Oxford, and after spells teaching at the Universities of Lancaster and East Anglia, I was appointed to an Official Fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford in 1979, with affiliations to the University's departments of Politics and Philosophy, and latterly to the Blavatnik School of Government. From autumn 2016 I will also be attached to Queen's University, Ontario as Visiting Professor in Law and Philosophy. What is perhaps most distinctive about my work is its use of evidence from the social sciences to inform debates in political philosophy. My longest standing interest (with four published books) is in the idea of justice, originally social justice but now also global justice. During the 1980s I worked on the idea of market socialism and published a book defending that system. This led me to ask questions about the kind of political community within which policies of social justice could be pursued, leading to a sustained engagement with ideas of nationality and citizenship. In the last decade I have combined work on national issues with work on global issues, with a recent focus on territorial boundaries and immigration.
- Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
- Lecturer in Politics, Lancaster University, 1970
- Lecturer in Politics, University of East Anglia, 1970
- Official Fellow, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 1970
- Official Fellow in Social and Political Theory, Nuffield College, Oxford, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 1970
- Department of Poltics, University of Lancaster, Lancaster University, 1970
- Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 1970
Chinese politics and society in the 20th and 21st centuries; political economy of development, institutions and practices of the state, local governance, and patterns of state-society interaction
History of thought in international relations; history of Soviet foreign policy; contemporary history of Chile; biography (E H Carr); origins of the Second World War.
Modern Irish and British politics and history; nationalism, political violence, and intellectual history; the politics and history of terrorism
Eastern Europe including Russia Political Anthropology Government Political Parties Electoral Studies