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I am part of the political theory cluster in the Department of Politics and International Studies in the School of History, anthropology, Philosophy, and Politics. I am also deputy chair of the Democracy Unit, a research centre devoted to the study of democracy generally from both empirical and normative perspectives. My current research interests are republicanism, the ethics of work, and workplace democracy. I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - political ethics - theories/philosophies of work and economic organization - democracy and workplace democracy - contemporary republicanism - just war theory - the thought of Max Weber, Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas, Alasdair MacIntyre - contemporary political and social theory generally


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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  • Work, Ethics of

    Breen, K., 12 May 2022, International Encyclopedia of Ethics. 2 ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • The Politics and Ethics of Contemporary Work Whither Work?

    Breen, K. & Deranty, J-P., 09 Jul 2021, 1st ed. New York/London: Routledge. 280 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Workplace Democracy and Republican Freedom

    Breen, K. & Hirvonen, O., 09 Jul 2021, The Politics and Ethics of Contemporary Work : Whither Work?. Breen, K. & Deranty, J-P. (eds.). 1st ed. New York/London: Routledge, Vol. 1. p. 178-199 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Recognitive Arguments for Workplace Democracy

    Breen, K. & Hirvonen, O., 08 Apr 2020, (Early online date) In: Constellations. 27, 4, p. 716-731 16 p.

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  • Arendt, Republicanism, and Political Freedom

    Breen, K., 10 Feb 2019, Arendt on Freedom, Liberation, and Revolution. Hiruta, K. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 47-78 32 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review