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Dr Alexander Leveringhaus

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Alexander Leveringhaus received his PhD in Government (area of specialization: Political Theory) from the Department of Government at the London School of Economics in March 2011.

His thesis develops a liberal perspective on the ethics military humanitarian intervention: ‘Killing to Rescue? Liberal Political Theory, non-consequentialist ethics and military humanitarian intervention’. From 2008 until 2010, he occupied the post of LSE Fellow of Political Theory in the Department of Government. He was awarded an LSE Teaching Prize for his contribution to teaching in the department. During the summer semester 2011, he taught, by invitation, at the Technical University Darmstadt.

From September 2011 until April 2012, Alex was a post-doctoral research fellow at Justitia Amplificata, where he worked on liberal interventionism, non-ideal theory, and global justice. Since May 2012, Alex is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK. Being based at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, Alex works on the ‘Military Enhancement: Design for Responsibility and Combat Systems’ project, funded by the Netherland Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and run in cooperation by the 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology, NL, and the University of Oxford. The project runs for three years. It critically investigates the ethical and legal issues that arise in the development and use of military robots and IT-based targeting systems.

Alex can be contacted at alexander.leveringhaus@politics.ox.ac.uk

Main areas of research:
Political Philosophy and Ethics, Theories of Justice and the »Just War« (humanitarian intervention, non-combatant immunity), Methodology of Political Theory

Selected publications:

»The UN Global Compact«, in: H.K. Anheiner, M. Kaldor und M. Glasius (eds.): Global Civil Society 2005?2006, London: Sage 2006, pp. 178-179.

Leveringhaus, A., 'The Moral Status of Combatants during Military Humanitarian Intervention', Utilitas Vol. 24 (2012)

After his stay at Justitia Amplificata Alexander Leveringhaus has been offered a position as Postdoctoral-Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.