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University of Pavia

The research unit based at the University of Pavia comprises of political philosophers with expertise and proven track records in the field of normative conceptual analysis, in particular regarding liberty, autonomy, basic equality, and the roles of such values in democratic theory.

UniPV unit focusses mainly on objective 2: Assessing institutional countermeasures in terms of fundamental liberal democratic values

Meet the Researchers from UniPV:


Ian Carter

Associated Investigor

Ian Carter is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Pavia. His research interests include freedom, rights, distributive equality, and the methodology of conceptual analysis. Most recently he has been working on basic equality, the concept of the person, and respect for persons. He is the author of A Measure of Freedom (Oxford University Press, 1999) and La libertà eguale (Feltrinelli, 2005). Over the last decade he has published articles in a number of journals including Ethics, Economics and Philosophy, Journal of Political Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, and Social Philosophy and Policy.


Federica Liveriero is Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy at the Department of Political Science of the University of Pavia. Her main areas of interest are normative theories of justification and public reason; legitimacy of political authority and procedural justice; social epistemology and meta-ethics. Her publications have appeared in various journals, among which Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Social Epistemology. She published a monography Decisioni pubbliche e disaccordo (LUISS University Press, 2017) and she has co-edited a volume, Democracy and Diversity (Routledge, 2018).

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