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About Kieran Oberman

Kieran Oberman is a Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Edinburgh. His work focuses on just war theory and the ethics of immigration. He is a member of the Just World Institute.

Articles by Kieran Oberman

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Just and unjust strikes

Can we use just war theory to understand when a strike is just?

¿Tiene Cataluña derecho a la secesión?

Habiendo enseñado filosofía de la secesión en universidades de todo el mundo, sólo ahora, en reacción a Cataluña, tengo una idea de lo que puede justificar o no el derecho a la independencia. English

Does Catalonia have a right to secede?

Having taught the philosophy of secession at universities around the world, only now, in reaction to Catalonia, do I have a sense of what justifies the right to independence... Español

Should Scotland vote for what is best for Scotland?

The whole world will feel the impact of Scottish independence, and the referendum debate must consider which result will be best not just for Scots, but for people everywhere.

Immigration is a human right

Not only should we all have the right to move, but other vital rights are dependent upon it.

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