Avner de Shalit is a professor at the department of political science. He holds a BA from the Hebrew University (1986) and a D.Phil. from Oxford University (1990). He has served as head of the department, head of the PPE programme and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. His research approach is empirically based political philosophy. His research is about environmental politics, politics in the city, and poverty and inequality. Among his recent books: Cities and Immigration (Oxford UP 2019), The Spirit of Cities (with Daniel Bell, Princeton UP 2014) and Disadvantage (with Jonathan Wolff, Oxford UP 2007). For his research he has won the Rothschild prize in the Social Sciences (2014), the EMET prize in Political Science (2019). He was also awarded a prize for inspiring lecturers from the national student union (2019).
Recent Publications (2018-present)
de Shalit, Avner, 2019. Cities and Immigration. Oxford University Press de Shalit, Avner. 2019, 'The functioning of having a sense of place: Cities and immigrants' Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 20: 267-279 Kaddar Merav, Nir Barak, Volker Kirchberg, Milena Seidl. 2020. Artistic city-zenship: How artists perceive and practice political agency in their cities. Journal of Urban Affairs https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2020.1792312 de Shalit, Avner. 2021. 'Political philosophy and what people think', lead article Australian Philosophical Review. Vol 4 (1) de Shalit, Avner. 2021. 'Public reflective equilibrium. A reply.' Australian Philosophical Review. Vol. 4 (1) de Shalit, Avner. 2021 'Amsterdam: tolerance and inclusion', CRISPP: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, guest editors Avner de Shalit and Daniel Bell. Vol. 24 https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2021.1881736 de Shalit, Avner. 2020. 'Community and nationality across generations'. In Steve Gardiner (ed.) Oxford Handbook on Intergenerational Ethics. Oxford UP Barak, Nir and de Shalit, Avner. 2021, 'Cities and political theory' in Helmut Aust and Jane Nijman (eds.) Research Handbook on International Law and Cities. Elgar Publishing House.