Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Office: NH 393H
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His research interests are mainly in social and political philosophy with a sideward glance toward business ethics (which he regards as a sub-discipline of social and political philosophy). His current research is in applied political philosophy on topics surrounding immigration. Normative reflection on immigration requires the re-examination of basic issues of power, equality, rights, citizenship, and the moral status of the nation and state. It also provides grounds for inquiring into the nature and normative status of political philosophy as currently practiced, particularly the uneasy juncture between theory and practice.
Alex is the Editorial Coordinator and one of the General Editors of the two-volume Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought and edits the series Broadview Guides to Business and Professional Ethics. He is co-editing (with David Rondel) a volume of Kai Nielsen's selected papers in political philosophy (University of Calgary Press).
Other selected publications include:
"Immigration and Class, in Micheline Labelle, Jocelyne Couture and Frank Remiggi (eds.) La communauté politique en question. Regards croisés sur l’immigration, la citoyenneté, la diversité et le pouvoir, UQAM Press (forthcoming)
"Brain Drain, Rights, and Institutions," in Global Health, Justice, and the Brain Drain, edited by Rebecca Shah, Palgrave-McMillan Ltd. (September 2010)
"Agricultural Workers in Mexico and the United States" (with Florencio Posadas Segura (primary author) and Maria Sager), Journal of Workplace Rights, Volume 14, Number 4, 2009, pp.419 – 440
"Culture and Immigration: A Case for Exclusion?" in John R. Rowan, ed., Social Philosophy Today: International Law and Justice, Volume 23, 2008.
"A Plea for (the Philosophy of) Leisure", Philosophy Now (October/November 2010), http://www.philosophynow.org/issue81/A_Plea_For_The_Philosophy_of_Leisure