Chris Armstrong (professor)

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Alma materUniversities of Durham

Chris Armstrong is a Professor of Political Theory at the University of Southampton since 2005, specializing in Normative political theory. [1] His research ranges across issues of justice, in the contexts of conservation, natural resources, global justice, Climate justice, and territorial rights.[2]

Early life and Education

Chris Armstrong has studied politics at the Universities of Durham, Bristol, and the London School of Economics. [3]


Armstrong began his career in Ireland, first at University College Dublin and later at Queen's University Belfast.[4]

He started working at ​the University of Southampton in 2005. Between 2014 and 2018 he served as Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations. He has also held Visiting Fellowships at:

  • The University of Uppsala (Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice, 2012)[5]
  • The University of Oxford (Centre for the Study of Social Justice, 2013)
  • The Australian National University (School of Philosophy, 2016)

In the autumn of 2019, he participated in the project Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica at the University of Oslo.[6] In 2021, a special issue of the journal Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric was dedicated to his work.[7]

Selected publications

  • A Blue New Deal: Why We Need a New Politics for the Ocean (Yale University Press, 2022).
  • Why Global Justice Matters: Moral Progress in a Divided World (Polity, 2019)
  • Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory (Oxford University Press, 2017)
  • Global Distributive Justice: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  • Rethinking Equality (Manchester University Press, 2006)


  1. "Professor Chris Armstrong | Politics and International Relations | University of Southampton". Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  2. "Professor Chris Armstrong | Politics and International Relations | University of Southampton". Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  3. "Chris Armstrong". The Conversation. Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  4. "About Me". chrisarmstrong. Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  5. "About Uppsala Forum - Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice - Uppsala University, Sweden". Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  6. Phone, Visiting address Georg Morgenstiernes husBlindernveien 31 0371 OSLO Norway Mail address P. O. Box 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO Norway; fax. "Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica (completed) - Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas". Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  7. "Global Justice : Theory Practice Rhetoric". Retrieved 2021-12-22.

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