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Ph.D. John O'NEILL Hallsworth Chair in Political Economy, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester


1974-1977 B.A. Class One Honours, Philosophy and Politics, Lancaster University
1978-1984 Ph.D., Philosophy, Lancaster University
1986-1988 M.A., Language Studies (with distinction), Linguistics Department, Lancaster University
1988-1990 Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University College of North Wales, Bangor
1990-1993 Lecturer in Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, University of Sussex.
1993-1996 Lecturer in Philosophy, Philosophy Department, University of Lancaster
1996-1998 Reader in Philosophy, Philosophy Department, University of Lancaster
1998-2006 Professor of Philosophy, Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Lancaster
since 2006 Hallsworth Professor of Political Economy
 Research projects (selection):
 Motivational strength of ecosystem services and alternative ways to express the value of Biodiversity (BIOMOT) European Commission, FP7-ENV-2011, 2011-2015 ¬ 490,000
 Principal Researcher Climate Change, Insurance and Social Justice Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2011, £7462
 Principal researcher, Justice, Vulnerability and Climate Change: An Integrated Framework, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2010-2011, £46,723.00
 Research associate, Domestic Moral Economy ESRC, 2011-2014
 Moral Philosophy Advisor Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) 2011-2014 European Commission FP7
 International research associate Choice beyond (in)commensurability: controversies and public decision making on territorial sustainable development (BECOM) University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2009-2012


Co-director, Political Economy Institute, Manchester University
Member, Hallsworth Committee
Advisory Board, Research Institute for Contemporary Cultures
Member of the editorial boards of the following journals: Journal of Applied Philosophy; New Political Economy; Environmental Values; Historical Materialism; Ethics, Place and Environment: A Journal of Philosophy and Geography; Critical Discourse Studies; Anarchist Studies
Member, Advisory Group to the project "The Health and Social Consequences of Foot and Mouth Disease" (Department of Health Funded), Institute of Health Research, Lancaster University 2001-2004
ESRC Climate Change Fellowship Commissioning Panel, January-February 2008
Member, International Advisory Board, NWO, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Programme on Responsible Innovation (MVI), 2009-2010


Ecology, Policy and Politics: Human Well-Being and the Natural World, London, Routledge, 1993 (*387 citations on google-scholar [Japanese translation, forthcoming])
The Market: Ethics, Knowledge and Politics, London: Routledge, 1998 (*178 citations on google-scholar)
Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (editor with I. Bateman and R. K. Turner), Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 2001
Markets, Deliberation and Environment, London: Routledge, 2007
Environmental Values (with Andrew Light and Alan Holland), London: Routledge, 2008
"Recognition and the Market: Independence, Wealth and Equality", Impact 18, pp.13-22, 2010
"The Political Economy of Recognition", The Adam Smith Review 6, pp.164-186, 2011