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Gwilym David Blunt

Lecturer in International Politics, City, University of London

Gwilym David Blunt is a Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of International Politics at City, University of London. He is the author of Global Poverty, Injustice, and Resistance (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

He was previously a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and a fellow of Corpus Christi College. He took his doctorate from University College London, for his thesis: Transnational Philanthropy, Justice, and Domination.

His research Interests involve contemporary political philosophy and the history of political thought. David's interest in contemporary political philosophy is focussed on transnational socioeconomic justice, the ethics of political violence, as well as conceptions of power and domination. He is also interested in the relationship between ideal theory models and guidance in non-ideal circumstances, with special attention paid to the justifiability of political violence.


  • –present
    Lecturer in International Politics, City, University of London
  • 2014–2017
    Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • 2013–2014
    Temporary University Lecturer, University of Cambridge


  • 2013 
    University College London, PhD in Political Science


  • 2019
    The Case of Epistocratic Republicanism , Politics
  • 2019
    Global Poverty, Injustice, and Resistance , Cambridge University Press
  • 2018
    Illegal Immigration as Resistance to Global Poverty, Raisons Politique
  • 2018
    Is there a Human Right to Resistance, Human Rights Quarterly
  • 2015
    On the Source, Site, and Modes of Domination, Journal of Political Power
  • 2015
    Justice in Assistance: A Critique of the Singer Solution, Journal of Global Ethics
  • 2015
    Is Global Poverty a Crime against Humanity?, International Theory
  • 2011
    Transnational Socio-economic Justice and the Right of Resistance, Politics