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Chiara Cordelli

Political Science

Chiara Cordelli is Professor in the Department of Political Science and the College.

Professor Cordelli’s main area of scholarly research is contemporary analytical political theory. She is especially interested in the relationship between the distributive and relational dimensions of equality, the moral and institutional division of labor between state and civil society in theories of justice, the public/private distinction in liberal theory, the nature of duties of beneficence, the ethics of philanthropy, and the ethical limits of privatization. 

She is the author of The Privatized State, which was awarded the 2021 ECPR political theory prize for the best first book in political theory. She co-edited and contributed to Philanthropy in Democratic Societies and her research has appeared in the Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, and Political Studies Review.