Alexandre Gajevic Sayegh


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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Université Laval. I am particularly interested in political theory and its relation to markets and climate change. My current research focusses on climate justice, markets, a green economy, the ethics of carbon pricing, and methodology in political theory.

I am currently working on an extensive research project: “A Just Transition for the Canadian Green Economy”. How can we take care of workers, households and best signal markets such as to accelerate the green economy transition?

I was previously a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science at McGill University (2018-2019), where I was a fellow of the Research Group on Constitutional Studies (RGCS) and the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique (GRIPP). Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Yale University. At Yale, I lectured on ‘The Ethics of Climate Change’ and on ‘Markets and Morals’.

I have obtained my Ph.D. in Philosophy at University College London in 2016. My book – titled Justice in a Non-Ideal World (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2019) – just came out (see the publications page!). The book casts light on the concepts that occupy the space between political theory and real-world politics. My articles have appeared in Ethics, Policy & Environment, the Routledge Handbook in Climate Justice, the Journal of Global Ethics, Moral Philosophy and Politics, and the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. My recent research was supported by the FRQSC, UCL, Yale University and the SSHRC.

Find here my recent interview for Radio-Canada.

Find here my 2018 interview for the MacMillan Report.


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