Dr David Axelsen

Dr David Axelsen

LSE Fellow

Department of Government

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CON 3.02
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Mondays 11:15 - 13:15 by appointment (via LSE for You)
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About me

David received his PhD on Global Redistributive Obligations in the Face of Severe Poverty in 2014 from Aarhus University. Since then, he has been a teaching fellow at Warwick University and a visiting fellow at the LSE (since 2015). David is open to supervising dissertations of all students in political theory provided they supply an satisfactory Monty Python quote.

Research interests

  • Distributive justice
  • Global justice
  • Inequality and poverty
  • The Capability Approach
  • Philosophy and politics
  • Responsibility

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV408: Contemporary Disputes about Justice
  • GV4B7: The Liberal Idea of Freedom

Selected publications

Axelsen, David and Lasse Nielsen 2016. “Essentially Enough: elements of a plausible account of sufficientarianism” in Fourie, C. and A. Rid eds. What Is Enough? Sufficiency, Justice and Health. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Nielsen, Lasse & David V. Axelsen 2016. ”Capabilitarian Sufficiency: Capabilities and Social Justice.” Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, early online view - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2016.1145632

Axelsen, David and Lasse Nielsen 2015 “Sufficiency as freedom from duress." Journal of Political Philosophy 23.4: 406-426.

Axelsen, David V. 2013 “The State Made Me Do It: How Anti-cosmopolitanism is Created by the State.” Journal of Political Philosophy 21.4: 451-472.