Department of Philosophy

  • Faculty: Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley's interests are in the fields of political philosophy and applied ethics. He is currently working on two related projects examining ethical issues in post-conflict societies and emerging democracies, and has recently published works on methodological developments in political philosophy.

Michael has been an Assistant Professor at Lehman since 2007, after having obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from Hunter College and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Emory University.

Recent publications by Michael include “The Structure of Justification in Political Constructivism” (Metaphilosophy), “John Stuart Mill and the Idea of a Stationary State Economy” (in Humanistic Ethics in the Age of Globality), “Constructivism” (in The Encyclopedia of Global Justice), and "Promoting Peace through Dialogue," which he edited for the United Nation's University and Global Majority.

Michael currently serves as a member of the Steering Committee for Lehman College’s Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, and is a Board Member of Global Majority, a non-profit educational institute promoting non-violent conflict resolution through negotiation and mediation techniques.

Recent Publications:

  • Buckley, M. (2012). Justice in context: Assessing contextualism as an approach to justice. Ethics and Global Politics, 5(2), 71-94.
  • Buckley, M., & Tomb, N. (2012). A just peacemaking process: The UN’s integration of transitional justice with DDR. In A. Mihr (Ed.), Transitional justice: Between criminal justice, atonement and democracy. Netherlands Institute of Human Rights – SIM.
  • Buckley, M. (2012). [Review of The idea of justice, by A. Sen]. Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 26(1), 73-75.
  • “John Stuart Mill and the Idea of a Stationary State Economy,” in Humanistic Ethics in the Age of Globality, eds. Heiko Spitzeck et. al (New York: Macmillan
    Palgrave Publishers, 2011).
  • “Constructivism,” Encyclopedia of Global Justice eds. Deen Chatterjee and Reece Newman (Springer, 2011).
  • “International Criminal Court,” Encyclopedia of Global Justice eds. Deen Chatterjee and Reece Newman (Springer, 2011).
  • “The Structure of Justification in Political Constructivism.” Metaphilosophy 41(5) (October 2010): 669-689
  • “Two Principles of Broadcast Media Ownership for a Democratic Society,” The Journal of Business Ethics 83 (4) (November, 2008): 821-834
  • Promoting Peace through Dialogue, ed. Michael Buckley (United Nation’s University and Global Majority, 2008)

Other Academic/Professional Activities:

Lehman College’s Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Steering Committee
Global Majority, Board Member

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