Dr Andrew Reid

Dr Andrew Reid

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Teaching Fellow

Contact details

POLSIS - School of Government
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Andrew Reid is a political theorist whose main research interests lie in normative political theory, especially political liberalism.  He teaches various courses in political theory.


Teaching Fellow in POLSIS:

  • PhD in Political Theory, University of Leicester, 2017.
  • MA in Social and Political Theory, University of Birmingham, 2012.
  • BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Warwick, 2011.


Research Interests

Andrew’s main research interests are in the application of theories of political liberalism and public reason. He has published work that uses this theoretical basis to address questions around hate speech, expertise and responses to populism. More broadly, his research interests lie in contemporary normative and democratic political theory.

Current Projects

In addition to on-going research about the above, Andrew has just begun work on a project considering how we ought to respond to concerns about mental health, especially conditions like depression and anxiety, when theorising about justice.

He is currently working on a collaborative project with colleagues from Birmingham and elsewhere that applies methods from the social sciences and political theory to issues around the diagnosis, treatment and perception of endometriosis.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Reid, A. (2020) 'Does Regulating Hate Speech Undermine Democratic Legitimacy? A Cautious 'No''. Res Publica 26(2): 181-199.

Reid, A. (2020) ‘How Can Political Liberalism Respond to Contemporary Populism?European Journal of Political Theory. (Online first)

Reid, A. (2019) ‘What Facts Should be Treated as ‘Fixed’ in Public Justification?’ Social Epistemology 33(6): 491-502.

Reid, A. (2019) 'Buses and Breaking Point: Freedom of Expression and the 'Brexit' Campaign'. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22(3): 623-637.

Other Contributions to Academic Journals

Reid, A. (2020) ‘Are There ‘Fixed Facts’ in Convergence Accounts of Public Reason?’ Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 9 (2): 5-10.

Brace, L. et al. (2018) ‘The Politics of the Human’ Contemporary Political Theory 17(2): 207-240. [Contribution to a Critical Exchange on 'The Politics of the Human' by Anne Phillips.]

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