Dr Dominic Welburn

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Lecturer in Political Theory

Contact details

Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Dominic Welburn specialises in contemporary political philosophy and the history of political thought. He has previously held teaching positions at the Universities of Leeds, York, Hull, and Oxford Brookes. In 2012-2013 he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge.


  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  •  PhD in Political Theory (Hull)
  •  MA in Globalisation and Governance (Hull)
  •  BA(Hons) in Politics


  • Classical Political Thought
  •  Theory & Ethics of Terrorism & Political Violence
  •  Ethical Dimensions of Terrorism, Political Violence & War 


Research interests

  • Environmental political theory
  • Political liberalism
  • Intergenerational justice
  • Intellectual history
  • English political pluralism. 


Welburn, D, 2017, Rawls and the Environmental Crisis (London: Routledge)

Welburn, D, 2014, ‘Rawlsian Stewardship and Intergenerational Justice’  Environmental Ethics (Winter, Vol. 35)  pp. 387-404

Welburn, D, 2013, ‘Rawls, The Well-Ordered Society and Intergenerational Justice’. Politics 33 (1) pp. 56-65 

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