Biography of Steven Lecce

Steven Lecce, (Ph.D. Western Ontario)
Associate Professor of Political Studies
Associate Dean of Arts for Undergraduate Studies (On leave)

Research interests: Contemporary theories of social and distributive justice; political theory and the family; ethical foundations of liberalism.


  • Lecce, S.A.  Equality’s Domain. Under contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press. 
  • Lecce, S.A, McArthur N. and Schafer A. (eds) (2017). Fragile Freedoms: The Global Struggle for Human Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  • Lecce, S.A. (2016). Les liberaux devraient-ils etre perfectionnistes?, in A. Escudier and J.Pelabay (eds) L’Etat doit-il nous render meilleurs? Une anthologie de textes fondamentaux. Paris: Hermann
  • Lecce, S.A and Magnusson E. (2015).  Do Motives Matter? On the Political Relevance of Procreative Reasons, in S. Hannan, S. Brennan and R. Vernon (eds) Permissible Progeny? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Lecce, S.A (2013). Iterative Contractualism? Global Justice and the Social Contract. Journal of International Political Theory (9.1), pp63-77. 
  • Lecce, S.A (2009). Why Surfers Should Starve: Libertarianism, Neutrality and the Unconditional Basic Income. Diacritica, (23/2), pp.1-18. 
  • Lecce, S.A (2009). Should Democracy Grow Up? Children and Voting Rights. Intergenerational Justice Review, (9/4), pp.133-139. 
  • Lecce, S.A. (2008). Against Perfectionism: Defending Liberal Neutrality. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 
  • Lecce, S.A. (2008). How Political is the Personal? Justice in Upbringing. Theory and Research in Education, (6/1), pp.21-46. 
  • Lecce, S.A. (2005). Should Egalitarians be Perfectionists? Politics, (25/3), pp.127-134. 
  • Lecce, S.A. (2003). Contractualism and Liberal Neutrality: A Defence. Political Studies, (51/3), pp.524-541. 
  • Lecce, S.A. (2003). The Clapham Omnibus Revisited: Liberalism Against Democracy? Contemporary Political Theory, (2/1), pp.89-108. Feature Article. 



Steven Lecce

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