University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Political Studies - Steven Lecce
Steven Lecce

Professor (PhD Western Ontario)

Field of Specialization: Contemporary Political Theory

Research Interests

  • Theories of Social and Distributive Justice
  • The Ethical Bases of Liberalism
  • Democratic Theory
  • Children, Families, and the State

Selected Publications

  • Lecce, S.A, (forthcoming)  “What’s Wrong with Private Schools?”, in Neil Hibbert and David McGrane (eds) Applying Political Theory to Canadian Politics (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).
  • 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), pp. 63-77. 
  • 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. 



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Dr. Steven Lecce

Political Studies
523 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 5V5
(204) 474-7850