Dr Monica Mookherjee

Title: Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy/Theory
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733213
Email: m.mookherjee@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBA 1.026
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Monica Mookherjee has a B.A. (Hons) in Law from Balliol College, Oxford, and M.A. and D.Phil. degrees in Political Philosophy from York University. After finishing her D.Phil., she worked as an assistant lecturer in the Philosophy Faculty at Cambridge University and then, for two years, as a tutorial fellow in Political Theory at Balliol, with an associated lectureship in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. She then held a lectureship for two years in the Philosophy Department at Stirling University. She joined SPIRE in September 2004.

Dr. Mookherjee's main research interests are in the feminist and multicultural aspects of contemporary political philosophy. She is particularly interested in issues of public deliberation, citizenship and the debate about redistribution and recognition.

She is the editor of Identity, Difference and Recognition: Recent Developments in Multicultural Political Theory (special issue of the journal Ethnicities, 2003), and is currently working on a monograph on these themes, entitled Rights, Reasons, Affectivity: Feminism and a Philosophy of 'Hard Cases'.

Dr. Mookherjee also maintains an active interest in modern European feminist philosophy, especially de Beauvoir and Irigaray's ethics of sexual difference. In particular, she is concerned about the points at which continental conceptions of agency inform liberal accounts of the person in ethics and political philosophy.

She acts regularly as an external referee for the journals Contemporary Political Theory, Political Studies, The Philosophical Quarterly and The European Journal of Women's Studies.

Selected Publications

  • Mookherjee M. Healing Multiculturalism: Middle-Ground Liberal Forgiveness in a Diverse Public Realm. Philosophia. doi> link> full text>
  • Mookherjee M. 2016. ‘Ambiguity, Existence, Cosmopolitanism: Simone de Beauvoir and a Global Theory of Feminist Recognition’. In Recognition and Global Politics: Critical encounters between state and world. Manchester University Press. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2014. Imagining New Dialogues about Human Rights: The Implications of Charles Taylor's Theory of Recognition for Global Feminism. Journal of International Political Theory, vol. 10(2), 127-147. doi> link>
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2010. Democracy, Religious Pluralism and the Liberal Dilemma of Accommodation. Springer.
  • Mookherjee M. 2010. Postcolonial Multiculturalism. In The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism. Ivison D (Ed.). Ashgate Publishing Company.

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Books

  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2010. Democracy, Religious Pluralism and the Liberal Dilemma of Accommodation. Springer.
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2009. Women's Rights as Multcultural Claims: Reconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • O'Kane RHT. 2004. Paths to Democracy: Revolution and Totalitarianism. Routledge, London.

Journal Articles

  • Mookherjee M. Healing Multiculturalism: Middle-Ground Liberal Forgiveness in a Diverse Public Realm. Philosophia. doi> link> full text>
  • Mookherjee M. 2014. Imagining New Dialogues about Human Rights: The Implications of Charles Taylor's Theory of Recognition for Global Feminism. Journal of International Political Theory, vol. 10(2), 127-147. doi> link>
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2008. Autonomy, Force and Cultural Plurality. Res Publica, vol. 2(8), 147-168. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2006. Medical emergency--challenges and needs of the hour. J Indian Med Assoc, vol. 104(5), 219. link>
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2005. Equality in multiplicity: Reassessing Irigaray's multicultural feminism. Feminist Theory, vol. 6(3), 297-323. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2005. The morality of freedom and the patriarchal bargain - A response to Sawitri Saharso. ETHNICITIES, vol. 5(2), 274-279. link> doi>
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2005. Affective citizenship: feminism, postcolonialism and the politics of recognition. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, vol. 8(1), 31-50. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2005. Feminism and the final Foucault. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 43-45. link>
  • Mookherjee M. 2004. Modern social imaginaries. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 39-41. link>
  • Mookherjee M. 2004. Terrorism for humanity: Inquiries in political philosophy. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 39-41. link>
  • Mookherjee M. 2004. "Modern Social Imaginaries" by C Taylor and "Terrorism for Humanity: Inquiries in Political Philosophy" by T Honderich. Radical Philosophy.
  • Mookherjee M. 2003. Identity/difference: Democratic negotiations of political paradox, 2nd expanded edition. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 43-46. link>
  • Mookherjee M. 2003. Neuropolitics: Thinking, culture, speed. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 43-46. link>
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2003. Exclusion, Internalization, Harm: Towards a Case-Based Alternative to Walzer's Thin Minimalism. Ethnicities, vol. 3(3), 345-368. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2003. A politics of impossible difference: The later work of Luce Irigaray. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 42-44. link>
  • O'Kane RHT. 2003. "Citizens and Cannibals" by E Sagan. Mobilization: An international journal, vol. 8(2), 235-237.
  • O'Kane RHT. 2003. "Violence" by C Besteman and "Violent Politics" by M Addison. Political Studies Review, vol. 1(2), 204-205.
  • Mookherjee M. 2002. Inclusion and democracy. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, 45-47. link>
  • O'KANE RH. 2001. Interactive Society and Democracy: Civil Society and Pluralism in Africa Revisited. Democratization,, vol. 8(3), 129-148.
  • MOOKHERJEE M. 2001. Justice as Provisionality: An Account of Contrastive Hard Cases. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, vol. 4(3), 67-100. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2001. Community. solidarity and belonging: levels of community and their normative significance. POLITICAL STUDIES, vol. 49(2), 347. link>
  • Mookherjee M. 2001. Culture, citizenship and community: a contextual exploration of justice as evenhandedness. POLITICAL STUDIES, vol. 49(1), 129. link>

Chapters

  • Mookherjee M. 2016. ‘Ambiguity, Existence, Cosmopolitanism: Simone de Beauvoir and a Global Theory of Feminist Recognition’. In Recognition and Global Politics: Critical encounters between state and world. Manchester University Press. doi>
  • Mookherjee M. 2010. Postcolonial Multiculturalism. In The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism. Ivison D (Ed.). Ashgate Publishing Company.
  • Mookherjee M. 2009. Value pluralism and the liberal-multicultural paradox. In Multiculturalism and moral conflict. Dimova-Cookson M and Stirk P (Eds.). Routledge.
  • Justice, Authority and Power (Level 1)
  • Freedom and Equality (Level 2)
  • Human Rights: Concepts, Norms and Identities (Level 3)
  • Feminist Theory (Level 3)
  • MA Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice

I am able to supervise research students on the following topics:

  • Contemporary political theory
  • feminism
  • multiculturalism
  • equality
  • citizenship and democracy
  • human rights
  • history of political thought


Please see my research and scholarship for more details about my area of expertise.

Further information is available about studying in SPIRE, including funding available for pursuing a doctoral research degree.