Richard P. Hiskes
Ph.D Indiana University
Richard P. Hiskes is the senior political theorist in the department who specializes in modern and contemporary political thought, especially as theory relates to contemporary political and environmental issues. He is the Editor of the Journal of Human Rights, Associate Director of the Connecticut Human Rights Institute, and Director of the Human Rights Minor Program.
His most recent work in the areas of environmental ethics and human rights theory has produced several published and forthcoming articles and books, including in March, 2009 from Cambridge University Press, The Human Right to a Green Future: Environmental Rights and Intergenerational Justice; and “Missing the Green: Golf Course Ecology, Environmental Justice and Local ‘Fulfillment’ of the Human Right to Water,” forthcoming in Human Rights Quarterly.
He is the author of many other books and articles both in the history of political thought and in contemporary theory as it relates to policy issues, including Democracy, Risk, and Community: Technological Hazards and the Evolution of Liberalism, Oxford, 1998.
Hiskes teaches a variety of graduate seminars including: "Liberalism and the Enlightenment;" "Theories of Justice;" "Theories of Human Rights;" "Community, Identity, and Justice;" "Politics and Visions: Wolin, Strauss, and Arendt;" and "The Nature of Political Inquiry."
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