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Dr Nick Munn

Convenor (Philosophy), Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

(nickmunn@waikato.ac.nz)

About Nick

Twitter: @NJMunn

Expertise

Environmental Ethics; Environmental Politics; Human Rights; Morals and Ethics; Philosophy; Politics; Technology; Youth

Democratic theory and practice; criminal justice; youth justice; ethics of new technology; youth political engagement; deliberative democracy; environmental ethics; rationality; political capacity; voting.

Research Interests

Nick works in Ethics and Political Philosophy.  Within ethics, his work focuses primarily on the ethics of virtual worlds, and on the challenges technology generates for our existing ethical systems.  In political philosophy, Nick works on democratic theory, and in particular the status of marginalised groups within democratic societies.  Such groups include the young, persons with disabilities, and criminals.

Recent Publications

  • Munn, N. J. (2016). Capacity, consistency and the young. In Justice, Education and the Politics of Childhood (Vol. 1, pp. 49-64). Springer.

  • Munn, N. J. (2016). Against the political exclusion of the incapable. Journal of Applied Philosophy, -online, 1-16. doi:10.1111/japp.12229

  • Munn, N. J. (2016). Ein wahleignungstest für minderjährige? [Testing currently excluded young people for the capacity to vote]. In J. Tremmel, & M. Rutsche (Eds.), Politische Beteiligung junger Menschen Grundlagen – Perspektiven – Fallstudien [Political Participation of Young People: Basics – Prospects – Case Studies] (pp. 145-163). Germany: Springer VS. Open Access version: hdl:10289/9782

  • Munn, N. (2016). Lowering the voting age: Let's try that again, shall we?. In New Zealand Political Studies Conference (NZPSA): Divergent Democracies: Politics in the 21st Century. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Munn, Dr Nick 9354 nickmunn J.3.12 Philosophy Programme