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Faculty Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department.  His interests are in the fields of political philosophy and applied ethics, with a particular interest in political constructivism, transitional justice, global justice, and business ethics.

Michael joined Lehman College in 2007, and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Emory University in 2006.


Recent Publications:

  • Buckley, M: 2015, "Political Constructivism," The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • Buckley, M: 2013, "The Priority of Legitimacy in Times of Political Transition,” Human Rights Review 14(4): 327-345.
  • Buckley, M: 2013, “A Constructivist Approach to Business Ethics,” Journal of Business Ethics 117(4): 695-706.
  • Buckley, M: 2013, “On the Essential Nature of Business,” Business Ethics Journal Review 1(15): 92-98.
  • Buckley, M: 2012, “Justice in Context: Assessing Contextualism as an Approach to Justice,” Ethics and Global Politics 5(2): 71-94.
  • Buckley, M & Nick Tomb: 2012, “A Just Peacemaking Process: The UN’s Integration of Transitional Justice with DDR,” in Transitional Justice: Between Criminal Justice, Atonement and Democracy, ed. Anja Mihr (Netherlands Institute of Human Rights – SIM).
  • Buckley, M.: 2011, “John Stuart Mill and the Idea of a Stationary State Economy,” in Humanistic Ethics in the Age of Globality, eds. Heiko Spitzeck et. al (New York: Macmillan Palgrave Publishers): 137-147.
  • Buckley, M.: 2011, “Constructivism,” Encyclopedia of Global Justice, eds. Deen Chatterjee and Reece Newman (New York: Springer).
  • Buckley, M.: 2010, “The Structure of Justification in Political Constructivism,” Metaphilosophy 41(5): 669-689.

Other Academic/Professional Activities:

Lehman College’s Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Steering Committee
Global Majority, Board Member