My Former Students at UCLA
Education & Degrees
Lewes County Grammar School for Girls, Sussex
Dip. Econ and Pol Sci, Ruskin College, Oxford, 1965
BA, MA, D. Phil., Oxford University, 1967, 1971
D. Soc Sci. Honoris Causa, Helsinki University, 2006
D. Litt. Honoris Causa, National University of Ireland, 2005
D. Litt. Honoris Causa, Australian National University, 1998
UK Political Studies Association Special Recognition Award, 2013.
Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2012.
Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences, UK, 2010
Fellow, British Academy, 2007
Faculty Research Lecturer, UCLA, 2001.
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1996 –
Guggenheim Fellow 1993-94
Kerstin Hesselgren Professor, Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1988-89
Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia 1980 -
Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1986-87
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1984-85
Political Theory (including democratic theory; theories of an original contract, the sexual contract and the settler contract; feminist political theory, theories of the welfare state, citizenship and basic income)
|1. Participation and Democratic Theory||2. The Problem of Political Obligation||3. The Sexual Contract|
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|4. The Disorder of Women||5. Feminist Interpretations and Political Theory||6. Contract and Domination|
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|7. Illusion of Consent: Engaging with Carole Pateman||8. Carole Pateman: Democracy, Feminism, Welfare||9. Basic Income Worldwide: Horizons of Reform||         ||         ||         |
Associate Editor, Journal of Political Philosophy
I was born in the village of Maresfield in Sussex, England. I attended the village school and was a beneficiary of the great British reforms of the 1940s when I passed the "11 plus" examination and was able to go on to an academic education at the Lewes County Grammar School for Girls. However, I left school at age sixteen, with eight “O levels”, and worked at a series of low-grade clerical jobs before being accepted, in 1963, at Ruskin College, an independent adult education school in Oxford for working class students with no formal educational requirements. I studied economics, politics, history and sociology. During that period, many Ruskin students sat for the Oxford University Post-Graduate Diploma in Political Science and Economics; I was the only woman who sat for the examination (in 1965) and obtained a distinction. I won a place at Oxford University (at Lady Margaret Hall, then a women's college), and read Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) for my BA and stayed at Oxford for my D. Phil.
My career since then has been international; I have taught on three continents. From 1991-94 I was the first woman President of the International Political Science Association. In 1988-89 I was the inaugural holder of the Kirsten Hesselgren Professorship of the Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and from 1993-2000 I was an Adjunct Professor at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.
Among my public lectures are the Jefferson Memorial Lectures, UC Berkeley (1985), the Sir Douglas Robb Lectures, the Auckland University, New Zealand (1993), the John Rees Memorial Lecture, the University of Wales (1995), and the Gunnar Myrdal Lecture, Stockholm University, Sweden (1996).
I hold honorary doctorates from the Australian National University, the National University of Ireland and Helsinki University. I am a fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences (1980), the American Academy for Arts and Sciences (1996)and the British Academy (2007).
I joined the Department of Political Science at the University of California in Los Angeles in January 1990 and during 2006-08 I was Research Professor at Cardiff University, UK.