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Enzo Rossi

  • Assistant Professor of Political Theory
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance
  • 15PublicationsNumber of items in Enzo's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 8Followers

Recent publications

  • Consensus , compromise , justice and legitimacy

    • Rossi E
  • Legitimacy, Democracy and Public Justification: Rawls’ Political Liberalism Versus Gaus’ Justificatory Liberalism

    • Rossi E
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor of Political Theory

University of Amsterdam

January 2013 - Present

Senior Research Fellow in Social Ethics

University of Wales, Newport

September 2008 - December 2013(5 years)

Research Fellow (EuroEthos Project)

University of Wales, Newport

May 2007 - August 2008(a year)


PhD in Philosophy

University of St Andrews

September 2003 - July 2008(5 years)

Visiting graduate student (philosophy, political science)

University of Washington

September 2002 - June 2003(9 months)

BA in Philosophy

University of Pavia, Italy

September 1999 - September 2002(3 years)


My main interest is the relation between the descriptive and the normative study of society. More specifically, I'm interested in (i) methodological issues in political theory, e.g. realism vs moralism and, relatedly but separately, ideal vs non-ideal theory; (ii) the historical development of the liberal tradition; (iii) the legitimacy and justification of political authority; (iv) the accommodation of ethical diversity; (v) the intersection between those issues. Those interests are combined in my current project of developing a realist theory of legitimacy.

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