Peter Balint

Senior Lecturer in International & Political Studies
Senior Lecturer

Dr Peter Balint is a Senior Lecturer in International & Political Studies at UNSW Canberra. His most recent book is Respecting Toleration: Traditional Liberalism and Contemporary Diversity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), which was awarded an APSA CRISP Prize in 2018. He has a PhD in Politics & International Relations (2009) and a B.A.(Hons) in History & Philosophy of Science from UNSW. His research is primarily focussed on the principles for diversity, including respect, toleration, neutrality, and social cohesion. He has held Visiting Fellowships at The University of Manchester (MANCEPT), The University of Ottawa, The Morell Centre for Toleration (University of York), and CAPPE (Australian National University). In 2010-11 he was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship at The Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main on the project 'Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global'. He is a founding member of the Global Justice Network, and a regular editor of their journal, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric. 

Courses currently taught:

  • ZHSS1401 International & Political Studies 1A
  • ZHSS2423 Key Political Thinkers
  • ZHSS8437 Global Justice and World Politics

Areas of Potential Postgraduate Supervision

  • Political theory/philosophy
  • Multiculturalism and related topics (incl. military sociology and diversity)
  • Privacy and cybersecurity

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PUBLICATIONS

Journal articles
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Lenard PT; Balint P, 2020, 'What is (the wrong of) cultural appropriation?', Ethnicities, vol. 20, pp. 331 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468796819866498
2020
Balint P, 2019, 'Toleration, neutrality, and freedom: a reply', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2019.1609394
2019
Balint P, 2018, 'Toleration and groups', European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 17, pp. 375 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474885116661112
2018
Balint PA; Eriksson L; Torresi T, 2018, 'State power and breastfeeding promotion: A critique', Contemporary Political Theory, vol. 17, pp. 306 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41296-017-0158-3
2018
Balint P, 2016, 'The importance of racial tolerance for anti-racism', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 39, pp. 16 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2016.1099713
2016
Balint P; Dobos N, 2015, 'Perpetuating the Military Myth - Why the Psychology of the 2014 Australian Defence Pay Deal Is Irrelevant', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 74, pp. 359 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12161
2015
Balint P, 2015, 'Identity Claims: Why Liberal Neutrality is the Solution, Not the Problem', Political Studies, vol. 63, pp. 495 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9248.12086
2015
Balint P, 2014, 'Acts of tolerance: A political and descriptive account', European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 13, pp. 264 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474885113492729
2014
Balint PA; Moir C, 2013, 'Understanding Conscience Vote Decisions: The case of the ACT', Australasian Parliamentary Review, vol. 28, pp. 43 - 56, http://www.aspg.org.au/journal/2013autumn.php
2013
Balint PA, 2013, 'Against Respecting Each Others' Differences', Journal of Applied Philosophy, vol. 30, pp. 254 - 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/japp.12016
2013
Balint PA, 2012, 'Not Yet Making Sense of Political Toleration', Res Publica, vol. 18, pp. 259 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11158-012-9177-3
2012
Balint PA, 2010, 'Avoiding an Intolerant Society: Why respect of difference may not be the best approach', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 42/1, pp. 129 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-5812.2008.00470.x
2010
Balint PA, 2006, 'Respect Relationships in Diverse Societies', Res Publica, vol. 12, pp. 35 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11158-006-0004-6
2006
Book Chapters
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Balint P, 2020, 'Political Toleration Explained', in Sardoč M (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Toleration, Palgrave Macmillan, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03227-2_44-1
2020
Balint P, 2019, 'The importance of racial tolerance for anti-racism', in Paradies Y (ed.), Re-configuring Anti-racism, Routledge, Oxford, pp. 26 - 42, https://www.routledge.com/products/search?author=Yin%20Paradies
2019
Balint P, 2019, 'Neutrality, Toleration, and Religious Diversity', in Bialasiewicz L; Gentile V (ed.), Spaces of Tolerance Changing Geographies and Philosophies of Religion in Today’s Europe, Routledge, pp. 43 - 60
2019
Balint PA, 2015, 'Fairness and Justice', in Key Concepts in Military Ethics, UNSW Press, pp. 76 - 81
2015
Balint PA, 2015, 'The Social Contract', in Key Concepts in Military Ethics, UNSW Press, pp. 40 - 44
2015
Balint PA, 2014, 'Diversity, national identity and social cohesion: welfare redistribution and national defence', in Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 221 - 240, http://www.cambridge.org/au/academic/subjects/law/jurisprudence/allegiance-and-identity-globalised-world?format=HB
2014
Balint PA, 2013, 'Resisting Liberal Nationalism', in Balint P; Latour SGD (ed.), Liberal Multiculturalism and the Fair Terms of Integration, Palgrave Macmillan
2013
Balint PA, 2013, 'The Fair Terms of Integration: Liberal Multiculturalism Reconsidered', in Balint P; Latour SGD (ed.), Liberal Multiculturalism and the Fair Terms of Integration, Palgrave Macmillan
2013
Balint PA, 2011, 'Education for Tolerance:Respecting Sameness, Not Difference', in Coleman EB; White K (ed.), Religious Tolerance, Education and the Curriculum, edn. 1, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 41 - 52, http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-94-6091-412-6#section=981607&page=1
2011
Balint PA, 2010, 'Avoiding an Intolerant Society: Why Respect of Difference may not be the Best', in Sardoc M (ed.), Toleration, Respect and Recognition in Education, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex, U.K., pp. 123 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444391589.ch9
2010
Books
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Balint PA, 2017, Respecting Toleration: Traditional Liberalism and Contemporary Diversity, Oxford University Press, Oxford
2017
Balint P; Latour SGD, 2013, Liberal Multiculturalism and the Fair Terms of Integration, Balint PA; Guérard de Latour S, (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan
2013
Conference Papers
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Balint PA, 2011, 'Neutrality and Diversity', in APSA Conference 2011 Full Papers (online), Australian Political Studies Association, Canberra, pp. 1 - 16, presented at Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2011: Crisis, Uncertainty and Democracy, Canberra, 26 September 2011 - 28 September 2011, http://law.anu.edu.au/coast/events/apsa/papers.htm
2011
Balint PA, 2009, 'Should the Promotion of Breastfeeding be Government Policy?', in Should the Promotion of Breastfeeding be Government Policy?, APSA Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, presented at APSA Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney
2009
Balint PA, 2009, 'The Practice of Toleration and the Attitude of Tolerance', in Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, Australian Political Studies Association, Macquarie University, Sydney, presented at Australian Political Studies Association, Macquarie University, Sydney, 28 September 2009 - 30 September 2009, http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/ept/politics/apsa/abs.politicalsocialtheory.html
2009
Balint PA, 2008, 'How Much Social Cohesion Do We Really Need?', in Selected Papers: Questioning Cosmopolitanism, Melbourne (Deakin), Selected Papers: Questioning Cosmopolitanism Melbourne 26-28 June 2008, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, presented at Selected Papers: Questioning Cosmopolitanism Melbourne 26-28 June 2008, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, 26 June 2008 - 28 June 2008
2008
Balint PA, 2005, 'On the Role of Respect in Relation to Difference', in On the Role of Respect in Relation to Difference, Australasian Political Science Association Annual Conference 2005, Dunedin, New Zealand, presented at Australasian Political Science Association Annual Conference 2005, Dunedin, New Zealand, 28 September 2005 - 30 September 2005, http://www.otago.ac.nz/politicalstudies/conferences/apsa05/papSPT9_Balint_paper.pdf
2005
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