Dr Peter Balint

Senior Lecturer in International & Political Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 2 6268 88239
+61 2 6268 88279

LOCATION

Room 28-203

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Dr Peter Balint is Head of Discipline and 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). 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 previously held Visiting Fellowships at The University of Manchester (MANCEPT), 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

Consulting / Professional Activities
Founding member, The Global Justice Network
Founding Editor, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 

Invited Consultation and Submission Australian Citizenship: Your Right, Your Responsibility 2015.
Invited Submission, Reviewing the Skilled Migration and 400 Series Visa Programmes, 2015.
Invited Participant, ACT Consultation for the 2014-15 Migration Programme, 2013.
Invited Submission, Bidgigal Reserve Draft Plan of Management, 2010.
Invited Submission, National Multicultural Advisory Council, 2009. 

 

Areas of Potential Postgraduate Supervision

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

Books

Balint PA, 2017, Respecting Toleration: Traditional Liberalism and Contemporary Diversity, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Balint PA; Guérard de Latour S, (eds.), 2013, Liberal Multiculturalism and the Fair Terms of Integration, Palgrave Macmillan

Book Chapters

Balint PA, 2015, 'The Social Contract', in Key Concepts in Military Ethics, UNSW Press, pp. 40 - 44

Balint PA, 2015, 'Fairness and Justice', in Key Concepts in Military Ethics, UNSW Press, pp. 76 - 81

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

Balint PA, 2013, 'Resisting Liberal Nationalism', in Balint P; Latour SGD (ed.), Liberal Multiculturalism and the Fair Terms of Integration, Palgrave Macmillan

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

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

Balint PA, 2010, 'Avoiding an Intolerant Society: Why Respect of Difference may not be the Best Approach', in Toleration, Respect and Recognition in Education, pp. 123 - 134, 10.1002/9781444391589.ch9

Journal articles

Balint P, 2016, 'The importance of racial tolerance for anti-racism', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 39, pp. 16 - 32, 10.1080/01419870.2016.1099713

Balint P, 2015, 'Identity Claims: Why Liberal Neutrality is the Solution, Not the Problem', Political Studies, vol. 63, pp. 495 - 509, 10.1111/1467-9248.12086

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, 10.1111/1467-8500.12161

Balint P, 2014, 'Acts of tolerance: A political and descriptive account', European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 13, pp. 264 - 281, 10.1177/1474885113492729

Balint PA, 2013, 'Against Respecting Each Others' Differences', Journal of Applied Philosophy, vol. 30, pp. 254 - 267, 10.1111/japp.12016

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

Balint PA, 2012, 'Not Yet Making Sense of Political Toleration', Res Publica, vol. 18, pp. 259 - 264, 10.1007/s11158-012-9177-3

Balint PA, 2010, 'Avoiding an Intolerant Society: Why respect of difference may not be the best approach', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 42, pp. 129 - 141, 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2008.00470.x

Balint PA, 2006, 'Respect Relationships in Diverse Societies', Res Publica, vol. 12, pp. 35 - 57, 10.1007/s11158-006-0004-6

Balint P, 'Toleration and groups', European Journal of Political Theory, 10.1177/1474885116661112

Conference Papers

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 - 28 September 2011, http://law.anu.edu.au/coast/events/apsa/papers.htm

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, 01 July 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 - 28 June 2008

Balint PA, 2006, '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 - 30 September 2009, http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/ept/politics/apsa/abs.politicalsocialtheory.html

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 - 30 September 2005, http://www.otago.ac.nz/politicalstudies/conferences/apsa05/papSPT9_Balint_paper.pdf