Research


Fields
Normative Political Theory  •  International Relations  •  Environmental Policy

Research Interests
Ethics of risk, moral responsibility, environmental justice, food justice, climate ethics, human rights, just war theory  •  peace and war, intrastate conflict and civil war  •  precautionary principle, environmental risk management  


Peer-Reviewed Publications
Szentkirályi, Levente, and Michael Burch. “An Umbrella of Legitimacy: Rebel Faction Size and External Military Intervention.” International Political Science Review (March 2017). 


Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications
Miller, Caleb, Colin Brown, Levente Szentkirályi, Joshua Dean, and Jake Eschenburg. “2016 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference and Track Summaries: Teaching How to Teach.” PS: Political Science and Politics. 49.3 (2016): 583-4.

Szentkirályi, Levente.Review of Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States by David Vogel. Global Environmental Politics 14.1 (2014): 140-2.


 Works in Progress
A Rights-Based Conception of the Precautionary Principle (invited book chapter in Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan)

The Ethics of Precaution: Taking Responsibility for Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm (book manuscript, 85% complete)

Luck Has Nothing To Do With It: Taking Responsibility for Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm

Mistaken About Our Students’ Critical Thinking and Writing Skills: A Proposal for a Keystone Writing in Political Science Course

Community Engagement and Academic Success: An Empirical Test of the Benefits of Service-Learning

Left to Stand and Die Alone: Collective Self-Determination and Prejudice Against Small Rebel Groups

Lockean Property Rights and Eminent Domain: An Allowance For Takings?


Conference Presentations
Food Insecurity and Precaution: Protecting a Right to Food That Is Safe to Eat • Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting • San Francisco, CA • March 2018

Community Engagement and Academic Success: An Empirical Test of the Benefits of Service-Learning • Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting • San Francisco, CA • March 2018

Integrating Community Service with Community-Based Writing: How Multifaceted Service-Learning Enhances Academic Success • Conference on Community Writing • Boulder, CO • October 2017

Mistaken About Our Students’ Critical Thinking and Writing Skills: A Proposal for a Keystone Writing in Political Science Course • American Political Science Association Annual Meeting • Philadelphia, PA • September 2016

Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm and Obligations of Due Care (poster session) • American Political Science Association Annual Meeting • Philadelphia, PA • September 2016

How Formal Writing Instruction Can Improve Critical Thinking Skills and the Service-Learning Experience • American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference • Portland, OR • February 2016

Safeguarding Against Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm • American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (poster session) • Washington, DC • August 2014

Precautionary Risk Regulation as a Matter of Right • Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting • Seattle, WA • April 2014

Environmental Harms and the Enduring Appeal and Merit of Natural Rights • Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting • Hollywood, CA • March, 2013

An Umbrella of Legitimacy: Rebel Faction Size and External Military Intervention, with Michael Burch • Peace Science Society Annual Conference (poster session) • Savannah, GA • October, 2012

Lowering the Bar for Justified Military Intervention in Intrastate Conflicts? A Reply to Walzer • Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting • Portland, OR • March, 2012

Bottom-up Governance of the Environment and the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme, with María Fernanda Enríquez • International Studies Association Annual Convention • Montreal, Quebec, Canada • March, 2011

Lockean Libertarianism and Risks of Injury: Is the Lockean Libertarian Really Lockean or Simply Confused? • Human Rights Conference • University of Connecticut, Human Rights Institute (HRI) • Storrs, CT • April, 2009

Justice As Fairness and Reinventing Direct Democracy • Humane Studies Fellowship Research Colloquium • Institute for Humane Studies • Arlington, VA • May, 2008

Reconciling Libertarianism with Restricted Self-Ownership • American Philosophical Association Central Division Conference • Chicago, IL • April, 2007