Research


Fields
Area of Specialization: Normative Political Theory  •  Environmental Justice
Areas of Competence: Environmental Policy  •  International Relations

Research Interests
Ethics of risk and theories of moral responsibility, environmental justice, food justice, climate ethics, human rights, just war theory, teaching and learning in Political Science


Peer-Reviewed Book
Szentkirályi, Levente. The Ethics of Precaution: Uncertain Environmental Health Threats and Duties of Due Care. New York: Routledge, 2019.


Peer-Reviewed Publications
Szentkirályi, Levente. “Luck Has Nothing To Do With It: Prevailing Uncertainty and Responsibilities of Due Care.” Ethics, Policy, and the Environment (forthcoming).

Szentkirályi, Levente. “A Rights-Based Conception of the Precautionary Principle.” In Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, edited by David Boonin, 749-65. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Szentkirályi, Levente, and Michael Burch. “An Umbrella of Legitimacy: Rebel Faction Size and External Military Intervention.” International Political Science Review 39, no.4 (2018): 515-30. 


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, no.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, no.1 (2014): 140-2.


Works in Progress
Navigating the Conventions of Political Science Research: An Undergraduate Guide for Writing in the Discipline (book manuscript; 25% complete)

Food Insecurity and Precaution: Protecting a Right to Food That Is Safe to Eat

What Good Is Research Methods Training without Formal Writing Instruction?

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

Reconciling Lockean Individualism With Safeguards Against Environmental Risk


Conference Presentations
Luck Has Nothing To Do With It: Prevailing Uncertainty and Duties of Due Care • American Political Science Association (APSA) • Boston, MA • September 2018

At the Intersection of Service-Learning and Writing Instruction: An Empirical Test of the Value of Community Engagement • APSA • Boston, MA • September 2018

What Good Is Research Methods Training without Formal Writing Instruction? • APSA • Boston, MA • September 2018

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

Community Engagement and Academic Success: An Empirical Test of the Benefits of Service-Learning • WPSA 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 • APSA Annual Meeting • Philadelphia, PA • September 2016

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

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

Safeguarding Against Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm • APSA Annual Meeting (poster session) • Washington, DC • August 2014

Precautionary Risk Regulation as a Matter of Right • WPSA Annual Meeting • Seattle, WA • April 2014

Environmental Harms and the Enduring Appeal and Merit of Natural Rights • WPSA 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 • WPSA 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