Research


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

Research Interests
Theories of moral responsibility and the ethics of risk, environmental justice, food justice, climate ethics, environmental risk management, theories of social justice, human rights, just war theory  


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

Szentkirályi, Levente. “A Rights-Based Conception of the Precautionary Principle,” in Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, David Boonin, ed. (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 (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.


Under Review
Luck Has Nothing To Do With It: Prevailing Uncertainty and Responsibilities of Due Care


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

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

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

At the Intersection of Service-Learning and Writing Instruction: An Empirical Test of the Value of Community Engagement

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

Lockean Safeguards Against Environmental Harm: Revisiting Locke’s Individualism


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