Prof Christian Barry

Professor
Research School of Philosophy

Christian Barry was educated at Columbia University in New York, receiving his PhD in philosophy in 2005. Prior to joining the ANU, he was a program officer at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (Justice & the World Economy), a consultant to the Human Development Report Office at the United Nations Development Program, and a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin. His work has been supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, the Research Council of Norway, and the Australian Research Council.

Research interests

Christian Barry is Professor of Philosophy and Head of School in Philosophy in the RSSS, and Co-Editor of the Journal of Political Philosophy. His research focuses on ethical theory, philosophy of action, and international justice. His recent work include books with Sanjay Reddy, International Trade and Labour Standards: A Proposal for Linkage (Columbia University Press), Gerhard Øverland, Responding to Global Poverty: Harm, Responsibility and Agency (Cambridge University Press) and articles in Philosophy & Public Affairs, Journal of Political Philosophy, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Political Studies, Journal of Legal Studies, Review of International Studies, International Affairs, and Ethics & International Affairs. He currently holds an Australian Reasearch Council Discovery Grant for the project The Ethical Responsiblities of Consumers and is working on a book on that topic (co-authored with Kate Macdonald and under contract with Oxford University Press).

  • Liao, M & Barry, C 2020, 'A critique of some recent victim-centered theories of nonconsequentialism [IN PRESS]
    ', Law and Philosophy.
  • Barry, C & Wiens, D 2020, 'What Second-Best Scenarios Reveal about Ideals of
    Global Justice', in Thom Brooks (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Global Justice, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 1pp-22pp.
  • Barry, C & Lazar, S 2020, Justifying Lockdown.
  • Barry, C 2019, 'Precis of Responding to Global Poverty: Harm, Responsibility, and Agency', Ethics and Global Politics, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 5-7.
  • Barry, C & Lawford-Smith, H 2019, 'On Satisfying Duties to Assist', in Hilary Greaves and Theron Pummer (ed.), Effective Altruism Philosophical Issues, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 150pp-166pp.
  • Barry, C & Tomlin, P 2019, 'Moral Uncertainty and the Criminal Law', in Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law, Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland, pp. 445-469.
  • Barry, C & Overland, G 2016, Responding to Global Poverty: Harm, Responsibility and Agency, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,UK.
  • Barry, C & Reddy, S 2008, International Trade and Labor Standards: A Proposal for Linkage, Columbia University Press, New York USA.
  • Barry, C & Macdonald, K 2018, 'Ethical Consumerism: A Defense of Market Vigilantism', Philosophy and Public Affairs, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 293-322.
  • Barry, C 2018, 'Material Contribution, Responsibility, and Liability', Journal of Moral Philosophy, vol. 15, pp. 637-650.
  • Barry, C 2019, 'Harm, responsibility, and enforceability', Ethics and Global Politics, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 76-97.
  • Barry, C & Ferracioli, L 2018, 'On the rights of temporary migrants', Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 47, pp. 149-168pp.
  • Barry, C & Overland, G 2017, 'Who owns it? Three arguments for land claims in latin America [¿A quién le pertenece? Tres argumentos para el reclamo de tierras en América Latina]', Revista de Ciencia Politica, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 713-735pp.
  • Barry, C & Southwood, N 2017, The Limits of the Australian Solution - Global Brief, pp. 1pp-6pp.
  • Barry, C 2018, 'International Political Theory Meets International
    Public Policy', in Chris Brown and Robyn Eckersley (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA, pp. 481-494.
  • Barry, C & Leland, R 2017, 'Do Parental Licensing Schemes Violate the Rights of Biological Parents?', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 94, no. 3, pp. 755-761pp..
  • Barry, C & Gerrans, P 2017, 'FORUM - Virtual Citizenship for refugees: A Proposal'.
  • Lindauer, M & Barry, C 2017, 'Moral Judgment and the Duties of Innocent Beneficiaries of Injustice', Review of Philosophy and Psychology, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 671-686pp.
  • Barry, C & Christie, L 2018, 'The Moral Equality of Combatants', in Seth Lazar and Helen Frowe (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of War, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 1-22.
  • Barry, C & Gerrans, P 2016, Refugistan how a virtual state might alleviate the refugee crisis, pp. 1-5pp.
  • Barry, C & Macdonald, K 2016, 'How should we conceive of individual consumer responsibility to address labour injustice?', in Yossi Dahan, Hanna Lerner & Faina Milman-Sivan (ed.), Global Justice and International Labour Rights, Cambridge University Press, UK.
  • Barry, C & Tomlin, P 2016, 'Moral Uncertainty and Permissibility: Evaluating Option Sets', Canadian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 898-923pp.
  • Barry, C & Kirby, R 2017, 'Scepticism about Beneficiary Pays: A Critique', Journal of Applied Philosophy, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 285-300.
  • Barry, C & Overland, G 2015, 'Individual Responsibility for Carbon Emissions', in Jeremy Moss (ed.), Climate Change and Justice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 165-183.
  • Barry, C & Ferracioli, L 2016, 'Can Withdrawing Citizenship Be Justified?', Political Studies, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 1055-1070.
  • Barry, C & Wisor, S 2015, 'International Trade', in Darrel Moellendorf, Heather Widdows (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, USA, pp. 216-229.
  • Goodin, R & Barry, C 2014, 'Benefiting from the Wrongdoing of Others', Journal of Applied Philosophy, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 363-376.
  • Barry, C 2014, 'The regulation of harm in international trade: a critique of James's Collective Due Care principle', Canadian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 255-263.
  • Barry, C & Lawford-Smith, H 2014, Critics pour cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge: are they right?, pp. 1-3.
  • Barry, C & Wiens, D 2016, 'Benefiting from Wrongdoing and Sustaining Wrongful Harm', Journal of Moral Philosophy, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 530-552.
  • Barry, C 2014, 'Book Review: On Global Justice, Mathias Risse', Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  • Barry, C & Overland, G 2014, 'The Implications of Failing to Assist', Social Theory and Practice, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 570-590.
  • Barry, C, Lindauer, M & Overland, G 2014, 'Doing, Allowing, and Enabling Harm: An Empirical Investigation', in Tania Lambrozo, Joshua Knobe, Shaun Nichols (ed.), Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy Volume 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 62-90.
  • Barry, C & Ferracioli, L 2013, 'Young on Responsibility and Structural Injustice', Criminal Justice Ethics, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 247-257.
  • Barry, C, Pogge, T & Barry, C 2005, 'Global Institutions and Responsibilities - Introduction', Metaphilosophy, vol. 36, no. 2, p. 1.
  • C.Barry and S.Wisor “International Trade” 2014. Global Ethics Handbook. Ed. D. Mollendorf and H. Widdows. Acumen

  • C.Barry and S.Wisor 2013 “World Trade Organization” International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Hugh LaFolette. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
  • C.Barry and S.Wisor 2013 “Global Poverty” International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Hugh LaFolette. Wiley-Blackwell
  • Barry, C & Simon, J 2013, Boat Migrants to Australia Deserve their Refugee Rights, pp. 2pp.
  • Barry, C & Lawford-Smith, H, eds, 2012, Global Justice, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Surrey UK.
  • Barry, C & Overland, G 2012, 'Are Trade Subsidies and Tariffs Killing the Global Poor?', Social Research, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 865-896.
  • Pickering, J & Barry, C 2012, 'On the concept of climate debt: Its moral and political value', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 667-685.
  • Barry, C & Overland, G 2013, 'How Much for the Child?', Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 189-204.
  • Barry, C & Overland, G 2012, 'The Feasible Alternatives Thesis: Kicking away the livelihoods of the global poor', Politics, Philosophy and Economics, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 97-119.
  • Barry, C 2012, 'Local Priorities, Universal Priorities, and Enabling Harm', Ethics and International Affairs, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 21-26.
  • Barry, C & Overland, G 2011, 'Do Democratic Societies Have a Right to Do Wrong?', Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 111-131.
  • Barry, C 2011, 'Sovereign Debt, Human Rights, and Policy Conditionality', Journal of Political Philosophy, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 282-305.
  • Barry, C & Overland, G 2010, 'Why Remittances Should not be Taxed', New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 1181-1208.
  • Barry, C & Valentini, L 2009, 'Egalitarian challenges to global egalitarianism: a critique', Review of International Studies, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 482-512.
  • Barry, C & Overland, G 2009, 'Responding to Global Poverty', Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 239-247.
  • Ypi, L, Goodin, R & Barry, C 2009, 'Associative Duties, Global Justice, and the Colonies', Philosophy and Public Affairs, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 103-135.
  • Barry, C & Tomitova, L 2007, 'Fairness in Sovereign Debt', Ethics and International Affairs, vol. 21, no. Supplement s1, pp. 41-79.
  • Barry, C & Wisor, S 2013, 'Global Poverty', in Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States of America, pp. 2162-2174.
  • Barry, C & Wisor, S 2013, 'World Trade Organization', in Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States of America, pp. 5541-5546.
  • Dobos, N, Barry, C & Pogge, T, eds, 2011, Global Financial Crisis: The Ethical Issues, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Basingstoke, UK and New York, USA.
  • Barry, C & Southwood, N 2011, 'What Is Special About Human Rights?', Ethics and International Affairs, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 369-383.
  • Barry, C 2011, 'Immigration and Global Justice', Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric, vol. 4, pp. 30-38.
  • Peterson, M & Barry, C 2011, 'Who Must Pay for the Damage of the Global Financial Crisis?', in Ned Dobos, Christian Barry and Thomas Pogge (ed.), Global Financial Crisis: The Ethical Issues, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Basingstoke, UK and New York, USA, pp. 158-184.
  • Barry, C 2011, 'A challenge to the reigning theory of the just war', International Affairs, vol. 87, no. 2, pp. 457-466.
  • Barry, C & Peterson, M 2010, 'Dealing fairly with the costs to the poor of the global financial crisis', in Ian MacNeil and Justin O'Brien (ed.), The Future of Financial Regulation, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 351-364.
  • Rosenthal, J & Barry, C, eds, 2009, Ethics and International Affairs: A Reader, Georgetown University Press, USA.
  • Barry, C & Peterson, M 2009, Shallow Cuts: GSK's voluntary price reductions and patent pooling are not enough, Policy Innovations.
  • Barry, C & Peterson, M 2009, The G-20's Global Hit-and-Run, Policy Innovations.
  • Barry, C & Gilabert, P 2008, 'Does global egalitarianism provide an impractical and unattractive ideal of justice?', International Affairs, vol. 84, no. 5, pp. 1025-1039.
  • Barry, C, Herman, B & Tomitova, L, eds, 2007, Dealing Fairly with Developing Country Debt, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, United States of America.
  • Barry, C, Herman, B & Tomitova, L 2007, 'Excessive Indebtedness as an Ethical Problem', in Christian Barry, Barry Herman and Lydia Tomitova (ed.), Dealing Fairly with Developing Country Debt, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, United States of America, pp. 1-7.
  • Barry, C 2006, 'Is Global Institutional Reform a False Promise?', Cornell International Law Journal, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 523-535.
  • Barry, C & Reddy, S 2006, 'International Trade and Labor Standards: A Proposal for Linkage', Cornell International Law Journal, vol. 39, pp. 545-639.
  • Barry, C & Tomitova, L 2006, 'Fairness in Sovereign Debt', Social Research, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 649-694.
  • Barry, C 2005, 'Applying the Contribution Principle', Metaphilosophy, vol. 36, no. 1/2, pp. 210-227.
  • Barry, C 2005, 'Understanding and Evaluating the Contribution Principle', in T Pogge & A Follesdal (ed.), Real World Justice, Springer, Berlin, Germany, p. 35.
  • Barry, C 2018, 'Redistribution', in Zalta, Edward N, Nodelman, Uri, Allen, Collin (ed.), Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy 2018, Stanford University, CA, USA.
  • Barry, C 2003, 'Global Justice: Aims, Arrangements, and Responsibilities', in Toni Erskine (ed.), Can Institutions Have Responsibilities?: Collective Moral Agency and International Relations, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, New York, USA, pp. 218-237.
  • Barry, C 2003, 'Education and Standards of Living', in Randall Curren (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Education, Wiley-Blackwell, UK, p. 16.
  • Barry, C & Raworth, K 2002, 'Access to Medicines and the Rhetoric of Responsibility', Ethics and International Affairs, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 57-70.
  • Barry, C 2001, 'The Ethical Assessment of Technological Change: an overview of the issues', Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 167-189.