Prof George Crowder

Position/s:Department of Politics and Public Policy
School of Social and Policy Studies
Phone: +61 8 82012478
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Location: Social Sciences South (390)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

George Crowder has taught political theory in Britain, the United States and Lithuania as well as Australia.  His books include Classical Anarchism (1991), Liberalism and Value Pluralism (2002), Isaiah Berlin: Liberty and Pluralism (2004), and he is the co-editor (with Henry Hardy) of The One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin (2007).  His most recent book is Theories of Multiculturalism: An Introduction, published by Polity Press in September 2013.

Qualifications

  • LL.B. (Hons) Law, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ (1977)
  • NZ Law Professionals (1978)
  • B.A. (Hons) Politics, VUW (1981)
  • D. Phil., Politics, University College, Oxford (1988)

Teaching

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Research and supervision

Research interests

Prof. Crowder is an internationally recognised authority on the work of the leading political philosopher Isaiah Berlin and on the concept of value pluralism and its political implications.  He has related interests in the history of political thought and in contemporary political theory, in particular liberalism and its critics and theories of multiculturalism and of distributive justice.

Supervisory interests

  • Contemporary political philosophy
  • Political philosophy
  • Political theory

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor: Political theory (1);

Associate supervisor: Political theory (2);

Publications

Books
  • Crowder, G.E. (2004). Isaiah Berlin: Liberty and Pluralism. CAMBRIDGE, UK: Polity.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2002). Liberalism and Value Pluralism. London: Continuum.
Book chapters
  • Crowder, G.E. (2008). Multiculturalism: a value-pluralist view. In Geoffrey Brahm Levey, ed. Political Theory and Australian Multiculturalism. New York; Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 44-62.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2007). Value Pluralism and Liberalism: Berlin and Beyond. In George Crowder and Henry Hardy, ed. The One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, pp. 207-230.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2002). From value pluralism to liberalism. In Liberalism: Critical Concepts in Political Theory, Vol IV. London: Routledge, pp. 40-53.
Refereed journal articles
  • Crowder, G.E. (2009). Thunder versus enlightenment: A response to Thunder. Political Theory, 37(1) pp. 161-166. [doi:10.1177/0090591708326657]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2009). Pluralism, liberalism, and distributive justice. San Diego Law Review, 46(4) pp. 773-802. [Link]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2006). Gray and the politics of pluralism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 9(2) pp. 171-188. [doi:10.1080/13698230600655008]

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Books
  • Crowder, G. (2013). Theories of Multiculturalism: An Introduction. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2004). Isaiah Berlin: Liberty and Pluralism. CAMBRIDGE, UK: Polity.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2002). Liberalism and Value Pluralism. London: Continuum.
Book chapters
  • Crowder, G. (2013). Pluralism. In G Gaus & F D'Agostino, ed. The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 353-363.
  • Crowder, G. (2013). Communitarianism and Liberalism. In Gregory Claeys, ed. Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought. Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press, pp. 165-168.
  • Crowder, G. (2013). 'In Defence of Berlin: A Reply to James Tully' In Bruce Baum & Robert Nicholas, ed. Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom: “Two Concepts of Libertyâ€쳌 50 Years Later. New York: Routledge, pp. 52-72.
  • Crowder, G. (2013). 'Anarchism' In Hugh LaFollette, ed. The International Encyclopaedia of Ethics. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley & Sons, pp. 237-245. [10.1002/9781444367072]
  • Crowder, G. (2013). Multiculturalism, Liberalism and Value Pluralism. In Peter Balint; Sophie Guérard de Latour, ed. Liberal Multiculturalism and the Fair Terms of Integration. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 17-33.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2010). Isaiah Berlin, pluralismo y liberalismo. In Jorge Giraldo Ramirez, ed. Isaiah Berlin: utopia, tragedia y pluralismo. Universidad Eafit, Medellin, Colombia: Letra X Letra.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2010). Pluralism. In Mark Bevir, ed. Encyclopedia of Political Theory. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, pp. 1065-1068.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2010). Berlin, Isaiah (1909-1997) In Mark Bevir, ed. Encyclopedia of Political Theory. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, pp. 121-123.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2008). Multiculturalism: a value-pluralist view. In Geoffrey Brahm Levey, ed. Political Theory and Australian Multiculturalism. New York; Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 44-62.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2008). Pluralism and Universalism. In Azyumardi Azra and Wayne Hudson, ed. Islam Beyond Conflict: Indonesian Islam and Western Political Theory. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 139-156.
  • Crowder, G.E. and Hardy, H. (2007). Berlin's Universal Values - Core or Horizon? In George Crowder and Henry Hardy, ed. The One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, pp. 293-297.
  • Crowder, G.E. and Hardy, H. (2007). Introduction: The One and the Many. In George Crowder and Henry Hardy, ed. The One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, pp. 17-30.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2007). Value Pluralism and Liberalism: Berlin and Beyond. In George Crowder and Henry Hardy, ed. The One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, pp. 207-230.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2005). Law of Peoples. In Martin Griffiths, ed. Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 487-496.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2005). Multiculturalism. In Martin Griffiths, ed. Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 546-548.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2003). Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) In Alyssa Dinega Gillespie, ed. Russian Literature in the Age of Realism. Detroit, USA: Gale, pp. 191-198.
  • Crowder, G.E. and Griffiths, M. (2002). Postmodernism, Value Pluralism and International Relations. In International Relations and the Third Debate: Postmodernism and its Critics. Westport, CT, USA: Praeger, pp. 127-146.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2002). From value pluralism to liberalism. In Liberalism: Critical Concepts in Political Theory, Vol IV. London: Routledge, pp. 40-53.
Refereed journal articles
  • Crowder, G. (2013). 'Justification and Psychology in Liberal Pluralism: A Reply to Zakaras' The Review of Politics, 75(1) pp. 103-110. [10.1017/S0034670512001040]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2009). Thunder versus enlightenment: A response to Thunder. Political Theory, 37(1) pp. 161-166. [doi:10.1177/0090591708326657]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2009). Pluralism, liberalism, and distributive justice. San Diego Law Review, 46(4) pp. 773-802. [Link]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2008). Berlin, value pluralism and the common good: a reply to Brian Trainor. Philosophy and Social Criticism, 34(8) pp. 909-923. [doi:10.1177/0191453708094730]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2006). Gray and the politics of pluralism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 9(2) pp. 171-188. [doi:10.1080/13698230600655008]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2002). Two value-pluralist arguments for liberalism. Australian Journal of Political Science, 37(3) pp. 457-473. [doi:10.1080/1036114021000026355]
Refereed conference papers
  • Crowder, G.E. (2011). Berlin and Rawls. In Australasian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2011 Refereed full papers. Australian National University. Australasian Political Stduies Association Annual Conference 2011. Canberra. Sep 2011. [Link]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2010). Chandran Kukathas's Liberal Archipelago. In Adrian Little, ed. Australiasian Political Studies Association Annual Conference Full Papers. Oxford, UK: Oxford Abstracts. APSA Conference 2010. Melbourne, VIC. Sep 2010. [Link]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2009). Bhikhu Parekh's multiculturalist critique of liberalism. In Australasian Political Studies Association Annual Conference Refereed Papers. Sydney, NSW: Discipline of Politics and International Relations. Australasian Political Studies Association Annual Conference. Sydney, NSW. Sep 2009, pp. 1-16. [Link]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2008). Iris Young and the Politics of Difference. In Shannon Brincat, Lesley Pruitt and Erin O'Connor, ed. Refereed Papers APSA 2008. Brisbane: School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. Australasian Political Studies Association Annual Conference. Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, Qld. Jul 2008, pp. 1-16. [Link]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2006). Chantal Mouffe's agonistic democracy. In Co-Convenors: Dr Jim Jose, Dr John Tate, Dr Benjamin Goldsmith, ed. APSA 2006 Conference Proceedings. Callaghan, NSW: School of Economics, Politics and Tourism, University of Newcastle. Australasian Political Studies Association Annual Conference. University of Newcastle, NSW. Sep 2006, pp. 1-29.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2005). Value-Pluralist Multiculturalism: Between Economic Rationalism and Cultural Relativism. In Michael Murphy, ed. Proceedings of the APSA 2005 Conference. ANU website: Australasian Political Science Association. APSA Conference 2005. Otago, NZ. Sep 2005. [Link]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2004). Galston's Liberal Pluralism. In APSA 2004 CONFERENCE PAPERS. ADELAIDE, SA: TAYLOR & FRANCIS. Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2004. Adelaide, SA.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2003). Pluralism, Relativism and Liberalism in Isaiah Berlin. In Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2003 Refereed Papers. Hobart, TAS: University of Tasmania. APSA Conference. Hobart, TAS. [Link]
Journal articles
  • Crowder, G.E. (2010). James Gregor, Marxism, Fascism and Totalitarianism, and Zeev Sternhell, The Anti-Enlightenment Tradition. Perspectives on Politics, 8(4) pp. 1212-1214.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2004). Are post-modernists fascists? Australian Review of Public Affairs, 5(1) pp. 1-4. [Link]
  • Crowder, G.E. (2004). Lo "sguardo da dentro" di Isaiah Berlin (Isaiah Berlin's "Inside View") Contemporanea, VII(3) pp. 468-478.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2003). Hedgehog and Fox. Australian Journal of Political Science, 38(2) pp. 333-339.
  • Crowder, G.E. (2003). Political Philosophy: A beginners guide for students and politiciansby A Swift (Book Review) Australian Journal of Political Science, 38(1) pp. 184-185.
Conference publications
  • Crowder, G. (2012). A Pluralist Case for Liberalism. Which Democracy in the face of value conflict? Liberal pluralism and its critics. CEVIPOF, Science-Po, Paris. Sep 2012.
Other public research outputs
  • Crowder, G.E. (2003). The Liberal's Dilemma. The Drawing Board.

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Professional and community engagement

Expertise for media contact

  • Contemporary political theory
  • History of political thought

Subject/s

  • Philosophy
  • Politics


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