Emeritus Professor George Crowder

Emeritus Professor

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

George Crowder is an internationally recognised authority on the work of the eminent British political philosopher, Isaiah Berlin, and on the concept of value pluralism and its political implications. His books include Classical Anarchism (1991), Liberalism and Value Pluralism (2002), Isaiah Berlin: Liberty and Pluralism (2004), The One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin (co-edited with Henry Hardy, 2007), and Theories of Multiculturalism: An Introduction (2013). His most recent book is The Problem of Value Pluralism: Isaiah Berlin and Beyond (New York and London:Routledge 2020).

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

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA)

Teaching interests

Prof. Crowder is available for some undergraduate or graduate lecturing by arrangement with topic co-ordinators. He is also available for specific Honours, Masters or PhD supervision assignments by arrangement with course co-ordinators (see 'Research and Supervision' tab for supervisory interests).

Supervisory interests
Contemporary political philosophy
Political philosophy
Political theory
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Deliberative democracy in Australia (1)
Associate supervisor: Evaluating civilisations (1)
Principal supervisor: Multiculturalism (2)
Associate supervisor: Political accommodation of difference (1), International relations theory (1), Indigenous politics in Australia (1)
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