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Adam Tebble

Lecturer in Political Theory


Contact Details:

Department of Political Economy
Room S2.46
Strand Building
Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS

Tel: + 44 (0)20 7848 1685

Office Hours:

Mondays, 13:00-14:00
Tuesdays, 11:00-12:00


Dr Tebble’s research interests include contemporary liberal political theory, with a specialisation in classical liberalism, social justice, the politics of culture and identity, and the idea of public communication.  He is the author of Hayek (Continuum Press, 2010) and is currently completing a book on the role of the state in culturally diverse societies for Routledge Press that is due for publication in 2013. Dr Tebble has published in the journals Economics and Philosophy (2001), Political Theory (2002, 2006), Political Studies (2003, 2011) and the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (2009).

Prior to joining King’s in 2011, Dr Tebble taught at the London School of Economics and at the School of Public Policy, UCL. In the United States he has taught at Brown University, where he was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2004-2006), then Lecturer (2006-2007) at the Department of Political Science.


On the MA Public Policy, Dr Tebble co-teaches the core module 'Liberty, Equality and Justice: Political Theory and Public Policy'. At the undergraduate level, Dr Tebble is convenor of the first year module 'Introduction to Political Theory' and  the second year module 'Political Theory of Capitalism'. He also teaches the third year module 'The Politics of Culture and Identity'.

Dr Tebble would welcome PhD students in political theory/philosophy only, with a specific interest in the following areas:

  • Classical Liberal and Libertarian political theory 
  • Markets and social justice
  • The politics of culture and identity
  • Gender, sexuality and politics

Selected Publications


Tebble, A. J., Epistemic Liberalism: Culture, Justice and the State, London, Routledge, forthcoming.

Tebble, A. J., Hayek, London, Continuum Press, 2010.

Published Articles:

Tebble, A. J., 'Homosexuality and Publicness: towards a political theory of the taboo', Political Studies, Vol. 59, No. 4, 2011, 921–939.

Tebble, A. J., '
Hayek and Social Justice: A Critique', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2009, 581-604.

Tebble, A. J., '
Exclusion for Democracy', Political Theory, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2006, 463-487.

Tebble, A. J., 'Does Inclusion Require Democracy?', Political Studies, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2003, 197-214. 

Tebble, A. J., 'What is the Politics of Difference?', Political Theory, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2002, 259-281.

Tebble, A. J., 'The Tables Turned: Wilt Chamberlain versus Robert Nozick on Rectification', Economics and Philosophy, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2001, 89-108.

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