Emil holds a B.A. in Politics and International Relations from the University of Sheffield (2015) and an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics (2016). He joined the department in 2017. His research focuses on institutional justification (defined as the translation of normative concerns to political structures like markets or governments) in the discipline of environmental ethics. He argues that the predominant method of justification in the field has been ideal theory (much like in mainstream political philosophy), criticizes said approach, and concludes by providing an alternative view (a non-ideal framework inspired by the work of Elinor Ostrom).
Emil is currently a Frederic Bastiat Fellow at Mercatus Centre, George Mason University.
An examination of ideal theory in environmental ethics, with a focus on water resource management
- The Bloomington School of political economy
- New institutional economics
- Anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric perspectives
- Ideal and non-ideal theorizing
- Contemporary Issues in Political Theory
- The Political Theory of Capitalism