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Research interests

Matteo Bonotti is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Monash University, having previous taught at Cardiff University, Queen’s University Belfast, and the University of Edinburgh. Matteo's research interests include linguistic justice, free speech, political liberalism, food justice, and the normative dimensions of partisanship. These interests are diverse but unified by a common underlying theme: ethical pluralism and cultural diversity in contemporary societies, and the question of how the state should respond to them.

Matteo's work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as the American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of Applied Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, the European Journal of Political TheoryEthical Theory and Moral Practice, Philosophy & Social Criticism, the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, the Journal of Social Philosophy, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, and Res Publica. His monograph Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. Matteo is currently Primary Chief Investigator (PCI) on an AUD 272,577.00 project funded from the Templeton Religion Trust and the University of Oklahoma examining civility and incivility in public life in Australia, the USA and the UK.

Matteo is currently working on the following books and papers:


- A monograph on healthy eating policy and political liberalism, under contract with Oxford University Press (with Anne Barnhill, Johns Hopkins University)

- A monograph on civility and COVID-19, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan (with Steven Zech, Monash University)

- A monograph on the Halal and Kosher debate in political theory, under contract with Bristol University Press (with Andrew Shorten, University of Limerick)

- A book on free speech, under contract with Polity (with Jonathan Seglow, Royal Holloway, University of London)

- An edited book on compulsory voting in Australia, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan (co-edited with Paul Strangio, Monash University)  


- 'Multilingual Parties and the Ethics of Partisanship', forthcoming in The Journal of Politics (with Nenad Stojanović, University of Geneva)

- A paper on mixed electoral systems, revise and resubmit

- A paper on food and gentrification, under review (with Anne Barnhill, Johns Hopkins University)

- A paper on linguistic prejudice and electoral discrimination, under review (with Louisa Willoughby, Monash University)

- A paper on COVID-19, social ontology and public justification, under review (with Andrea Borghini, Nicola Piras and Beatrice Serini, University of Milan)

- A paper on civility, under review (with Aurélia Bardon (University of Konstanz), and Steven Zech and William Ridge (Monash University))

- A paper on citizenship and language tests, under review (with Louisa Willoughby, Monash University)

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Research Output

COVID-19 in everyday spaces: Social and political considerations

Bonotti, M., Borghini, A., Piras, N., Serini, B. & Zech, S., 17 Jun 2020, 1 p. Melbourne, VIC, Australia : ABC Religion & Ethics.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access

Political Parties in Deeply Multilingual Polities: Institutional Conditions and Lessons for the EU

Stojanović, N. & Bonotti, M., 2020, In : Jcms-Journal of Common Market Studies. 58, 3, p. 599-615 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Recovering civility amid the COVID-19 crisis

Bonotti, M. & Zech, S., 26 Mar 2020, 4 p. Melbourne Vic Australia : ABC Religion & Ethics.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Republican food sovereignty

Bonotti, M., 2020, In : Philosophy and Social Criticism. 46, 4, p. 390-411 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Rescuing Public Reason Liberalism’s Accessibility Requirement

Badano, G. & Bonotti, M., 2020, In : Law and Philosophy. 39, 1, p. 35-65 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

Workshop: Theorising Civility

Elizabeth Coleman (Contributor), , Matteo Bonotti (Producer), & Steven Zech (Producer)

9 Dec 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar