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Matteo Bonotti is a 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. His 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's most recent publications include the following:

- ‘Sound Reasoning: Why Accent Bias Matters for Democratic Theory’, The Journal of Politics, 81 (2), 2019 pp. 411–425 (with Yael Peled).

- ‘Political Parties in Deeply Multilingual Polities: Institutional Conditions and Lessons for the EU’, Journal of Common Market Studies, forthcoming (with Nenad Stojanović).

- ‘Rescuing Public Reason Liberalism’s Accessibility Requirement’, Law and Philosophy, forthcoming (with Gabriele Badano).

- ‘Self-Respect, Domination and Religiously Offensive Speech’, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, forthcoming (with Jonathan Seglow).

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Matteo's research 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 is currently writing a monograph (with Anne Barnhill, Johns Hopkins University) on healthy eating policy and liberal political philosophy, which is under contract with Oxford University Press. His general research interests also include linguistic justice, free speech, religion and political theory, and the normative dimensions of partisanship.

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2011 2019

Are Healthy Eating Policies Consistent with Public Reason?

Bonotti, M. & Barnhill, A., 2019, In : Journal of Applied Philosophy. 36, 3, p. 506-522 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sound reasoning: Why accent bias matters for democratic theory

Peled, Y. & Bonotti, M., 2019, In : The Journal of Politics. 81, 2, p. 411-425 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Brexit, Language Policy and Linguistic Diversity

Mac Giolla Chríost, D. & Bonotti, M., 2018, Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 84 p. (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

In Defence of Political Parties: A Symposium on Jonathan White and Lea Ypi’s The Meaning of Partisanship

Bonotti, M., White, J., Ypi, L. L., Calder, G., Donovan, M., Roberts, P., Vincent, A. & Williams, H., 2018, In : Political Studies Review. 16, 4, p. 289-305 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Language, Liberalism and the Critical Religion Challenge

Bonotti, M., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Applied Philosophy. 9 p.

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