BA (Journalism) Western Washington University; MA, PhD (Political Science) University of Washington--Seattle
Associate Professor, Griffith Business School
BiographyLuis Cabrera graduated with a PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2001, after an earlier career as a staff reporter for The Associated Press in Seattle and Spokane, Washington. He taught at Arizona State University from 2002-2007, and the University of Birmingham (UK) from 2007-2014. He joined Griffith University in July 2014. He has written widely on issues of global justice and global citizenship, and on ethical issues arising around migration and economic integration between states. Current work is focused on diversity within existing and potential practices of trans-state democracy, and on much longer-term prospects for comprehensive global political integration. He serves as co-convenor of the World Government Research Network: www.wgresearch.org He is happy to receive PhD supervision proposals in areas of international ethics/justice and normative political theory.
- World order and multi-level governance
- Immigration Ethics
- Human Rights
- Indian politics
- Cabrera L. (& T. Sorell) (eds.) 2015. Microfinance, Rights and Global Justice. Cambridge University Press.
- Luis Cabrera, ed. 2011. Global Governance/Global Government: Institutional Visions for an Evolving World System (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press). Hardcover June 2011; softcover January 2012.
- Luis Cabrera. 2010. The Practice of Global Citizenship (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
- Luis Cabrera, Political Theory of Global Justice (London: Routledge, 2004). Softcover edition 2006.
Refereed Journal Articles
- Luis Cabrera. 2016. “‘Gandhiji, I Have no Homeland’: Cosmopolitan Insights from B.R. Ambedkar, India’s Anti-caste Campaigner and Constitutional Architect.” Political Studies. Early online.
- Luis Cabrera. 2016. “Migration and Social Relations in an Interactive Democracy” (Symposium on Carol Gould’s Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice), Democratic Theory 3(2): 85-89. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/dt.2016.030205
- Luis Cabrera. 2016. “Dalit Cosmopolitans: Institutionally Developmental Global Citizenship in Struggles against Caste Discrimination,” Review of International Studies. Early online: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210516000322
- Asaf Siniver and Luis Cabrera. 2015. “`Good Citizen Europe’ and the Middle East Peace Process,” International Studies Perspectives 16(2): 210-28.
- Luis Cabrera. 2015. "Diversity and Cosmopolitan Democracy: Avoiding Global Democratic Relativism," Global Constitutionalism 4(1): 18-48.
- Luis Cabrera. 2015. “Global Government and the Sources of Globoscepticism,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies 43(2): 471-91.
- Luis Cabrera. 2015. “The Morality of Border Crossing,” critical exchange with William Smith, Contemporary Political Theory 14(1): 90-99.
- Luis Cabrera. 2014. “Individual Rights and the Democratic Boundary Problem,” International Theory 6(2): 224-54.
- Thomas Pogge and Luis Cabrera. 2012. “Outreach, Impact, Collaboration: Why Academics Should Join to Stand Against Poverty.” Ethics & International Affairs 26(2). Translated into Spanish in Revista Internacional de Filosofía Aplicada, 3(3): 193-218. (Spain).
- Luis Cabrera. 2011. “Migration, the Brain Drain and Individual Opportunities in Gillian Brock’s Global Justice.” Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric 4(1): 39-50.
- Luis Cabrera. 2010. “Underground Railroads: Entitlements and Unauthorized Mobility in the Antebellum Period and Today,” Journal of Global Ethics 6(3): 223-38.
- Luis Cabrera. 2010. “World Government: Renewed Debate, Persistent Challenges,” European Journal of International Relations 16(3): 511-30.
- Luis Cabrera and Sonya Glavac. 2010. “Minutemen and Desert Samaritans: Mapping the Attitudes of Activists on the Immigration Front Lines,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36(4): 673-95.
- Luis Cabrera. 2009. “An Archaeology of Borders: Qualitative Political Theory as a Tool in Addressing Moral Distance,” Journal of Global Ethics 5(2): 109-23. Reprinted in: Nicola Smith and Heather Widdows, eds., Global Social Justice (London: Routledge).
- Luis Cabrera. 2008. “Global Citizenship as the Completion of Cosmopolitanism,” Journal of International Political Theory 4(1) 2008, 84-104. Reprinted in: Jovan Babic and Petar Bojanic, eds., World Governance (2011, Cambridge Scholars).
- Luis Cabrera and Jeffrey Anastasi. 2008. “Transborder Service Learning: New Fronteras in Civic Engagement,” PS: Political Science and Politics, April: 693-99.
- Luis Cabrera. 2007. “The Inconveniences of Transnational Democracy,” Ethics & International Affairs 21(2): 219-38.
- Luis Cabrera. 2005. “The Cosmopolitan Imperative: Global Justice through Accountable Integration,” The Journal of Ethics 9(1-2): 171-99. Reprinted in: Gillian Brock and Darrel Moellendorf, eds., Current Debates in Global Justice (Dordrecht: Springer, 2005): 171-99.
- Luis Cabrera. 2001. “Toleration and Tyranny in Rawls’s Law of Peoples,” Polity 34(2): 163-79.
- Luis Cabrera. 2014. “The Pursuit of Global Political Justice, or, What’s Global Democracy For?” in Thom Brooks, ed., New Waves in Global Justice. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), 9-28.
- Luis Cabrera. 2009. “Poverty, Inequality, and Global Distributive Justice,” in Patrick Hayden, ed., The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009), 293-308.
- Luis Cabrera. 2005. “The Other Side of Obligation: Cosmopolitan Distributive Justice and Duties of the Less Affluent,” in Patrick Hayden and Chamsy el-Ojeili, eds., Confronting Globalization: Humanity, Justice and the Renewal of Politics (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), 139-53.
Other Publications / General Circulation Articles
- Luis Cabrera. 2015 “Strengthening Security, Justice and Democracy Globally: The Case for a Consultative Parliamentary Body at the UN.” Policy and Institutional Reform Background Paper commissioned by The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Netherlands.
- Luis Cabrera. 2014. “All for One: World Government is Back, in Geopolitics and in the Academy, But What Does the Future Hold for It?” Aeon Magazine. http://aeon.co/magazine/world-views/will-a-world-government-work/
- Luis Cabrera. 2011. “The Global Poor as Global-Citizen Agents,” in Ashok Acharya, ed., Perspectives on Global Poverty. Delhi: Developing Countries Research Centre, 89-124. Bilingual publication (Hindi and English).
- Luis Cabrera, 2011, “Why Can’t We Have That? ‘Global Civil Disobedience’ and the European Living Laboratory.” Open Democracy, Dec. 1.
- Jeffrey Anastasi and Luis Cabrera. 2005. “Stretching the Boundaries: A Service Project in Transnational Civic Engagement.” Inventio 8(2).