rnAustralian researcher Terry Macdonald new member of the »Justitia Amplificata«-team at the Kolleg
Dr. Terry Macdonald of Monash University at Melbourne, Australia, arrived in Bad Homburg last week as new fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Until mid-February, the political scientist will be working at the Institute as a member of the project »Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global« of Goethe-University (funded by the German Science Foundation – DFG). Terry Macdonald does research on the problems of normativity in international political theory. Her project at the Kolleg focuses on different aspects of »Global Political Justice and Legitimacy«.rnrn
Terry Macdonald is being accompanied by her family, her husband Tom Hannaford and the children Zoe and Adam. They live in the Kolleg’s guest house. Her first response when seeing the Kolleg’s premises in the immediate vicinity of the spa park of Bad Homburg was that they were better than any places she had been as a fellow before.rnrn
During her stay at the Institute, Terry Macdonald will be cooperating closely with Dr. Miriam Ronzoni, member of »Justitia Amplificata« and the other four fellows of the project who are presently working at the Institute – among them fellow countryman Dr. Peter Balint from the University of New South Wales.rnrn
For her four-weeks-stay at the Institute, Terry Macdonald set herself ambitious goals. She will be editing a volume on »Global Political Justice«, while at the same time writing several papers, among them one on »Public Power and Political Justice in Global Economic Institutions« and one on »The Idea of Institutional Legitimacy«.rnrn
Terry Macdonald was a student at the University of Melbourne and at Oxford University where she also got her PhD. Since 2007, she has been teaching Political Theory at Monash University, one of the leading Australian Universities. Her book »Global Stakeholder Democary: Power and Representation Beyond Liberal States« was published by Oxford University Press. Other publications include those together with Andrew Hurrell, Professor of Political Science at Oxford University and one of the internationally leading political scientists. In 2009, Hurrel was a visiting professor at Goethe-University, Frankfurt.
(FKH - 12.01.2011)