Kim AngellKim Angell is Research Programme Manager at The Norwegian Nobel Institute, where he divides his time equally between conducting independent research and organizing the Institute’s research activities. He is responsible inter alia for managing the Visiting Fellows Programme, the internal research seminars, the annual teacher’s course, and the Nobel Symposia. Angell is also Associate Professor of Political Philosophy, in the Department of Philosophy at UiT–The Arctic University of Norway, a position from which he is currently on leave. 

Angell received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oslo (UiO) in 2013, specializing in normative political theory. A unifying theme in his research is the nature and justification of political boundaries. He has broad expertise on the territorial rights of states, including rights of jurisdiction, the just distribution of natural resources, and the justifiability of international migration and border control. Another of Angell’s central research areas is democratic theory, where he mainly focuses on foundational issues concerning the nature and justification of democracy. Other research interests include the methodology of political theory and the political philosophy of John Locke.

After receiving his Ph.D., Angell has been Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science (UiO), Visiting Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the University Center for Human Values (Princeton University), and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellow in the Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy, in the Department of Culture and Learning (Aalborg University). Since December 2020, Angell has been a tenured Associate Professor of Political Philosophy at UiT – The Arctic University of Tromsø.

Angell's work appears in journals within political science, philosophy, and jurisprudence, such as Political Research Quarterly; Political Studies; European Journal of Political Theory; Journal of Social Philosophy; Ethical Theory and Moral Practice; Ratio Juris; Res Publica; and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

Angell is currently Co-PI (with Niko Kolodny) on the research project “The Inferiority Complaint: Exploring objectionable hierarchies within and across states (THINC)”, financed by the UC Berkeley Peder Sather Center, for the period 2023-2025.


Selected Publications:

Angell, Kim (2024): “Should We Increase Young People’s Voting Power?” in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.

Angell, Kim (2023): “Should Rawlsian end-state principles be constrained by popular beliefs about justice?” in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 1-23. DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2023.2247313.

Angell, Kim (2023): “Aging in place and autonomy: is the ‘age-friendly’ city initiative too elderly-friendly?”, in Greg Bognar and Axel Gosseries (eds.): Aging Without Agism: Conceptual Puzzles and Policy Proposals. Oxford University Press.

Angell, Kim (2021): “Chris Armstrong on Global Equality and Special Claims to Resources”, in Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric. Vol. 13, No. 1: 33-49.

Angell, Kim (2021): “New Territorial Rights for Sinking Island States”, in European Journal of Political Theory. Vol. 20, No. 1: 95-115. 

Angell, Kim and Robert Huseby (2020): “Secession and Political Capacity”, in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2020.1851858.

Angell, Kim and Robert Huseby (2020): “The All-Affected Principle and the Weighting of Votes”, in Politics, Philosophy & Economics. Vol. 19, No. 4: 366-381.

Angell, Kim (2020): “A Life Plan Principle of Voting Rights”, in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Vol. 23, No. 1: 125-139.

Angell, Kim and Robert Huseby (2019): “Global Luck Egalitarianism and Border Control”, in Ratio Juris. Vol. 32, No. 2: 177-192.

Angell, Kim (2019): “Resource Rights: Expanding the Scope of Liberal Theories”, in Journal of Social Philosophy. Vol. 50, No. 3: 322-340.

Angell, Kim (2019): “Property and Territorial Rights in Political Philosophy”. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1384. Oxford University Press.

Angell, Kim and Robert Huseby (2017): “Should Irregular Immigrants Be (Rapidly) Enfranchised?” in Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 70, No. 2: 363-373.

Angell, Kim (2017): “A Forward-Looking Justification of Territorial Rights”, in Political Studies. Vol. 65, No. 1: 231-247.

Angell, Kim (2016): “Territory, Desert, and Global Distributive Justice”, in C. Boisen and M. C. Murray (eds.): Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought: Perspectives on Finding a Fair Share. New York, NY: Routledge.

Angell, Kim (2013): “Do Insecure Property Rights Ground Rights of Jurisdiction? Miller on Territorial Justice”, in Res Publica. Vol. 19, No. 2: 183-192.