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Iñigo González Ricoy

I am an associate professor of political philosophy at the University of Barcelona, coordinator of the International Office at the UB Faculty of Philosophy, and co-editor of Law, Ethics and Philosophy.

I am also member of the Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy as well as external member of the Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale at the Université de Louvain and the research group Law and Philosophy at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where I held postdoctoral positions in the past. I have also been visiting fellow at Justitia Amplificata, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, visiting scholar at Columbia University, visiting professor at the UPF Department of Political and Social Sciences and, during my doctorate, which I got in 2012 at UB, visiting student at New York University and at University College London.

My research is in political and legal philosophy, and I am currently principal investigator, with Jahel Queralt (UPF), of a project onJustice and Work: A Normative Analysis of Nonstandard Forms of Employment,” funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science. In addition to labor issues, including nonstandard work, the political theory of the firm, and workplace democracy, my research interests cover intergenerational justice and future-oriented policymaking in areas like climate policy, and various issues within democratic and constitutional theory.



Institutions for Future Generations, ed. with A. Gosseries (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

La voluntad de coherencia. Homenaje a JM Bermudo, ed. with L. Pla y V. Méndez (Barcelona: Horsori, 2016).



Intergenerational Justice and Institutions for the Long Term, in K. Goetz, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Time and Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

The Ballot and the Wallet: Self-Respect and the Fair Value of Political Liberties (with J. Queralt), European Journal of Philosophy, published early view.

No Masters Above: Testing Five Arguments for Self-Employment (with J. Queralt), in K. Breen y J. P. Deranty, Whither Work? The Politics and Ethics of Contemporary Work (London: Routledge, forthcoming).

Ownership and Control Rights in Democratic Firms: A Republican Approach, Review of Social Economy 78:3 (2020): 411-430.

Firm Authority and Workplace Democracy: A Reply to Jacob and Neuhäuser, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2019), 22(3): 679-684.

Enfranchising the Future: Climate Justice and the Representation of Future Generations (w/ F. Rey), Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 10:5 (2019): 1-12.

Review of Elizabeth Anderson, Private Government, Ethics 128:3 (2018): 642-646.

Political Liberties and Social Equality (with Jahel Queralt), Law and Philosophy 37:6 (2018): 613-638.

Democratic Legitimacy and the Paradox of Persisting Opposition, Journal of Applied Philosophy 34:1 (2017), 130-146.

Legitimate Intergenerational Constitutionalism, Intergenerational Justice Review 9:2 (2016): 40-48.

Constitutionalizing Intergenerational Provisions, in Institutions for Future Generations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Designing Institutions for Future Generations: An Introduction (with A. Gosseries), in Institutions for Future Generations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Instituciones intergeneracionales y cortoplacismo político, Revista española de ciencia política 41 (2016): 67-92.

Review of M. Schwartzberg. Counting the Many, Political Studies Review 13:2 (2015): 256-257.

Environmental Rights by Constitutional Means, in M. Di Paola and D. Kamal, eds. Climate Change and Human Rights (Global Policy-Wiley, 2015).

The Republican Case for Workplace Democracy, Social Theory and Practice 40 (2014): 232-254.

Firms, States, and Democracy, Law, Ethics, and Philosophy 2 (2014): 32-57.

An Account of the Democratic Staus of Constitutional Rights, Res Publica 19 (2013): 241-256.

Review of S. Tierney, Constitutional Referendums, Political Studies Review (2013)

Depoliticising the Polls: Voting Abstention and Moral Disagreement, Politics 32:1 (2012): 46-51.

Filosofia política (w/ Mathias Thaler and Joao Rosas), in P. Galvao, ed. A filosofia por disciplinas (Lisboa: Almedina, 2012).

La justificación epistémica de la delegación política: Una nota crítica, Ágora. Papeles de filosofía 29:2 (2010).

Democratizar la empresa: Un análisis desde la filosofía política, Revista de estudios políticos 148 (2010): 45-69.

Review of D. Estlund, Democratic Authority, Crítica. Revista hispanoamericana de filosofía 42:124 (2010): 118-125.

¿Cabe esperar que la democracia competitiva satisfaga las preferencias de los ciudadanos?, Revista internacional de filosofía política 34 (2009): 33-49.

Review of L. Bartels, Unequal Democracy, Isegoría. Revista de filosofía moral y política 40, CSIC (2009): 316-320.

Rawls y la cláusula del valor equitativo de las libertades políticas, Enrahonar. Quaderns de filosofia 43, UAB (2009): 61-82.82.


Op-eds and interviews

El dilema de anticiparse a la Covid-19, El País, 2020.

Enfranchising the Future (con F. Rey), Advanced Science News, 2019.

Paternalismo antidemocrático, Revista de libros, 2018.

El Brest-Litovsk catalán (w/ J. Queralt), Eldiario.es, 2017.

Interview on Institutions for Future Generations, Filosofipods, 2017.

Environmental Rights by Constitutional Means, Global Policy journal, 2016.

¿Quién paga la factura climática?, El País, 2016.



Trabajo de fin de grado, BA Philosophy, UB, 2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2015-16, 2014-15.

Filosofía Política 1, BA Philosophy, UB, 2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17.

Human Rights: History and Theory (2 grupos), MA Citizenship and Human Rights, UB, 2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16.

Historia de los Sistemas Sociales y Políticos (2 grupos), BA Philosophy, UB, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15.

Problemas Filosóficos 2 (Módulo Ética y Filosofía Política), UB, BA Philosophy, UB, 2014-15.

Law, Justice & Legitimacy, "Study Abroad" Program, UPF, 2013-14.

Teorias de la democracia, MA Political Philosophy U. do Minho, 2013-14.

Democracy & Political Liberalism: Theoretical and Institutional Features, MA Current Democracies, UPF, 2012-13.