Colin Farrelly is Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University in Canada. He is Visiting Professor in the Department of Public Policy for the Fall term and will be teaching Public Policy 211: “Normative Issues in Policy Analysis” and Public Policy 290, section 3: “Science and Justice”.
As a political theorist Professor Farrelly’s research and teaching interests intersect normative concerns and questions with practical issues. The normative theorist critically exams political concepts and ideals (e.g. justice, equality, liberty), ideas that help shape the contours and debates of public policy. Professor Farrelly has published extensively on topics in political theory and bioethics, including ethical and social issues related to the genetic revolution, aging research, reproductive freedom, jurisprudence, non-ideal theory and deliberative democracy. He is the author of Justice, Democracy and Reasonable Agreement (2007) and An Introduction to Contemporary Political Theory (2004). Professor Farrelly’s publications include journals in political science, philosophy, medicine, science and law. His articles have appeared in The British Medical Journal, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Nature’s EMBO Reports, Political Studies, the American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Law and Philosophy, Annals of the New York Academy of Science, and the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences.