Lecturer
Philosophy
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: 021 - 4902567
E: c.nine@ucc.ie

Dr. Nine received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Arizona and her BA in Philosophy from Carleton College.  Her work focuses on issues in global justice, territory and borders, and the space between those two topics.  Her book, Global Justice and Territory (OUP 2012), won the American Philosophical Association Book Prize in 2013 and the Brian Farrell 2013 Book Prize, awarded by the Political Studies Association of Ireland. 

She also works on related issues such as: 
  • Resource rights, (including water rights),
  • Justice,
  • Legitimate political authority,
  • Immigration theory,
  • Moral responsibility, 
  • The role of moral arbitrariness in political theory,
  • Rights to the home, and 
  • Property rights and common ownership.

http://ucc-ie.academia.edu/CaraNine
http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~plcdib/territory.html


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Research Interests

Currently I work on theories of:
Global justice,
Territory and borders,
and the space between these two topics.  

I am the Principal Investigator on the IRC grant, 'Territorial Rights over Rivers', during the 2014/2015 academic year.  During this time, my research assistants and I are scoping the topic of territorial rights over rivers and developing a number of outputs, including essays and a semi-annotated bibliography.  Access to these materials will be available here:  http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~plcdib/territory.html


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Resource Rights, Global Justice & Self-DeterminationIrish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)01-NOV-0831-OCT-10€24,760.00
Territorial Rights and Rivers - A philosophical exploration of territorial rights over rivers.Irish Research Council16-JUN-1415-SEP-15€124,209.00

Books

YearPublication
(2012)Global Justice and Territory.
Nine, Cara; (2012) Global Justice and Territory. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2015)'Territorial Rights: An Undisclosed Premise in Theories of Global Justice'
Nine, Cara (2015) 'Territorial Rights: An Undisclosed Premise in Theories of Global Justice' In: Thom Brooks (eds). Current Controversies in Political Philosophy. UK: Routledge. [Details]
(2015)'A History of Water: Territory, Resource Rights, and Rivers: A philosophical case for overlapping jurisdiction'
Nine, Cara (2015) 'A History of Water: Territory, Resource Rights, and Rivers: A philosophical case for overlapping jurisdiction' In: Sovereignty and the Development of International Water Law. London: I.B. Tauris. [Details]
(2013)'Territory in a World of Limits: Exploring Claims to Oil and Ice'
Nine, Cara (2013) 'Territory in a World of Limits: Exploring Claims to Oil and Ice' In: Liam Leonard (eds). Environmental Philosophy: The Art of Life in a World of Limits. Bingley, UK: Emerald Press. Globe icon [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'Compromise and Entitlements'
Nine, Cara (2015) 'Compromise and Entitlements'. Social Philosophy and Policy, 32 (1) [Details]
(2014)'When Affected Interests Demand Joint Self-Determination: Learning from Rivers'
Nine, Cara (2014) 'When Affected Interests Demand Joint Self-Determination: Learning from Rivers'. International Theory, 6 (1):60-76 Globe icon [Details]
(2014)'The Emergence of Borders: Moral Questions Mapped OUt'
Walmsley, J and Nine, C. (2014) 'The Emergence of Borders: Moral Questions Mapped OUt'. Russian Sociological Review, 13 (4):42-59 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Resource Rights'
Nine, C (2013) 'Resource Rights'. Political Studies, 61 :232-249 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Ecological Refugees, States Borders, and the Lockean Proviso'
Nine, C (2010) 'Ecological Refugees, States Borders, and the Lockean Proviso'. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 27 :359-375 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'A Lockean theory of territory'
Nine, C; (2008) 'A Lockean theory of territory'. Political Studies, 56 :148-165 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Territory is Not Derived from Property: A Response to Steiner'
Nine, C; (2008) 'Territory is Not Derived from Property: A Response to Steiner'. Political Studies, 56 :957-963 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'The Moral Arbitrariness of State Borders: Against Beitz'
Nine, Cara; (2008) 'The Moral Arbitrariness of State Borders: Against Beitz'. Contemporary Political Theory, 7 :259-279 [Details]
(2008)'Superseding Historic Injustice and Territorial Rights'
Nine, Cara; (2008) 'Superseding Historic Injustice and Territorial Rights'. Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, 11 (1):79-87 [Details]
(2002)'The Moral Ambiguity of Job Qualifications'
Nine, Cara; (2002) 'The Moral Ambiguity of Job Qualifications'. Philosophy of Management, 2 (2):37-43 [Details]
(2001)'The Functional Role of Acceptance in Lehrer’s Theory of Kowledge'
Nine, Cara; Lehrer, Keith; (2001) 'The Functional Role of Acceptance in Lehrer’s Theory of Kowledge'. Philosophical Forum, 32 (1):95-103 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2011)'Ecological Refugee States: Do they have a right to a new territory?'
Nine, Cara; (2011) 'Ecological Refugee States: Do they have a right to a new territory?' Res Publica (Australia), . [Details]
(2003)'Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought'
Nine, Cara; (2003) 'Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought' Environmental Ethics, 25 (4) :421-422. [Details]

Editorship

YearPublication
Territory and Justice Symposia.
Various Territory and Justice Symposia. http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~plcdib/territory.html: Editorship [Details]

Invited Seminars

YearPublication
(2010)Collective Ownership of the Earth.
Nine, Cara; (2010) Collective Ownership of the Earth. Philosophy Department, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA: Invited Seminars [Details]

Review Articles

YearPublication
(2011)Harry Brighouse, Ingrid Robeyns (eds.) Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities.
Cara Nine; (2011) Harry Brighouse, Ingrid Robeyns (eds.) Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews: Review Articles [Details]

Invited Lectures

YearPublication
(2015)Resource Rights.
Nine, Cara (2015) Resource Rights. Seminar Series in the School of Politics/IR/Philosophhy.Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)Compromise.
Nine, Cara (2015) Compromise. Leadership and Democracy workshop. University College Dublin, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)Explaining Resource Rights through the Right to Place.
Nine, Cara (2015) Explaining Resource Rights through the Right to Place. Political Theory Workshop Series.University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. USA: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)Residency and Occupancy Rights.
Nine, Cara (2015) Residency and Occupancy Rights. Global Challenges in Economic and Environmental Ethics workshop,Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)Compromise and Entitlements.
Nine, Cara (2015) Compromise and Entitlements. Berkeley Law Workshop.University of CA, Berkeley, USA: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)Right Against Forced Displacement.
Nine, Cara (2015) Right Against Forced Displacement. Stanford Political Theory Workshop. Stanford, CA USA: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)Freedom of Speech:Historical Review.
Nine, Cara (2015) Freedom of Speech:Historical Review. University College Cork, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)Compromise and Entitlement: Claiming the Arctic.
Nine, Cara (2015) Compromise and Entitlement: Claiming the Arctic. Centre for Human Rights and International Law lecture series,UCC, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)Collective Responsiblity of Random Collectives.
C. Nine (2014) Collective Responsiblity of Random Collectives. UCD, Dublin, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)Collective Responsiblity of Random Collectives.
C. Nine (2014) Collective Responsiblity of Random Collectives. UCD, Dublin, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)Compromise and Justice.
Nine, Cara (2014) Compromise and Justice. International Justice, Sovereignty and Liberty Conference. Liberty Fund Conference. London, UK: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)The Right against Forced Displacement and Justice.
Nine, Cara (2014) The Right against Forced Displacement and Justice. President Higgins’ Ethics Initiative. Workshop on Justice. University College Cork, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)The Intrinsic Value of the Home.
Nine, Cara (2014) The Intrinsic Value of the Home. Working Paper Seminar Series. Freedom Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)Compromise and Entitlements: Claiming the Arctic’.
Nine, Cara (2014) Compromise and Entitlements: Claiming the Arctic’. Department of Politics and Public Administration Seminar Series. University of Limerick: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)The Right against Displacement.
Nine, Cara (2014) The Right against Displacement. Workshop in the Department of Philosophy. University of Louisville, KY, USA: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013)Compromise and Secession.
Nine, Cara (2013) Compromise and Secession. Dublin Political Theory Group. University College Dublin: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013)Self-Determination’s Hold over Resource Rights.
Nine, Cara (2013) Self-Determination’s Hold over Resource Rights. Department Speaker Series. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012)An Alternative Account of Democratic Rights to Territory.
Nine, Cara (2012) An Alternative Account of Democratic Rights to Territory. University speaker series on Democracy in Divided Societies. Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, G: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012)Economic Institutional Justice and Natural Resources.
Nine, Cara (2012) Economic Institutional Justice and Natural Resources. Keynote. Workshop on Global Justice and International Economic Institutions. Leuven, Belgium: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012)Self-Determination and Collective Rights.
Nine, Cara (2012) Self-Determination and Collective Rights. Workshop on Territoriality. University of Frankfurt, Germany: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012)Collective Responsibility for Climate Change'.
Nine, Cara (2012) Collective Responsibility for Climate Change'. Workshop on Climate Migration and Political Theory. University of Uppsala, Sweden: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012)Rights over Oil and Ice.
Nine, Cara (2012) Rights over Oil and Ice. Workshop on Resource Rights. University of Zurich, Switzerland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2011)Natural Law and the General Right to Territory.
Nine, Cara (2011) Natural Law and the General Right to Territory. Workshop on Territorial Rights. University of Oslo, Norway: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2011)Territorial Rights.
Nine, Cara; (2011) Territorial Rights. Univ Center for Human Values workshop. Princeton University: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2011)Territory and Justice.
Nine, Cara; (2011) Territory and Justice. Plenary speaker. Oxford 'Political Thought Conference'. Oxford University, UK: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2010)Ecological Refugee States and the Lockean Proviso.
Nine, Cara; (2010) Ecological Refugee States and the Lockean Proviso. University of Graz, Austria: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2010)Ecological Refugee States and Self-Determination.
Nine, Cara; (2010) Ecological Refugee States and Self-Determination. University of Graz, Austria: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2010)Ecological Refugee States.
Nine, Cara; (2010) Ecological Refugee States. University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2010)Resource Rights as Jurisdictional Authority.
Nine, Cara; (2010) Resource Rights as Jurisdictional Authority. Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2009)Are Resource Rights an Object of Distributive Justice?.
Nine, Cara; (2009) Are Resource Rights an Object of Distributive Justice?. Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2009)Resource Rights, Self-Determination, and Global Justice.
Nine, Cara; (2009) Resource Rights, Self-Determination, and Global Justice. Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2008)Democracy, Self-Determination and Territory.
Nine, Cara; (2008) Democracy, Self-Determination and Territory. University of Washington Philosophy Department, USA: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2007)Ecological Refugee States and the Lockean Proviso.
Nine, Cara; (2007) Ecological Refugee States and the Lockean Proviso. NUI Galway, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Political Thought Association Representative from Ireland/
American Philosophical Association Member/
Association of Legal and Social Philosophy Member/
Political Studies Association of Ireland Member/
Irish Philosophical Society Member/
Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland Member/

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Major Grant Application Support CACSSS, UCC
2014Research Fellow, visiting Center for the Study of Freedom, University of Arizona
2014Research Project Grant Irish Research Council
2014Graduate School Programme Development Fund Graduate School, UCC
2013American Philosophical Association Book Prize American Philosophical Association
2013CACSSS Research Support Fund CACSSS, UCC
2013Brian Farrell Book Prize Political Studies Association of Ireland
2012University Early-Stage Researcher of the Year University College Cork
2012CACSSS Research Support Fund CACSSS, UCC
2011CACSSS Research Support Fund CACSSS, UCC
2011Team-Nomination for TAPSS: University Staff Recognition Award (Enhancing the Student Experience) University College Cork
2010Visiting Scholar University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
2010UCC Research Sabbatical UCC
2009NAIRTL Teaching and Learning Project National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
2009Bilateral Research Network Initiative IRCHSS (Ireland) and AHRC (UK)
2008Conference Fund CACSSS, UCC
2008Summer School Grant IRCHSS (Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
2007NEH Summer Seminar Participant Georgia State University National Endowment for the Humanities (USA)
2003H.B. Earhart Fellowship Earhart Foundation
2002H.B. Earhart Fellowship Earhart Foundation

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)European Political Science Association,
Nine, Cara (2014) The Right against Forced Displacement. [Oral Presentation], European Political Science Association, Edinburgh, UK . [Details]
(2010)Justice and Territory: Immigration, Self-Determination, and Resource Rights,
Nine, Cara (2010) Conference Organizer. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Justice and Territory: Immigration, Self-Determination, and Resource Rights, Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2009)Workshop on Territory and Justice,
Nine, Cara (2009) Conference Organizer. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Workshop on Territory and Justice, Novi Vinodolski, Croatia . [Details]
(2009)Theories of Territory,
Nine, Cara (2009) Conference Organizer. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Theories of Territory, London, UK . [Details]
(2007)Global Justice and Territory,
Nine, C.; (2007) Conference Organizer. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Global Justice and Territory, UCC , 25-APR-07 - 27-APR-07. [Details]
(2008)6th Annual Roundtable in Philosophy: Global Justice and Territory,
Nine, Cara; (2008) Democracy Self-Determination and Territory. [Oral Presentation], 6th Annual Roundtable in Philosophy: Global Justice and Territory, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland , 26-APR-08 - 26-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference,
Nine, Cara; (2008) Democracy Self-Determination and Territory. [Oral Presentation], Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference, Manchester UK , 04-JUL-08 - 04-JUL-08. [Details]
(2005)American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting,
Nine, Cara; (2005) Global Justice and Territory. [Oral Presentation], American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA , 04-APR-05 - 08-APR-05. [Details]
(2004)Western Canadian Philosophical Association,
Nine, Cara; (2004) Are State Borders Morally Arbitrary?. [Oral Presentation], Western Canadian Philosophical Association, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada , 29-OCT-04 - 31-OCT-04. [Details]
(2003)Symposium on Global Freedoms and National Security,
Nine, Cara; (2003) Are National Borders Morally Arbitrary?. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on Global Freedoms and National Security, Boston College, Boston, MA , 28-MAR-03 - 29-MAR-03. [Details]
(2006)War and Conflict Studies workshop,
Nine, Cara; (2006) Legitimacy and Territorial Rights. [N/A], War and Conflict Studies workshop, UCC , 15-APR-06 - 15-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference,
Nine, Cara; (2006) Joint Commitment and the Direction of Obligation, Commentary. [Oral Presentation], Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Washington State University , 31-MAR-06 - 02-APR-06. [Details]
(2005)Califorina State University, Fresno, CA, USA,
Nine, Cara; (2005) The Moral Ambiguity of Job Qualifications. [Oral Presentation], Califorina State University, Fresno, CA, USA, Califorina State University, Fresno, CA, USA , 02-MAY-05 - 02-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut, USA,
Nine, Cara; (2005) The Moral Ambiguity of Job Qualifications. [Oral Presentation], Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut, USA, Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut, USA , 16-FEB-05 - 16-FEB-05. [Details]
(2006)Random Processes Group,
Nine, Cara; (2006) Determinism Chance and Arbitrariness. [Oral Presentation], Random Processes Group, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland , 08-DEC-06 - 08-DEC-06. [Details]
(2006)Global Justice and the Nation State,
Nine, Cara; (2006) Re-Thinking the Moral Arbitrariness of Territorial Borders. [Oral Presentation], Global Justice and the Nation State, Universidad Nova de Lisboa. Lisbon Portugal , 23-OCT-06 - 23-OCT-06. [Details]
(2007)Global Social Justice in Theory and Practice,
Nine, Cara; (2007) International Justice and Territory. [Oral Presentation], Global Social Justice in Theory and Practice, University of Birmingham Birmingham UK , 04-SEP-07 - 04-SEP-07. [Details]
(2006)Political Studies Association Conference,
Nine, Cara; (2006) Open Borders and Territorial Rights. [Oral Presentation], Political Studies Association Conference, UCC , 20-OCT-06 - 22-OCT-06. [Details]
(2007)Irish Philosophical Society Conference on `The Open Society¿,
Nine, Cara; (2007) Territorial Rights: What They Are they and Why All Political Theorists Should Care About Them. [Oral Presentation], Irish Philosophical Society Conference on `The Open Society¿, UCC Cork Ireland , 03-MAR-07 - 03-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006)Association of Legal and Social Philosophy Conference,
Nine, Cara; (2006) A Lockean Theory of Territory. [Oral Presentation], Association of Legal and Social Philosophy Conference, UCD and Trinity , 27-JUN-06 - 01-JUL-06. [Details]
(2007)NUI Galway Philosophy Department, Ireland,
Nine, Cara.; (2007) Ecological Refugee States and the Lockean Proviso. [Oral Presentation], NUI Galway Philosophy Department, Ireland, NUI Galway Philosophy Department, Ireland , 27-FEB-07 - 27-FEB-07. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
University of Oslo. PhD Examination Lead External Examiner2013 /
Central European University, Budapest. PhD Examination External Examiner2013 /
Irish Social Science in the 21st Century, Steering Committee Member/
School of Sociology and Philosophy Executive Committee Member, Representative of Philosophy/
Management Board, Theory and Philosophy Summer School Co-Coordinator2008 / 2010

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University of Arizona (USA), Department of Philosophy Graduate Teaching Assistant01-JAN-98 / 31-DEC-03
Learning and Teaching Center, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA Asst. to the Director of the Learning and Teaching Center01-JAN-97 / 31-DEC-98

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1997Carleton College BA
2005University of Arizona PhD

Outreach Activities

 Description

-- Maintenance of an open-access resource, including bibliographies, full papers, and symposia, on the topic of territory and justice. http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~plcdib/territory.html
-- Participation in the President's Ethics Initiative.
-- Participation in Mary Robinson's Climate Justice group.
-- Presentations to student groups on the status of women in Philosophy programmes.



Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Jnl. Political Philosophy Referee-
Political Studies Referee-
Oxford University Press Referee-
Journal Of Applied Philosophy Referee-
Contemporary Political Theory Referee-
Studies In Ethnicity And Nationalism Referee-
Critical Review Of Social And Political Philosophy Referee-
Philosophy Of Management Referee-
Inland Northwest Philosophical Conference And Journal Referee-
International Theory Referee-
International Journal Of Constitutional Law Referee-
Journal Of Moral Philosophy Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Managing Editor of the Territory and Justice Symposia series. http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~plcdib/territory.html

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr. Pat O'Mahoney University College CorkIRELAND
Dr. Kieran Keohane University College CorkIRELAND
Dr. Joel Walmsley University College CorkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation/ InstitutionCountry
Prof. Keith Lehrer University of ArizonaU.S.A.
Prof. David Imbroscio University of LouisvilleU.S.A.
Dr. Graham Finlay University College DublinIRELAND
Prof. Leif Wenar King's College LondonUNITED KINGDOM
Prof. Margaret Moore Queen's UniversityCANADA
Dr. Chris Armstrong University of SouthamptonUNITED KINGDOM
Prof. Christopher Bertram University of BristolUNITED KINGDOM