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​State Secrecy and Democracy

Transparency in politics is the mantra of democratic governance. Should state secrecy, such as classified intelligence programs or closed-door political bargaining be abolished?


Rethinking Political Obligation

This book presents a fresh analysis of the debate concerning the moral obligation to obey the state and provides the first detailed argument of how a theory of political obligation can apply to subjects of an unjust state.


Social Dimensions of Privacy

The importance of privacy has mostly been justified by the individual interest and rights it protects. This volume broadens the individual-centered privacy paradigm by emphasizing privacy’s social meaning and value.


Transparency and Secrecy in  European Democracies

This volume offers a critical discussion of the trade-offs between transparency and secrecy in European democracies.



Review of “The Grounds of Authority” by Fabienne Peter. Ethics (under contract)

“Methods of Collective Decision-making in a Democracy” (with S. Bloks), Res Publica (2024 forthcoming).

“Necessary but Illegitimate: On Democracy’s Secrets”, The Review of Politics (2022), 85(1): 73-97. 
“Failing Institutions, Whistle‐Blowing, and the Role of the News Media” (with E. Ceva) Journal of Applied Philosophy (2020), 39: 377-392.
“Why Snowden and not Greenwald: On the accountability of the Press for Unauthorized Disclosures”, Law and Philosophy (2019), 39: 203-238.
“Political Authority and State Secrecy”, Public Affairs Quarterly (2019), 33 (1): 1-19.
“Why States Have No Right to Privacy, but May Be Entitled to Secrecy” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (2018), 23(4): 415-444.
“The People’s Right to Know and State Secrecy,” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (2018), 31: 87-106.
“Privacy and Autonomy: On Some Misconceptions Concerning the Political Dimensions of Privacy,” Law and Philosophy (2017) 37: 117-143. 
“Secret Politics. A Qualified Defense” (in Polish), Civitas (2017), 20: 141-160.
“Lever ‘On Privacy’”, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2016), 18: 665-666.
“Privacy and the Integrity of Liberal Politics: The Case of Governmental Internet Searches”, Journal of Social Philosophy (2015), 5: 369-389.
“Communal Ties and Political Obligation”, Ratio Juris (2013), 26: 187-214.
“What is Political about Political Obligation? A Neglected Lesson from Consent Theory”, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (2013), 16: 88-108.
“Privacy and Social Interaction” (with B. Roessler), Philosophy and Social Criticism (2013), 39: 771-791.
“Soziale Dimensionen des Privaten” (with B. Roessler), Politische Vierteljahresschrift (2012), 46: 101-128.
“Privatheit im Internet. Eine liberale Analyse”, juridikum. zeitschrift für kritik | recht | gesellschaft (2011), 4: 500-517.
“Het gemeenschapskarakter van politieke verplichtingen”, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie (2010), 72: 717-747.
“From Natural Duties to Political Obligation: a Problematic Passage”, Rechtstheorie (2005), 21: 95-105.


“Political Obligation and Unjust States” in: Klosko, G. The Oxford Handbook of Political Obligation. Oxford University Press (under contract).

“Government Transparency: Dispelling the Myth” in: Hillebrandt, M., Leino-Sandberg, P., Koivisto, I. (In)visible European government. Critical approaches to transparency as an ideal and a practice. Routledge, 2023. Pp. 171-191.
Democratic Legitimacy of State Secrecy” in V. Abazi and G. Rosén (Eds.) Foreign Policy Secrets in the Age of Transparency. Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
“In the business of revealing state secrets”, in: C. Fox and J. Saunders (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Media Ethics. Routledge, 2023. Pp. 96-109
“Polityczny wymiar prywatnosci” in: M. Gawin, A. Nogal and R. Wonicki (Eds) Filozofia, edukacja, polityka. Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 2023. Pp. 47-69.
“The Political Imperative of Transparency: Its Grounds and Limits” in: E. Alloa and B. Verschaffel (Eds.) The Limits of Transparency. Leuven: Peeters, 2022. Pp. 69-93.
“Transparency and Secrecy in European Democracies” in: Mokrosinska D.M. (Ed.) Transparency and Secrecy in European Democracies: Contested Trade-offs. Routledge, 2020. Pp. 1-13.
“On the Individual, Social and Political Value of Privacy“ in: H. Behrendt, W. Loh, T. Matzner and C. Misselhorn (Eds) Privatsphäre 4.0. Eine Neuverortung des Privaten im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung. Springer, 2020. Pp. 107-123. 
“Privacy, Freedom of Speech and the Sexual Lives of Office Holders”, in A Moore (Ed.), Privacy, Security and Accountability: Ethics, Law, and Policy. Rowman and Littlefield, 2015. Pp. 89-105. 
“How Much Privacy for Public Officials?” in: B. Roessler and D. Mokrosinska, Social Dimensions of Privacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. 181-202.
“Social Dimensions of Privacy: Introduction” (with. B. Roessler), in: B. Roessler and D. Mokrosinska, Social Dimensions of Privacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. 1-9.


Co-editor “Methods of Collective Decision-making in a Democracy”, Res Publica (forthcoming)
Co-editor “Media Ethics”, Journal of Applied Philosophy (2022), 39(3).

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