I am a Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence.

My research expertise lies in normative political theory, its internal tensions and its relevance to the real world, in particular at the intersection between international relations and the ethics of citizenship. I am interested in ways in which political institutions, socio-economic conditions, and public culture constrain the justification and implementation of normative political theories in practice.  The three main themes that shape my research are (i) the role of motivation in political theory, and especially in theories of cosmopolitanism; (ii) national identity and civic republican citizenship; and (iii) the structure of dilemmas in international politics.

Email: lior.erez@eui.eu