Alexandru Volacu is an Associate Researcher at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest and an Assistant Professor at the National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA), in Bucharest, Romania, as well as Director of the Bucharest Center for Political Theory. He obtained his PhD in Political Science in 2016 at SNSPA, with a thesis focusing on rationality assumptions in theories of distributive justice. In 2015 he spent a term at the University of Oxford as a Visiting Doctoral Student, where he was affiliated with the Department of Politics and International Relations and the Center for the Study of Social Justice. His main research interests lie in the field of contemporary analytical political theory, primarily on the topics of distributive justice, the ethics of voting and the ideal/non-ideal theory debate. Secondary research interests include a range of topics from the fields of rational choice theory, behavioural economics and game theory. He currently holds an UEFISCDI postdoctoral grant to research a number of issues related to compulsory voting and moral duties to vote.
He has published articles in numerous international ISI-indexed journals, such as Political Studies, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Ethical Perspectives, Contemporary Political Theory, Journal of Philosophical Research, Philosophia, Australian Journal of Public Administration and others, and has co-authored a chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Ethics and Public Policy. In total, he has published over 30 scientific or philosophical articles in internationally-indexed journals, collective volumes or as conference papers, has co-authored one book and co-edited a collective volume.
His full academic profile is available at: https://snspa.academia.edu/AlexandruVolacu.