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Dr Adam Fusco
Associate Lecturer in Political Theory



Adam Fusco’s research and teaching focuses on topics in contemporary political theory, political philosophy, and the history of political thought. Adam is particularly interested in republican and democratic political theory, with a specific focus on the politics of self-determination, secession, and constitutional innovation and reform.

Adam completed his doctoral thesis “Freedom and Political Status: A Republican Theory and Critique of the Politics of Self-Determination” in the Politics Department, University of York in 2016 and is now an Associate Lecturer in Political Theory.



Adam’s research concentrates on the following areas:

  • Political Theory
  • Neo-Republicanism
  • Non-Domination, Democracy and Constitutions
  • Structural Domination
  • Secession
  • Self-Determination
  • Irish Unionist and Republican Political Thought
  • Northern Ireland Constitutional Politics



  • Dissertation
  • The Idea of Liberty
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Introduction to Political Theory


  • Political Research and Analysis


Selected publications

(2019) 'Is Irish Reunification Republican?' in C. Fischer & A. Mahon (Ed.) Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland. London: Routledge.

(2014) ‘After the Referendum’, Renewal, 22 (1-2), pp.38-46.

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Contact details

Dr Adam Fusco
Department of Politics
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 323562

Feedback and guidance hours, Online appointments (Spring term): Wednesdays 14:00-15:00 & Thursdays 13:30-14:30