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Nils Holtug

Nils Holtug

Professor with special responsibilities

Current research

My primary areas of research include equality, prioritarianism, multiculturalism, migration, secularism, social cohesion, population ethics, global justice, normative ethics and personal identity.

I am currently working on two issues, theories of justice (egalitarianism and prioritarianism in particular) and migration.

As regards the latter, I am working on a book provisionally titled The Politics of Social Cohesion. Immigration, Community and Justice, under contract with Oxford University Press.


At the Faculty of Humanities my research is used as an example of the impact the humanities researchers have on society.
Read the case: Research into values contributes to a more nuanced debate on integration

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Persons, Interests, and Justice

    Holtug, N. 2011 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 368 p.

    Research output: ResearchDoctoral thesis

  2. Published

    Lige muligheder for alle: Social arv, kultur og retfærdighed

    Holtug, N. (ed.) & Lippert-Rasmussen, K. (ed.) 2009 Frederiksberg: Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne. 240 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

  3. Published

    Nationalism and Multiculturalism in a World of Immigration

    Holtug, N. (ed.), Lippert-Rasmussen, K. (ed.) & Lægaard, S. (ed.) 2009 Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 280 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

  4. Published

    A Note on Conditional Egalitarianism

    Holtug, N. 2007 In : Economics and Philosophy. 23, p. 45-63

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Egalitarianism: New Essays on the Nature and Value of Equality

    Holtug, N. (ed.) & Lippert-Rasmussen, K. (ed.) 2006 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 339 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

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