Juan Carlos Velasco Arroyo

Email: jc.velasco [at] cchs.csic.es
Phone: (+34) 916022377
Office: 3C26
Investigador Científico de OPIS
Instituto de Filosofía
Departamento de Filosofía Teorética y Filosofía Práctica
Group: Filosofía Social y Política (FISOPOL)

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Area of knowledge: Moral, political and legal philosophy
Lines of investigation:
a) theory of justice, global justice, discursive theory of law and philosophy of human rights;
b) migration policies, multiculturalism and minority rights;
c) theories of democracy, deliberative democracy, republicanism, conceptions of citizenship.



Dr. Juan Carlos Velasco is a philosopher and researcher based at the Instituto de Filosofía, a centre affiliated to the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas/CSIC). He has published extensively on the philosophy of law, ethics and politics, particularly on the subject(s) of human rights, justice and democracy. 

Among his publications are: La teoría discursiva del derecho (2000), Habermas. El uso público de la razón (2013), Global Challenges to Liberal Democracy. Political Participation, Minorities and Migrations (Co-editor, Springer, 2013), and El azar de las fronteras (2016).

From 1993 to 1995, Dr. Velasco was a Research Fellow at the Goethe-Universität (Frankfurt, Germany) under the supervision of Jürgen Habermas, on whom he has published two books. He  has served as a visiting lecturer at the Centre of Political and Constitutional Studies in Madrid.

He is also interested in migration and multiculturalism and has led such research projects as "Políticas migratorias, justicia y ciudadanía" (Migration Policies, Justice and Citizenship); "Integración, participación y justicia social. Ejes normativos de las políticas migratorias" (Integration, Participation and Social Justice: Regulatory Axes of Migration Policies); and "Derechos humanos y justicia global en el contexto de las migraciones interancionales" (Human rigths and global justice in the context of international migrations). He was  scientist in charge of the group “Right to migration” of the European Research Training Network “Applied Global Justice” (5th Framework Programme for Research).