Dr David Bromell

With a research focus on applied political theory, David draws on political philosophy to help make sense of current hard cases.

He aims to develop theory that works in practice in our New Zealand context, and since 2012 has co-taught with Prof. Jonathan Boston a course on Politics, Philosophy and Public Policy in the Master of Public Policy programme.

Contact details

Email: david.bromell@vuw.ac.nz
Phone: +64 021 140 2062

Research activity

David is the author of Ethical competencies for public leadershipPluralist democratic politics in practice (2019) and The art and craft of policy advising: A practical guide (2017), both published by Springer. His current research is on the Christchurch Call, internet censorship, hate speech and de-platforming; and ideas that matter in politics and public policy.

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Academic background

David’s academic background is in history (MA Hons, Canterbury) and theology (BD Hons, Melbourne; PhD, Otago). He has held visiting research fellowships at the NRW School of Governance, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (2016); the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago (2011); the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington (2007); and the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (1988).