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Dr Joaquín Miguel Valdivielso Navarro

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Brief CV

Joaquín Valdivielso Navarro is Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Social Work. His profile deals with contemporary moral and political philosophy, mainly on critical theories of society, and ethics and politics of the environment. He has participated in research projects with public funding since 1997, and now is co-directing the project Biological Reproduction, Social Reproduction and Public Sphere (PID2020-115079RB-I, AEI/FEDER, UE).

Some recent publications:

  • Valdivielso, Joaquín (2022) «The Gaze on the Tourist: Critical Approaches in Spanish Environmental Humanities», in Luis I. Prádanos (coord.), Companion to Spanish Environmental Cultural Studies, Tamesis Books / Boydell & Brewer, New York, pp. 206-212. In this paper, main approaches in the critical literature on tourism within the field of Hispanic cultural studies are presented and are categorized based on the spatial imaginary assumed.
  • Valdivielso, Joaquín (ed.) (2021): Democracia en estado de alarma. Sujetos emergentes y esfera pública. Madrid: Plaza y Valdés. It is a collective book with the participation of authors such as Cristina Lafont, María Pía Lara, Karolina Enquist Källgren or Asger Sørensen, among others, where Valdivielso contributes with the work «Public sphere: a map of the debates».
  • Valdivielso, Joaquín & Moranta, Joan (2019) «The social construction of the tourism degrowth discourse in the Balearic Islands», Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 27:12, 1876-1892, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2019.1660670 Departing from the approach of the environmental discourses in the work of the critical theorist J. S. Dryzek, the process of discursive construction of the most recent wave of social criticism of tourist massification in the Balearic Islands is analyzed and discussed.
  • Valdivielso, Joaquín (2017) «The outraged people. Laclau, Mouffe and the Podemos hypothesis», Constellations. An International Journal of Democratic and Critical Theory, vol 24, issue 3, pp. 296-309, Print ISSN: 1351-0487 - DOI: 10.1111/1467-8675.12287 This paper traces the context of emergence of the populist discourse in Podemos and analyzes and discusses the theory effect of Laclau and Mouffe's approach in it.

He authored more than 60 scientific publications. A selection of his contributions is avalaible at Researchgate(, Academia ( o Dialnet (


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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11213 - Ethics and politics of advanced modernity
  • Master's Degree in Human Cognition and Evolution2022-23
11438 - Critical Theory
11846 - Ethical Conflicts in Organisations
  • Master's Degree in Health Research and Innovation2022-23
11861 - Master's Thesis
  • Master's Degree in Health Research and Innovation2022-23
20904 - Political Ideas
20906 - Anthropology
20923 - Political Philosophy
20929 - Final Degree Project
20931 - Citizenship and Human Rights


Research groups

Group Membership type
Practical Philosophy Research Group (PRAXIS) Main researcher
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