Malik BOZZO-REY is Assistant Professor in Economic Ethics and Philosophy of Management in the Anthropo-Lab (ETHICS, EA 7446) of the Catholic University of Lille. He is besides an associate researcher with Sciences Po Paris Law School, Honorary Research Associate to the Bentham Project de University College London and the associate researcher to the European School of Political and Social Sciences.

He is a funding member of the Centre Bentham since its creation, founding member of Primal (Paris Research in Norms, Management and Law of the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) and the French Nudge Project (Faculty of political science and C3E) and member of the Observatory for Responsible Innovation (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines Tech). He manages the RSECO (C3E) project and co-manages the project Nudges: Extra-legal Normativities and public Policies (Sciences Po Paris) and is or was part of several research projects: CodeBentham (Sciences po Paris, Paris OII and Paris XIII, dir.: Guillaume Tusseau), PoLiTiC: transparence et gouvernance (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Bretagne, dir.: Magali Bessonne), NeoPoVis (Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense University), BenthamPol (Center Bentham, dir.: Jean-Pierre Cléro).

He pursued his research in the continuation of his PhD thesis thanks to a post-doctorate at the Centre Bentham and a research scholarship at the Bentham Project (British Academy Visiting Fellowship), which articulated around an analysis of the political and legal thought of Jeremy Bentham in the prism of its theory of fictions and his legal theory.

His researches develop at present three axes:
1. A reflection on norms and levels of normativities at work in the public and private spheres which aim at influencing individuals’ behavior. He is then interested in in nudges and in paternalism.
2. The elaboration of a political philosophy of the corporation which does not limit itself to an ethical approach of the economic phenomena and which intends to give all their place to organizational dynamics. This axis also tries to build the basis of a philosophy of management.
3. A reflection on happiness which integrates a multidisciplinary approach to propose a way of envisaging social and political relationships.

He is also a board member of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies (ISUS).

Fields of expertise/research

Political Philosophy, Legal Theory, Utilitarianism, Happiness, Fictions, Management, Philosophy of Norms, Business Ethics

Publications (depuis 2013)


  1. Au-delà de l’utilité : droit et politique chez Jeremy Bentham suivi de Des limites de la branche pénale de la jurisprudence de Jeremy Bentham (trans. Malik Bozzo-Rey, Foreword by Philip Schofield), Classiques Garnier, 2016 (à paraître).


  1. Editor (with Anne Brunon-Ernst), La Revue Tocqueville, Numéro spécial : « Nudges : Better Choices? », University of Toronto Press, 2016 (à paraître).
  2. Editor (with Karsten Klint-Jensen et Xavier Landes), Journal of Social Philosophy, Numéro spécial : « Ethics of Market Regulation », Willey, 2016 (à paraître).
  3. Editor (with Anne Brunon-Ernst et Michael Quinn), Journal of the History of European Ideas, Numéro spécial : « Indirect Legislation », Taylor & Francis, 2017 (à paraître).


  1. « Indirect Legislation: towards a theory of normativity in Bentham’s Legal and Political Thought », in Journal of the History of European Ideas, Special Issue: « Indirect Legislation », Taylor & Francis, 2017 (forthcoming).
  2. « Indirect Legislation and Nudge: How to Build Extra-Legal Normativity Within the Public Sphere », in Revue Tocqueville, Special Issue « Nudges. Better choices? », avril 2016 (forthcoming).
  3. « Les fins du gouvernement et la classification des aptitudes chez Bentham et Mill », in Revue Internationale de Philosophie, juin 2015, pp. 237-255.
  4. « Introduction » (with Anne Brunon-Ernst), in Revue Tocqueville, Special Issue « Nudges. Better choices? » avril 2016 (forthcoming).
  5. « Les enjeux normatifs et politiques de la société numérique », in Revue CIRCAV, n° 24, avril 2015, pp. 31-46.
  6. « Influencer les comportements en organisation : fictions et discours managérial », in Le Portique [En ligne], 35 | 2015, document 3, mis en ligne le 01 mars 2015, URL :
  7. « La société numérique : enjeux politiques, défis normatifs », in Les Petites Affiches, N° 162 – 163 – 164, 14-15-18 août 2014, pp. 53-56.

Book chapters

  1. « John Stuart Mill », in Manuel d’Histoire de la Philosophie, ed. Arnaud Bouaniche, Editions De Boeck, 2015 (forthcoming).
  2. « Représentation et représentativité chez Mill et Bentham », in Représentation politique et transformations de la citoyenneté. XVIIe-XXIe siècle, ed. Philippe Crignon et Christophe Miqueu, Classiques Garnier, 2015 (forthcoming).
  3. « Reducing Limits of the Realm of Possibilities: Law, Action and Will in Jeremy Bentham’s Thought», in The Legal Philosophy and Influence of Jeremy Bentham: Essays on “Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence”, ed. Guillaume Tusseau, Routledge, 2014, pp. 338-357.
  4. « La sympathie à l’épreuve de la théorie du droit benthamienne », in Théories de la sympathie, ed. Jean-Pierre Cléro et Pierre-François Moreau, Hermann Editions, 2014.
  5. « Semiotic Analyses of French Commemorative Postage Stamps as a Means of Legal Culture and Memory » with Anne Wagner, in Treatise on Legal Visual Semiotics, ed. Anne Wagner, Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy and Richard Sherwin, Springer, 2013, pp. 19-41.


  1. Of Sexual Irregularities, Jeremy Bentham, 2017 (forthcoming).
  2. Indirect Legislation, Jeremy Bentham, 2017 (forthcoming) avec Anne Brunon-Ernst.
  3. Future People, Tim Mulgan, Hermann Editions, 2017 (forthcoming).
  4. Moral Thinking, Richard M. Hare, Hermann Editions, 2016 (forthcoming) avec Jean-Pierre Cléro et Claire Wrobel.
  5. Des limites de la branche pénale de la jurisprudence, Jeremy Bentham, Foreword by Philip Schofield, Classiques Garnier, 2016 (forthcoming).
  6. Considérations sur le gouvernement représentatif, John Stuart Mill, Hermann Editions, 2014 with Jean-Pierre Cléro et Claire Wrobel.


  1. Preventing Regulatory Capture. Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It, Daniel Carpenter et David A. Moss (ed.) in Revue Française de Science Politique (forthcoming).