Andrew Linklater

Photograph of Andrew Linklater.

Woodrow Wilson Professor in International Politics

MA Aberdeen University
BPhil Oxford University
PhD London University (London School of Economics)

Contact

Email: adl@aber.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1970 621596
Fax: +44 (0)1970 622709
Office: 2.01

Profile

Andrew Linklater joined the Department as Woodrow Wilson Professor in 2000, having previously been Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Keele University. He had earlier taught at Monash University and the University of Tasmania. He was Director of Research in the Department in the lead-up to the last Research Assessment Exercise and responsible for the preparation of the Department’s submission which saw it ranked as the top International Politics Department in the country. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of the Social Sciences and the Learned Society of Wales.

Research

Andrew Linklater was involved in developing new linkages between political theory and international relations in the 1970s and 1980s, and then in forging connections between critical social theory and world politics. His most recent research investigates the problem of harm in world politics – specifically the problems that arise as societies acquire the capacity to harm and face the challenge of controlling that destructive capability. Analysis of the problem of harm has involved engaging with the literature on moral and legal philosophy which explores the concept of harm, the varieties of harm, and the ‘harm principle’. It has also led to a major engagement with process sociology, as developed by Norbert Elias, and to a sequence of articles and book chapters that explore the importance of Elias’s analysis of the ‘civilizing process’ for the study of international relations. Current research is geared towards producing a major three volume study of the problem of harm in world politics which develops new connections between international relations, process sociology and world history.

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate
IP10420 Introduction to International Politics

Masters
IPM0580 Harm in World Politics

PhD Supervision
Harm
Civilization
Critical Theory/International Political Theory
Sociology and International Relations
World History and International Relations

Publications

2016

Linklater, A. 2016. The 'Standard of Civilization' in World Politics. Human Figurations: Long-Term Perspectives on the Human Condition 5 (2)

2014

Linklater, A. 2014. Norbert Elias and International Relations. In A. Ohira (ed), Norbert Elias as Social Theorist: Figurational Sociology and its Applications. , Tokyo pp. 1-18.

2013

Linklater, A. 2013. Towards a Sociology of Compassion in World Politics. In M. Ure, M. Frost (eds), The Politics of Compassion. Taylor & Francis, Abingdon pp. 65-81.

2012

Linklater, A. 2012. The Global Civilizing Role of Cosmopolitanism. In G. Delanty (ed), Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies. Routledge International Handbooks Taylor & Francis, Abingdon pp. 60-71.

2011

Linklater, A. 2011. A European Civilising Process? In C. Hill, M. Smith (eds), International Relations and the European Union. The New European Union Series 2ndth edn, Oxford University Press pp. 435-457.

Linklater, A. 2011. International Society and the Civilizing Process. Ritsumeikan International Affairs 9 pp. 1-26. Other

Linklater, A. 2011. Process sociology and international relations. Sociological Review 59 (S1) pp. 48-64. 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2011.01978.x

Linklater, A. 2011. Prudence and principle in international society: Reflections on Vincent's approach to human rights. International Affairs 87 (5) pp. 1179-1191. 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2011.01027.x Other

Linklater, A. 2011. The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Theoretical Investigations. Cambridge University Press Other

2010

Linklater, A. 2010. Citizenship and Sovereignty in the Post-Westphalian European State. In R. Bellamy, A. Palumbo (eds), Citizenship. Taylor & Francis pp. 113-137.

Linklater, A. 2010. Further Reflections on Critical Theory of World Politics. Dialogue

Linklater, A. 2010. Global civilizing processes and the ambiguities of interconnectedness. European Journal of International Relations 16 (2) pp. 155-178. 10.1177/1354066109350796

Linklater, A. 2010. Globalization and the transformation of political community. In J. Baylis, S. Smith, P. Owens (eds), The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. Oxford University Press pp. 528-543.

Linklater, A. 2010. Moral Progress and World History: Ethics and Global Interconnectedness. In S. van Hooft, W. Vandekerckhove (eds), Questioning Cosmopolitanism. Studies in Global Justice 1stth edn, Springer pp. 21-35. 10.1007/978-90-481-8704-1

Linklater, A., Mennell, S. 2010. Norbert Elias, The Civilizing Process: Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations- an overview and assessment. History and Theory 49 (3) pp. 384-411. 10.1111/j.1468-2303.2010.00550.x

Linklater, A. 2010. The English School Conception of International Society: Reflections on Western and non-Western Perspectives. Ritsumeikan Annual Review of International Studies 9 pp. 1-14. Other

Linklater, A. 2010. The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Global Civilizing Processes and International Society. The Journal of Social Sciences 70 pp. 5-23.

Linklater, A. 2010. Uber die Bewahrung des Friedens in Europa: Antwort auf John Mearsheimer. Leviathan: Berliner Zeitschrift Für Sozialwissenschaft 1 pp. 31-38.

2009

Linklater, A. 2009. Grand narratives and international relations. Global Change, Peace and Security 21 (1) pp. 3-17. 10.1080/14781150802659234 Other

Linklater, A. 2009. Historical Sociology. In S. Burchill, R. Devetak, J. True, M. Paterson, C. Reus-Smit, J. Donnelly, A. Linklater, T. Nardin (eds), Theories of International Relations. 4thth edn, Palgrave Macmillan

Linklater, A. 2009. Human Interconnectedness. International Relations 23 (3) pp. 481-497. 10.1177/0047117809340483 Other

Linklater, A., Burchill, S. 2009. Introduction to The Theories of International Relations. In S. Burchill, R. Devetak, J. True, M. Paterson, C. Reus-Smit, J. Donnelly, A. Linklater, T. Nardin (eds), Theories of International Relations. 4thth edn, Palgrave Macmillan

Linklater, A. 2009. Marxism. In S. Burchill, R. Devetak, J. True, M. Paterson, C. Reus-Smit, J. Donnelly, A. Linklater, T. Nardin (eds), Theories of International Relations. 4thth edn, Palgrave Macmillan

Linklater, A. 2009. Norbert Elias, The ‘Civilizing Process’ and the Sociology of International Relations. In B. Bowden (ed), Civilization: Critical Concepts in Political Science. Taylor & Francis

Linklater, A. 2009. The English School. In S. Burchill, R. Devetak, J. True, M. Paterson, C. Reus-Smit, J. Donnelly, A. Linklater, T. Nardin (eds), Theories of International Relations. 4th edn, Palgrave Macmillan

Burchill, S., Linklater, A., Devetak, R., Donnelly, J., Nardin, T., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C., True, J. (eds) 2009. Theories Of International Relations. 4thth edn, Palgrave Macmillan

2008

Foot, R., 2008. Conversations in International Relations: Interview with Rosemary Foot. International Relations 22 (2) pp. 263-274. 10.1177/0047117808089898 Other

Linklater, A. 2008. Review Essay on Stephen Mennell, ‘The American Civilizing Process’. Figurations: Newsletter of the Norbert Elias Foundation pp. 3-5.

2007

Linklater, A. 2007. Critical Theory. In M. Griffiths (ed), International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction. Taylor & Francis pp. 47-59.

Linklater, A. 2007. Critical Theory and World Politics: Citizenship, Sovereignty and Humanity. New editionth edn, Taylor & Francis Cadair Other

Linklater, A. 2007. Distant Suffering and Cosmopolitan Obligations. International Politics 44 (1) pp. 19-36. 10.1057/palgrave.ip.8800156 Other

Linklater, A. 2007. Political Involvement and Detachment. Figurations: Newsletter of the Norbert Elias Foundation pp. 3-4.

Linklater, A. 2007. Public Spheres and Civilizing Processes. Theory, Culture and Society 24 (4) pp. 31-37. 10.1177/0263276407080091 Other

Linklater, A. 2007. The Question of the Next Stage in International Relations Theory: A Critical-Theoretical Point of View. In S. Roach (ed), Critical Theory and International Relations: A Reader. Taylor & Francis pp. 242-259.

Linklater, A. 2007. Torture and Civilisation. International Relations 21 (1) pp. 111-118. 10.1177/0047117807073771 Other

Linklater, A. 2007. Towards a sociology of global morals with an ‘emancipatory intent’. Review of International Studies 33 (S1) pp. 135-150. 10.1017/S0260210507007437 Other

Linklater, A. 2007. World History and International Relations. International Relations 21 (3) pp. 355-359. 10.1177/0047117807080212 Other

2006

Linklater, A. 2006. Civilizing Processes and International Societies. In B. Gills, W. Thompson (eds), Globalization and Global History . Rethinking Globalizations Taylor & Francis pp. 44-62.

Linklater, A. 2006. Cosmopolitanism. In A. Dobson, R. Eckersley (eds), Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge. Cambridge University Press pp. 109-128.

Linklater, A. 2006. Global Ethics. In R. Robertson, J. Scholte (eds), Encyclopedia of Globalization. Taylor & Francis

Linklater, A. 2006. Le principe de non-nuisance et l’éthique mondiale. Études internationales 37 (2) pp. 277-300. 10.7202/013362ar Other

Linklater, A., Suganami, H. 2006. The English School of International Relations: A Contemporary Reassessment. Cambridge Studies in International Relations, no. 102 Cambridge University Press 10.2277/0521858356 Cadair

Linklater, A. 2006. The Harm Principle and Global Ethics. Global Society 20 (3) pp. 329-343. 10.1080/13600820600816340 Cadair

2005

Linklater, A. 2005. A European Civilising Process? In C. Hill, M. Smith (eds), International Relations and the EU. New European Union Oxford University Press pp. 367-387.

Gilpin, R., 2005. Conversations in International Relations: Interview with Robert Gilpin. International Relations 19 (3) pp. 361-372. 10.1177/0047117805055412 Other

Linklater, A. 2005. Dialogic Politics and the Civilising Process. Review of International Studies 31 (1) pp. 141-154. 10.1017/S0260210505006340 Cadair

Linklater, A. 2005. Globalization and the transformation of political community. In J. Baylis, S. Smith, P. Owens (eds), The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. 3rdth edn, Oxford University Press pp. 709-725.

Linklater, A., Burchill, S. 2005. Introduction. In S. Burchill, A. Linklater, R. Devetak, J. Donnelly, M. Paterson, C. Reus-Smit, J. True (eds), Theories of International Relations. 3rdth edn, Palgrave Macmillan

Linklater, A. 2005. Political Community and Human Security. In K. Booth (ed), Critical Security Studies and World Politics. Lynne Rienner Publishers

Linklater, A. 2005. The English School. In S. Burchill, A. Linklater, R. Devetak, J. Donnelly, M. Paterson, C. Reus-Smit, J. True (eds), Theories of International Relations. 3rd edn, Palgrave Macmillan pp. 84-109.

Burchill, S., Linklater, A., Devetak, R., Donnelly, J., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C., True, J. (eds) 2005. Theories Of International Relations. 3rd edn, Palgrave Macmillan

2004

Linklater, A. 2004. Dominant and destructive masculinities. International Affairs 80 (1) pp. 89-91. 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2004.00368.x Other

Linklater, A. 2004. Emotions and World Politics. Aberystwyth Journal of World Affairs 2

Linklater, A. 2004. Gray's elegy for market Utopianism. New Political Economy 9 (3) pp. 429-439. 10.1080/1356346042000259866 Other

Linklater, A. 2004. Norbert Elias, The ‘Civilizing Process’ and the Sociology of International Relations. International Politics 41 (1) pp. 3-35. 10.1057/palgrave.ip.8800067 Other

2003

Linklater, A. 2003. Cosmopolitan Citizenship. In E. Isin, B. Turner (eds), Handbook of Citizenship Studies. Sage Publications pp. 317-332.

Linklater, A., Waller, M. 2003. Loyalty and the Post-National State. In A. Linklater, M. Waller (eds), Political Loyalty and the Nation-State. Taylor & Francis pp. 1-14.

Linklater, A. 2003. Norbert Elias and International Relations. Figurations: Newsletter of the Norbert Elias Foundation pp. 4-5.

Linklater, A., Waller, M. (eds) 2003. Political Loyalty And The Nation-State. Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Taylor & Francis

Linklater, A., Waller, M. 2003. The Changing Face of Political Loyalty. In A. Linklater, M. Waller (eds), Political Loyalty and the Nation-State. Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Taylor & Francis pp. 223-233.

2002

Linklater, A. 2002. Cosmopolitan Harm Conventions. In S. Vertovec, R. Cohen (eds), Conceiving Cosmopolitanism: Theory, Context, and Practice. Oxford University Press

Linklater, A. 2002. Cosmopolitan Political Communities in International Relations. International Relations 16 (1) pp. 135-150. 10.1177/0047117802016001009 Other

Linklater, A. 2002. The problem of harm in world politics: implications for the sociology of states-systems. International Affairs 78 (2) pp. 319-338. 10.1111/1468-2346.00253 Other

Linklater, A. 2002. Towards A Critical Historical Sociology of Transnational Harm. In S. Hobden, J. Hobson (eds), Historical Sociology of International Relations. Cambridge University Press pp. 162-180.

Linklater, A. 2002. Unnecessary Suffering. In T. Dunne, K. Booth (eds), Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order. Palgrave Macmillan pp. 303-312.

2001

Linklater, A. 2001. Citizenship, Humanity, and Cosmopolitan Harm Conventions. International Political Science Review 22 (3) pp. 261-277. 10.1177/0192512101223004 Other

Linklater, A. 2001. Cosmopolitan Political Communities. Interstate Journal of International Affairs

Linklater, A. 2001. Critical Theory. International Relations: The Key Concepts. Taylor & Francis

Linklater, A. 2001. Globalization and the transformation of political community. In J. Baylis, S. Smith (eds), The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. 2ndth edn, Oxford University Press pp. 617-633.

Linklater, A. 2001. Marxism. In S. Burchill, A. Linklater, R. Devetak, J. Donnelly, M. Paterson, C. Reus-Smit, J. True (eds), Theories of International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan

Linklater, A. 2001. Marxism. In S. Burchill, R. Devetak, A. Linklater, M. Paterson, C. Reus-Smit, J. True (eds), Theories of International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan pp. 129-154.

Linklater, A. 2001. Rationalism. In S. Burchill, R. Devetak, A. Linklater, M. Paterson, C. Reus-Smit, J. True (eds), Theories of International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan pp. 103-128.

Linklater, A. 2001. The Changing Contours of Critical International Relations Theory. In R. Jones (ed), Critical Theory and World Politics. Lynne Rienner Publishers pp. 23-43.

Burchill, S., Devetak, R., Linklater, A., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C., True, J. (eds) 2001. Theories Of International Relations. 2ndth edn, Palgrave Macmillan

2000

Linklater, A. 2000. E. H. Carr, Nationalism and the Future of the Sovereign State. In M. Cox (ed), E.H.Carr: A Critical Appraisal. Palgrave Macmillan pp. 234*257.

Linklater, A. 2000. General Introduction. In A. Linklater (ed), International Relations: Critical Concepts in Political Science. Taylor & Francis pp. 1-21.

Linklater, A. (ed) 2000. International Relations: Critical Concepts In Political Science. Taylor & Francis

1999

Linklater, A. 1999. Cosmopolitan Citizenship. In K. Hutchings, R. Dannreuther (eds), The Borders of Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan

Linklater, A. 1999. The Evolving Spheres of International Justice. International Affairs 75 (3) pp. 473-482. 10.1111/inta.1999.75.issue-3 Other

Linklater, A. 1999. The Good International Citizen and the Kosovo Crisis. In A. Schnabel, R. Thakur (eds), Kosovo and the Challenge of Humanitarian Intervention: Selective Indignation, Collective Action and International Citizenship. United Nations University Press

Linklater, A. 1999. The Idea of Citizenship and the Modern State. In U. Preuss, F. Requejo (eds), European Citizenship, Multiculturalism and the State. Nomos pp. 51-66.

Linklater, A. 1999. Towards a Post-Sovereign Political Community. New Globalism and the State. Research Press

Linklater, A. 1999. Transforming Political Community: A response to the Critics. Review of International Studies 25 (1) pp. 165-175.

1998

Linklater, A. 1998. Citizenship and Sovereignty in the Post-Westphalian European State. In D. Archibugi, D. Held, M. Köhler (eds), Re-Imagining Political Community: Studies in Cosmopolitan Democracy. Stanford University Press pp. 113-137.

Linklater, A. 1998. Cosmopolitan citizenship. Citizenship Studies 2 (1) pp. 23-41. 10.1080/13621029808420668 Other

Linklater, A. 1998. The Transformation Of Political Community: Ethical Foundations Of The Post-Westphalian Era. Polity

1997

Linklater, A. 1997. The transformation of political community: E. H. Carr, critical theory and international relations. Review of International Studies 23 (3) pp. 321-338.

1996

Linklater, A. 1996. Citizenship and Sovereignty in the Post-Westphalian State. European Journal of International Relations 2 (1) pp. 77-103. 10.1177/1354066196002001003 Other

Linklater, A. 1996. Hegel, the State and International Relations. In I. Clark, I. Neumann (eds), Classical Theories of International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan pp. 193-209.

Linklater, A. 1996. The Achievements of Critical Theory. In S. Smith, K. Booth, M. Zalewski (eds), International Theory: Positivism and Beyond. Cambridge University Press pp. 279-298.

Burchill, S., Linklater, A., Devetak, R., Paterson, M., True, J. (eds) 1996. Theories Of International Relations. 1stth edn, Palgrave Macmillan

1995

MacMillan, J., Linklater, A. (eds) 1995. Boundaries In Question: New Directions In International Relations. Continuum International Publishing Group

Linklater, A. 1995. Boundaries in Question. In J. MacMillan, A. Linklater (eds), Boundaries in Question: New Directions in International Relations. Octopus Publishing Group

Linklater, A. 1995. Community. In A. Danchev (ed), Fin de Siecle: The Meaning of the Twentieth Century. I.B. Tauris pp. 177-197.

Linklater, A. 1995. Marxism. In S. Burchill (ed), Theories of International Relations. 1stth edn, Deakin University Press

Linklater, A. 1995. Rationalism. In S. Burchill (ed), Theories of International Relations. Deakin University Press pp. 103-128.

1994

Linklater, A. 1994. Dialogue, Dialectic and Emancipation in International Relations at the End of the Post-War Age. Millennium: Journal of International Studies Millennium: Critical Journal of International Relations 23 (1) pp. 119-131. 10.1177/03058298940230010801 Other

Linklater, A. 1994. Neo-Realism in Theory and Practice. In S. Smith, K. Booth (eds), International Political Theory Today. Polity

1993

Linklater, A. 1993. Community, Citizenship and Global Politics. Oxford International Review 5 (1) pp. 6-9.

Linklater, A. 1993. Liberal Democracy, Constitutionalism and the New World Order. In J. Richardson, R. Leaver (eds), The New World Order. Westview Press

Linklater, A. 1993. Men and Citizens in International Relations. In H. Williams, M. Wright, T. Evans (eds), A Reader in International Relations and Political Theory. University of British Columbia Press

1992

Linklater, A. 1992. The Question of the Next Stage in International Relations Theory: A Critical-Theoretical Point of View. Millennium: Journal of International Studies Millennium: Critical Journal of International Relations 21 (1) pp. 77-98. 10.1177/03058298920210010601 Other

Linklater, A. 1992. What is A Good International Citizen? In P. Keal (ed), Ethics and Foreign Policy. Allen & Unwin

1991

Linklater, A. 1991. Marxism and International Relations: Antithesis, Reconciliation and Transcendence. In R. Higgott, J. Richardson (eds), International Relations: Global and Australian Perspectives on an Evolving Discipline. Unknown Publisher

1990

Linklater, A. 1990. A Postscript on Habermas and Foucault. In A. Linklater (ed), Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan pp. 207-226.

Linklater, A. 1990. Beyond Realism And Marxism: Critical Theory And International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan

Linklater, A. 1990. Departures and Reappraisals in Politics. In H. Emy, A. Linklater (eds), New Horizons in Politics: Essays with an Australian Focus. Allen & Unwin pp. 1-22.

Emy, H.V., Linklater, A. (eds) 1990. New Horizons In Politics: Essays With An Australian Focus. Allen & Unwin

Linklater, A. 1990. The Problem of Community in International Relations. Alternatives 15 (2) pp. 135-153. 10.1177/030437549001500201

1982

Linklater, A. 1982. Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan

1981

Linklater, A. 1981. Men and citizens in international relations. Review of International Studies 7 (01) pp. 23-37. 10.1017/S0260210500115104 Other

1980

Linklater, A. 1980. Rationality and Obligation in the States-system: The Lessons of Pufendorf's Law of Nations. Millennium: Journal of International Studies Millennium: Critical Journal of International Relations 9 (3) pp. 215-228. 10.1177/03058298800090030401 Other

1975

Goodwin, G.L., Linklater, A. (eds) 1975. New Dimensions In World Politics. Croom Helm

1972

Linklater, A. 1972. Moral Agents and International Politics. International Relations 4 (3) pp. 295-314. 10.1177/004711787200400309 Other