Prof Andrew Linklater

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

Prof Andrew Linklater

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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 2008 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 and publications have included normative and critical theories of international relations and, in the most recent period, the development of linkages between process sociological studies of civilization and the English School tradition of analysis of international society.

Teaching

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PhD Supervision
Harm in World Politics
The Idea of Civilization in World Politics Critical Theory/International Political Theory
Process Sociology and International Relations
World History and International Relations

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. The second volume, Violence and Civilization in the Western States-System will be published by Cambridge University Press in November 2016. It builds on the argument of the book entitled, The Problem of Harm in World Politics. Andrew Linklater is currently writing two books - one on the idea of civilization in world politics, the other on global symbols and civilizing processes.

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • 12.30-1.30
  • Friday 1.30-2.30

Publications

Process Sociology, the English School and Postcolonialism - Understanding "Civilization" and World Politics: a reply to the CriticsLinklater, A. 2017 In : Review of International Studies.43, 4, p. 700-71920 p., 9
Violence and Civilization in the Western States-SystemsLinklater, A. 2016 Cambridge University Press. 534 p.
The 'Standard of Civilization' in World PoliticsLinklater, A. 2016 In : Human Figurations.5, 2
Norbert Elias and International RelationsLinklater, A. 2014 Norbert Elias as Social Theorist: Figurational Sociology and its Applications. Ohira, A. (ed.). Tokyo, p. 1-18
Towards a Sociology of Compassion in World PoliticsLinklater, A. 2013 The Politics of Compassion. Ure, M. & Frost, M. (eds.). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, p. 65-81
The Global Civilizing Role of CosmopolitanismLinklater, A. 2012 Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies. Delanty, G. (ed.). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, p. 60-7112 p. (Routledge International Handbooks)
Prudence and principle in international society: Reflections on Vincent's approach to human rightsLinklater, A. 2011 In : International Affairs.87, 5, p. 1179-1191
Process sociology and international relationsLinklater, A. 2011 In : Sociological Review.59, S1, p. 48-6417 p.
The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Theoretical InvestigationsLinklater, A. 2011 Cambridge University Press. 316 p.
A European Civilising Process?Linklater, A. 2011 International Relations and the European Union. Hill, C. & Smith, M. (eds.). 2nd ed.Oxford University Press, p. 435-45723 p. (The New European Union Series)
Human InterconnectednessLinklater, A. 2011 Realism and world politics. Booth, K. (ed.). Taylor & Francis, p. 306-34237 p.
International Society and the Civilizing ProcessLinklater, A. 2011 In : Ritsumeikan International Affairs.9, p. 1-2626 p.
Globalization and the transformation of political communityLinklater, A. 2010 The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. Baylis, J., Smith, S. & Owens, P. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 528-54316 p.
Norbert Elias, The Civilizing Process: Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations- an overview and assessmentLinklater, A. & Mennell, S. 2010 In : History and Theory.49, 3, p. 384-41128 p.
The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Global Civilizing Processes and International SocietyLinklater, A. 2010 In : The Journal of Social Science.70, p. 5-2319 p.
Global civilizing processes and the ambiguities of interconnectednessLinklater, A. 2010 In : European Journal of International Relations.16, 2, p. 155-17824 p.
The English School Conception of International Society: Reflections on Western and non-Western PerspectivesLinklater, A. 2010 In : Ritsumeikan Annual Review of International Studies.9, p. 1-1414 p.
Moral Progress and World History: Ethics and Global InterconnectednessLinklater, A. 2010 Questioning Cosmopolitanism. van Hooft, S. & Vandekerckhove, W. (eds.). 1st ed.Springer Nature, p. 21-3515 p. (Studies in Global Justice)
Uber die Bewahrung des Friedens in Europa: Antwort auf John MearsheimerLinklater, A. 2010 In : Leviathan: Berliner Zeitschrift Für Sozialwissenschaft.1, p. 31-388 p.
Citizenship and Sovereignty in the Post-Westphalian European StateLinklater, A. 2010 Citizenship. Bellamy, R. & Palumbo, A. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 113-137
Further Reflections on Critical Theory of World PoliticsLinklater, A. 2010 In : Dialogue.
Human InterconnectednessLinklater, A. 2009 In : International Relations.23, 3, p. 481-497
Norbert Elias, The ‘Civilizing Process’ and the Sociology of International RelationsLinklater, A. 2009 Civilization: Critical Concepts in Political Science. Bowden, B. (ed.). Taylor & Francis
Theories Of International RelationsBurchill, S. (ed.), Linklater, A. (ed.), Devetak, R. (ed.), Donnelly, J. (ed.), Nardin, T. (ed.), Paterson, M. (ed.), Reus-Smit, C. (ed.) & True, J. (ed.) 2009 4th ed.Springer Nature. 364 p.
The English SchoolLinklater, A. 2009 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S., Devetak, R., True, J., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C., Donnelly, J., Linklater, A. & Nardin, T. (eds.). 4 ed.Springer Nature, p. 86-110
Marx and MarxismLinklater, A. 2009 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S., Devetak, R., True, J., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C., Donnelly, J., Linklater, A. & Nardin, T. (eds.). 4th ed.Springer Nature, p. 111-135
Grand narratives and international relationsLinklater, A. 2009 In : Global Change, Peace and Security.21, 1, p. 3-17
Historical SociologyLinklater, A. 2009 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S., Devetak, R., True, J., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C., Donnelly, J., Linklater, A. & Nardin, T. (eds.). 4th ed.Springer Nature
Introduction to The Theories of International RelationsLinklater, A. & Burchill, S. 2009 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S., Devetak, R., True, J., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C., Donnelly, J., Linklater, A. & Nardin, T. (eds.). 4th ed.Springer Nature
Review Essay on Stephen Mennell, ‘The American Civilizing Process’Linklater, A. 2008 Figurations: Newsletter of the Norbert Elias Foundation, p. 3-5
Conversations in International Relations: Interview with Rosemary FootFoot, R., Linklater, A. (ed.), Booth, K. (ed.), Erskine, T. A. (ed.) & Wheeler, N. J. (ed.) 2008 In : International Relations.22, 2, p. 263-274
The Question of the Next Stage in International Relations Theory: A Critical-Theoretical Point of ViewLinklater, A. 2007 Critical Theory and International Relations: A Reader. Roach, S. C. (ed.). Taylor & Francis, p. 242-259
Critical TheoryLinklater, A. 2007 International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction. Griffiths, M. (ed.). Taylor & Francis, p. 47-5912 p.
Critical Theory and World Politics: Citizenship, Sovereignty and HumanityLinklater, A. 2007 New edition ed.Taylor & Francis. 248 p.
World History and International RelationsLinklater, A. 2007 In : International Relations.21, 3, p. 355-359
Public Spheres and Civilizing ProcessesLinklater, A. 2007 In : Theory, Culture and Society.24, 4, p. 31-37
Political Involvement and DetachmentLinklater, A. 2007 Figurations: Newsletter of the Norbert Elias Foundation, 27, p. 3-4
Towards a sociology of global morals with an ‘emancipatory intent’Linklater, A. 2007 In : Review of International Studies.33, S1, p. 135-150
Torture and CivilisationLinklater, A. 2007 In : International Relations.21, 1, p. 111-118
Distant Suffering and Cosmopolitan ObligationsLinklater, A. 2007 In : International Politics.44, 1, p. 19-36
Global EthicsLinklater, A. 2006 Encyclopedia of Globalization. Robertson, R. & Scholte, J. A. (eds.). Taylor & Francis
CosmopolitanismLinklater, A. 2006 Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge. Dobson, A. & Eckersley, R. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 109-12820 p.
The English School of International Relations: A Contemporary ReassessmentLinklater, A. & Suganami, H. 2006 Cambridge University Press. ( Cambridge Studies in International Relations; no. 102)
Civilizing Processes and International SocietiesLinklater, A. 2006 Globalization and Global History . Gills, B. K. & Thompson, W. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 44-6219 p. (Rethinking Globalizations)
Le principe de non-nuisance et l’éthique mondialeLinklater, A. 2006 In : Études internationales.37, 2, p. 277-30024 p.
The Harm Principle and Global EthicsLinklater, A. 2006 In : Global Society.20, 3, p. 329-34315 p.
Conversations in International Relations: Interview with Robert GilpinGilpin, R., Linklater, A. (ed.), Booth, K. (ed.), Clark, I. (ed.) & Wight, C. (ed.) 2005 In : International Relations.19, 3, p. 361-372
A European Civilising Process?Linklater, A. 2005 International Relations and the EU. Hill, C. & Smith, M. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 367-38721 p. (New European Union)
Theories Of International RelationsBurchill, S. (ed.), Linklater, A. (ed.), Devetak, R. (ed.), Donnelly, J. (ed.), Paterson, M. (ed.), Reus-Smit, C. (ed.) & True, J. (ed.) 2005 3 ed.Springer Nature. 364 p.
The English SchoolLinklater, A. 2005 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S., Linklater, A., Devetak, R., Donnelly, J., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C. & True, J. (eds.). 3 ed.Springer Nature, p. 84-10926 p.
IntroductionLinklater, A. & Burchill, S. 2005 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S., Linklater, A., Devetak, R., Donnelly, J., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C. & True, J. (eds.). 3rd ed.Springer Nature
Political Community and Human SecurityLinklater, A. 2005 Critical Security Studies and World Politics. Booth, K. (ed.). Lynne Rienner Publishers
Dialogic Politics and the Civilising ProcessLinklater, A. 2005 In : Review of International Studies.31, 1, p. 141-15414 p.
Globalization and the transformation of political communityLinklater, A. 2005 The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. Baylis, J., Smith, S. & Owens, P. (eds.). 3rd ed.Oxford University Press, p. 709-72517 p.
Gray's elegy for market UtopianismLinklater, A. 2004 In : New Political Economy.9, 3, p. 429-439
Norbert Elias, The ‘Civilizing Process’ and the Sociology of International RelationsLinklater, A. 2004 In : International Politics.41, 1, p. 3-3533 p.
Dominant and destructive masculinitiesLinklater, A. 2004 In : International Affairs.80, 1, p. 89-91
Emotions and World PoliticsLinklater, A. 2004 In : Aberystwyth Journal of World Affairs.2
Political Loyalty And The Nation-StateLinklater, A. (ed.) & Waller, M. (ed.) 2003 Taylor & Francis. 256 p. (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics)
Loyalty and the Post-National StateLinklater, A. & Waller, M. 2003 Political Loyalty and the Nation-State. Linklater, A. & Waller, M. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 1-14
The Changing Face of Political LoyaltyLinklater, A. & Waller, M. 2003 Political Loyalty and the Nation-State. Linklater, A. & Waller, M. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 223-233 (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics)
Cosmopolitan CitizenshipLinklater, A. 2003 Handbook of Citizenship Studies. Isin, E. F. & Turner, B. S. (eds.). SAGE Publications, p. 317-332
Norbert Elias and International RelationsLinklater, A. 2003 Figurations: Newsletter of the Norbert Elias Foundation, 19, p. 4-5
Cosmopolitan Harm ConventionsLinklater, A. 2002 Conceiving Cosmopolitanism: Theory, Context, and Practice. Vertovec, S. & Cohen, R. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Unnecessary SufferingLinklater, A. 2002 Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order. Dunne, T. & Booth, K. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 303-312
Cosmopolitan Political Communities in International RelationsLinklater, A. 2002 In : International Relations.16, 1, p. 135-150
The problem of harm in world politics: implications for the sociology of states-systemsLinklater, A. 2002 In : International Affairs.78, 2, p. 319-338
Towards A Critical Historical Sociology of Transnational HarmLinklater, A. 2002 Historical Sociology of International Relations. Hobden, S. & Hobson, J. M. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 162-180
Critical TheoryLinklater, A. 2001 International Relations: The Key Concepts.Taylor & Francis
Theories Of International RelationsBurchill, S. (ed.), Devetak, R. (ed.), Linklater, A. (ed.), Paterson, M. (ed.), Reus-Smit, C. (ed.) & True, J. (ed.) 2001 2nd ed.Springer Nature. 364 p.
RationalismLinklater, A. 2001 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S., Devetak, R., Linklater, A., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C. & True, J. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 103-128
MarxismLinklater, A. 2001 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S., Devetak, R., Linklater, A., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C. & True, J. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 129-154
MarxismLinklater, A. 2001 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S., Linklater, A., Devetak, R., Donnelly, J., Paterson, M., Reus-Smit, C. & True, J. (eds.). 2 ed.Springer Nature, p. 129-154
Globalization and the transformation of political communityLinklater, A. 2001 The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. Baylis, J. & Smith, S. (eds.). 2nd ed.Oxford University Press, p. 617-633
Citizenship, Humanity, and Cosmopolitan Harm ConventionsLinklater, A. 2001 In : International Political Science Review.22, 3, p. 261-277
Cosmopolitan Political CommunitiesLinklater, A. 2001 In : Interstate Journal of International Affairs.
The Changing Contours of Critical International Relations TheoryLinklater, A. 2001 Critical Theory and World Politics. Jones, R. W. (ed.). Lynne Rienner Publishers, p. 23-43
International Relations: Critical Concepts In Political ScienceLinklater, A. (ed.) 2000 Taylor & Francis. 2234 p.
General IntroductionLinklater, A. 2000 International Relations: Critical Concepts in Political Science. Linklater, A. (ed.). Taylor & Francis, p. 1-21
E. H. Carr, Nationalism and the Future of the Sovereign StateLinklater, A. 2000 E.H.Carr: A Critical Appraisal. Cox, M. (ed.). Springer Nature, p. 234*257
The Evolving Spheres of International JusticeLinklater, A. 1999 In : International Affairs.75, 3, p. 473-482
The Good International Citizen and the Kosovo CrisisLinklater, A. 1999 Kosovo and the Challenge of Humanitarian Intervention: Selective Indignation, Collective Action and International Citizenship. Schnabel, A. & Thakur, R. (eds.). United Nations University Press
Towards a Post-Sovereign Political CommunityLinklater, A. 1999 New Globalism and the State.Research Press
Transforming Political Community: A response to the CriticsLinklater, A. 1999 In : Review of International Studies.25, 1, p. 165-175
The Idea of Citizenship and the Modern StateLinklater, A. 1999 European Citizenship, Multiculturalism and the State. Preuss, U. & Requejo, F. (eds.). Nomos, p. 51-66
Cosmopolitan CitizenshipLinklater, A. 1999 The Borders of Citizenship. Hutchings, K. & Dannreuther, R. (eds.). Springer Nature
Citizenship and Sovereignty in the Post-Westphalian European StateLinklater, A. 1998 Re-Imagining Political Community: Studies in Cosmopolitan Democracy. Archibugi, D., Held, D. & Köhler, M. (eds.). Stanford University Press, p. 113-137
Cosmopolitan citizenshipLinklater, A. 1998 In : Citizenship Studies.2, 1, p. 23-41
The Transformation Of Political Community: Ethical Foundations Of The Post-Westphalian EraLinklater, A. 1998 Polity. 272 p.
The transformation of political community: E. H. Carr, critical theory and international relationsLinklater, A. 1997 In : Review of International Studies.23, 3, p. 321-338
Hegel, the State and International RelationsLinklater, A. 1996 Classical Theories of International Relations. Clark, I. & Neumann, I. B. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 193-209
The Achievements of Critical TheoryLinklater, A. 1996 International Theory: Positivism and Beyond. Smith, S., Booth, K. & Zalewski, M. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 279-298
Citizenship and Sovereignty in the Post-Westphalian StateLinklater, A. 1996 In : European Journal of International Relations.2, 1, p. 77-103
Theories Of International RelationsBurchill, S. (ed.), Linklater, A. (ed.), Devetak, R. (ed.), Paterson, M. (ed.) & True, J. (ed.) 1996 1st ed.Springer Nature. 364 p.
CommunityLinklater, A. 1995 Fin de Siecle: The Meaning of the Twentieth Century. Danchev, A. (ed.). I.B. Tauris, p. 177-197
Boundaries In Question: New Directions In International RelationsMacMillan, J. (ed.) & Linklater, A. (ed.) 1995 Continuum International Publishing Group. 224 p.
Boundaries in QuestionLinklater, A. 1995 Boundaries in Question: New Directions in International Relations. MacMillan, J. & Linklater, A. (eds.). Octopus Publishing Group
MarxismLinklater, A. 1995 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S. (ed.). 1st ed.Deakin University Press
RationalismLinklater, A. 1995 Theories of International Relations. Burchill, S. (ed.). Deakin University Press, p. 103-128
Dialogue, Dialectic and Emancipation in International Relations at the End of the Post-War AgeLinklater, A. 1994 In : Millennium: Journal of International Studies.23, 1, p. 119-131
Neo-Realism in Theory and PracticeLinklater, A. 1994 International Political Theory Today. Smith, S. & Booth, K. (eds.). Polity
Men and Citizens in International RelationsLinklater, A. 1993 A Reader in International Relations and Political Theory. Williams, H., Wright, M. & Evans, T. (eds.). University of British Columbia Press
Community, Citizenship and Global PoliticsLinklater, A. 1993 In : Oxford International Review.5, 1, p. 6-9
Liberal Democracy, Constitutionalism and the New World OrderLinklater, A. 1993 The New World Order. Richardson, J. L. & Leaver, R. (eds.). Westview Press
What is A Good International Citizen?Linklater, A. 1992 Ethics and Foreign Policy. Keal, P. (ed.). Allen & Unwin
The Question of the Next Stage in International Relations Theory: A Critical-Theoretical Point of ViewLinklater, A. 1992 In : Millennium: Journal of International Studies.21, 1, p. 77-98
Marxism and International Relations: Antithesis, Reconciliation and TranscendenceLinklater, A. 1991 International Relations: Global and Australian Perspectives on an Evolving Discipline. Higgott, R. & Richardson, J. L. (eds.). Unknown Publisher
New Horizons In Politics: Essays With An Australian FocusEmy, H. V. (ed.) & Linklater, A. (ed.) 1990 Allen & Unwin. 216 p.
Departures and Reappraisals in PoliticsLinklater, A. 1990 New Horizons in Politics: Essays with an Australian Focus. Emy, H. V. & Linklater, A. (eds.). Allen & Unwin, p. 1-22
A Postscript on Habermas and FoucaultLinklater, A. 1990 Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations. Linklater, A. (ed.). Springer Nature, p. 207-226
The Problem of Community in International RelationsLinklater, A. 1990 In : Alternatives.15, 2, p. 135-153
Beyond Realism And Marxism: Critical Theory And International RelationsLinklater, A. 1990 Springer Nature. 216 p.
Men and Citizens in the Theory of International RelationsLinklater, A. 1982 Springer Nature. 170 p.
Men and citizens in international relationsLinklater, A. 1981 In : Review of International Studies.7, 01, p. 23-37
Rationality and Obligation in the States-system: The Lessons of Pufendorf's Law of NationsLinklater, A. 1980 In : Millennium: Journal of International Studies.9, 3, p. 215-228
New Dimensions In World PoliticsGoodwin, G. L. (ed.) & Linklater, A. (ed.) 1975 Croom Helm. 127 p.
Moral Agents and International PoliticsLinklater, A. 1972 In : International Relations.4, 3, p. 295-314