Prof Richard Beardsworth BA (Hons) University of Cambridge MA University of Sussex DPhil University of Sussex
Richard Beardsworth joined the department in 2013, formerly Professor of International Theory at Florida International University (2012-2013) and Professor of Political Philosophy and International Relations at the American University of Paris (2005-2011). He has also worked in the field of international public policy (OECD, International Energy Agency and UNESCO, Paris). Since turning to international politics as a trained political philosopher, he has become increasingly concerned with the divide between normative and empirical practices in world politics and the lack of global political vision and global leadership that this divide sustains. His intellectual, research and pedagogical interests are all concerned with transcending this divide and fostering political responsibility towards global problems. He is on the editorial board of International Political Theory and is an associate editor of International Relations. He is presently Director of Research and Deputy Head of the Department.
- IP12520 - Exploring the International 2
- IP12420 - Exploring the International 1
- GW12520 - Cyflwyniad i Wleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol 2
- GW12420 - Cyflwyniad i Wleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol 1
- IPM4520 - Political Responsibility in a Globalized World
- IPM0520 - International Politics
- IQ32720 - Ethics in International and Global Politics
Political Responsibility and Leadership
Beardsworth's research interests lie in the relations between morality and politics in world politics. These interests are presently articulated in four important ways: (1) most generally, moving normative theory in the discipline of International Relations towards empirical questions; (2) finding a balance between cosmopolitan concerns regarding humanity as a whole and realist constraints in the emerging global order; (3) elaborating the political responsibility of national governments towards global problems; (4) targeting global leadership.
The Political Moment: Political Responsibility and Leadership in a Globalized, Fractured Age. Journal of International Relations2017.
State Responsibility Towards Climate Change: Convergence of Cosmopolitan and Non-Cosmopolitan Arguments. In (eds) The State and Cosmopolitan Responsibility. Oxford University Press, Oxford Cadair2016 (In press).
Cosmopolitan Theory and World Politics: An Argument for Cosmopolitan Realism. In (eds) The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory, Modern Power, World Politics: Critical Investigations. Taylor & Francis pp. 373-390. Cadair2015.
G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831) and International Relations. In (eds) Return of the Theorists : Dialogues with Great Thinkers in International Relations. Springer Nature, London pp. 117-125. Cadair2015.
A Secular Response to Political Messianism. In (eds) Politics to Come: Power, Modernity and the Messianic. Continuum Studies in Religion and Political Culture Bloomsbury Publishing pp. 15-25. Other Cadair2014.
The social in the global: Social theory, governmentality and global politics. International Affairs 89 (1) Cadair2013.
Practical Judgment in International Political Theory. Journal of International Political Theory 8 (1-2) pp. 110-111. Cadair2012.
Cosmopolitanism and International Relations Theory. Polity, Cambridge Cadair2011.
The Future of Critical Philosophy and World Politics. In (eds) Derrida: Negotiating the Legacy . Edinburgh University Press pp. 45-65. Cadair2007.
Tragedy and Ethics in International Relations. Journal of International Relations 22 (1) Cadair2007.
The Irony of Deconstruction and the Example of Marx. In (ed) The Politics of Deconstruction: Jacques Derrida and the other of philosophy . Pluto Press pp. 212-234. Cadair2007.
The Future of Critical Philosophy and World Politics. Millennium: Journal of International Studies 34 (1) pp. 201-235. Cadair2005.
In Memoriam Jacques Derrida: The Power of Reason. Theory and Event 8 (1) Cadair2005.
Futures of Spirit - from Hegel to Nietzsche, and Beyond. In (eds) Idealism without Absolutes: Philosophy and Romantic Culture. Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory State University of New York Press pp. 219-240. Other Cadair2004.
La Confession d'Augustin. [The Confession of Augustine.] Stanford University Press Cadair2000.
Nietzsche, Nihilism and Spirit. In (eds) Nihilism Now!: Monsters of Energy. Springer Nature, London pp. 37-69. Cadair2000.
The Political Art of Procrastination. Parallax 13 (1) Cadair1999.
Technology, Memory, and Value. In (eds) Memory, History and Critique: European Identity at the Millennium. International Society for the Study of European Ideas Cadair1999.
Technics et heure: Le défaut d'Épiméthée. [Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus.] Stanford University Press Cadair1998.
Nietzsche (Figures Du Savoir). Les Belles Lettres Cadair1997.
Deconstruction and Tradition: Catachresis and Techne. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 26 (3) Cadair1995.
Les frontières du sublime: La déconstruction et la tradition moderne. [The boundaries of the sublime] Le Passage des Frontières: Autour du Travail de Jacques Derrida. Éditions Galilée Cadair1994.
On the Critical Post: Lyotard’s Political Judgment. In (ed) Judging Lyotard. Taylor & Francis Cadair1992.