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Richard Devetak


PhD, International Relations (Keele), MA, Politics (Monash), BA (Hons) Politics, (Monash).

Richard Devetak is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. I is currently working on two related but distinct research projects. The first project (Force, Law and Justice: The Transformation of International Society) focuses on the impact that three events in particular (Kosovo, September 11 and the Iraq War) have had on the rules and norms related to the use of force in international society. It draws upon recent critical-theoretical and post-structuralist interpretations of Kant to frame the inquiry. It also couches the discussion in the history of concepts. The second project (A Genealogy of the International) returns to his PhD thesis for the purpose of turning it into a book manuscript. The focus of this research project is on the political thought of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Three thinkers are particularly important: Hugo Grotius, Samuel Pufendorf and Emerich de Vattel.


Edited Books

Richard Devetak and Chris Hughes (eds), The Globalization of Political Violence: Globalization’s Shadow (London: Routledge, 2008).

Alex Bellamy, Roland Bleiker, Sara Davies and Richard Devetak (eds), Security and the War on Terror (London: Routledge, 2008).

Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (eds), Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2007).


Refereed Articles

‘Foucault, Discipline and Raison D’État in Early Modern Europe’, International Political Sociology, forthcoming vol. 2, no 3, 2008. [1,000 word contribution to forum on ‘The Use and Abuse of Foucault in IR’.]

‘Between Kant and Pufendorf: Humanitarian Intervention, Critical International Theory and a Critique of Statist Anti-Cosmopolitanism’, Review of International Studies, vol. 33, Special Issue ‘Critical International Relations Theory After 25 Years’, April 2007, pp. 151-174.

‘Diplomatic Divergence in the Antipodes: Globalisation, Foreign Policy and State Identity in Australia and New Zealand’, co-authored with Jacqui True, Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 41, no. 2, June 2006, pp. 241-256.

‘The Gothic Scene of International Relations: Ghosts, Monsters, Terror and the Sublime after September 11’, Review of International Studies, vol. 31, no. 4, Oct 2005, pp. 621-644.

‘In Fear of Refugees: The Politics of Border Protection in Australia’, International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 8, no. 1, spring, 2004, pp. 101-109.

‘Theories, Practices and Postmodernism in International Relations’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 12, no. 2, Spring/Summer 1999, pp. 61-76.

‘Justice Unbound? Globalisation, States and the Transformation of the Social Bond’, co-authored with Richard Higgott, International Affairs, vol. 75, no. 3, July, 1999, pp. 483-498. Reprinted in Richard Higgott and Anthony Payne (eds), The New Political Economy of Globalisation (Edward Elgar, 2001), volume II, pp. 569-584.

‘The Project of Modernity and International Relations Theory’, Millennium, vol. 24, no. 1, 1995, pp. 27-51. Reprinted in Andrew Linklater (ed.), International Relations: Critical Concepts in Political Science (Routledge, 2000), volume IV, pp. 1731-1755. Also reprinted in Steven Roach (ed.), Critical Theory and International Relations: A Reader (London: Routledge, 2008), pp.378-390.


Book Chapters

‘Hugo Grotius’, in Nigel Young (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Peace (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2008). [800 word entry.]

‘Globalisation’s Shadow: An Introduction to the Globalization of Political Violence’, in Richard Devetak and Chris Hughes (eds), The Globalization of Political Violence: Globalization’s Shadow (London: Routledge, 2008).

‘Conclusion to Security and the War on Terror’, co-authored with Sara Davies, in Alex Bellamy, Roland Bleiker, Sara Davies and Richard Devetak (eds), Security and the War on Terror (London: Routledge, 2008).

‘Failures, Rogues and Terrorists: States of Exception and the North/South Divide’, in Alex Bellamy, Roland Bleiker, Sara Davies and Richard Devetak (eds), Security and the War on Terror (London: Routledge, 2008).

‘Introduction to International Relations: The Origins and Changing Agendas of a Discipline’, in Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (eds), Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

‘The Modern State and Its Origins’, in Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (eds), Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

‘Failed States, Rogue States and the Sources of Terrorism: How the North Views the South’, in Christian Enemark (ed.), Ethics of War in a Time of Terror, Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence, No. 163 (Canberra, 2006), pp. 99-118.

‘Critical Theory’, in Scott Burchill, et al., Theories of International Relations, third edition (Palgrave, 2005), pp. 137-160. Previously published 2nd edition (2001), 1st edition (1996). [Translated into Rumanian, Turkish and forthcoming in Polish.]

‘Postmodernism’, in Scott Burchill, et al., Theories of International Relations, third edition (Palgrave, 2005), pp. 161-187. Previously published 2nd edition (2001), 1st edition (1996). [Translated into Rumanian, Turkish and forthcoming in Polish.]

‘Order’, co-authored with Tim Dunne, in Martin Griffiths (ed), Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics (Routledge, 2005), pp. 613-622. [5,000 word entry.]

‘Foundationalism/Antifoundationalism’, in Martin Griffiths (ed), The Routledge Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics (Routledge, 2005), pp. 286-289. [1,250 word entry.]

‘Violence, Order and Terror’, in Alex Bellamy (ed.), International Society and Its Critics (Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 229-246.

‘Loyalty and Plurality: Images of the Nation in Australia’, in Michael Waller and Andrew Linklater (eds), Political Loyalty and the Nation-State (Routledge, 2003), pp. 27-42.

‘Signs of a new Enlightenment? Community and Humanity after the Cold War’, in Stephanie Lawson (ed.), The New Agenda for International Relations: From Polarization to Globalization in World Politics (Polity Press, 2002), pp.164-83.

‘Saving the Social Bond and Recovering the Public Domain’, co-authored with Richard Higgott, in Daniel Drache (ed.), The Market or the Public Domain: Global Governance and the Asymmetry of Power (Routledge, 2001), pp. 360-380.
 

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