Luke Glanville

New research examines ‘Children and the Responsibility to Protect’ framework

Dr Luke Glanville and Dr Bina Costa have secured funding through the Asia-Pacific Innovation Program (APIP) to develop new research on “Children and the Responsibility to Protect”.

Responsibility to Perfect: Vattel’s Conception of Duties beyond Borders

Luke Glanville, ‘Responsibility to Perfect: Vattel’s Conception of Duties beyond Borders’, International Studies Quarterly, online 2017: 1-11.

Can Might Make Right? Grotian Rules of Regulation in International Relations

In this seminar, I investigate one of the most puzzling claims of international-relations realism: namely that, given anarchy, ‘might makes right’. I first distinguish it from descriptive and meta-normative propositions with which it is commonly conflated, before explaining why it is worth probing. Most significantly, ‘might makes right’ promises to help elucidate criticism of fact-independent ‘ideal theory’ in the tradition of Rawls. I then explore two arguments in its favour through a stylised reading of Grotius.

Norm Diffusion and Discursive (Re)production: Women's Participation in Peace and Security Governance at the UN

In this seminar, I take a feminist discourse-theoretical approach to the phenomenon that has been termed ‘norm diffusion’ in order to explore, first, how norms can be understood as themselves the product of discursive contestation; second, in what ways norm diffusion can be recast as the reproduction/resistance of dominant or hegemonic discourse in particular institutional settings; and, third, how and in what ways discourse theory can render visible the subject-positions that are created through ‘norm diffusion’ when it is analysed as discursive reproduction.

Climate Change and Ecological Security

There is increasing engagement with the relationship between climate change and security in international relations thought and practice. Yet the nature of this engagement differs significantly, illustrating radically different conceptions of the nature of the threat posed, to whom and (most importantly) what constitute appropriate policy responses. These different climate security discourses encourage practices as varied as national adaptation strategies and globally-oriented mitigation action.

Self-Interest and the Distant Vulnerable

Published in Ethics & International Affairs, 30(3) 2016: 335-353.

The International Community’s Responsibility to Protect

Published in Global Responsibility to Protect, 2(3) 2010: 287-306.

Syria Teaches us Little about Questions of Military Intervention

Published in E-International Relations: Edited Collections, Into the Eleventh Hour: R2P, Syria and Humanitarianism in Crisis, 7 February 2014.

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