Luke Glanville

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, 61(2) 2017: 385-95.

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.

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.

Rwanda Reconsidered: A Study of Norm Violation

Published in Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 24(2) 2006: 185-202.

Retaining the Mandate of Heaven: Sovereign Accountability in Ancient China

Published in Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 39(2) 2010: 323-43.

On the Meaning of 'Responsibility' in the 'Responsibility to Protect'

Published in Griffith Law Review, 20(2) 2011: 482-504.


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