Since its founding, the primary purpose of the Bell School has been grounded in our scholars' ability to conduct and publish academically rigorous, conceptually innovative, world-leading research, and use that knowledge to educate, train, and engage with multiple stakeholders.


We have demonstrated commitment to high quality, multi-disciplinary, and impactful research. We have maintained a strong record of research partnerships with other universities, government agencies, and international organisations. And we have collaborated and helped build capacity with regional partners and local communities. 

Research and strategic initiatives

France, Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect
Eglantine Staunton's innovative theoretical framework offers a valuable tool for understanding the interplay between domestic and international norms.
Fishing For Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism
A personal account, in which Dr Aqorau describes the journey of the countries belonging to the Parties of the Nauru Agreement (the PNA) in fighting for control of their tuna resources.
Handbook on Intervention and Statebuilding
The Handbook covers wide array of themes such as democracy promotion, transitional justice and humanitarianism, as well as the involvement of drones and cyber technology in conflicts.
Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War
The book focuses both on how the particular tradition of 'just war' thought has evolved over time and how it has informed the practice of states and the legal architecture of international society.
Beginning with an overview of this broad field of study, Hudson and Day consider theory and research at multiple levels of analysis.
Implementing the Responsibility to Protect A Future Agenda Edited By Cecilia Jacob, Martin Mennecke
This book examines core thematic approaches to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and analyzes case studies regarding the implementation of this important global norm.
National Versus Human Security: Australian and Canadian Military Interventions
This book argues that for Australia and Canada, the concept of human security works better in practice than it does in theory.
Anatomies of Revolution
Featuring a wide range of cases from across modern world history, this book is a comprehensive account of one of the world's most important processes.