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Patrick Hayden is Professor of Political Theory and International Relations at St Andrews, which he joined in 2006. His research and teaching interests focus broadly on the intersection of international (or global) politics and social and political theory. Consequently his research can be viewed as oriented by the rubric of international political theory (IPT). Within IPT, he is interested principally in themes and issues involving human rights, international and global ethics, cosmopolitanism, genocide studies and political violence, and globalization debates. With regard to contemporary political theory he is interested specifically in the work of Hannah Arendt, twentieth-century existentialist thinkers, and the tradition of critical theory.
- IR3030: Human Rights in Theory and Practice
- IR4551: Cosmopolitanism and Global Politics
- IR5402: Analysis and Interpretation in International Political Thought
- IR5413: Topics in International Political Theory
I also contribute regularly to second year team-taught modules in IR, to Honours and MLitt dissertation supervision, to IR5401: Texts in International Political Theory, as well as to modules for the MLitt in Intellectual History and the MSc in Global Health Implementation.
My research activities are interdisciplinary, broadly international or global and frequently philosophical. My primary research lies in exploring and developing central conceptual elements of contemporary political thought, with an eye to how this might open up productive connections with current debates in international political theory. I am interested in exploring such connections through a wide variety of political theorists - ranging across Arendt, Camus, Sartre, Beauvoir, Adorno, Foucault, Honneth, Fraser, Bauman, and others - whose work remains relatively neglected as resources for thinking critically about 'the international' (and 'the global') as a distinctive political realm. As well as working directly in (international) political theory, I have continuing interests in exploring particular topical areas of transnational politics spanning human rights; cosmopolitanism; social justice; international and global ethics; political evil, violence and 'harm'; vulnerability and the politics of recognition; dissent and disobedience; and genocide studies.
- Camus and the Challenge of Political Thought: Between Despair and Hope (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Political Evil in a Global Age: Hannah Arendt and International Theory (London and New York: Routledge, hardcover 2009, paperback 2010).
- Named ‘Notable Book’ in the 2010 Annual Best Book Award Competition, International Studies Association’s International Ethics Section.
- Critical Theories of Globalization, authored with Chamsy el-Ojeili (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
- Cosmopolitan Global Politics (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing/London and New York: Routledge, 2005).
- John Rawls: Towards a Just World Order (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002).
- Multiplicity and Becoming: The Pluralist Empiricism of Gilles Deleuze (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1998).
- Recognition and Global Politics: Critical Encounters between State and World, edited with Kate Schick (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016).
- Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts (London and New York: Routledge, 2014).
- The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing/London and New York: Routledge, 2009).
- Globalization and Utopia: Critical Essays, edited with Chamsy el-Ojeili (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
- Confronting Globalization: Humanity, Justice and the Renewal of Politics, edited with Chamsy el-Ojeili (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
- America’s War on Terror, edited with Tom Lansford and Robert P. Watson (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2003).
- The Philosophy of Human Rights(St. Paul: Paragon House Publishers, 2001).
- Translated into Persian (Tehran: Mokhatab Publications, 2014).
- Philosophical Perspectives on Law and Politics: Readings from Plato to Derrida (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1999).
‘Farewell to Teleology: Reflections on Camus and a Rebellious Cosmopolitanism without Hope’, Critical Horizons 17/1 (2016): 79-93.
- ‘From Political Friendship to Befriending the World’, The European Legacy 20/7 (2015): 745-764.
‘Systemic Evil and the International Political Imagination’, International Politics 51/4 (2014): 424-440.
‘Albert Camus and Rebellious Cosmopolitanism in a Divided World’, Journal of International Political Theory 9/2 (2013): 194-219.
‘The Human Right to Health and the Struggle for Recognition’, Review of International Studies 38:3 (2012): 569-588.
- Awarded the prize for the ‘Best Article in Review of International Studies’ for 2012 by the British International Studies Association.
- ‘The Relevance of Hannah Arendt’s Reflections on Evil: Globalization and Rightlessness’, Human Rights Review 11/4 (2010): 451-467.
- ‘From Exclusion to Containment: Arendt, Sovereign Power, and Statelessness’, Societies Without Borders 3:2 (2008): 272-293.
- ‘Superfluous Humanity: An Arendtian Perspective on the Political Evil of Global Poverty’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 35:2 (2007): 279-300.
- ‘Kant, Held, and the Imperatives of Cosmopolitan Politics’, Impulso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, special issue on Immanuel Kant, 15:38 (2005): 83-94.
- ‘Constraining War: Human Security and the Human Right to Peace’, Human Rights Review 6:1 (2004): 35-55.
- ‘Human Rights in Rawls’s Law of Peoples’, Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia del Diritto, special issue on John Rawls 81:4 (2004): 525-544.
- ‘Cosmopolitanism and the Need for Transnational Criminal Justice: The Case of the International Criminal Court’, Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 51:2 (2004): 69-95.
- ‘Between Realism and Globalism: Rawls and the Question of International Justice’, International Studies 40:4 (2003): 297-318.
- ‘A Defense of Peace as a Human Right’, South African Journal of Philosophy 21:3 (2002): 147-162.
- ‘A Justification for Peace in the Human Rights Framework’, Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights 5:1-2 (2001): 169-190.
- ‘From the Law of Peoples to Perpetual Peace’, International Journal on World Peace 17:2 (2000): 47-61.
- ‘Sentimentality and Human Rights: Critical Remarks on Rorty’, Philosophy in the Contemporary World 6:3-4 (1999): 59-66.
- ‘Rawls, Human Rights, and Cultural Pluralism: A Critique’, Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 92 (1998): 46-56.
- ‘Gilles Deleuze and Naturalism: A Convergence with Ecological Theory and Politics’, Environmental Ethics 19:2 (1997): 185-204.
‘From Relations to Practice in the Empiricism of Gilles Deleuze’, Man and World: An International Philosophical Review 28:3 (1995): 283-302.
- ‘The Ethical Terrain of International Human Rights: From Invoking Dignity to Pursuing Recognition’, in Brent Steele and Eric Heinze (eds), Routledge Handbook on Ethics and International Relations (London and New York: Routledge, forthcoming).
- 'The Human Right to Health and the Challenge of Poverty: Moving toward Recognition&rsquo', in Robyn Eckersley and Chris Brown (eds), The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
- 'Lost Worlds: Evil, Genocide and the Limits of Recognition', in Recognition and Global Politics: Critical Encounters between State and World, edited with Kate Schick (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016), pp. 101-120.
- 'Recognition and the International: Meanings, Limits and Manifestations', with Kate Schick, in Recognition and Global Politics: Critical Encounters between State and World, edited with Kate Schick (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016), pp. 1-22.
- ‘Arendt and the Political Power of Judgement’, in Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts (London and New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 169-186.
- ‘Illuminating Arendt’, in Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts (London and New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 1-19.
- ‘The Environment, Global Justice and World Environmental Citizenship’, in Garrett Wallace Brown and David Held (eds), The Cosmopolitanism Reader (Cambridge: Polity, 2010), pp. 351-372.
- ‘Cosmopolitanism Past and Present’, in The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2009), pp. 43-62.
- ‘Introduction’, in The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2009), pp. 1-10.
- ‘Political Evil, Cosmopolitan Realism, and the Normative Ambivalence of the International Criminal Court’, in Steven C. Roach (ed.), Governance, Order, and the International Criminal Court: Between Realpolitik and a Cosmopolitan Court (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 157-177.
- ‘The War on Terror and the Just Use of Military Force’ (revised and expanded version), in Tom Lansford, Robert P. Watson, and Jack Covarrubias (eds), America’s War on Terror, 2nd edn (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2009), pp. 49-71.
- ‘Globalization, Reflexive Utopianism, and the Cosmopolitan Social Imaginary’, in Globalization and Utopia: Critical Essays, edited with Chamsy el-Ojeili (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 51-67.
- ‘Introduction: Reflections on the Demise and Renewal of Utopia in a Global Age’, and ‘Concluding Reflections’, with Chamsy el-Ojeili, in Globalization and Utopia: Critical Essays, edited with Chamsy el-Ojeili (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 1-9, 237-242.
- ‘Repudiating Inhumanity: Cosmopolitan Justice and the Obligation to Prosecute Human Rights Atrocities’, in John K. Roth (ed.), Genocide and Human Rights: A Philosophical Guide (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), pp. 277-286.
- ‘Confronting Globalization in the Twenty-first Century’, with Chamsy el-Ojeili, in Confronting Globalization: Ethics, Justice and the Renewal of Politics, edited with Chamsy el-Ojeili (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), pp. 1-22.
- ‘Security Beyond the State: Cosmopolitanism, Peace, and the Role of Just War Theory’, in Mark Evans (ed.), Just War Theory: A Reappraisal (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005), pp. 157-176.
- ‘Introduction’, to John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (New York: Barnes and Noble Publishing, 2004), pp. vii-xiii.
- ‘The War on Terrorism and the Just Use of Military Force’, in Patrick Hayden, Tom Lansford, and Robert P. Watson (eds), America’s War on Terror (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2003), pp. 105-121.
- Deputy Head of School, 2016-present.
- Director of Research, 2013-2016.
- Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research), 2009-2013.
- Member, School Management Committee, 2009-present.
- Programme Director, M.Litt. in International Political Theory, 2008-2010, 2015.
- Library Representative for International Relations, 2007-2008.
- Sub-Honours Adviser, Faculty of Arts, 2007-2012.
- Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Political Theory (ISSN: 1755-0882, eISSN: 1755-1722) published by SAGE Publishing (Edinburgh University Press, 2008-2013)
- Co-editor of the book series, Ethics and Global Politics, Ashgate Publishing, 2003-2013 (series concluded).
- Editorial Board Member, Human Rights Review (Springer Publishers), 2007-present.
Current Research Students
- Christopher Peys, 'Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness'
- Holly Marshall, 'The Principle and Practice of Freedom of Speech' (co-supervisor with Prof Tony Lang)
- Ruairidh Brown
- Andreas Papamichail
- Francois Sarah
- Rebecca Wilson
Completed Research Students
- Somi Arian, ‘A Comparative Study of Kant and Nietzsche Concerning the Role of Science in Political Theory’ (2010).
- William Samuel McDonald, ‘Neoliberalism, Socialism and Governmentality: Has Socialism Yet Developed an Autonomous Governmentality?’ (2010).
- Simon O’Connor, ‘Accountability for Amnesty’ (2010).
- Maria Angelopoulou, ‘Cosmopolitanism in Europe-in-Crisis: The Cases of the EU, Greece and Turkey' (2014).
- William Thomson, ‘Satisfying Human Needs with Methods of Nonviolent Intervention in a Protracted Social Conflict: The Israel-Palestine Case, 1993-2014' (2014).
- Alasdair Gordon-Gibson, 'Humanitarian Space: The Quest for a Protected Niche in the Global Arena' (2015).
- Masa Mrovlje, ‘Judging for the World: Philosophies of Existence, Narrative Imagination, and the Ambiguity of Political Judgement' (2015).
- Donna Nicholas, ‘Hannah Arendt and the Political: The Contemporary Challenges Posed by Sovereignty, Nationalism and Imperialism' (2015).
- Natasha Saunders, ‘From Subjectivity to Agency: Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt on "Refugees", "Regimes" and "Solutions"' (ESRC funded) (2015)
- Tatjana Nisic, ‘Systems Theory and Beyond: Social Power, Media and Form’ (2016)
PhD Supervision topics
- International political theory
- Contemporary social and political theory
- Political existentialism
- Critical theory
- Cosmopolitan theory and cosmopolitan studies
- International and global ethics
- Human rights
- Genocide studies