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Prof Patrick Hayden


Researcher profile

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Research areas

Patrick Hayden is Professor of Political Theory and International Relations at the University of 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.

Professor Hayden is the founding and current managing Editor of the Journal of International Political Theory, published by SAGE.

PhD supervision

  • Holly Marshall
  • Bennett Collins

Selected publications


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