Nicholas Rengger is Professor of Political Theory and International Relations at St Andrews and CSTPV Professorial Fellow. He is also currently (2011–2014) a Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York. He has held visiting positions at the London School of Economics, University of Southern California, and the Centre for Theology and Philosophy at the University Of Nottingham.

Room: 238, Arts Faculty Building

P: 01334 462941
E: njr3@st-andrews.ac.uk


Just War and International order: The Uncivil Condition in World Politics.(Cambridge University Press, 2013).

[Ed] Evaluating Global Orders (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

[Ed, with Ben Thirkell-White] Critical International Relations Theory After Twenty Five Years (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

[Ed, with Chris Brown and Terry Nardin] International Relations in Political Thought: Texts From the Ancient Greeks to The First World War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)

International Relations, Political Theory and the Problem of Order: Beyond International Relations Theory (London: Routledge, 2000)

Retreat From the Modern: Humanism, Postmodernism and the Flight from Modernist Culture (London; Bowerdean, 1996).

Political Theory, Modernity and Postmodernity: Beyond Enlightenment and Critique (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995).

[Ed with John Baylis] Dilemmas of World Politics: International Issues in a Changing World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992).


2014 Contribution to ‘Pluralism as Opportunity in International Theory’ forum section in International Studies Perspectives

2013 ‘On Theology and International Relations: World Politics Beyond the Empty Sky’ in International Relations, 27, 2, July 2013

2012, ‘Progress with Price?’ International Theory, 4, 3

2012 ‘A Global Ethic and the Hybrid character of the Moral World’, Ethics and International Affairs, 26, 1

2011 N Rengger ‘The World Turned Upside Down? Twenty Five Years of Human Rights and International Relations’ International Affairs, 87, 4, September

2010 N Rengger ‘Remember the Aeneid: Why International Theory Should Beware Greek Gifts’ International Theory 2, 3.

2008; N Rengger, C Kennedy-Pipe; “Introduction: The State of War”; International Affairs; 84(4)

2008; N Rengger; “The Greatest Treason/On The Subtle Temptations of Preventive War”; International Affairs; 84(4)

Book Chapters

2013 ’ Realism Tamed or Liberalism Betrayed? Dystopic Liberalism and International Order’ in R.Freidman et al (eds) After Liberalism (London: Palgrave)

2013 ‘A Wager Lost By Winning? On the ‘Triumph’ of the Just War Tradition’ in J.C.Williams et al (ed) Just War (Washington: GeorgeTown University Press)

2012, ‘Tragedy or Scepticism; Defending the Anti-Pelagian Mind in World Politics’ in Toni Erskine and Richard Ned Lebow (eds) Tragedy and International Relations (London: Palgrave Macmillan)

2012, ‘Politics and International relations’ in Peter Hampson et al (ed) Christianity and the Disciplines

2010 ‘The Just War Tradition’ in Duncan Bell (ed) Ethics and World Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

2009; N Rengger; “Realism’s Hidden Dialogue: Leo Strauss, war and politics”; Political Thought and International Relations: Variations on a Realist Theme; Duncan Bell (ed); Oxford University Press

2009; N Rengger; “Inter arma silent leges? Political Community, Supreme Emergency and the Rules of War”; War, Torture and Terrorism: Rethinking the Rules of International Security; A Lang, Amanda Russell Beattie (ed); Routeledge

2008 ‘Marxism and International Ethics’ in Chris Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal (eds) The Oxford Handbook of International Relations (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Michael Oakeshott Association conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 13–15 Oct 2011.

The Post Secular in International Relations, University of Sussex, 27–28 October 2011

Global Ethics Workshop, Carnegie Council for Ethics and INternational Affairs, New York, 9–12 November, 2011

Lecture to the American University in Paris, 30 November 2011

Symposium on Cultural Dialogue and International Security ’ opening panellist’, Chatham House, 6 December 2011

Lecture to the Bristol Colloquium on Ancients and Moderns, 7 December 2011

Co-organizer, The Persistance of the state: Blessing or Curse? Conference, Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire, 2–4 February 2012.

Cosmopolitanism and International Relations workshop, New Normative Orders Exellenz Cluster, University of Frankfurt and Technical University of Darmstadt, 2–4 March 2012

Edinburgh Doctoral; Training Centre workshop on the Philosophy of the Social Sciences and IR, 18 June 2012

BISA/ISA Convention, Edinburgh, UK, 20–22 JUne 2012

Realism: Crisis or Renewal conference, Edinburgh, June 23–24, 2012. Telos in Europe, L’Aquila, Italy, September 7–10, 2012

CSTPV in London: Constraints on Counter Terrorism, 6 November 2012

2nd Global Ethics Fellows meeting, Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York, 7–11 November, 2012.

Lecture to Harvard International and Global History Seminar, Harvard University, 14 November 2012.

Keynote lecture to International Relations and the Harvest of the Middle Ages, Workshop, 8 March 2013, National University of Singapore

Seminar on Religion, Secularism and the Good society, Luxembourg, 26/7 April 2013

Cambridge Political Thought and Intellectual History Seminar, April 29th 2013.

Address to Conference on the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht, University of Utrecht, 19 September 2013

Lecture to the 4th Engaged Mind conference, honouring the work of Jean Bethke Elshtain, UNiversity of Chicago, October 2013

Third annual Global Ethics Fellows Meeting, CCEIA, 9–12 November, New York

Luxembourg Centre for European and International Studies Conference, 6–7 December 2013

ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, 26–29th March 2014