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Professor Peter Lawler - further information

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I currently convene and co-teach our first year course POLI10601 Introduction to International Politics, and two MA modules: POLI70401 Advanced Seminar in International Politics and POLI70832 Contemporary US Foreign Policy.

Additional Information:

Since 1998 I have been the founding editor of a book series entitled New Approaches to Conflict Analysis for Manchester University Press. The series now includes more than 20 monographs and edited collections. For information on this series and other MUP politics and international relations titles see the Manchester University Press website. I also have considerable experience in providing commentaries on contemporary world politics to the print and broadcast media in the UK Australia, and Canada.

PhD Students

I am particularly interested in supervising PhD theses on normative international relations theory, the theory and practice of internationalism, the normative dimensions of the foreign policies of the Scandinavian states, Canada, Australia and the UK, and narratives or stories of national identity.

Current PhD supervision:

  • Ronan O'Callaghan (2009 SoSS funded) Just War Theory and the Theology of Absolute Values: Rights, Responsibility and Sacrifice in Contemporary War Narratives (with Prof Maja Zehfuss)
  • Jamie Johnson (2009 SoSS funded) 'Human' Security? The Biopolitics of Ethical Encounter (with Prof Maja Zehfuss)
  • Rebecca Ehata (2009 SoSS Funded) Practices of Borderlining: Constituting the edges of Membership in European States (with Dr Veronique Pin-Fat)
  • Turki Alawi (2007 Externally funded) Saudi Foreign Policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict (with Dr Cristina Masters)
  • Guro Buchanan (P/T, 2004) State/society relations and State Feminism within Norwegian Foreign Policy (since 2007 with Dr Cristina Masters)

Successful defences include: