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As thick as thieves : exploring Thomas Hobbes's critique of ancient friendship and its contemporary relevance
(2019-02) - Journal article,
Recent decades have witnessed a revival of interest in ancient friendship both as a normative and as an explanatory concept. The literature concurs in holding Hobbes responsible for the marginalisation of friendship in ...
International criminal justice between Scylla and Charybdis — the "peace versus justice" dilemma analysed through the lenses of Judith Shklar's and Hannah Arendt's legal and political theories
(2017-12) - Journal article,
The present article discusses the “peace versus justice” dilemma in international criminal justice through the lenses of the respective legal (and political) theories of Judith Shklar and Hannah Arendt—two thinkers who ...
Between politics and the political : reading Hans J. Morgenthau’s double critique of depoliticisation
(2014-01) - Journal article,
This article situates H. Morgenthau’s thought in the context of post-foundationalist theorisations of the difference between politics and the political. In doing so, it shows how Morgenthau’s sophisticated realism refused ...
Democracy, critique and the ontological turn
(2017-11) - Journal article,
Self and other in critical international theory : assimilation, incommensurability and the paradox of critique
(2011-01) - Journal article,
This article is principally concerned with the way some sophisticated critical approaches in International Relations (TR) tend to compromise their critical edge in their engagement with the self/other problematique. Critical ...
Hobbes on the making and unmaking of citizens
(2016) - Journal article,
This article examines Thomas Hobbes’s views on legal citizenship in view of sovereign prerogative powers and the conditions of rule by law. It is argued that the authority of Hobbesian sovereigns includes the right to ...
Nature and artifice in Hobbes’s international political thought
(2015) - Journal article,
This article argues that the artificiality of Hobbesian states facilitates their coexistence and reconciliation. In particular, it is suggested that international relations may be characterised by an artificial equality, ...
Dissonance and decision-making mistakes in the age of risk
(2016-02-18) - Journal article,
Scholars of public and foreign policy have emphasized the role of decision processes in the creation of policy failures and fiascos and have demonstrated the importance that psychological factors play in policy mistakes. ...
Farewell to teleology : reflections on Camus and a rebellious cosmopolitanism without hope
(2016-02) - Journal article,
This article reconstructs Albert Camus’s notion of the absurd in order to elucidate his critique of historical teleology. In his life and work, Camus endeavoured to develop a fallibilist historical sensibility suitable to ...
The bête noire and the noble lie : the International Criminal Court and (the disavowal of) politics
(2018-05-25) - Journal article,
For the traditional legalistic discourse on the International Criminal Court (ICC), “politics” is a bête noire that compromises the independence of the Court and thus needs to be avoided and overcome. In response to this ...