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Dr Aidan Hehir

Reader in International Relations

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Dr Aidan Hehir

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Politics and International Relations | Department
Security and International Relations | Research
I joined the Department of Politics and IR in 2007; previously I worked at the University of Sheffield. I gained my PhD in 2005 from the University of Limerick. Currently I am a Reader in International Relations and Director of the Security and International Relations Programme. My research interests include humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect and international human rights law.

I have taught modules at all levels and currently I am module leader for “Sovereignty and Intervention After the Cold War”, “Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations” and “Contemporary Controversies in International Security”.

I have published a number of books, articles and book chapters on issues related to humanitarian intervention. I am part of a group which was awarded a grant by the ESRC for a two year project on “The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: The Political Sustainability of Liberal Norms in an Age of Shifting Power balances”. I am also Co-Convenor of the BISA Working Group on Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect. I have regularly contributed to current affairs debates through newspapers, blogs, radio and television. Currently I am supervising three PhD students and I am a member of BISA, the ISA and the PSAI.

This is a selection of publications, more can be found on WestminsterResearch, our online research repository.

Responsibility to protect

Hehir, Aidan (2014) Responsibility to protect. In: Armstrong, D., (ed.) Oxford bibliographies in international relations. Oxford University Press, New York.

The responsibility to protect: “Never again!” for the 21st century?

Hehir, Aidan and Heinze, Eric A. (2014) The responsibility to protect: “Never again!” for the 21st century? In: Takahashi, Saul, (ed.) Human rights, human security, and national security: the intersection. Praeger Security International . Praeger, Westport CN. ISBN 9780313397608

The responsibility to protect in international political discourse: encouraging statement of intent or illusory platitudes?

Hehir, Aidan (2013) The responsibility to protect in international political discourse: encouraging statement of intent or illusory platitudes? In: Pattison, J., (ed.) Humanitarian intervention. SAGE Library of International Relations , 4 . Sage, London. ISBN 9781446273449

The permanence of inconsistency: Libya, the Security Council, and the Responsibility to Protect

Hehir, Aidan (2013) The permanence of inconsistency: Libya, the Security Council, and the Responsibility to Protect. International Security, 38 (1). pp. 137-159. ISSN 0162-2889

Libya and the responsibility to protect

Hehir, Aidan (2013) Libya and the responsibility to protect. In: Hehir, A. and Murray, Robert W., (eds.) Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781137273949

The responsibility to protect as the apotheosis of liberal teleology

Hehir, Aidan (2013) The responsibility to protect as the apotheosis of liberal teleology. In: Hehir, A. and Murray, Robert W., (eds.) Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 34-57. ISBN 9781137273949

Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention

Hehir, Aidan and Murray, R.W., eds. (2013) Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137273949

International law, justice and world politics

Hehir, Aidan (2013) International law, justice and world politics. In: Beeson, M. and Bisley, M., (eds.) Issues in twenty-first century world politics (2nd edition). Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 251-262. ISBN 9780230362871

Humanitarian intervention: an introduction (2nd edition)

Hehir, Aidan (2013) Humanitarian intervention: an introduction (2nd edition). Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137301550

The responsibility to protect: rhetoric, reality and the future of humanitarian intervention

Hehir, Aidan (2012) The responsibility to protect: rhetoric, reality and the future of humanitarian intervention. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230289185

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