Dr Aidan Hehir

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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.

2016

Assessing the influence of the Responsibility to Protect on the UN Security Council during the Arab Spring (2016)
Hehir, A. 2016. Assessing the influence of the Responsibility to Protect on the UN Security Council during the Arab Spring. Cooperation and Conflict. 51 (2), pp. 166-183.
Introduction: The Responsibility to Protect after the Arab Spring (2016)
Hehir, A. and Pattison, J. 2016. Introduction: The Responsibility to Protect after the Arab Spring. Cooperation and Conflict. 51 (2), pp. 141-147.

2015

Bahrain: An R2P Blindspot? (2015)
Hehir, A. 2015. Bahrain: An R2P Blindspot? International Journal of Human Rights. 19 (8), pp. 1129-1147.
The Dog That Didn’t Bark? A Response to Dunne and Gelber’s Analysis of RtoP’s Influence on the Intervention in Libya (2015)
Hehir, A. 2015. The Dog That Didn’t Bark? A Response to Dunne and Gelber’s Analysis of RtoP’s Influence on the Intervention in Libya. Global Responsibility to Protect. 7 (2), pp. 211-224.
The Impact of the Security Council on the Efficacy of the International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect (2015)
Hehir, A. and Lang, A.F. 2015. The Impact of the Security Council on the Efficacy of the International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect. Criminal Law Forum. 26 (1), pp. 153-179.
From Human Security to the Responsibility to Protect: The Co-option of Dissent? (2015)
2015. From Human Security to the Responsibility to Protect: The Co-option of Dissent? Michigan State International Law Review. 23 (3), pp. 675-699.
The viability of the responsibility to prevent (2015)
Hehir, A. 2015. The viability of the responsibility to prevent. Politics and Governance. 3 (3), pp. 85-97.

2013

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

2012

Intervention in the emerging multipolar system: why R2P will miss the unipolar moment (2012)
Murray, R.W. and Hehir, A. 2012. Intervention in the emerging multipolar system: why R2P will miss the unipolar moment. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. 6 (4), pp. 387-406.

2011

The responsibility to protect in international political discourse: encouraging statement of intent or illusory platitudes? (2011)
Hehir, A. 2011. The responsibility to protect in international political discourse: encouraging statement of intent or illusory platitudes? International Journal of Human Rights. 15 (8), pp. 1331-1348.
Hyper-reality and statebuilding: Baudrillard and the unwillingness of international administrations to cede control (2011)
Hehir, A. 2011. Hyper-reality and statebuilding: Baudrillard and the unwillingness of international administrations to cede control. Third World Quarterly. 32 (6), pp. 1073-1087.
Pandora's Box? Humanitarian intervention and international law (2011)
Hehir, A. 2011. Pandora's Box? Humanitarian intervention and international law. International Journal of Law in Context. 7 (1), pp. 87-94.
Zum vermeintlichen Zumsammenhang zwischen gescheiterten Staaten und glbalem Terrorismus (2011)
Hehir, A. 2011. Zum vermeintlichen Zumsammenhang zwischen gescheiterten Staaten und glbalem Terrorismus. Die Friedens-Warte: Journal of International Peace and Organization. 86 (3-4), pp. 139-163.
The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide: adding value to the UN's mechanisms for preventing intra-state crises? (2011)
Hehir, A. 2011. The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide: adding value to the UN's mechanisms for preventing intra-state crises? Journal of Genocide Research. 13 (3), pp. 271-286.

2010

An analysis of perspectives on the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (2010)
Hehir, A. 2010. An analysis of perspectives on the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Genocide Studies and Prevention. 5 (3), pp. 258-276.
The Responsibility to Protect: 'sound and fury signifying nothing'? (2010)
Hehir, A. 2010. The Responsibility to Protect: 'sound and fury signifying nothing'? International Relations. 24 (2), pp. 218-239.
The responsibility to protect: interview with Dr Francis Deng (2010)
Hehir, A. 2010. The responsibility to protect: interview with Dr Francis Deng. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. 4 (1), pp. 83-89.

2009

NATO's "humanitarian intervention" in Kosovo: legal precedent or aberration? (2009)
Hehir, A. 2009. NATO's "humanitarian intervention" in Kosovo: legal precedent or aberration? Journal of Human Rights. 8 (3), pp. 245-264.
Intervention and statebuilding in Kosovo (2009)
Hehir, A. 2009. Intervention and statebuilding in Kosovo. Journal of Intervention and State Building. 3 (2), pp. 135-142.
Iraq: a never-ending nightmare? (2009)
Hehir, A. 2009. Iraq: a never-ending nightmare? Political Studies Review. 7 (2), pp. 220-228.
Intervention, statebuilding and security: interview with Lord Robertson (2009)
Hehir, A. and Moore, T. 2009. Intervention, statebuilding and security: interview with Lord Robertson. Journal of Intervention and State Building. 3 (2), pp. 259-275.
Independence, intervention and great power patronage: Kosovo, Georgia and the contemporary self-determination penumbra (2009)
Hehir, A. 2009. Independence, intervention and great power patronage: Kosovo, Georgia and the contemporary self-determination penumbra. Amsterdam Law Forum. 1 (2), pp. 88-100.

2008

Humanitarian intervention: past, present and future (2008)
Hehir, A. 2008. Humanitarian intervention: past, present and future. Political Studies Review. 6 (3), pp. 327-339.
NATO's role in statebuliding: interview with Jamie Shea (2008)
Hehir, A. 2008. NATO's role in statebuliding: interview with Jamie Shea. Journal of Intervention and State Building. 2 (2), pp. 227-241.

2007

The myth of the failed state and the war on terror: a challenge to the conventional wisdom (2007)
Hehir, A. 2007. The myth of the failed state and the war on terror: a challenge to the conventional wisdom. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. 1 (3), pp. 307-332.
Determining Kosovo's final status: the viability of ongoing administration (2007)
Hehir, A. 2007. Determining Kosovo's final status: the viability of ongoing administration. Civil Wars. 9 (3), pp. 243-261.

2006

Autonomous province building: identification theory and the failure of UNMIK (2006)
Hehir, A. 2006. Autonomous province building: identification theory and the failure of UNMIK. International Peacekeeping. 13 (2), pp. 200-213.
The impact of analogical reasoning on US foreign policy towards Kosovo (2006)
Hehir, A. 2006. The impact of analogical reasoning on US foreign policy towards Kosovo. Journal of Peace Research. 43 (1), pp. 67-81.

2016

The Impact of the Security Council on the Efficacy of the International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect (2016)
Hehir, A. and Lang, A.F. 2016. The Impact of the Security Council on the Efficacy of the International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect. in: Heins, V., Koddenbrock, K. and Unrau, C. (ed.) Humanitarianism and the Challenges of Cooperation London Routledge. pp. 199-220

2015

Ten Years After The World Summit What Has R2P Achieved? (2015)
Hehir, A. 2015. Ten Years After The World Summit What Has R2P Achieved? in: Sancin, V. (ed.) Responsibility to Protect: Where Do We Stand Ten Years After? Ljubljana University of Ljubljana Press. pp. 27-42

2014

The responsibility to protect: “Never again!” for the 21st century? (2014)
Hehir, A. and Heinze, E.A. 2014. The responsibility to protect: “Never again!” for the 21st century? in: Takahashi, S. (ed.) Human rights, human security, and national security: the intersection Westport CN Praeger.
Responsibility to protect (2014)
Hehir, A. 2014. Responsibility to protect. in: Armstrong, D. (ed.) Oxford bibliographies in international relations New York Oxford University Press.

2013

The responsibility to protect in international political discourse: encouraging statement of intent or illusory platitudes? (2013)
Hehir, A. 2013. The responsibility to protect in international political discourse: encouraging statement of intent or illusory platitudes? in: Pattison, J. (ed.) Humanitarian intervention London Sage.
The responsibility to protect as the apotheosis of liberal teleology (2013)
Hehir, A. 2013. The responsibility to protect as the apotheosis of liberal teleology. in: Hehir, A. and Murray, R.W. (ed.) Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 34-57
Libya and the responsibility to protect (2013)
Hehir, A. 2013. Libya and the responsibility to protect. in: Hehir, A. and Murray, R.W. (ed.) Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 1-14
International law, justice and world politics (2013)
Hehir, A. 2013. International law, justice and world politics. in: Beeson, M. and Bisley, M. (ed.) Issues in twenty-first century world politics (2nd edition) Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 251-262

2011

The responsibility to protect and international law (2011)
Hehir, A. 2011. The responsibility to protect and international law. in: Cunliffe, P. (ed.) Critical perspectives on the responsibility to correct: interrogating theory and practice London Routledge. pp. 84-100
Security, discretion and international law (2011)
Hehir, A. 2011. Security, discretion and international law. in: Hehir, A., Kuhrt, N. and Mumford, A. (ed.) International law, security and ethics: policy challenges in the post-911 world London Routledge. pp. 79-94
Conclusion: war, law and ethics (2011)
Hehir, A. 2011. Conclusion: war, law and ethics. in: Hehir, A., Kuhrt, N. and Mumford, A. (ed.) International law, security and ethics: policy challenges in the post-911 world London Routledge. pp. 164-169

2010

Microcosm, guinea pig or sui generis? Assessing international engagement with Kosovo (2010)
Hehir, A. 2010. Microcosm, guinea pig or sui generis? Assessing international engagement with Kosovo. in: Hehir, A. (ed.) Kosovo, intervention and statebuilding: the international community and the transition to independence Routledge. pp. 185-196
Introduction: Kosovo and the international community (2010)
Hehir, A. 2010. Introduction: Kosovo and the international community. in: Hehir, A. (ed.) Kosovo, intervention and statebuilding: the international community and the transition to independence Routledge. pp. 1-16
Interview with Dr Fatmir Sejdiu, President of the Republic of Kosovo (2010)
Hehir, A. 2010. Interview with Dr Fatmir Sejdiu, President of the Republic of Kosovo. in: Hehir, A. (ed.) Kosovo, intervention and statebuilding: the international community and the transition to independence Routledge. pp. 197-202

2009

The myth of the failed state and the war on terror (2009)
Hehir, A. 2009. The myth of the failed state and the war on terror. in: Chandler, D.C. (ed.) Statebuilding and intervention: policies, practices and paradigms New York Routledge. pp. 72-98

2008

The changing conception of self-defence (2008)
Hehir, A. 2008. The changing conception of self-defence. in: Wilson, I. and Forest, J. (ed.) Handbook of defence politics: international and comparative perspectives London Routledge. pp. 13-25

2007

UNMIK: facilitating Kosovo's final status or its future status? Reconceptualising the problem, changing the solution (2007)
Hehir, A. 2007. UNMIK: facilitating Kosovo's final status or its future status? Reconceptualising the problem, changing the solution. in: Hehir, A. and Robinson, N. (ed.) State-building: theory and practice London, UK ; New York, USA Routledge.
Conclusion: from intervention to administration (2007)
Hehir, A. 2007. Conclusion: from intervention to administration. in: Hehir, A. and Robinson, N. (ed.) State-building: theory and practice London, UK ; New York, USA Routledge.

2013

Humanitarian intervention: an introduction (2nd edition) (2013)
Hehir, A. 2013. Humanitarian intervention: an introduction (2nd edition). Palgrave Macmillan.
Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention (2013)
Hehir, A. and Murray, R.W. (ed.) 2013. Libya, the responsibility to protect and the future of humanitarian intervention. Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

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

2011

International law, security and ethics: policy challenges in the post-911 world (2011)
Hehir, A., Kuhrt, N. and Mumford, A. (ed.) 2011. International law, security and ethics: policy challenges in the post-911 world. London Routledge.

2010

Humanitarian intervention: an introduction (2010)
Hehir, A. 2010. Humanitarian intervention: an introduction. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.
Kosovo, intervention and statebuilding: the international community and the transition to independence (2010)
Hehir, A. (ed.) 2010. Kosovo, intervention and statebuilding: the international community and the transition to independence. Routledge.

2008

Humanitarian intervention after Kosovo: Iraq, Darfur and the record of global civil society (2008)
Hehir, A. 2008. Humanitarian intervention after Kosovo: Iraq, Darfur and the record of global civil society. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

2007

State building: theory and practice (2007)
Hehir, A. and Robinson, N. (ed.) 2007. State building: theory and practice. Routledge.

2007

Is Pakistan a failed state? (2007)
Hehir, A. 2007. Is Pakistan a failed state? Pakistan Security Research Unit, University of Bradford, Briefing Paper No. 15.

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