Prof James Pattison

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I am a Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester.

My work focuses on ethical issues in international politics. I have particular research expertise on humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect (R2P), Just War Theory, private military and security companies, and the alternatives to war (e.g. sanctions).

I have written three books (all with Oxford University Press) and over 20 journal articles since 2007, including in British Journal of Political Science, Ethics & International Affairs, European Journal of International Relations, International Theory, Journal of Political Philosophy, and Review of International Studies.

My first book explores the ethics of humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect, focusing on the question of who should intervene (Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect: Who Should Intervene?, Oxford University Press, 2010)

My second book examines the ethical challenges posed by the rise of private military and security companies (The Morality of Private War: The Challenges of Private Military and Security Companies, Oxford University Press, 2014).

My most recent book examines the ethics of the alternatives to war  (The Alternatives to War: From Sanctions to Nonviolence, Oxford University Press, 2018)

I also currently co-edit a book series on War, Conflict, and Ethics for Routledge. Please feel free to contact me with book ideas.

I gained my PhD from Newcastle University in 2006. From 2007-2009, I was a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. I joined Manchester in 2009 and was promoted to full professor in 2014. I am currently Director of Research for Politics, the Politics REF coordinator, and serve on the Politics Leadership Team.

Publications

(Most are free to read or download on jamespattison.org)

James Pattison (2019) “The Ethics of Foreign Policy: A Framework“, SAIS Review of International Affairs, 39/1: 21-35


James Pattison (2018) The Alternatives to War: From Sanctions to Nonviolence (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
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James Pattison (2018) “Covert Positive Incentives as an Alternative to War”, Ethics & International Affairs, 32/3: 293–303.

Eugenio Cusumano and James Pattison (2018) "The Non-governmental Provision of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean and the Abdication of State Responsibility", Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 31/1: 53-75. [Gold open access]

James Pattison (2018) “The Case for the Nonideal Morality of War: Beyond Revisionism versus Traditionalism in Just War Theory”, Political Theory46/2: 242–68

James Pattison (2018) “The Responsibility to Protect and International Political Theory”, in Chris Brown and Robyn Eckersley (eds), Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 330-42.

James Pattison (2018) “International Intervention”, in Eric Heinze and Brent Steele, Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations (London: Routledge), pp. 301–7.

James Pattison (2017) “Perilous Noninterventions? The Counterfactual Assessment of Libya and the Need to be a Responsible Power”, Global Responsibility to Protect, 9/2: 219–28.  

James Pattison (2017) “Unarmed Bodyguards to the Rescue? The Ethics of Nonviolent Intervention”, in Michael Gross and Tamar Meisels (eds), Soft War: The Ethics of Unarmed Conflict (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 

James Pattison (2017) “Guns Vs Troops: The Ethics of Supplying Arms”, in Aidan Hehir and Robert Murray (eds), Protecting Human Rights in the 21st Century (London: Routledge).

James Pattison (2016) “The Ethics of ‘Responsibility While Protecting’: Brazil, the Responsibility to Protect, and the Restrictive Approach to Humanitarian Intervention”, in Kai Michael Kenkel and Philip Cunliffe (eds), Brazil as a Rising Power: Intervention Norms and the Contestation of Global Order (London: Routledge), pp. 104–26.

Aidan Hehir and James Pattison (2016) “The Responsibility to Protect after the Arab Spring”, Cooperation and Conflict, 52/2: 141–7. This paper is ‘Gold Open Access’.

James Pattison (2015) "The Ethics of Diplomatic Criticism: The Responsibility to Protect, Just War Theory, and Presumptive Last Resort”, European Journal of International Relations, 21/4: 935–57. This paper is ‘Gold Open Access’.

James Pattison (2015) “The Ethics of Arming Rebels”, Ethics & International Affairs, 29/4: 455–71. Also available from CUP here (copyright CUP).

James Pattison (2015) “The Morality of Sanctions", Social Philosophy and Policy, 32/1: 192-215.

James Pattison (2015) “Jus Post Bellum and the Responsibility to Rebuild",  British Journal of Political Science, 45/3: 635–61. Also available from CUP here (copyright CUP).

James Pattison (2015) “Mapping the Responsibilities to Protect: A Typology of International Duties”, Global Responsibility to Protect, 7/2: 190–210. Also available from Brill here (copyright Brill)

James Pattison (2014) The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
- Reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement, Political Studies Review, African Security Review, St. Anthony's International Review, Parameters, Socialism and Democracy, and International Affairs.

James Pattison (ed.) (2014) Humanitarian Intervention: Sage Library of International Relations, Four Volumes (London: Sage).

James Pattison (2014) "Justa Piratica: The Ethics of Piracy", Review of International Studies, 40/4: 631-56. Also available from CUP here (copyright CUP). 

James Pattison (2014) “The Case for Criteria: Moving R2P Forward after the Arab Spring”, e-International Relations

James Pattison (2014) “Bombing the Beneficiaries: The Distribution of the Costs of the Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian Intervention”, in Don Scheid (ed), The Ethics of Armed Humanitarian Intervention (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 113–30.

James Pattison (2014) “Introduction”, in James Pattison (ed.) (2014) Humanitarian Intervention: Sage Library of International Relations, Four Volumes (London: Sage). [10,000 words]

James Pattison (2013) "Is there a Duty to Intervene? Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect", Philosophy Compass, 8/6: 570-9. 

James Pattison (2013) "When Is It Right to Fight? Just War Theory and the Individual-Centric Approach", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 16/1: 35-54.

Deane-Peter Baker and James Pattison (2012) "The Principled Case for Employing Private Military and Security Companies in Interventions for Human Rights Purposes", Journal of Applied Philosophy, 29/1: 1–18.

James Pattison (2012) "The Legitimacy of the Military, Private Military and Security Companies, and Just War Theory", European Journal of Political Theory, 11/2: 131–54.

James Pattison (2012) "Assigning Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect" in Julia Hoffmann and André NollKaemper (eds) Responsibility to Protect: From Principle to Practice (Amsterdam University Press/Pallas Publications), pp. 173–84.

James Pattison (2011) "Introduction to Roundtable on Libya, RtoP, and Humanitarian Intervention", Ethics & International Affairs, 25/3: 251–4. This article is also available from the copyright holder here.

James Pattison (2011) "The Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention in Libya", Ethics & International Affairs, 25/3: 271–7. This article is also available from the copyright holder here.

James Pattison (2011) "The Rights and Duties of Humanitarian Intervention: A Reply to Two Critics", Global Discourse, 2 (I).

James Pattison (2010) Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect: Who Should Intervene? (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
- Awarded 'Notable Book Award' by the International Studies Association (International Ethics Section), 2011.
- Subject of Symposium in Global Discourse, with reviews by David Miller and Graham Long.
 -Subject of Review Essays by Jennifer Welsh,  Eric Heinze, Steven Lee,  Phil Orchard,  Peter Hilpold, and Marc G. Doucet 


James Pattison (2010) "Deeper Objections to the Privatisation of Military Force", Journal of Political Philosophy, 18/4: 425–47. This article is also available from the copyright holder here.

James Pattison (2010) "Outsourcing the Responsibility to Protect: Humanitarian Intervention and Private Military and Security Companies" International Theory, 2/1: 1–31. This article is also available from the copyright holder here.

James Pattison (2009) "Humanitarian Intervention, the Responsibility to Protect, and Jus in Bello", Global Responsibility to Protect, 1/3: 346–91.

James Pattison (2008) "Whose Responsibility to Protect? The Duties of Humanitarian Intervention", Journal of Military Ethics, 7/4: 262–83.

James Pattison (2008) "Legitimacy and Humanitarian Intervention: Who Should Intervene?", International Journal of Human Rights, 12/3: 395–413.

James Pattison (2008) "Just War Theory and the Privatization of Military Force", Ethics & International Affairs, 22/2: 143–62. This article is also available from the copyright holder  here.

James Pattison (2008) "Humanitarian Intervention and a Cosmopolitan UN Force", Journal of International Political Theory, 4/1: 126–45. This article is also available from the copyright holder here.

James Pattison (2007) "Representativeness and Humanitarian Intervention", Journal of Social Philosophy, 38/4: 569–87. This article is also available from the copyright holder  here.

James Pattison (2007) "Humanitarian Intervention and International Law: The Moral Significance of an Intervener's Legal Status", Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 10/3: 301–19.

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