Dr James Pattison
Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester.
His research interests include humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect, the ethics of war, and the increased use of private military and security companies. His book, Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect: Who Should Intervene?, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. This book was awarded a 'Notable Book Award' in 2011 by the International Studies Association (International Ethics Section) and has recently been published in paperback, with a new preface on the intervention in Libya. His PhD on humanitarian intervention was awarded the Sir Ernest Barker Prize for Best Dissertation in Political Theory by the Political Studies Association. He has published various articles on the ethics of force, including for Ethics & International Affairs, International Theory, the Journal of International Political Theory, the Journal of Military Ethics, the Journal of Applied Philosophy, and the Journal of Political Philosophy.
He is currently working on a four-volume Sage ‘Major Work’ on humanitarian intervention. He is also working on a second monograph on the ethical issues surrounding the use of private military and security companies, The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies (under contract with Oxford University Press).
Before joining Manchester, he was a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
From September 2010 to 2012, he held an ESRC-funded project, "The Morality of Private War".
Dr Pattison's curriculum vitae can be downloaded here.