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, private military and security companies, and the alternatives to war. His first 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 recently completed on a four-volume Sage ‘Major Work’ on humanitarian intervention. He has also recently finished a 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 (forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2014). This was based on research carried during an ESRC-funded project, "The Morality of Private War", 2010-2012 (RES-000-22-4042).
His future work will consider the ethics of the alternatives to war (AHRC Ref AH/LOO3783/1). He has published various articles on the ethics of force, including for the British Journal of Political Science, Ethics & International Affairs, International Theory, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Journal of Political Philosophy, and Review of International Studies.
Before joining Manchester, he was a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
His CV can be downloaded here.