UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Jeremy Martin Moses

School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Political Science and International Relations

Fields of Research

  • International Relations Theory
  • Theoretical approaches to war and intervention
  • Humanitarian Intervention
  • Realist International Relations Theory
  • Pacifism
  • Responsibility to Protect
  • Statehood and Recognition
  • Just War Theory
  • Politics of International Law
  • Human rights
  • Globalisation
  • Identity Politics

Researcher Summary

Over the past decade, the main focus of my research has been on the ethical, legal and political challenges posed by emerging doctrines of humanitarian intervention, particularly the Responsibility to Protect.  In carrying out this research I have drawn heavily on some aspects of classical realist thought in international relations, arguing that the concept of sovereignty remains a major stumbling-block for those who advocate in favor of a more interventionist international order. The cases of Rwanda, Kosovo, Iraq, Sudan, Libya and Syria have been of particular interest over this period. This research on humanitarian intervention culminated in the publication of my book, "Sovereignty and Responsibility: Power, Norms and Intervention in International Relations", in 2014.

I am now working on a Marsden-funded research project that aims to delve into some of the theoretical and practical issues surrounding pacifism and non-violence in international relations. I am particularly interested in analyzing the connections and disjunctions between pacifist and realist thought in international relations.

Finally, I am developing a project looking at the challenges posed by the crisis in Ukraine and the establishment of the Islamic State to the international law and politics of statehood and recognition. This research connects back to many of the issues I have previously investigated in relation to sovereignty and intervention.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Future Research

  • Pacifism and Classical Realism in International Relations Theory
  • Statehood and Recognition, focusing on the cases of Ukraine and the Islamic State
  • Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect

Key Methodologies

  • Discourse Analysis
  • continental philosophy
  • analytic philosophy

Affiliations

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Authored Book
  • Moses J. (2014) Sovereignty and Responsibility: Power, Norms and Intervention in International Relations. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. 194pp.
Journal Article
  • Moses J., Bahador B. and Wright T. (2011) The Iraq War and the Responsibility to Protect: Uses, Abuses and Consequences for the Future of Humanitarian Intervention. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 5(4): 347-367. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17502977.2011.595606.
  • Moses J. (2010) Liberal internationalist discourse and the use of force: Blair, Bush and beyond. Co-existence (Glasgow, Scotland) 47(1): 26-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ip.2009.28.
Chapter
  • Moses J. (2008) Australia. In DeRouen Jr K; Bellamy P (Ed.), International security and the United States : An Encyclopedia: 64-82. Westport: Praeger Security International.
  • Moses J. (2006) Challenging Just War and Democratic Peace: a Critical Perspective on Kant and Humanitarian Intervention. In Enemark C (Ed.), Ethics of War in a Time of Terror: 71-83. Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
Thesis / Dissertation
  • Moses J. (2006) Love and Death in International Relations: The Theory and Practice of Humanitarian Intervention. Canberra, Australia. Australian National University.
Other
  • Moses J. (2008) Hikaru Yamashita, Humanitarian Space and International Politics: The Creation of Safe Areas (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2004), xii + 215 pp. University of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; University of Canterbury. Political Science and International Relations.
  • Moses J. (2008) Richard Caplan, International Governance of War-Torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), x þ 291 pp. University of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; University of Canterbury. Political Science and International Relations.
  • Moses J. (2007) Patman, R. and Rudd, S. (eds.), Sovereignty Under Siege? Globalization and New Zealand, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, pp. 234). University of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; University of Canterbury. Political Science and International Relations.
  • Moses JM. (2007) Thomas G. Weiss, Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas in Action, (Oxford: Polity Press, 2007), xvii + 196 pp. Australian Journal of Political Science 42(4): 719-720. [Book Review].
  • Moses J. (2006) Walter Laqueur (ed.), Voices of Terror: Manifestos, Writings, and Manuals of Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Other Terrorists from Around the World and Throughout the Ages (New York: Reed Press, 2004), 520 pp. University of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; University of Canterbury. Political Science and International Relations.
Conference Contribution - Other
  • Moses J. (2016) Is a Pacifist International Law Possible? Atlanta, GA, USA: 57th International Studies Association Annual Convention (ISA), 16-19 Mar 2016
  • Moses J. (2015) Peace without Perfection: The intersections of Realist and Pacifist thought. Giardini Naxos, Italy: 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 23-23 Sep 2015
  • Moses J. (2014) Sovereignty and Silence in International Law: Reflections on the Kosovo Advisory Opinion. Melbourne, Australia: Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS VI), 9-11 Jul 2014
  • Moses J. (2013) Libya and the politics of the Responsibility to Protect.
  • Moses J. (2013) Secular Prophets and Sovereign Responsibilities. San Francisco, CA, USA: International Studies Association Annual Convention, 3-6 Apr 2013
  • Moses J. (2013) Sovereignty As Irresponsibility: A Realist critique of the Responsibility to Protect.
  • Moses J. (2013) Sovereignty, Intervention and Contemporary International Law. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Political Science Association Annual Conference, 2-3 Dec 2013
  • Moses J. (2012) Libya and the Politics of the Responsibility to Protect.
  • Moses J. (2012) Power, peace and community: Hans Morgenthau's engagement with the idea of a world state.
  • Moses J. (2011) Between Simplicity and Complexity: Kant, Perpetual Peace and the Vexed Question of Humanitarian Intervention. Montreal, Canada: International Studies Association Annual Convention 2011, 16-19 Mar 2011
  • Bahador B., Moses J. and Wright T. (2010) Justifying War: The case for Iraq.
  • Moses J. (2010) Sovereignty as Responsibility: A contradiction in terms? University of Auckland, New Zealand: 4th Oceanic Conference in International Studies (OCIS IV), 30 Jun-2 Jul 2010
  • Moses J. (2010) The Enduring Influence of Kant's Perpetual Peace. University of Auckland, New Zealand: 4th Oceanic Conference in International Studies (OCIS IV), 30 Jun-2 Jul 2010
  • Moses J. (2009) Liberal Democratic Values and Asia Pacific Security: The promise of peace or a path to conflict?
  • Moses J. and Iwami T. (2008) From Liberalisation to Militarisation: The 'Civilising' of Japan and the End of the Pacifist Experiment.
  • Moses J. (2007) Discourse Analysis and International Politics: Rethinking Relations between the United States and China.
  • Moses J. (2007) Healing Humanity: Global Biopolitics and the Surgical Strike.
  • Moses J. (2007) We are the World': Cosmopolitanism, Neo-Conservatism, and Global Humanity.
  • Moses J. (2006) Moral Triumphalism in the Recent Australian Foreign Policy: Harsh Lessons from Timor-Leste and the Solomon Islands.
  • Moses J. (2006) The Bush/Blair Nexus: Recognising the violence of liberal internationalism.
  • Moses JM. (2005) Democratic Peace is Democratic War: the Use and Abuse of Kant in Humanitarian Intervention and the "War on Terror". Monash University, Melbourne, Australia: Ethics of War and Peace Working Group Roundtable, 1 Jun 2005
  • Moses JM. (2005) Humanitarianism and International Law: The 'standard of civilization' in contemporary international relations. Honolulu, HI, USA: International Studies Association Annual Conference, 1 Mar 2005
  • Moses JM. (2004) Virtue and Violence in Enlightenment, Revolution, and Humanitarian Intervention. Australian National University, Canberra, Australi: Oceanic Conference on International Studies, 1 Jul 2004
  • Moses JM. (2003) Discourses of Humanitarianism and Contemporary War: From the Conquest of the Americas to Kosovo. Portland, OR, USA: International Studies Association Annual Conference, 1 Mar 2003
  • Moses JM. (2003) Humanitarian Intervention: Discourses of 'civilization' in conquest and globalisation. Australian National University, Canberra Australia: Creating Spaces' Conference, 1 Jul 2003