chapter  3
24 Pages

Citizenship, Community and Harm in World Politics: An interview with Andrew Linklater

Andrew Linklater has been a leading fi gure in the development of a critical theory of world politics and international ethics. His wide-ranging scholarship, including work on citizenship, cosmopolitanism and the harm principle, has been highly infl uential in the ‘normative turn’ in International Relations theory. Andrew Linklater’s doctoral research came to print in 1982 as Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations (republished 1990), a work that engaged with the ethical obligations between citizens and non-citizens. After teaching at the University of Tasmania and at Monash University, he took up a professorship at Keele University before becoming the tenth Woodrow Wilson Professor at Aberystwyth University. He is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. Andrew Linklater’s recent book The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Theoretical Investigations (2011), is the fi rst of three volumes focusing on the harm principle as the starting point of a historically grounded critical-theoretical approach to world politics.