Dr Cian O'Driscoll

  • Senior Lecturer (Politics)

telephone: 0141 330 2002
email: Cian.O'Driscoll@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Office hours: Thursday 4pm-5pm

Biography

Cian joined the University in 2007 as a lecturer in Politics. He completed his PhD in 2006 at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Prior to this he studied at the University of Limerick, Dalhousie University, and the University of Oslo. Cian’s first book, The Renegotiation of the Just War Tradition was published in 2008. Just War: Authority, Tradition, Practice (Georgetown University Press), a co-edited volume with Anthony F. Lang, Jr., and John Williams, appeared in Spring 2013. Cian has also published a number of articles on the ethics of war, contributing to International Studies Review, Ethics & International Affairs, the European Journal of Political Theory, The Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Relations, the Journal of Military Ethics, the Journal of International Political Theory, and Millennium: Journal of International Studies. Cian was the Snell Exchange Fellow to Balliol College, Oxford for Trinity Term 2010, and was recently appointed a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy. Cian co-convenes the Glasgow Global Security Network, and is currently conducting research on the ethics of victory in war.

Research Interests

  • Ethics of War and Peace
  • Classical and Contemporary Just War Tradition
  • English School IR Theory

Supervision

Supervision 

I currently supervise five doctoral students, all working within the broad field of International Relations.

Current PhD students

  • Ricardo Villanueva¬†
  • Fida Bazai
  • Christopher McKinlay
  • Senia Febrica

Recently Completed PhD Students

  • James Bilsland
  • Scott Brown

Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Ethics of War
  • International Security and Global Politics
  • Humanitarian Intervention
  • International Relations Theory

Honours Teaching

  • Just War in the 21st Century

Pre-Honours Teaching

  • Politics 2B: Introduction to International Relations

Additional information

Other Roles

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
Number of items: 25.

2015

O'Driscoll, C. (2015) At all costs and in spite of all terror? The victory of just war. Review of International Studies, 41(4), pp. 799-811. (doi:10.1017/S0260210515000042)

O'Driscoll, C. (2015) The Heart of the Matter? The Callousness of Just War. Studies in Christian Ethics, 28(3), pp. 273-279. (doi:10.1177/0953946814565307)

O'Driscoll, C. (2015) Rewriting the just war tradition: just war in classical Greek political thought and practice. International Studies Quarterly, 59(1), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.1111/isqu.12187)

2014

O'Driscoll, C. (2014) Between the devil and the deep blue sea: thinking in new ways about just war tradition. In: Houen, A. (ed.) States of War: Terrorism, Sovereignty and the War on Terror. Series: Critical terrorism studies. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 171-186. ISBN 9780415663151

O'Driscoll, C. (2014) Tough reading: Nigel Biggar on callousness and the just war. Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 97(2), pp. 207-217. (doi:10.1353/sij.2014.0006)

2013

O'Driscoll, C. (2013) Why don't you tell us about them rabbits, George? The tragedy of just war. International Studies Review, 15(2), pp. 229-242. (doi:10.1111/misr.12040)

O'Driscoll, C. (2013) Divisions within the ranks? The just war tradition and the use and abuse of history. Ethics and International Affairs, 27(1), pp. 47-65. (doi:10.1017/S0892679412000779)

O'Driscoll, C., Lang, A.F. J. and Williams, J., (Eds.) (2013) Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice. Georgetown University Press: Georgetown, Washington DC. ISBN 9781589019966

Lang, A.F. J., and O'Driscoll, C. (2013) Conclusion: reclaiming the just war for international political theory. In: O'Driscoll, C., Lang, A.F. J. and Williams, J. (eds.) Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice. Georgetown University Press: Georgetown, Washington DC. ISBN 9781589019966

O'Driscoll, C., and Lang, A.F. J. (2013) The just war tradition and the practice of political authority. In: O'Driscoll, C., Lang, A.F. J. and Williams, J. (eds.) Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice. Georgetown University Press: Georgetown, Washington DC. ISBN 9781589019966

2012

O'Driscoll, C. (2012) A 'fighting chance' or fighting dirty? Irregular warfare, Michael Gross and the Spartans. European Journal of Political Theory, 11(2), pp. 112-130. (doi:10.1177/1474885111425117)

2011

O'Driscoll, C. (2011) Talking about just war: Obama in Oslo, Bush at war. Politics, 31(2), pp. 82-90. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9256.2011.01406.x)

O'Driscoll, C. (2011) Under an empty sky? Bruce Springsteen, just war and the war on terror. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 4(2), pp. 283-291. (doi:10.1080/17539153.2011.586209)

2010

Mills, K., and O'Driscoll, C. (2010) From humanitarian intervention to the responsibility to protect. In: The International Studies Encyclopedia. Wiley-Blackwell: London, UK, pp. 2532-2552. ISBN 9781405152389

O'Driscoll, C. (2010) Ethics and War in the Twenty-First Century: International Society at a "Fork in the Road". Intelligence and National Security, 25(1), pp. 86-97.

2009

O'Driscoll, C. (2009) From Versailles to 9/11: Non-State Actors and Just War in the Twentieth Century. In: Heinze, E. and Steele, B. (eds.) Ethics, Authority, and War: Non-State Actors and the Just War Tradition. Palgrave-Macmillan: New York. ISBN 978-0-230-61674-5

O'Driscoll, C. (2009) Hedgehog or Fox? An Essay on James Turner Johnson's View of History. Journal of Military Ethics, 8(3), pp. 165-178. (doi:10.1080/15027570903230182)

O'Driscoll, C. (2009) James Turner Johnson and the Recovery of the Just War Tradition: Introduction. Journal of Military Ethics, 8(3), pp. 163-164.

2008

O'Driscoll, C. (2008) Renegotiation of the Just War Tradition and the Right to War in the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan: New York. ISBN 978-0230605831

O'Driscoll, C. (2008) Fear and Trust: The Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes and the War on Terror. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 36(2), pp. 149-170. (doi:10.1177/03058298080360020901)

O'Driscoll, C. (2008) James Turner Johnson's Just War Idea: Commanding the Headwaters of Tradition. Journal of International Political Theory, 4(2), pp. 189-211. (doi:10.3366/E1755088208000219)

2007

O'Driscoll, C. (2007) Jean Bethke Elshtain's Just War Against Terror: A Tale of Two Cities. International Relations, 21(4), pp. 485-492. (doi:10.1177/0047117807083074)

O'Driscoll, C. (2007) Learning the Language of Just War Theory: The Value of Engagement. Journal of Military Ethics, 6(2), pp. 107-116. (doi:10.1080/15027570701408998)

2006

O'Driscoll, C. (2006) The Just War Tradition: Confronting the Burden of Order in an Age of Terror. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 19(3), pp. 387-388. (doi:10.1080/09557570600869259)

O'Driscoll, C. (2006) Re-negotiating the Just War: The Invasion of Iraq and Punitive War. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 19(3), pp. 405-420. (doi:10.1080/09557570600869333)

This list was generated on Sun Apr 23 08:24:17 2017 BST.
Number of items: 25.

Articles

O'Driscoll, C. (2015) At all costs and in spite of all terror? The victory of just war. Review of International Studies, 41(4), pp. 799-811. (doi:10.1017/S0260210515000042)

O'Driscoll, C. (2015) The Heart of the Matter? The Callousness of Just War. Studies in Christian Ethics, 28(3), pp. 273-279. (doi:10.1177/0953946814565307)

O'Driscoll, C. (2015) Rewriting the just war tradition: just war in classical Greek political thought and practice. International Studies Quarterly, 59(1), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.1111/isqu.12187)

O'Driscoll, C. (2014) Tough reading: Nigel Biggar on callousness and the just war. Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 97(2), pp. 207-217. (doi:10.1353/sij.2014.0006)

O'Driscoll, C. (2013) Why don't you tell us about them rabbits, George? The tragedy of just war. International Studies Review, 15(2), pp. 229-242. (doi:10.1111/misr.12040)

O'Driscoll, C. (2013) Divisions within the ranks? The just war tradition and the use and abuse of history. Ethics and International Affairs, 27(1), pp. 47-65. (doi:10.1017/S0892679412000779)

O'Driscoll, C. (2012) A 'fighting chance' or fighting dirty? Irregular warfare, Michael Gross and the Spartans. European Journal of Political Theory, 11(2), pp. 112-130. (doi:10.1177/1474885111425117)

O'Driscoll, C. (2011) Talking about just war: Obama in Oslo, Bush at war. Politics, 31(2), pp. 82-90. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9256.2011.01406.x)

O'Driscoll, C. (2011) Under an empty sky? Bruce Springsteen, just war and the war on terror. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 4(2), pp. 283-291. (doi:10.1080/17539153.2011.586209)

O'Driscoll, C. (2010) Ethics and War in the Twenty-First Century: International Society at a "Fork in the Road". Intelligence and National Security, 25(1), pp. 86-97.

O'Driscoll, C. (2009) Hedgehog or Fox? An Essay on James Turner Johnson's View of History. Journal of Military Ethics, 8(3), pp. 165-178. (doi:10.1080/15027570903230182)

O'Driscoll, C. (2009) James Turner Johnson and the Recovery of the Just War Tradition: Introduction. Journal of Military Ethics, 8(3), pp. 163-164.

O'Driscoll, C. (2008) Fear and Trust: The Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes and the War on Terror. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 36(2), pp. 149-170. (doi:10.1177/03058298080360020901)

O'Driscoll, C. (2008) James Turner Johnson's Just War Idea: Commanding the Headwaters of Tradition. Journal of International Political Theory, 4(2), pp. 189-211. (doi:10.3366/E1755088208000219)

O'Driscoll, C. (2007) Jean Bethke Elshtain's Just War Against Terror: A Tale of Two Cities. International Relations, 21(4), pp. 485-492. (doi:10.1177/0047117807083074)

O'Driscoll, C. (2007) Learning the Language of Just War Theory: The Value of Engagement. Journal of Military Ethics, 6(2), pp. 107-116. (doi:10.1080/15027570701408998)

O'Driscoll, C. (2006) The Just War Tradition: Confronting the Burden of Order in an Age of Terror. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 19(3), pp. 387-388. (doi:10.1080/09557570600869259)

O'Driscoll, C. (2006) Re-negotiating the Just War: The Invasion of Iraq and Punitive War. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 19(3), pp. 405-420. (doi:10.1080/09557570600869333)

Books

O'Driscoll, C. (2008) Renegotiation of the Just War Tradition and the Right to War in the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan: New York. ISBN 978-0230605831

Book Sections

O'Driscoll, C. (2014) Between the devil and the deep blue sea: thinking in new ways about just war tradition. In: Houen, A. (ed.) States of War: Terrorism, Sovereignty and the War on Terror. Series: Critical terrorism studies. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 171-186. ISBN 9780415663151

Lang, A.F. J., and O'Driscoll, C. (2013) Conclusion: reclaiming the just war for international political theory. In: O'Driscoll, C., Lang, A.F. J. and Williams, J. (eds.) Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice. Georgetown University Press: Georgetown, Washington DC. ISBN 9781589019966

O'Driscoll, C., and Lang, A.F. J. (2013) The just war tradition and the practice of political authority. In: O'Driscoll, C., Lang, A.F. J. and Williams, J. (eds.) Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice. Georgetown University Press: Georgetown, Washington DC. ISBN 9781589019966

Mills, K., and O'Driscoll, C. (2010) From humanitarian intervention to the responsibility to protect. In: The International Studies Encyclopedia. Wiley-Blackwell: London, UK, pp. 2532-2552. ISBN 9781405152389

O'Driscoll, C. (2009) From Versailles to 9/11: Non-State Actors and Just War in the Twentieth Century. In: Heinze, E. and Steele, B. (eds.) Ethics, Authority, and War: Non-State Actors and the Just War Tradition. Palgrave-Macmillan: New York. ISBN 978-0-230-61674-5

Edited Books

O'Driscoll, C., Lang, A.F. J. and Williams, J., (Eds.) (2013) Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice. Georgetown University Press: Georgetown, Washington DC. ISBN 9781589019966

This list was generated on Sun Apr 23 08:24:17 2017 BST.