Dr Cian O'Driscoll

  • Senior Lecturer (Politics)

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

Biography

Cian O’Driscoll is currently an ISRF fellow. He joined Politics at Glasgow in 2007. Prior to this, Cian completed his PhD in International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth. Cian’s principal area of research is the intersection between normative IR Theory and the history of political thought, with a particular focus on the ethics of war. His published work examines the development of the just war tradition over time and the role it plays in circumscribing contemporary debates about the rights and wrongs of warfare. Cian’s work has been published in leading journals in the field, including International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Global Security StudiesReview of International Studies, and Ethics & International Affairs. His first monograph, The Renegotiation of the Just War Tradition (Palgrave), was published in 2008. His second monograph, Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War, is currently under contract with Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2019). Cian was the Principal Investigator on the ESRC grant-funded research project, Moral Victories: Ethics, Exit Strategies, and the Ending of Wars. Cian has also co-edited several volumes, including Moral Victories: The Ethics of Winning Wars (Oxford University Press, 2017), Just War Thinkers (London: 2017), and Just War: Authority, Tradition, Practice (Georgetown University Press: 2013). Cian is the Chair of International Ethics section of the International Studies Association. Prior to this, he was a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the co-convenor of the Glasgow Global Security Network. He is currently the Politics Impact Champion. 


Research interests

  • Ethics of War and Peace
  • Classical and Contemporary Just War Tradition
  • English School IR Theory
  • Normative IR Theory
  • War Studies
  • History of Political Thought
  • Security Studies

Grants

  • ISRF - Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War (2018-19)
  • ESRC - Moral Victories: Ethics, Exit Strategies and the Ending of Wars (2015-17)
  • ESRC Festival of Social Science - An Independent Scotland and Global Security (2013)
  • USIP - Just War: A State of the Art (2011)

Supervision

Supervision 

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

Current PhD students

  • Gavin Stewart
  • Louis Eujnoch
  • Isabel Rodriguez
  • Enrique Wedgwood-Young

Recently Completed PhD Students

  • James Bilsland
  • Scott Brown
  • Ricardo Villanueva¬†
  • Fida Bazai
  • Christopher McKinlay
  • Senia Febrica

Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching

  • International Security and Strategic Studies
  • Ethics of War
  • International Security and Global Politics
  • International Relations Theory

Honours Teaching

  • Just War in the 21st Century

Pre-Honours Teaching

  • Politics 2B: Introduction to International Relations

Additional information

Other Roles

  • Politics Impact Champion
  • Advisor of Studies
  • Co-convenor of the Glasgow Global Security Network
  • Previously convenor of the Historical International Normative Theory Group

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
Number of items: 37.

2018

O'Driscoll, C. (2018) Nobody wins: the victory taboo in just war theory. Journal of Strategic Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

O'Driscoll, C. (2018) The irony of just war? Ethics and International Affairs, 32(2), pp. 227-236. (doi:10.1017/S0892679418000321)

O'Driscoll, C. (2018) Keeping tradition alive: just war and historical imagination. Journal of Global Security Studies, 3(2), pp. 234-247. (doi:10.1093/jogss/ogy003)

O'Driscoll, C. (2018) The historical just war tradition. In: Brown, C. and Eckersley, R. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 209-220. ISBN 9780198746928 (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198746928.013.15)

Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (Eds.) (2018) Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century. Series: War, conflict and ethics. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781138122475

Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (2018) Conclusion. In: Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (eds.) Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century. Series: War, conflict and ethics. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 250-256. ISBN 9781138122475

Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (2018) Introduction. In: Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (eds.) Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century. Series: War, conflict and ethics. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9781138122475

O'Driscoll, C. (2018) Christine de Pizan (c. 1364- c. 1430). In: Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (eds.) Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century. Series: War, conflict and ethics. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 64-76. ISBN 9781138122475

2017

Hom, A. R., O'Driscoll, C. and Mills, K. (Eds.) (2017) Moral Victories: the Ethics of Winning Wars. Oxford University Press: Oxford ; New York. ISBN 9780198801825

Hom, A. R., O'Driscoll, C. and Mills, K. (2017) Conclusion. In: Hom, A. R., O'Driscoll, C. and Mills, K. (eds.) Moral Victories: the Ethics of Winning Wars. Oxford University Press: Oxford ; New York, pp. 231-242. ISBN 9780198801825 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198801825.003.0014)

O'Driscoll, C. and Hom, A. R. (2017) Introduction. In: Hom, A. R., O'Driscoll, C. and Mills, K. (eds.) Moral Victories: the Ethics of Winning Wars. Oxford University Press: Oxford ; New York, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9780198801825 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198801825.003.0001)

O'Driscoll, C. (2017) Knowing and forgetting the Easter 1916 Rising. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 63(3), pp. 419-429. (doi:10.1111/ajph.12371)

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 Mon Sep 24 19:48:40 2018 BST.
Number of items: 37.

Articles

O'Driscoll, C. (2018) Nobody wins: the victory taboo in just war theory. Journal of Strategic Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

O'Driscoll, C. (2018) The irony of just war? Ethics and International Affairs, 32(2), pp. 227-236. (doi:10.1017/S0892679418000321)

O'Driscoll, C. (2018) Keeping tradition alive: just war and historical imagination. Journal of Global Security Studies, 3(2), pp. 234-247. (doi:10.1093/jogss/ogy003)

O'Driscoll, C. (2017) Knowing and forgetting the Easter 1916 Rising. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 63(3), pp. 419-429. (doi:10.1111/ajph.12371)

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. (2018) The historical just war tradition. In: Brown, C. and Eckersley, R. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 209-220. ISBN 9780198746928 (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198746928.013.15)

Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (2018) Conclusion. In: Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (eds.) Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century. Series: War, conflict and ethics. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 250-256. ISBN 9781138122475

Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (2018) Introduction. In: Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (eds.) Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century. Series: War, conflict and ethics. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9781138122475

O'Driscoll, C. (2018) Christine de Pizan (c. 1364- c. 1430). In: Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (eds.) Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century. Series: War, conflict and ethics. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 64-76. ISBN 9781138122475

Hom, A. R., O'Driscoll, C. and Mills, K. (2017) Conclusion. In: Hom, A. R., O'Driscoll, C. and Mills, K. (eds.) Moral Victories: the Ethics of Winning Wars. Oxford University Press: Oxford ; New York, pp. 231-242. ISBN 9780198801825 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198801825.003.0014)

O'Driscoll, C. and Hom, A. R. (2017) Introduction. In: Hom, A. R., O'Driscoll, C. and Mills, K. (eds.) Moral Victories: the Ethics of Winning Wars. Oxford University Press: Oxford ; New York, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9780198801825 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198801825.003.0001)

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

Brunstetter, D. R. and O'Driscoll, C. (Eds.) (2018) Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century. Series: War, conflict and ethics. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781138122475

Hom, A. R., O'Driscoll, C. and Mills, K. (Eds.) (2017) Moral Victories: the Ethics of Winning Wars. Oxford University Press: Oxford ; New York. ISBN 9780198801825

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 Mon Sep 24 19:48:40 2018 BST.