Dr Richard Shapcott

Senior Lecturer

School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
r.shapcott@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53290

Overview

Senior Lecturer in

International Relations

Background

Before joining the staff at the University of Queensland Dr Shapcott taught at Monash, Bristol and Keele Universities (UK) and had been a lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University. He has also taught at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies at the Australian Defence College (Canberra). He has been a visiting fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Melbourne and Latrobe University.

Research Interests

  • Dr Shapcott's research interests focus on international ethics, cosmopolitan political theory and cultural diversity.
  • He is the author of Justice, Community and Dialogue in International Relations (2001) which investigates the question of justice in a culturally diverse world and asks: is it possible to conceive of a universal or cosmopolitan community in which justice to difference is achieved? It employs the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer as part of a defence of cosmopolitan community.
  • He is also the author of A Critical Introduction to International Ethics.Polity press (2010). This book provides a comprehensive critical analysis of the field of international ethics and argues that the themes of Harm, Humanitarianism and Hospitality dominate thinking on this subject. This work was translated into Japanese in 2012.
  • He is currently research on the idea of Cosmopolitan Constitution and Cosmopolitan extraterritoriality.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (First Class), Monash University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Publications

  • Shapcott, Richard (2017). The responsible cosmopolitan state. In Thomas Pogge and Luis Cabrera (Ed.), Institutional cosmopolitanism (pp. 1-1) Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP.

  • Shapcott, Richard (2016) Beyond understanding: comparative political theory and cosmopolitan political thought, a research agenda. European Journal of Political Theory, . doi:10.1177/1474885116653367

  • Shapcott, Richard (2014). International ethics. In John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (Ed.), The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations 6th ed. (pp. 198-210) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Shapcott, Richard (2017). The responsible cosmopolitan state. In Thomas Pogge and Luis Cabrera (Ed.), Institutional cosmopolitanism (pp. 1-1) Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP.

  • Shapcott, Richard (2014). International ethics. In John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (Ed.), The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations 6th ed. (pp. 198-210) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Shapcott, Richard (2012). Theories of global justice. In Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (Ed.), An introduction to international relations 2nd ed. (pp. 119-131) Port Melbourne Vic., Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Shapcott, Richard T. L. (2011). International ethics. In John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (Ed.), The globalization of world politics: An introduction to international relations 5th ed. (pp. 191-213) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Shapcott, R. (2009). Anti-Cosmopolitanism, the Cosmopolitan Harm Principle and Global Dialogue. In M.S. Michalis and F. Petito (Ed.), Civilizational Dialogue and World Order (pp. 111-127) New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Shapcott, Richard (2009). Dialogue and International Ethics: Religion, Cultural Diversity and Universalism. In Patrick Hayden (Ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations (pp. 443-459) Surrey: Ashgate.

  • Shapcott, Richard (2008). Critical theory. In Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of international relations (pp. 327-345) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Shapcott, Richard T. L. (2008). International ethics. In John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (Ed.), The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations 4th ed. (pp. 191-206) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Shapcott, Richard (2007). Global justice and cosmopolitan democracy. In Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (Ed.), An introduction to international relations: Australian perspectives (pp. 109-118) Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139168557.011

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor