Associate Professor Richard Devetak

Head of School

School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
r.devetak@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53446

Overview

Research Expertise

  • International relations theory
  • History of international thought
  • History of the states-system
  • Humanitarianism and intervention

Richard Devetak has published on the history of international thought, contemporary theoretical debates in international relations, humanitarian intervention, the ‘war on terror’, and globalisation’s implications for justice and the state. He has also published on foreign policy, refugees and national identity in the Australian context. His major contribution has been in the area of international relations theory, more specifically in the exposition and analysis of Frankfurt School Critical Theory and post-structuralism. His writings in these areas have been published in leading International Relations journals including International Affairs, Millennium and Review of International Studies. His current research interests include: the history of international thought and the history of the states-system. He has held Visiting Fellowships at the Department of International Politics at University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2003), the Department of Politics, Institutions and History at University of Bologna (2008) and at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, Florence (2012).

Research Interests

  • Research interest includes
    International Relations Theory, Historical of International Thought, Laws of War, Terrorism and Political Violence, Australian Foreign Policy.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Keele University
  • MA Politics, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Arts - Honours, Monash University

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Devetak, Richard and Tannock, Emily (2017). Imperial rivalry and the first global war. In Christian Reus-Smit and Tim Dunne (Ed.), The globalization of international society (pp. 125-144) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Devetak, Richard (2013). 'The fear of universal monarchy': balance of power as an ordering practice of liberty. In Tim Dunne and Trine Flockhart (Ed.), Liberal World Orders (pp. 121-137) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Devetak, Richard (2013). Critical theory. In Theories of international relations 5th ed. (pp. 162-186) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Devetak, Richard and Gout, Juliette (2013). Obligations beyond the state: Andrew Linklater's 'Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations'. In Henrik Bliddal, Casper Sylvest and Peter Wilson (Ed.), Classics of international relations: essays in criticism and appreciation (pp. 177-186) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Devetak, Richard (2013). Post-structuralism. In Theories of international relations 5th ed. (pp. 187-216) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Devetak, Richard (2012). An introduction to international relations: The origins and changing agendas of a discipline. In Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (Ed.), An introduction to international relations 2nd ed. (pp. 1-19) Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Devetak, Richard, George, Jim and Weber, Martin (2012). Marxism and critical theory. In Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (Ed.), An Introduction to International Relations 2nd ed. (pp. 62-75) Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Devetak, Richard (2012). The modern state. In Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (Ed.), An introduction to international relations 2nd ed. (pp. 134-147) Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Devetak, Richard (2012). Vico contra Kant: the competing critical theories of Cox and Linklater. In Shannon Brincat, Laura Lima and Joao Nunes (Ed.), Critical theory in international relations and security studies : Interviews and reflections (pp. 115-126) New York, NY, United States: Routledge.

  • Devetak, Richard and Higgott, Richard (2009). International Relations Theory. In Rhodes, R. A. W. (Ed.), The Australian Study of Politics (pp. 268-281) UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Davies, Sara Ellen and Devetak, Richard (2008). Conclusion. In Alex J. Bellamy, Roland Bleiker, Sara E. Davies and Richard Devetak (Ed.), Security and the war on terror (pp. 190-198) London, England: Routledge.

  • Devetak, Richard (2008). Failures, rogues and terrorists: states of exception and the North/South divide. In Alex J. Bellamy, Roland Bleiker, Sara E. Davies and Richard Devetak (Ed.), Security and the war on terror (pp. 125-141) London, England: Routledge.

  • Devetak, Richard (2008). Globalization's shadow: An introduction to the globalization of political violence. In Richard Devetak and Christopher W Hughes (Ed.), The globalization of political violence : Globalization's shadow (pp. 1-26) London & New York: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203935699

  • Devetak, Richard (2007). An introduction to international relations: The origins and changing agendas of a discipline. In Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (Ed.), An introduction to international relations: Australian perspectives (pp. 1-16) Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

  • Devetak, Richard (2007). The modern state and its origins. In Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (Ed.), Introduction to international relations: Australian perspectives (pp. 121-132) Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139168557.012

  • Devetak, Richard (2007). The project of modernity and international relations theory. In Steven C. Roach (Ed.), Critical theory and international relations: A reader (pp. 378-390) New York, U.S.: Routledge.

  • Devetak, Richard (2006). Failed States, Rogue States and the Sources of Terrorism: How the North Views the South. In Christian Enemark (Ed.), Ethics of War in a Time of Terror 1 ed. (pp. 99-118) Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU.

  • Devetak, Richard (2005). Foundationalism/Antifoundationalism. In Martin Griffiths (Ed.), Encyclopedia of international relations and global politics (pp. 286-289) London: Routledge.

  • Devetak, Richard and Dunne, Tim (2005). Order. In Martin Griffiths (Ed.), Encyclopedia of international relations and global politics (pp. 613-622) London: Routledge.

  • Devetak, Richard (2005). Postmodernism. In Burchill, Scott (Ed.), Theories of international relations 3rd ed. ed. (pp. 161-187) New York: Palgrave.

  • Devetak, Richard (2005). Violence, order and terror. In Alex J. Bellamy (Ed.), International Society and Its Critics (pp. 229-246) United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/0199265208.003.0014

  • Devetak, Richard (2003). Loyalty and Plurality: Images of the Nation in Australia. In Michael Waller and Andrew Linklater (Ed.), Political loyalty and the nation-state (pp. 27-42) London, England: Routledge.

  • Devetak, Richard (2002). Signs of a new enlightenment? Community and humanity after the Cold War. In Stephanie Lawson (Ed.), The new agenda for international relations: From polarization to globalization in world politics? (pp. 164-183) Malden, MA: Polity Press.

Journal Article

Other Outputs

  • Devetak, Richard (2010) Hugo Grotius in Nigel J. Young (eds.) The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision