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

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Grants

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Available Projects

  • I am currently interested in supervising research on any aspect of international political theory, with particular interest in critical theory, Global justice and comparative political theory

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Shapcott, Richard (2019). Cosmopolitan extraterritoriality. The state and cosmopolitan responsibilities. (pp. 99-118) edited by Richard Beardsworth, Garrett Wallace Brown and Richard Shapcott. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198800613.003.0006

  • Shapcott, Richard (2018). The responsible cosmopolitan state. Institutional cosmopolitanism. (pp. 1-28) edited by Luis Cabrera. Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780190905651.003.0004

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • I am currently interested in supervising research on any aspect of international political theory, with particular interest in critical theory, Global justice and comparative political theory