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Lucian Ashworth

Luke Ashworth

Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 Canada
Phone: (709) 864-4402
Email: lashworth[at]mun[dot]ca (or search here)

BA Hons (Keele); MA & PhD (Dalhousie)

Areas for Student Research Supervision

  • International relations theory;
  • The history of international thought;
  • Theories of war and peace.

Most of my academic career was spent at the University of Limerick in Ireland. I am currently engaged in writing A History of International Thought for Routledge which is to be published in 2014. Since 2009 I have been co-editor of the International History Review.

Select Papers and Publications

Lucian M. Ashworth, A History of International Thought. From the Origins of the Modern State to Academic International Relations (London: Routledge, 2014).

International Relations Theory and the Labour Party: Intellectuals and Policy Making 1918-1945 (London: IBTauris, 2007).

Creating International Studies. Angell, Mitrany and the Liberal Tradition (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999).

(Edited with David Long) New Perspectives on International Functionalism (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999).

Journal Articles
Lucian M. Ashworth, Mapping a New World: Geography and the Interwar Study of International Relations. International Studies Quarterly, March 2013, 57(1), 138–149.

Lucian M. Ashworth, “The Poverty of Paradigms: Subcultures, Trading Zones and the Case of Liberal Socialism in Interwar International Relations”, International Relations, March 2012, vol. 26 no. 1, 35-59.

“Realism and the Spirit of 1919: Halford Mackinder, Geopolitics, and the Reality of the League of Nations”, European Journal of International Relations, June 2011, 17(2), 279-301.

“Feminism, War and the Prospects for International Government. Helena Swanwick (1864-1939) and the Lost Feminists of Interwar International Relations”. International Feminist Journal of Politics, March 2011, 13(1) 24-42.

(with Tim Shaw) “Commonwealth Perspectives on International Relations”, International Affairs, December 2010, 86(5), 1149-1165.

“Rethinking a Socialist Foreign Policy: The British Labour Party and International Relations Experts 1918 to 1931”, International Labor and Working-Class History, 2009, 75, 30-48.

“Interdisciplinarity and International Relations”, European Political Science, March 2009, 8(1), 16-25.

“Where are the Idealists in Inter-War International Relations?”, Review of International Studies, 2006, 32, 291-308.

“David Mitrany and South East Europe: The Balkan Key to World Peace”, Historical Review, 2005, 2, 203-224.

“The Limits of Enlightenment: Inter-State Relations in Eighteenth Century Political Thought”, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 2003(9), 110-40.

“Did the Realist-Idealist Great Debate Really Happen? A Revisionist History of International Relations”, International Relations, 2002, 16(1) 33-51.

Book chapters
“Democratic Socialism and International Thought in Interwar Britain”, in Ian Hall (ed.), Radicals and Reactionaries in Twentieth Century International Thought (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 75-100.

‘Von grossen Illusionen und bewaffnetem Frieden: Norman Angell und H. N. Brailsford über die Ursachen internationaler Konflikte’ in Jens Steffek and Leonie Holthaus (eds), Jenseits de Anarchie: Weltordnungsentwürfe im frühen 20. Jahrhundert (Frankfurt: Campus, 2014), 73-95.

‘A New Politics for a Global Age. David Mitrany’s A Working Peace System’ in H. Bliddal, C. Sylvest and P. Wilson (eds), Classics of International Relations. Essays in Criticism and Appreciation (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2013).’

'Missing Voices: Critical IPE, Disciplinary History and H. N. Brailsford's Analysis of the Capitalist International Anarchy' in Stuart Shields, Ian Bruff and Huw Macartney (eds), CRITICAL INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. DIALOGUE, DEBATE AND DISSENSUS (Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 9-26.

“Ibn Khaldun and the Origins of State Politics” in N. Persram (ed.) Political Theory and Postcolonialism (Lexington: Lexington Books, 2007).

“The League of Nations as a Utopian Project: The Labour Party Advisory Committee on International Questions and the Search for a New World Order” in T. Moylan and M. Griffin, The Utopian Impulse (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007).

“Clashing Utopias: H. G. Wells’ Reception in Ireland” in P. Parrinder and J. Partington (eds), The Reception of H. G. Wells in Europe (London: Continuum, 2005).

(Co-authored with Larry Swatuk) “Masculinity and the Fear of Emasculation in International Relations Theory”, in J. Parpart and M. Zalewski (eds), The Man Question in International Relations (Boulder, Co: Westview, 1998).