Dr Peter Sutch - BA, MA, PhD, FRHistS
Telephone: +44(0)29 2087 4257
Fax: +44(0)29 2087 4946
Location: Room 2.01, 65-68 Park Place
Office hours: Monday, 10:30 - 11:30
My main research area explores questions of international justice, in particular questions relating to just war and humanitarian intervention, global governance, human rights and international law. I am particularly interested in normative or moral questions and their impact on, and relation to, questions of politics and law. I have been concerned with questions of how we should conceive of the relation between ethics and international politics (Ethics Justice and International Relations, Routledge 2001) and I am currently researching a book on international law and international justice with Dr Edwin Egede. I also have broader interests in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought and along with colleagues in the political theory research unit, have recently collaborated on projects on multiculturalism (Multiculturalism, Identity and Rights Routledge 2003) and questions of justification in moral theory (Principles and Political Order: The Challenge of Diversity Routledge 2006).
Peter Sutch is currently Senior Lecturer in political and international theory and Director of Studies in Politics and European Union Studies in the Department of Politics. He previously taught at Swansea University. In 2006 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
I teach a wide variety of modules in political theory and international relations. At undergraduate level I teach Introduction to Political thought and Introduction to International Relations. At level 3 I teach either political theory of international relations or war, poverty and borders. At MA/Msc I teach Ethics and International Relations, Just war and humanitarian intervention, and a core reading class in political theory (this year we are looking at Buchanan’s Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law). I am currently supervising doctoral research on the concept of recognition in international relations theory, constructivist international theory, humanitarian intervention in international theory, and the impact of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ report in IR.