Edward Keene

BA (Oxon), MSc PhD (LSE)

Associate Professor of International Relations, DPIR
Student, Christ Church
International Relations Network
Christ Church College


Political Theory, Constitutions, Institutions and Governments, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Political thought and ideologies, Violence, security and conflict, History, International cooperation, International order, International relations


I teach all the IR undergraduate papers, and I am the course provider for International Relations in an Era of Two World Wars (212)

MPhil option: The Making of Modern International Society

Edward Keene


Recent Publications

International Intellectual History and International Relations: Contexts, Canons and Mediocrities, International Relations (Vol. 31, No. 3, 2017), pp. 341-56.

The Reception of Thucydides in the History of International Relations', in Christine Lee & Neville Morley (eds.), Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides (Wiley Blackwell, 2015), pp. 355-72.

The Standard of Civilisation, the Expansion Thesis and the Nineteenth-Century International Social Space', Millennium (Vol. 42, No. 3, 2014), pp. 651-73.

Where Should We Look for Modern International Thought?, Contemporary Political Thought (Vol. 13, No. 4, 2014), pp. 397-402.

Three Traditions of International Theory, in Cornelia Navari & Daniel M. Green (eds.), Guide to the English School in International Studies (Wiley, 2014).

Social Status, Social Closure and the Idea of a Normative Power Europe, European Journal of International Relations (Vol. 19, No. 4, 2013), pp. 939-56.

International Hierarchy and the Origins of the Modern Practice of Intervention, Review of International Studies (Vol. 39, No. 5, 2013), pp. 1077-90.

The Naming of Powers, Cooperation and Conflict (Vol. 48, No. 2, 2013), pp. 268-82.

The Treaty-Making Revolution of the Nineteenth Century, International History Review (Vol. 34, No. 3, 2012), pp. 475-500.


International Political Thought: A Historical Introduction (Polity Press, 2005).

Beyond the Anarchical Society: Grotius, Colonialism and Order in World Politics (CUP, 2002).

The Globalization of Liberalism, edited with Eivind Hovden (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).