Martin Ceadel

MA DPhil (Oxon)

Emeritus Professor of Politics
Fellow of New College
New College

Having taught at the Universities of Sussex, 1973-4, and London (Imperial College), 1974-9, I returned in 1979 to Oxford, where I had been an undergraduate at Corpus, 1966-9, graduate at Nuffield, 1969-72, and junior research fellow at Jesus, 1972-3, this time as politics tutor at New College, working alongside first Alan Ryan and then Elizabeth Frazer. I was Oxford's co-ordinator for politics and international studies in the 1996 Research Assessment Exercise, and acted as head of the Department of Politics and International Relations in its "shadow" phase, 1999-2000. I am currently (2014-15) MPhil in International Relations Course Director.

Martin Ceadel


For the BAs in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and History and Politics (HP) I at present teach the Prelims course (French, UK and US sections), the three international relations finals papers, and British politics and government since 1900. I also contribute regularly to the M.Phil in international relations, and have supervised D.Phil students in Politics, IR, and History.

Research summary

Research interests

Political Theory, Government, Constitutions, Institutions and Governments, Political thought and ideologies, Violence, security and conflict, Anarchism, History, Ideology, International relations, International security, Political Parties, Public Sphere, Social movements, Violence security and conflict


Journal Articles


Ceadel, M. (2017) “THE LONDON PEACE SOCIETY AND ABSOLUTIST-REFORMIST RELATIONS WITHIN THE PEACE MOVEMENT, 1816-1939”., Peace and Change: a journal of peace research [Preprint].