We currently convene five externally funded research projects. These include five PhD projects (3 ESRC funded).
Moral progress and political limits. Liberal responsibilities in an age of shifting international power balances
Project Type: International Outgoing Fellowship
Project Funders: European Union - Marie Curie Actions - FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IOF Project Number 627740
Dates: October 2014- September 2015 (University of Queensland) - October 2015 - September 2016 (University of Leeds)
The Responsibility to Protect in the context of the continuing War on Terror. A study of liberal interventionism and the Syrian crisis
Principal Investigator: Jason Ralph (Leeds)
Co-Investigators: Rachel Utley (Leeds, History); Derek Edyvane (Leeds POLIS) 2 year Post-doc Research Fellow to be appointed.
Project Type: 2 year research grant
Project Funders: Research Council UK (RCUK) Rights and Ethics in a Security Context call.
Dates: October 2014- September 2016
Convenors: Jason Ralph (Leeds) Phil Orchard (University of Queensland)
Project Type: ISA Catalytic WorkshopProject Funders: International Studies Association
Dates: February 2015
The catalytic workshop will use the 10th anniversary of the global acceptance of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine in the World Summit Outcome document to examine how it remains contested, how it interacts with other norms, and how contestation relates to shifting international power balances. The workshop will bring together
Project Type: White Rose Network
Dates: December 2013 (ongoing)
This project aims to examine the assumption of a common humanity, and the idea of human interconnectedness, to get to grips with the question of why states should act to save strangers.
The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: The Political Sustainability of Liberal Norms in an Age of Shifting Power balances
Project Type: Seminar Series
Dates: November 2013 - October 2016
The aim of this seminar series is to answer the question of whether the shifts in global power toward the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) will undermine international society's commitment to RtoP/ICC, and what might be done to sustain political support for these two aspects of the liberal order.
Principal Investigator: Jason Ralph (University of Leeds)
Project Team: Garrett W. Brown (University of Sheffield), Lars Waldorf (University of York), Adrian Gallagher (Leeds), Edward Newman (University of Leeds), Russell Buchan (University of Sheffield) Nick Ritchie (York)
Project Type: Network Award including 3 x 3 year PhD Studentships
Deadline for Studentship Applications: Now Closed.
Dates of research : September 2014-August 2017
The Sustainability of International Society 2003 – 2013: Normative Contestation and the threat posed by Liberal Vanguardism
Principal Investigator: Benedict Docherty
Project Type: PhD (supervised by Jason Ralph and Adrian Gallagher)
Project Dates: 2013-2016
Principal Investigator: Kalina Zhekova
Project Type: PhD (supervised by Jason Ralph and Graeme Davies)
Project Dates: 2014-2017
Moral Progress and Political Limits. The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute in an Age of Shifting Power Balances
Principal Investigator: Daniel Wand
Project Type: PhD (supervised by Jason Ralph and Russell Buchan, Sheffield)
Project Dates: 2014-2017
Daniel Wand is an ESRC funded Ph.D. candidate at the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds. He is part of the ESRC funded network – the Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute. Its Problems and Alternatives.