Arms Against a Sea of Troubles

Led by J. Peter Burgess
Jan 2005 - Dec 2007

The aim of this project is to chart the ethical issues raised by new trends in military intervention and to develop an innovative set of scholarly principles and methods in order to address them.

Through an international collaboration between specialists in the fields of political science, international laws, philosophy, psychology, gender and ethnic studies, and history, it will unite empirical experience from the field with philosophical reflection on the reach and limitations of human rights and international law.

The project will thus seek to answer the emerging challenge of military intervention with a new understanding of the relation between those who undertake interventions and those undergo them, guided by the insight that objects of intervention are also ethical subjects, capable of formulating their own ethical standpoints.


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Burgess, J. Peter (2006) Dialektischer Kosmopolitismus [Dialectical Cosmopolitanism], Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen 13(2): 251–256.


Bellanova, Rocco; J. Peter Burgess; Khalid Koser; Erik Eggum; Kim Knibbe; Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv; Edien Bartels; Sonja Kittelsen; Martijn de Koning; Anthony Amicelle; Alfio Cerami; Oscar Salemink & Keith Krause (2007) Promoting Human Security: Ethical, Normative and Educational Frameworks in Western Europe. Paris: UNESCO.

Book Chapter

Burgess, J. Peter (2007) The Evolution of European Union Law and Carl Schmitt's Theory of the Nomos of Europe, in The International Political Thought of Carl Schmitt. London: (185–201).
Burgess, J. Peter (2006) Modernity and Political Culture: Beck’s Theory of a Cosmopolitan Europe, in The Political Culture(s) of Europe. Athens: .
Burgess, J. Peter (2006) The Ethical Transformation of Risk, in Values in Decision Making on Risk (VALDOR). Stockholm: .
Burgess, J. Peter (2006) The Ethical Transformation of Risk, in VALues in Decisions on Risk (VALDOR) 2006 Proceedings. Stockholm: (570–576).

Popular Article

Burgess, J. Peter (2007) Norge: Europeisk uten EU [Norway: European without EU], Aftenposten, 16 april 2007, 17 April.

Conference Paper

Burgess, J. Peter (2007) Risk, Gender and the Real: Lacan for Risk Analysis, presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, 28 February–3 March.
Burgess, J. Peter (2007) La sécurité comme forme d'éthique [Security as ethics], presented at Répertoire analytique de l'éthique sociale, Montreal, 13 March.
Burgess, J. Peter (2007) Norway, Article V and the New Strategic Concept, presented at NATO and Article V, Warsaw, Poland, 8 March.
Burgess, J. Peter (2006) Insecurity of the European Community of Values, presented at 47th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Diego, 22–25 March.
Burgess, J. Peter (2006) Risk as Gendered Knowledge, presented at a conference on 'Security, Technologies of Risk, and the Political', London, 23–24 November.

Report - Other

Burgess, J. Peter (2006) The Diversity and Universality of Human NeedsParis.

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