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    • Introduction: Beyond Appeasement ; Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 1999. 



Edited Volumes



Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (RA)

**open access articles

Religion & Humanitarianism 

Other works on Religion 

Other works on Humanitarianism

    • The Promise and Problems of Internationalism**, journal article, Global Governance vol. 5, no. 1 (Jan.-April 1999) : 83-10
    • Governments, Quasi-Governments, and Non-Governments: NGOs’ Place in World Politics, SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Program on Peace and Security Newsletter (vol. 12, May 1999)

Interwar Period

Peace Movements 

Interpretivism and Constructivism 

Intersectionality, Epistemology and Ontology 


Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters (RBC)

The Significance of Religious Ethics in International Politics, Introduction to Part VIII, Religion and International Ethics, in Brent J. Steele and Eric A. Heinze, eds., Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations, London: Routledge, 2018, pp. 497-502

Methodology and Professional Training, with Marcos Scauso and Tanya B. Schwarz, in Inanna Hamati-Ataya, Andreas Gofas, and Nicholas Onuf, eds. Sage Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations, 2018

The Niebuhr Brothers’ Debate and the Ethics of Just War vs. Pacifism: Progressivism and the Social Gospel, in Molly Cochran and Cornelia Navari, eds., Progressivism and U.S. Foreign Policy Between the Wars, New York: Palgrave-Macmilan, 2017, pp. 221-239

Contesting Rule(s), in Harry Gould, ed., The Art of World Making, volume of leading scholars debating issues involved in the work of Nicholas Onuf, London and New York: Routledge, 2017

Religion in International Relations**, co-authored book chapter with Tanya B. Schwarz, forthcoming in William Thompson, ed., Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Politics, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016

Religious Communities and Possibilities for ‘Justpeace,’ book chapter in Atalia Omer, David Little, and R. Scott Appleby, eds., Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding, New York: Oxford University Press, 2015: 597-612

Christian ethics, actors, and diplomacy: mediating universalist pretensions, in Ole Jacob Sending, Vincent Pouliot, and Iver B. Neumann, eds.Diplomacy and the Making of World Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015): 168-194, revised and expanded version of journal article of the same title

Ethical Paradoxes of Faith-Based Aid in Cameroon and Kenya, book chapter, in Muna Ndulo and Nicolas van de Walle, eds., Promises, Problems, and Paradoxes of Aid: Africa’s Experience, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing/Institute for African Development, 2014: 265-281

Neoliberal Ethics, the Humanitarian International, and Practices of Peacebuilding, book chapter, in Jackie Smith and Ernesto Verdeja, eds., Globalization, Peacebuilding, and Social Movements, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2013: 47-68

Realism and Religion in a World Come of Age, book chapter, in Jodok Troy, ed., Religion and the Realist TraditionNew York: Routledge, 2013

Peace Movements, Civil Society, and the Development of International Law, book chapter, in Anne Peters et al, The Oxford History of International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012: 198-221, book awarded Certificate of Merit in a specialized area of international law, American Society of International Law (ASIL), 2014

Religious Humanitarianism and the Global Politics of Secularism, book chapter, in Mark Juergensmeyer and Jonathan VanAntwerpen, eds.,  Rethinking Secularism in International Affairs, (ms. from Working Group on Religion, Secularism, and International Affairs; includes chapters by Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen, Craig Calhoun, Peter van der Veer, Peter Katzenstein, Alfred Stepan, José Casanova, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, R. Scott Appleby, Charles Taylor, Rajeev Bhargava, Talal Asad, and myself), Oxford University Press, 2011: 204-224

Religion, Identity, and the War on Terror: Insights from Religious Humanitarianism, book chapter, in Patrick James, ed., Religion, Identity, and Global Governance, University of Toronto Press 2011: 108-127

Debating Moral Agency and International Law in an NGO World, book chapter, in Oliver Kessler, Rodney Bruce Hall, Cecelia Lynch, and Nicholas Onuf, eds., On Rules, Practices, and Reasons: Friedrich Kratochwil and the Study of International Relations (see edited book above), 2010: 145-157

Introduction, book chapter, in Oliver Kessler, Rodney Bruce Hall, Cecelia Lynch, and Nicholas Onuf, eds., On Rules, Practices, and Reasons: Friedrich Kratochwil and the Study of International Relations (see edited book above), 2010: 1-22

Liberalism and the Contradictions of Global Civil Society, book chapter, in Antonio Franchaset, ed., The Ethics of Global Governance, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, February 2009: 35-50

Public Spheres Transnationalized: Comparisons Within and Beyond Muslim Majority Societies, book chapter, in Armando Salvatore and Mark LeVine, eds., Religion, Social Practice, and Contested Hegemonies: Reconstructing the Public Sphere in Muslim Majority SocietiesPalgrave MacMillan, 2005: 231-242

The ‘R’ Word, Narrative, and Perestroika: A Critique of Language and Method, book chapter, in Kristen Renwick Monroe, ed., Perestroika! The Raucous Rebellion in Political Science, Yale University Press, 2005: 154-166

Dogma, Praxis, and Religious Perspectives on Multiculturalism**, book chapter, in Fabio Petito and Pavlos Hatzopoulos, eds., Religion in International Relations: the return from exile, Palgrave, 2003), revision and post 9/11/2001 update of Millenium journal article of the same title: 55-77 (also translated into Chinese)

Law and Moral Action in World Politics: Disciplinary Debates and Interdisciplinary  Dialogue, concluding book chapter of Law and Moral Action in World Politics, Cecelia Lynch and Michael Loriaux, eds., (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, Jan. 2000): 270-282

Political Activism and the Social Origins of International Legal Norms, book chapter, in Law and Moral Action in World Politics, Cecelia Lynch and Michael Loriaux, eds., revised version of “**E. H. Carr, International Relations Theory, and the Societal Origins of International Legal Norms,” (Jan. 2000): 140-174



Additional Book Chapters (BC)

Peace Movements, contribution to Ronald W. Edsforth,  A Cultural History of Peace: Volume 6: The Modern Era 1920 to the Present, Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming 2020

Conclusion, with Nicholas Onuf, for Harry Gould and Brent Steele, eds., Tactical Constructivism, Routledge, 2020

Realism and Religion, in Miles Hollingsworth and Robert Schuette, eds., The Edinburgh Companion to Political Realism, Edinburgh University Press/ Oxford University Press, 2018

Mythography: No Exit, No Conclusion? book chapter co-authored with Michael Loriaux, in Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, ed., Myth and Narrative in International Politics, New York: Palgrave, 2016: 289-298

International Relations, in Mark Bevir and R.A.W. Rhodes, eds. Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science, New York: Routledge, 2016: 227-240

Popular casuistry and the problem of peace/justice in Christian Ethics, in Justice and Peace, Gunther Hellmann, ed.  Frankfurt, New York: Campus Verlag/ University of Chicago Press, 2013: 124-139

Critical Interpretation and Interwar Peace Movements: Challenging Dominant Narratives, in Dvora Yanow and Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, eds., Interpretation and Method:  Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn, Second Edition, M. E. Sharpe, 2013: 300-308 (revised from original 2006 edition)

From National Security to Global Security: Agendas of Contemporary Social Movements, in Richard Falk and David Krieger, eds., Challenges to Global Security, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2003

A Matter of Controversy: The Peace Movement and British Arms Policy in the Interwar Period, in B.J.C. McKercher, ed., Restraints on War, 1899-1939: Arms Limitation and Disarmament in Historical Perspective (Praeger 1992)




Books in progress

— Always Giving: Reframing Africa in the Humanitarian Imaginary

Co-edited with Cilas Kemedjio

— Religious Humanitarian Ethics: Implications for Peacebuilding

Based on research on Christian and Muslim humanitarian representatives completed in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. through an Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellowship