Jonathan Gilmore


  • Lecturer in International Relations, Politics
  • 4.063 Arthur Lewis Building
    University of Manchester
    Oxford Road
    Manchester, M13 9PL

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

Personal profile


My research and teaching interests centre on global ethics, critical security studies, normative and critical international relations theory. Empirically, I am interested in UK and US foreign policy, human security, UN peacekeeping, and the politics of internationalised civilian protection.

My recent work has centred on the ways in which cosmopolitan commitments to human security and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) have been translated into the practice of UK and US national militaries.  I have explored the ways in which military doctrine, training, organisation and procurement evolved after the Cold War, to help national armed forces perform more effectively in peace operations and the prevention of mass atrocity crimes.  This research has been published in a number of leading international journals and formed the basis for my book The Cosmopolitan Military: Armed Forces and Human Security in the 21st Century, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.  

My current research project examines ideas of good statehood and ethical foreign policy, in the context of an emerging 'post-liberal' world order.  It explores the potential for a reconstructed and more participatory cosmopolitan politics in state policy, conceptions of national citizenship and everyday societal practices.   


In line with my own areas of expertise, I am particualrly interested in supervising PhD projects that relate to:

  • Ethics and Foreign Policy
  • Applied Cosmopolitanism in World Politics
  • The English School of International Relations Theory
  • Critical Security Studies
  • Human Security
  • Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
  • 'Post-liberal' World Ordering
  • Militaries and Militarisation in Society
  • Everyday Practices of Global Citizenship


Current Teaching:

POLI32132: United States Foreign Policy

POLI70401: Graduate Seminar in International Relations Theory

POLI71121: Critical Military Studies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester


Master of Arts, International Relations, The University of Manchester


Bachelor of Arts, Political Studies, University of Leeds


Areas of expertise

  • JZ International relations


  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Critical Security Studies
  • Global Ethics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Peacekeeping
  • Humanitarian Intervention
  • English School
  • Armed Forces and Society
  • Human Security
  • Responsibility to Protect
  • International Relations Theory
  • Post-liberal World Orders


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