Tim Dunne

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Timothy J. Dunne is a British scholar of international relations and Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland. He was previously professor of International Relations and Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Exeter, UK. He has recently taken up a post of Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia. As a theorist, Dunne has written on many paradigms, but his primary theoretical interest is in the English school. He has served as an associate editor for several journals, including the Review of International Studies, the International Journal of Human Rights, and was an editor of the European Journal of International Relations (which is in the top 5 journals in the world for impact, according to the Journal Citation Reports).

Dunne completed his undergraduate degree at the University of East Anglia in 1989 and received his MPhil and DPhil in International Relations from St Antony's College, Oxford.

His theoretical research interests connect to an applied agenda. He has published widely on human rights, on foreign policy (with particular reference to the United Kingdom), on the changing dynamics of world order after 9/11, and on global responsibility for the protection of human rights. He writes for UK and international media, including The Guardian.[1]

Selected publications[edit]


  • Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, Steve Smith eds., International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity (Oxford: OUP, 2nd edition, 2010).
  • Tim Dunne, Steve Smith, Amelia Hadfield eds., Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases (Oxford: OUP, 2008).
  • Tim Dunne and Ken Booth eds., Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order (London Palgrave-Macmillan, 2002).
  • Tim Dunne and Nicholas J. Wheeler eds., Human Rights in Global Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).
  • Tim Dunne, Inventing International Society: A History of the English School (London: Macmillan, St Antony’s Series, 1998).
  • Tim Dunne, Michael Cox, Ken Booth eds., The Eighty Years’ Crisis: International Politics, 1919-1999.

Significant articles[edit]

  • Tim Dunne and Marjo Koivisto ‘Crisis, What Crisis? Liberal Order Building and World Order Conventions’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 38.3 (2010), pp. 615–640.
  • Tim Dunne ‘Liberalism, International Terrorism, and Democratic Wars’, International Relations 23.1 (2009), pp. 107–114.
  • Tim Dunne ‘Good Citizen Europe’, International Affairs, 84.1 (2008), pp. 33–48.
  • Tim Dunne ‘System, State and Society: How does it all hang together?’, Millennium 34: pp. 157 – 170 (2005).
  • Tim Dunne ‘"The Rules of the Game are Changing": Human Rights in Crisis Post-9/11’ International Politics 44.2 (2007), pp. 269–286.
  • Tim Dunne ‘When the Shooting Starts: Atlanticism in British Security Strategy’, International Affairs 80.5 (2004), pp. 811–833.


  1. ^ "Tim Dunne". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 September 2014.