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James Brassett

James Brassett is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies, supervised by Professors Richard Higgott and Jan Aart Scholte. His research concerns the Global Financial Architecture and emerging ethical debates surrounding the Tobin Tax. The thesis develops an ethical-IPE approach based on the philosophical pragmatism of Richard Rorty.

Recent publications include (with Richard Higgott), ‘Building the Normative Dimension(s) of a Global Polity’, in Review of International Studies (2003) 29:29-55. And (with Owen Parker), ‘Contingent Borders, Ambiguous Ethics: Migrants in International Political Theory’, in International Studies Quarterly (2005) 49:233-253

He is Guest Editor (with Dan Bulley) of International Politics, Special Issue, forthcoming 2005. The edition will include selected papers from the CSGR Workshop - Ethics and World Politics, May 2005. Workshop participants include Robin Cohen, Stuart Elden, Toni Erskine, Robert Fine, Richard Higgott, Kimberly Hutchings, Andrew Linklater, Tony McGrew, Heikki Patomaki, Paola Rabotti, Jan Aart Scholte, Will Smith, Nick Vaughan-Williams & Maja Zehfuss.

James holds a Warwick Postgraduate Research Fellowship. From October he will spend six months at the University of Amsterdam under the partial supervision of Professor Geoffrey Underhill. This placement will be funded out of the GARNET fund for research mobility.