School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Dr Anthony Burke

Dr Anthony Burke

Associate Professor, International and Political Studies Program

Phone: +61 2 6268 8913
Fax: +61 2 6268 8879

Professional Background

BA Hons. UTS (1991) MA UTS (1994) PhD ANU (1999)
Anthony Burke was appointed to UNSW Canberra in February 2008, after three years in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at UNSW in Sydney (2005-7). He taught previously at the Universities of Adelaide (2001-4) and Queensland (2001), and worked for two years as a research officer in the Senate's environment, arts and communications committee (1999-2000), where he co-authored reports on the ABC, the Jabiluka uranium mine and Australia's response to climate change.

Research Interests

Anthony is best known for work in the areas of security studies, international ethics, war and peace, and political and international relations theory. He is the author of three books: Ethics and Global Security: A Cosmopolitan Approach (with Katrina Lee Koo and Matt McDonald, Routledge, 2014), Beyond Security, Ethics and Violence: War Against The Other (Routledge, 2007), Fear of Security: Australia's Invasion Anxiety (2nd ed. Cambridge, 2008), and editor (with Matt McDonald) of Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific (Manchester, 2007). A fourth book, Uranium, is forthcoming from Polity Press, Cambridge. His current interests include cosmopolitanism, new security agendas and conflicts, war and peace, security ethics, and climate change.

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