Dr Anthony Burke
Associate Professor, International and Political Studies Program
Phone: +61 2 6268
Fax: +61 2 6268 8879
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.
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.
- Ethics and Global Security: A Cosmopolitan Approach, with Katrina Le Koo and Matt McDonald (London and New York: Routledge, 2014).
- Fear of Security: Australia's Invasion Anxiety (Cambridge and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2008). Fully revised and updated edition. 303 pp.
- Beyond Security, Ethics and Violence: War Against The Other (London and New York: Routledge, 2007). 300 pp.
- In Fear of Security: Australia's Invasion Anxiety (Sydney: Pluto Press Australia, 2001). 415 pp.
- Introduction to International Relations, revised 2nd global edition, edited with Richard Devetak and Jim George (Cambridge and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2011). 590 pp.
- Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives, edited with Richard Devetak and Jim George (Cambridge and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2007). 460 pp.
- Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific, edited with Matt McDonald (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2007). 320 pp.
- "Australia's Global Security: A Model National Strategy for a More Secure World", in Robyn Eckersley, Dennis Altman and Joseph Camilleri eds. Why Human Security Matters: Rethinking Australian Foreign Policy (Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2012): 88-106.
- "Security as ethics", in J. Peter Burgess ed. The Routledge Handbook of New Security Studies (PRIO and Routledge, 2010): 90-99.
- "Postmodernism", in Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal eds. The Oxford Handbook of International Relations (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008): 359-377.
- "Cause and Effect in the War on Terror", in Alex J. Bellamy, Roland Bleiker, Sara E. Davies and Richard Devetak eds. Security and the War on Terror (London and New York: Routledge, 2007): 25-41.
- "Security Politics and Us: Sovereignty, Violence and Power After 9/11", in Suvendrini Perera ed. Our Patch: Enacting Australian Sovereignty Post-2001 (Perth: Network Books Symposia Series, 2007): 197-244.
- "International Relations, Critical", in Winsome Roberts and Brian Galligan eds. The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2007).
- "Critical Approaches to Security and Strategy", in Robert Ayson and Desmond Ball eds. Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific (Crows Nest, NSW: Allen and Unwin, 2006): 152-169.
- "Security Cosmopolitanism", Critical Studies on Security, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2013: 13-28.
- "The Good State, From a Cosmic Point of View", International Politics, Vol. 50 No. 1, 2013: 57-76.
- "Humanity After Biopolitics: On the Global Politics of Human Being", Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Vol. 16 No. 4, December 2011: 101-114.
- "Nuclear Reason: At the Limits of Strategy", International Relations, December 2009: 506-529.
- "Recovering Humanity from Man: Hannah Arendt's Troubled Cosmopolitanism", International Politics, Vol. 45 No. 4, July 2008: 514-521.
- "Life, In the Hall of Smashed Mirrors: Biopolitics and Terror Today", Borderlands, Vol. 7 No. 1, May 2008 (also as "Life in the Hall of Smashed Mirrors", Meanjin Quarterly, Vol. 67 No. 4, December 2008: 88-100).
- "The End of Terrorism Studies", Critical Studies on Terrorism, Vol. 1 No. 1, April 2008: 1-13.
- "Beyond Security in the Middle-East: An Ethics for (Co)Existence", Borderlands, Vol. 6 No. 2, October 2007.
- "Ontologies of War: Violence, Existence, and Reason", Theory & Event, Vol. 10 No. 2, July 2007.
- "Against The New Internationalism", Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 19 No. 2, Summer 2005: 73-89. (With a response by Jean Bethke Elshtain, "Against the New Utopianism": 91-95)
- "Iraq: Strategy's Burnt Offering", Global Change, Peace & Security, Vol. 17 No. 2, July 2005: 191-213.
- "Just War or Ethical Peace? Moral Discourses of Strategic Violence after 9/11", International Affairs, Vol. 80 No. 2, March 2004: 329-353.
- "Aporias of Security", Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, Vol. 27 No. 1, Jan- Mar 2002: 1-28.
- "Caught Between National and Human Security: Knowledge and Power in Post-Crisis Asia", Pacifica Review: Peace, Security & Global Change, Vol. 13, No. 3, October 2001: 215-239.
- ZHSS8403 Global Security
- ZHSS8409 Asia-Pacific Security
- ZGEN2215 Law, Force and Legitimacy
Areas of Potential Postgraduate Supervision
- Critical approaches to international relations and security studies
- Alternative security agendas and policy
- Critical approaches to war, strategy and peace
- Cosmopolitanism and global politics
- Applied international relations theory