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Louise Fawcett

Louise Fawcett

(DPhil, MPhil, BA)

Former Head of Department, Professor of International Relations, Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics St Catherines College
(01865) 271792
St Catherine's College
Office Address:
St Catherine's College, OX1 3UJ


I teach the following undergraduate courses which are part of the PPE and History and Politics degrees: Introduction to Politics (Prelims), International Relations; International Relations in the Era of the Cold War; International Relations in the Era of the Two World Wars and Middle East Politics.

I also contribute to the teaching of the MPhil and DPhil programmes in International Relations and have supervised many student theses on a variety of International Relations, International History and Middle East-based subjects.

Number of DPhil supervisions completed: 8


Books/edited books

Louise Fawcett (ed). The International Relations of the Middle East: (3rd edn 2013; 4th edition forthcoming 2016)

Louise Fawcett, Iran and the Cold War (paperback 2009)

L Fawcett and M Serrano (eds), Regionalism and Governance in the Americas (2005)

L Fawcett and Y Sayigh (eds) The Third World Beyond the Cold War (2000)

L Fawcett and A Hurrell (eds) Regionalism in World Politics (1995)

Articles and book chapters since 2004


'The League of Arab States', in J Sperling ed. Handbook of Governance and Security (2014).

'The Iranian crisis of 1946.  How much more do we know?', Iranian Studies, 47/3 (2014).

‘The Iraq War ten years on: assessing the fall out’ International Affairs 89/2(2013) pp. 325-344.

‘Regional institutions’, in Paul Williams (ed.), Security Studies. An Introduction (London, Routledge, 2nd edition, 2013)

'Alliances and regionalism in the Middle East' in Fawcett ed. International Relations of the Middle East (2013)

‘Neither West nor Non-West. Latin American Contributions to International Thought’, International History Review, 34/4 (2012), pp. 679-704.

‘Regional Leadership? Understanding power and transformation in the Middle East’ in N Godehart and D Nabers eds, Regional Powers and Regional Orders (Ashgate, 2011)

‘The Middle East after Empire. Sovereignty and Institutions’ in Sally Cummings and Ray Hinnebusch eds, Sovereignty After Empire, Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia. (Columbia/Edinburgh University Press, 2011) 157-177.

‘Regional Order in the Middle East’, in Amitav Acharya and Hiro Katsumata, Beyond Iraq. The Future of World Order (Singapore, World Scientific, 2011)

With Helene Gandois, ‘Regionalism in Africa and the Middle East’, Journal of European Integration 32/6 (2010), pp. 617-636.

'The regional dimension of global security’. In Global Security eds P Bilgin and P Williams. UNESCO/ELOSS (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 61-85.

‘Alliances’, Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law, (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010).

'Regionalism in World Politics: Past and Present’, Ariane Kostler and Martin Zimmek eds, Elements of Regional Integration, (Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2008)

‘Neither Traditional nor Modern. Constitutionalism in the Ottoman Empire and its Successor States’, Journal of Modern European History 6/1 (2008), 116-135.

‘Regionalism and Global Governance: An Appraisal’ in Ali Kazancigil and Pierre Senarclens(eds.) Regulating Globalization: Critical Approaches to Global Governance, (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2007).

‘Regionalism from an Historical Perspective’, in Mary Farrell, Bjorn Hettne and Luk Van Langenhove (eds.), The Global Politics of Regionalism, London, Pluto Press, 2005

‘Exploring Regional Domains. A Comparative History of Regionalism’, International Affairs, 80:3 2004.

Selected professional activities

Vice-Master, St Catherine's College

Member of the Social Sciences Divisional Board

Editorial Board, International Affairs

International Advisory Board, UNU Series on Regionalism

International Advisory Board:UN University Centre for Regional Integration Studies

Member of Council and Chair of Education Committee, Wycombe Abbey School

Member of Governing Body and Chair of Education Committee, St Edward's School