Professor Stephen Hopgood
BSc (Bristol) DPhil (Oxon)
Associate Dean (Research)
Programme Convenor- Conflict Rights and Justice
Associate Dean (Research)(Law and Social Sciences)
Reader in International Relations
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Dr Stephen Hopgood is Professor of International Relations and co-Director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice (CCRJ) at SOAS. He is also the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences. His main area of interest is the international politics of human rights, including the sociology of human rights advocacy. From 2009-2012, he held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship which culminated in the book, The Endtimes of Human Rights (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013). This follows on from his ethnography of Amnesty International, Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006), which won the American Political Science Association Best Book in Human Rights Award in 2007. He has a D Phil in International Relations from the University of Oxford. His recent publications include 'The Last Rites for Humanitarian Intervention: Darfur, Sri Lanka and R2P,' in the journal Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 6 (2014) and for a recent blog post see Open democracy website.
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- General Diplomatic Studies & Practice
- International Politics of Human Rights
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- International politics of human rights,
- Humanitarianism and international justice
- Theories of the state
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Hopgood, Stephen (2013) The Endtimes of Human Rights. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Hopgood, Stephen (2006) Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.
Hopgood, Stephen (1998) American Foreign Environmental Policy and the Power of the State. Oxford University Press.
Hopgood, Stephen (2015) 'Twentieth Century Institutions for a Twenty-First Century World.' In: Cherif Bassiouni , M. , (ed.), Globalization and Its Impact on the Future of Human Rights and International Criminal Justice. Cambridge: Intersentia, pp. 87-98.
Hopgood, Stephen (2014) 'The Endtimes of human rights.' In: Lettinga, Doutje and van Troost, Lars, (eds.), Debating the Endtimes of Human Rights: Activism and Institutions in a Post-Westphalian World. Amsterdam: Amnesty International Netherlands, pp. 11-18.
Hopgood, Stephen and Vinjamuri, Leslie (2012) 'Faith in Markets.' In: Barnett, Michael and Stein, Janice, (eds.), Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism. Oxford University Press.
Hopgood, Stephen (2011) 'Amnesty International’s Growth and Development Since 1961.' In: de Jonge, Wilco (et al.), (ed.), Amnesty International 50 Years Reflections and Perspectives. Utrecht: Utrecht University Press, pp. 75-101. (SIM Special No. 36)
Hopgood, Stephen (2008) 'Saying "No" to Wal-Mart? Money and Morality in Professional Humanitarianism.' In: Barnett, Michael and Weiss, Thomas G., (eds.), Humanitarianism in question : politics, power, ethics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 98-123.
Hopgood, Stephen (2005) 'Tamil Tigers, 1987-2002.' In: Gambetta, D., (ed.), Making Sense of Suicide Missions. Oxford University Press, pp. 43-76.
Hopgood, Stephen (2003) 'Looking beyond the "K-Word": Embedded Multilateralism in American Foreign Environmental Policy.' In: Foot, R. and Neil MacFarlane, S. and Mastanduno, M., (eds.), US Hegemony and International Organizations. Oxford University Press, pp. 139-164.
Hopgood, Stephen (2014) 'The Last Rites for Humanitarian Intervention: Darfur, Sri Lanka and R2P.' Global Responsibility to Protect, 6 (2). pp. 181-205.
Hopgood, Stephen (2010) 'Dignity and Ennui: Amnesty International, Amnesty International Report 2009: The State of the World's Human Rights, London: Amnesty International Publications.' Journal of Human Rights Practice, 2 (1). pp. 151-165.
Hopgood, Stephen (2009) 'Moral authority, modernity, and the politics of the sacred.' European Journal of International Relations, 15 (2). pp. 229-256.
Hopgood, Stephen (2000) 'Reading the Small Print in Global Civil Society: The Inexorable Hegemony of the Liberal Self.' Millennium: Journal of International Studies, vol. 2 . pp. 1-25.
Hopgood, Stephen (2007) The Politics of Moral Authority. London, UK: School of Oriental and African Studies. (Unpublished)
Hopgood, Stephen (2015) 'Interview.' E-International Relations .
Hopgood, Stephen (2014) 'The End of Human Rights.' Washington Post, January 3rd 2014 .
Hopgood, Stephen (2013) 'It begins and ends with power. openGlobalRights [online].' openDemocracy/openGlobalRights .
Hopgood, Stephen (2013) 'Human Rights: Past Their Sell-By Date. openGlobalRights [online].' openDemocracy/openGlobalRights: