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Dr Charles Jones

Dr Charles Jones

Emeritus Reader in International Relations

Wolfson College

Office Phone: 01223 335 393


Charles Jones read Moral Sciences and History at Clare College Cambridge and went on to complete a doctorate on Anglo-Argentine relations before 1914. After many years teaching international political economy at Warwick University, where he also took a Master's in Philosophy, he moved to Cambridge in 1998, where he taught international relations theory and also offered courses in the Centre of Latin American Studies (CLAS), of which he was Director from 2000-2005, on Latin American international society. He retains an interest in Argentine and Latin American history and culture and will complete his second term as Director of CLAS in September 2014.

Research Interests

Argentine history, South American international society, transnational radicalism Victorian England, and the international silk industry during the second quarter of the twentieth century.

Key Publications

Originally a historian of direct foreign investment and the political responses it provoked, he helped develop the new field of international political economy by teaching and publishing on North-South relations and developing courses on the politics of international trade and transnational enterprise. Co-author, with Barry Buzan and Richard Little, of an influential critique of neorealism, The Logic of Anarchy (Columbia University Press, 1993), he went on to write E. H. Carr and International Relations (1998). More recently Jones has been working on religion and international relations and the ethics and aesthetics of war and public violence. His most recent books are, American Civilization (University of London SAS, 2007) which explores hemispheric commonalities, More than Just War (Routledge, 2013), which offers a critique of contemporary just war discourse and a literary exploration of military ethics, and International Relations: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneword, 2013), which speaks for itself.