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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


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. At Cambridge he taught international relations theory and also offered courses in the Centre of Latin American Studies (CLAS) on Latin American international society, twice serving as Director of the Centre.


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


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Originally a historian of direct foreign investment and the political responses it provoked, Jones 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). Later Jones worked on the ethics and narratives of war. His most recent books are, American Civilization (University of London SAS, 2007) which explored hemispheric commonalities, More than Just War (Routledge, 2013), which offered 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. He is currently writing a biography of the four Ashurst sisters, daughters of a Radical London lawyer and close friends of Giuseppe Mazzini.


Emeritus Reader in International Relations

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