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Sean Fleming

Leviathan on a Leash: A Hobbesian Theory of State Responsibility

Supervisor: Duncan Bell

College: Trinity Hall

Research Interests

International political theory

State and corporate responsibility

Theories of representation and collective action

Early modern political thought

Politics and technology

Key Publications

“The Two Faces of Personhood: Hobbes, Corporate Agency, and the Personality of the State.” European Journal of Political Theory (forthcoming 2017).


“Moral Agents and Legal Persons: The Ethics and the Law of State Responsibility.” International Theory (forthcoming 2017).


“Artificial Persons and Attributed Actions: How to Interpret Action-Sentences about States.” European Journal of International Relations (forthcoming 2016). Available online in advance of print.