Research

Dr Karp's reserach interests include the following:

  • Business and human rights
  • Global ethics / normative IR
  • Human rights
  • Humanization and dehumanization in world politics
  • International security
  • Migration and human rights
  • Political theory and international relations
  • Responsibility in world politics
  • The UN system and human rights

Dr Karp would be happy to receive PhD applications in any of the above areas. Please contact Dr Karp by e-mail for queries about PhD study. 

Publication list:

Karp, David Jason. 2020 (forthcoming). 'What is the Responsibility to Respect Human Rights? Reconsidering the "Respect, Protect, and Fulfill" Framework'. International Theory 12.

Karp, David Jason. 2020 (forthcoming). 'Fixing Meanings in Global Governance? "Respect" and "Protect" in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights'. Global Governance 26 (3).

Karp, David Jason. 2018. 'Invited book review: 'Humanity Without Dignity: Moral Equality, Respect and Human Rights, by Andrea Sangiovanni'. ID: International Dialogue, A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs 8: 118-123.

Karp, David Jason. 2015. 'The Responsibility to Protect Human Rights and the RtoP: Prospective and Retrospective Responsibility'. Global Responsibility to Protect 7 (2): 142-166.

Mills, Kurt and David Jason Karp, eds. 2015. Human Rights Protection in Global Politics: Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Karp, David Jason. 2015. 'The Concept of Human Rights Protection and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights'. In: Kurt Mills and David Jason Karp, eds. Human Rights Protection in Global Politics: Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors'. Basingstoke: Palgrave. pp. 137-158.

Karp, David Jason and Kurt Mills. 2015. 'Introduction: Human Rights Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors'. In: Kurt Mills and David Jason Karp, eds. Human Rights Protection in Global Politics: Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors. Basingstoke: Palgrave. pp. 3-22.

Karp, David Jason. 2014. Responsibility for Human Rights: Transnational Corporations in Imperfect States. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Karp, David Jason. 2013. 'The Location of International Practices: What is Human Rights Practice?' Review of International Studies 39 (4): 969-992

Karp, David Jason. 2012. 'Citizenship and Humanity Beyond the Frontier', Invited book review: The Practice of Global Citizenship, by Luis Cabrera. International Studies Review 14 (1): 165-167.

Karp, David Jason. 2010. Invited book review: 'Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics, by Beth A. Simmons'. International Affairs 86 (4): 991-993.

Karp, David Jason. 2009. 'Facts and Values in Politics and Searle's Construction of Social Reality'. Contemporary Political Theory 8 (2): 152-175. 

Karp, David Jason. 2009. 'Transnational Corporations in "Bad States": Human Rights Duties, Legitimate Authority and the Rule of Law in International Political Theory'. International Theory 1 (1): 87-118.

Karp, David Jason. 2008. 'The Utopia and Reality of Sovereignty: Social Reality, Normative IR and "Organized Hypocrisy"'. Review of International Studies 34 (2): 313-335.

Current PhD supervisees:

Megan Cooke (topic: humanization and dehumanization in world politics)

Rand Saber (topic: the international system's reaction/non-reaction to religious persecution: the case of the Uyghurs in China)