Selected publications


Owens, Patricia (2018) Women and the history of international thought. International Studies Quarterly, 62 (3). pp. 467-481. ISSN 0020-8833

Owens, Patricia (2017) Decolonizing civil war. Critical Analysis of Law, 4 (2). pp. 160-169. ISSN 2291-9732

Owens, Patricia (2017) Critical dialogue: "economy of force" and "violence and restraint in civil war". Perspectives on Politics, 15 (4). pp. 1102-1107. ISSN 1537-5927

Owens, Patricia (2017) The limits of military sociology. International Affairs, 93 (6). pp. 1453-1470. ISSN 0020-5850

Owens, Patricia (2017) Racism in the theory canon: Hannah Arendt and ‘the one great crime in which America was never involved'. Millennium, 45 (3). pp. 403-424. ISSN 0305-8298

Owens, Patricia (2017) The international origins of Hannah Arendt’s historical method. Political Power and Social Theory, 32. pp. 37-62. ISSN 0198-8719

Owens, Patricia (2016) International historical what? International Theory, 8 (3). pp. 448-457. ISSN 1752-9719

Owens, Patricia (2016) On the conduct of sociological warfare: a reply to special section on Economy of Force. Security Dialogue, 47 (3). pp. 215-222. ISSN 0967-0106

Owens, Patricia (2015) Introduction: historicizing the social in international thought. Review of International Studies, 41 (4). pp. 652-653. ISSN 0260-2105

Owens, Patricia (2015) Method or madness: sociolatry in international thought. Review of International Studies, 41 (4). 655 -674. ISSN 0260-2105

Owens, Patricia (2013) From Bismarck to Petraeus: the question of the social and the social question in counterinsurgency. European Journal of International Relations, 19 (1). pp. 135-157. ISSN 1354-0661

Owens, Patricia (2012) Human security and the rise of the social. Review of International Studies, 38 (3). pp. 547-567. ISSN 0260-2105

Owens, Patricia (2012) Not life but the world is at stake: Hannah Arendt on citizenship in the age of the social. Citizenship Studies, 16 (2). pp. 297-307. ISSN 1362-1025

Owens, Patricia (2011) The supreme social concept: the un-worldliness of modern security. New Formations, 71. pp. 14-29. ISSN 0950-2378

Owens, Patricia (2010) Torture, sex and military orientalism. Third World Quarterly, 31 (7). pp. 1041-1056. ISSN 0143-6597

Owens, Patricia (2009) Reclaiming "bare life"? Against Agamben on refugees. International Relations, 23 (4). pp. 567-582. ISSN 0047-1178

Owens, Patricia (2008) 'Humanity, sovereignty and the camps'. International Politics, 45 (4). pp. 522-530. ISSN 1384-5748

Owens, Patricia (2008) Distinctions, distinctions: "public" and "private" force? International Affairs, 84 (5). pp. 977-990. ISSN 0020-5850

Owens, Patricia (2007) Beyond Strauss, lies, and the war in Iraq: Hannah Arendt's critique of neoconservatism. Review of International Studies, 33 (2). pp. 265-283. ISSN 0260-2105

Owens, Patricia (2004) Xenophilia, gender and sentimental humanitarianism. Alternatives, 29 (3). pp. 285-304. ISSN 0304-3754

Owens, Patricia (2004) Theorising military intervention. International Affairs, 80 (2). pp. 355-365. ISSN 0020-5850

Owens, Patricia (2003) 'Accidents don't just happen: the liberal politics of high-tech humanitarian war'. Millennium, 32 (3). pp. 595-616. ISSN 0305-8298


Owens, Patricia (2015) Economy of force: counterinsurgency and the historical rise of the social. Studies in International Relations . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Owens, Patricia (2007) Between war and politics: international relations and the thought of Hannah Arendt. Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York.

Book Section

Owens, Patricia, Baylis, John and Steve, Smith (2016) Introduction: from international politics to world politics. In: Baylis, John, Steve, Smith and Owens, Patricia (eds.) The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780198739852

Owens, Patricia (2011) The return of realism? War and changing concepts of the political. In: Scheipers, S and Strachan, H (eds.) The Changing Character of War. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 484-502. ISBN 9780199596737

Owens, Patricia (2010) The ethics of war: critical alternatives. In: Bell, Duncan (ed.) Ethics and world politics. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199548620

Owens, Patricia (2010) Walking corpses: Arendt on the limits and the possibilities of cosmopolitan politics. In: Farrands, C and Moore, C (eds.) International Relations Theory and Philosophy: Interpretive Dialogues. Routledge, pp. 72-82. ISBN 9780415462266

Owens, Patricia (2009) Hannah Arendt. In: Edkins, J and Vaughan-Williams, N (eds.) Critical Theorists and International Relations. Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom and New York, pp. 31-41. ISBN 9780415474658

Owens, Patricia (2008) The ethic of reality in Hannah Arendt. In: Bell, D (ed.) Political Thought and International Relations: Variations on a Realist Theme. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 105-121. ISBN 9780199556274

Smith, Steve and Owens, Patricia (2008) 'Alternative Approaches to International Theory'. In: Smith, S (ed.) The Globalization of World Politics. Oxford University Press, pp. 174-91.

Owens, Patricia (2005) Hannah Arendt, violence, and the inescapable fact of humanity. In: Lang, A and Williams, J (eds.) Hannah Arendt and International Relations: Reading across the Lines. The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 41-65. ISBN 9781403967831

Owens, Patricia (2005) Hannah Arendt: a biographical and political introduction. In: Lang, A and Williams, J (eds.) Hannah Arendt and International Relations: Reading across the Lines. The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 27-40. ISBN 9781403967831

Edited Book

Baylis, John, Smith, Steve and Owens, Patricia, eds. (2016) The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations (seventh edition). Oxford University Press, New York, NY. ISBN 9780199656172

Lamy, Steven L, Masker, John S, Baylis, John, Smith, Steve and Owens, Patricia, eds. (2016) Introduction to global politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780190299798