Shane Brighton

Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex

Research Includes:

Contemporary British foreign, security and defence policy; social and political theory of war; military thought; critical approaches to war, security and terrorism; sociological approaches to security and resilience.

Selected publications


Brighton, Shane (2013) War/truth: Foucault, Heraclitus and the dominion of force. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 26 (4). pp. 651-668. ISSN 0955-7571

Brighton, Shane and Barkawi, Tarak (2013) Brown Britain: post-colonial politics and grand strategy. International Affairs, 89 (5). ISSN 1468-2346

Barkawi, Tarak and Brighton, Shane (2011) Powers of War: Fighting, Knowledge, and Critique. International Political Sociology, 5 (2). pp. 126-143. ISSN 1749-5687

Brighton, Shane (2011) Three propositions on the phenomenology of war. International Political Sociology, 5 (1). pp. 101-105. ISSN 1749-5679

Brighton, Shane (2007) British Muslims, multiculturalism and UK foreign policy: ‘integration’ and ‘cohesion’ in and beyond the state. International Affairs, 83 (1). pp. 1-17. ISSN 0020-5850

Brighton, Shane (2004) The embodiment of war: reflections on the tour of duty. Journal for Cultural Research, 8 (1). pp. 51-74. ISSN 1479-7585


Barkawi, Tarak and Brighton, Shane (2011) Conclusion: Absent war studies? War, knowledge and critique. In: Strachan, Hew and Scheipers, Sybelle (eds.) The changing character of war. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 524-542. ISBN 9780199596737

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