Dr Amanda Russell Beattie

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations / Director UG Programmes in Politics & International Relations / Member of the Aston Centre for Europe 

My research agenda focuses on the intersection of political theory and international political thought.  It engages with the idea of human vulnerability and how various aspects of moral institutional design, both historical and contemporary, address this problem in the wider theater of international politics.  Previous work has focused on the morality of natural law, which I remained interested in but I am also pursuing themes related, but not limited to, critical international theory.  I am also interested in pursuing research relating to the idea of global communities, citizenship, and maternal politics.  

  • 1998 B.A. (Hons) McGill University, Political Science
  • 2003 M.Litt. The University of St. Andrews, International Security Studies
  • 2007 Ph.D. The University of St. Andrews, International Relations


  • LP2001 The History of Political Thought
  • LP3022 Ethics and International Politics
  • LP3416 Contemporary Political Theory


Post Graduate

  • LPM016 International Political Thoughts
  • LPM027 International Ethics and Literature


  • The Globe and Mail.  'Save the United Nations.' Letters to the Editor.  March 20, 2003.

  • CBC Radio One. Guest Speaker on The House, hosted by Anthony Germain.  March 23, 2002. 

Room: NW 810
Email: a.r.beattie@aston.ac.uk 
Phone: 0121 204 3080


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