Patrick Hayden

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B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1990
Ph.D., University of South Africa, 1999

Biographical Note

Patrick Hayden is a Professor at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK, where he holds a Chair in Political Theory and International Relations.


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Patrick Hayden BookPublication Types

Scholastic, Academic Research

Latest Publication

Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts, Durham: Acumen Publishing, 2014

Publication Excerpt

Hannah Arendt (1906–75) is one of the most interesting thinkers of modern times, and her ideas have had profound influence across philosophy, political theory, law, history, international relations, sociology and literature. Presenting new and powerful ways to think about human freedom and responsibility, Arendt’s work has provoked intense debate and controversy. Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts explores the central ideas of Arendt’s thought, such as freedom, action, power, judgement, evil, forgiveness and the social. Bringing together an international team of contributors, the essays provide lucid accounts of Arendt’s fundamental themes and their ethical and political implications. The specific concepts Arendt deployed to make sense of the human condition, the phenomena of political violence, terror and totalitarianism, and the prospects of sustaining a shared public world are all examined. Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts conso lidates the disparate strands of Arendt’s thought to provide an accessible and essential guide for anybody who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of this leading intellectual.

Additional Publications

Political Evil in a Global Age: Hannah Arendt and International Theory (London and New York: Routledge, hardcover 2009, paperback 2010).
Named ‘Notable Book’ in the 2010 Annual Best Book Award Competition, International Studies Association’s International Ethics Section.
The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2009).
Globalization and Utopia: Critical Essays, edited with Chamsy el-Ojeili (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Critical Theories of Globalization, authored with Chamsy el-Ojeili (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
Cosmopolitan Global Politics (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005).
Confronting Globalization: Humanity, Justice and the Renewal of Politics, edited with Chamsy el-Ojeili (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
America’s War on Terror, edited with Tom Lansford and Robert P. Watson (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2003).
John Rawls: Towards a Just World Order (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002).
The Philosophy of Human Rights (St. Paul: Paragon House Publishers, 2001).  Translated into Persian (Tehran: Mokhatab Publications, 2014).
‘Systemic Evil and the International Political Imagination’, International Politics 51/4 (2014): 424-440.
‘Albert Camus and Rebellious Cosmopolitanism in a Divided World’, Journal of International Political Theory 9/2 (2013): 194-219.
‘The Human Right to Health and the Struggle for Recognition’, Review of International Studies 38:3 (2012): 569-588.  Awarded the prize for the ‘Best Article in Review of International Studies’ for 2012 by the British International Studies Association.
‘The Relevance of Hannah Arendt’s Reflections on Evil: Globalization and Rightlessness’, Human Rights Review 11/4 (2010): 451-467.
‘From Exclusion to Containment: Arendt, Sovereign Power, and Statelessness’, Societies Without Borders 3:2 (2008): 272-293.
‘Superfluous Humanity: An Arendtian Perspective on the Political Evil of Global Poverty’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 35:2 (2007): 279-300.
‘Constraining War: Human Security and the Human Right to Peace’, Human Rights Review 6:1 (2004): 35-55.
‘Human Rights in Rawls’s Law of Peoples’, Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia del Diritto, special issue on John Rawls 81:4 (2004): 525-544.
‘Cosmopolitanism and the Need for Transnational Criminal Justice: The Case of the International Criminal Court’, Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 51:2 (2004): 69-95.
‘Between Realism and Globalism: Rawls and the Question of International Justice’, International Studies 40:4 (2003): 297-318.
‘A Defense of Peace as a Human Right’, South African Journal of Philosophy 21:3 (2002): 147-162.
‘Rawls, Human Rights, and Cultural Pluralism: A Critique’, Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 92 (1998): 46-56.
‘Gilles Deleuze and Naturalism: A Convergence with Ecological Theory and Politics’, Environmental Ethics 19:2 (1997): 185-204.

How Did Evergreen Help You in Your Career?

Evergreen impressed upon me the need to view political existence from an interdisciplinary perspective, and it helped to sharpen my critical, analytic and writing skills.