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The responsibility to protect: A long view (2017)
Book Chapter
Morris, J. (2017). The responsibility to protect: A long view. In A. Hehir, & R. W. Murray (Eds.), Protecting human rights in the 21st Century, 231-248. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

The responsibility not to veto: A responsibility too far? (2016)
Book Chapter
Morris, J., & Wheeler, N. (2016). The responsibility not to veto: A responsibility too far?. In A. J. Bellamy, & T. Dunne (Eds.), Oxford Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect, 227-248. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093...hb/9780198753841.013.13

The responsibility to protect (R2P) and the question of UN Security Council veto constraint are intimately linked, but whilst the R2P has become increasingly embedded in diplomatic discourse and practice, the idea that in relation to it the Council’s... Read More

The responsibility to protect and the use of force: remaking the procrustean bed? (2015)
Journal Article
Morris, J. (2016). The responsibility to protect and the use of force: remaking the procrustean bed?. Cooperation and Conflict, 51(2), 200-215. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010836715612852

The emergence of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) owed much to the need to enhance the UN’s ability to act forcibly in the face of the most extreme cases of gross human suffering. Too often in the past such responses were emasculated or thwarted b... Read More

The responsibility to protect and the great powers: the tensions of dual responsibility (2015)
Journal Article
Morris, J. (2015). The responsibility to protect and the great powers: the tensions of dual responsibility. Global Responsibility to Protect, 7(3-4), 398-421. https://doi.org/10.1163/1875984x-00704009

Since the UN’s 2005 adoption of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) the five permanent members (P5) of the organisation’s Security Council have been burdened with a special dual responsibility, entailing a special responsibility to maintain internati... Read More

From 'peace by dictation' to international organisation: great power responsibility and the creation of the United Nations (2013)
Journal Article
Morris, J. (2013). From 'peace by dictation' to international organisation: great power responsibility and the creation of the United Nations. International History Review, 35(3), 511-533. https://doi.org/10.1080/07075332.2013.795497

This article examines the attitudes of US, British, and Soviet policy-makers as they planned for the forthcoming peace during the Second World War. It charts how they moved from planning a ‘peace by dictation' of the great powers, to planning one whi... Read More

Law, Politics and the Use of Force (2013)
Book Chapter
Morris, J. (2013). Law, Politics and the Use of Force. Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies, 96 - 114. (4th). Oxford University Press

How Great is Britain? Power, responsibility and Britain’s future global role (2011)
Journal Article
Morris, J. (2011). How Great is Britain? Power, responsibility and Britain’s future global role. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 13(3), (326-347). doi:10.1111/j.1467-856X.2011.00450.x. ISSN 1369-1481

Hedley Bull argued that for a state to be classed as a great power it must be in the first rank in terms of military strength but also recognised by others to have, and conceived by its own leaders and peoples to have, certain special rights and duti... Read More

Law, power and force in an unbalanced world (2005)
Book Chapter
Morris, J. (2005). Law, power and force in an unbalanced world. International conflict and security law: essays in memory of Hilaire McCoubrey, 286 - 313. Cambridge University Press

International law, international relations and the development of European collective security (1999)
Journal Article
McCoubrey, H., & Morris, J. C. (1999). International law, international relations and the development of European collective security. Journal of conflict & security law, 4(2), 195 - 214. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcsl/4.2.195

The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of both the former-USSR and the Warsaw Pact has inevitably led to a major reorientation of European defence and security concepts. NATO, whilst retaining its core remit as a defence alliance founded upon Ar... Read More

Regional peacekeeping in the post‐cold war era (1999)
Journal Article
Morris, J., & McCoubrey, H. (1999). Regional peacekeeping in the post‐cold war era. International Peacekeeping, 6(2), 129-151. doi:10.1080/13533319908413775

The end of the Cold War has brought about a major change in the paradigm of UN peace support action. The organization has found itself unable successfully to sustain the increasing demands placed upon it and has sought other mechanisms through which... Read More