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James Connelly

Professor of Political Theory


Language, aesthetics and emotions in the work of the British idealists (2018)
Journal Article
Tyler, C., & Connelly, J. (2018). Language, aesthetics and emotions in the work of the British idealists. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 26(4), 643-659. doi:10.1080/09608788.2018.1475344

This article surveys and contextualizes the British idealists' philosophical writings on language, aesthetics and emotions, starting with T.H. Green and concluding with Michael Oakeshott. It highlights ways in which their philosophical insights have... Read More

Environmental NGOs: pushing for leadership (2016)
Book Chapter
Connelly, J., & Wurzel, R. (2016). Environmental NGOs: pushing for leadership. In R. K. Wurzel, J. Connelly, & D. Liefferink (Eds.), The European Union in International Climate Change Politics: Still Taking a Lead?, 221-236. Routledge

Surprisingly little scholarly attention has been paid to the role which environmental non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) have played in EU climate change politics, although there are exceptions (e.g. Long et al. 2002; Wurzel and Connelly 2011a; S... Read More

Environmental NGOs: pushing for leadership (2016)
Book Chapter
Connelly, J., & Wurzel, R. (2016). Environmental NGOs: pushing for leadership. In R. K. Wurzel, J. Connelly, & D. Liefferink (Eds.), The European Union in International Climate Change Politics: Still Taking a Lead?, 221-236. Routledge

Surprisingly little scholarly attention has been paid to the role which environmental non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) have played in EU climate change politics, although there are exceptions (e.g. Long et al. 2002; Wurzel and Connelly 2011a; S... Read More

Reasoning through Crisis: Crisis, Incommensurability and Belief (2016)
Journal Article
Connelly, J. (2019). Reasoning through Crisis: Crisis, Incommensurability and Belief. Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, 21(2), https://doi.org/10.4000/rfcb.1069

This paper draws on Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, but it is neither an exposition nor a critique of that book and uses certain concepts from it as a springboard for reflections on the nature of crisis. Kuhn’s key term was par... Read More

Introduction: European Union climate leadership (2016)
Book Chapter
Connelly, J., Wurzel, R. K., & Liefferink, D. (2016). Introduction: European Union climate leadership. In The European Union in International Climate Change Politics: Still Taking a Lead?, 3-19. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315627199

There is no shortage of would-be leaders in EU climate change politics. The EU institutions (e.g. European Council, Council of the EU, Commission and the European Parliament (EP)), member states and societal actors have all, though to varying degrees... Read More

The meaning of intention and meaning in Mark Bevir and Vivienne Brown (2011)
Journal Article
Connelly, J. (2011). The meaning of intention and meaning in Mark Bevir and Vivienne Brown. Intellectual History Review, 21(1), (95-104). doi:10.1080/17496977.2011.546640. ISSN 1749-6977

Bevir's weak intentionalism construes meanings consisting in the understanding of a specific individual and they are identifiable solely by reference to that individual, by contrast with strong intentionalism, whereby a text expresses prior purposes... Read More

T.M. Knox and the study of economic activity (2010)
Journal Article
Connelly, J. (2010). T.M. Knox and the study of economic activity. International Journal of Social Economics, 37(11), (880-893). doi:10.1108/03068291011082847. ISSN 0306-8293

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show how T.M. Knox sought to conceptualise economic activity in the context of his philosophical background and in relation to the analysis of the nature of economics offered by Lionel Robbins. Design/methodol... Read More

T.M. Knox and the study of economic activity (2010)
Journal Article
Connelly, J. (2010). T.M. Knox and the study of economic activity. International Journal of Social Economics, 37(11), (880-893). doi:10.1108/03068291011082847. ISSN 0306-8293

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show how T.M. Knox sought to conceptualise economic activity in the context of his philosophical background and in relation to the analysis of the nature of economics offered by Lionel Robbins. Design/methodol... Read More