Professor Steven WheatleyProfessor
I am interested in the theory and practice of human rights and have just completed a book on "The Idea of Human Rights" that examines the issue through the lens of complexity theory.
I retain an interest in the democracy within and beyond the state and the notion of authority when applied to other minority communities, including ethno-cultural groups and indigenous peoples.
I am presently looking at the role of outsiders in democratic politics, including the legality of outside states looking to influence the outcome of elections.
Before coming to Lancaster, I was Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds. I have also worked at the Universities of Liverpool, UWE, Bristol, and Central Lancashire.
PhD Supervision Interests
Professor Wheatley is happy to hear from potential PhD students with proposals in the field of international law, with a particular interest in democracy, human rights and the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples.
Selected Publications Show all 27 publications
The Democratic Legitimacy of International Law
Wheatley, S. 2010 Oxford : Hart Publishing. 425 p. ISBN: 1841138177.
Human rights and boundaries
01/03/2013 → …
- Centre for Law and Society
- CILHR Centre for International Law and Human Rights