Professor Roland Axtmann
Honorary Research Fellow
College of Arts and Humanities
Telephone: (01792) 602325

After his PhD at the London School of Economics, Roland taught at the University of Aberdeen for 16 years. Roland joined the Department in 2005 as a Professor of Politics and International Relations. He held visiting appointments at Heidelberg University (Germany); Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria); University of California, Los Angeles; and Deakin University, Melbourne. In 2011, he was a visiting professor at the University of Queensland in Brisbane (Australia). Currently, he is a visiting fellow at the Sydney Democracy Initiative at Sydney University.

Publications

  1. Freedom and Political Form: On Philip Pettit’s Republican Theory of Democracy. Critical Horizons, 1-20.
  2. 'Global Governance, Constitutionalism and Democracy'. In Benjmain Isakhan and Steven Slaughter (Ed.), Democracy and Crisis. (pp. 189-208). PlagraveMacmillan.
  3. Conceptualising Democracy. Australian Journal of Political Science
  4. Cosmopolitanism and Globality: Kant, Arendt, and Beck on the Global Condition. German Politics and Society 29(3)
  5. ‘Democracy and Globality’. Studies of Transition States and Societies 2(1), 22-35.

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Supervision

  • Access to medical opioids as a human right and the barriers and tensions on international drug control system. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Bewley-Taylor
  • Oswald Spengler and Jordan Peterson: Revolutionary Conservatism and the Misunderstood Superstars of Ideology«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» «br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» Case studies into the interpretation of conservative figures and their far-right support«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    MA
    Other supervisor: Dr Matthew Wall
  • There is a slight adjustment in the tittle of my research thesis as this has been communicated by supervisor before this time : Note the new tittle is «br /»«br /» Assessing Transitional Justice Mechanisms and their potential for supporting the Relief, Rehabilitation and Development Continuum in Postwar Sierra Leone – A missed opportunity (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Krijn Peters
  • 'Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship in Adult and Community Learning: From Policy to Pedagogy' (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Keith Halfacree
    Other supervisor: Dr Mark Evans
    Other supervisor: Prof David / Dave Clarke
  • Evaluating the effects of training on women's political participation and representation in Nigeria. (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Krijn Peters
  • 'Conservative Party Discourses Transfromed? An Examination of Responses to Demands for Homosexual Law Reform and Equality from 1953-2013' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Mark Evans
  • 'The Role of China''''s Post 90s and Millennial Generation in the Development of Public Environmentalism.' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    MA
    Other supervisor: Dr Matthew Wall