Dr Mark Evans
Reader
Political and Cultural Studies
Telephone: (01792) 295782
Room: Office - 003
Ground Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus

Mark joined the Department in 1996, after completing his Bachelor’s and Doctoral degrees at the University of Oxford, where he also taught for several years. He specialises in contemporary political and moral philosophy, with particular reference to just war theory (especially jus post bellum: justice in the ending and aftermath of war), and liberalism in domestic and international contexts.

Publications

  1. “Speaking on Morality’s Behalf: When One Should Remain Silent, And Why”. In Sorin Baiasu, Sylvie Loriaux (Ed.), Sincerity in Politics and International Relations. (pp. 1LOndon: Routledge.
  2. & At War’s end: time to turn to Jus Post Bellum’. In Stahn, Carsten; Easterday, Jennifer S.; Iverson, Jens (Ed.), Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations. Published by Oxford University Press.
  3. Just War, Democracy, Democratic Peace. European Journal of Political Theory 11(2), 191-208.
  4. Balancing Peace, Justice and Sovereignty in Jus Post Bellum: The Case of ‘Just Occupation’. Millennium 36(3), 533-554.
  5. Moral Responsibilities and the Conflicting Demands of Jus Post Bellum. Ethics and International Affairs 23(2), 147-164.

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Teaching

  • HUPM04 War, Identity and Society

    This module is the companion module to HUPM03. It takes a pluri-disciplinary approach to understanding the impacts of war on society and vice-versa. The module evaluates the ways in which conflict changes and reshapes society and analyses the problems of war, its representations and its social outcomes. 'War' in thus not viewed solely in terms of military history, but rather through a broader context of changing social, economic and cultural trends both as a motor for change and as part of those broader changes. The module is taught over a ten week period. The weekly two hour sessions include at least an hour of seminar style `teaching¿, to make sure that there is ample time for discussions, questions, student presentations, etc. Hence, it is expected of all students to read the compulsory reading for each session beforehand, so that meaningful discussions can take place. .

  • PO-395 Dissertation (PO-325)

    Subject to the approval of the Departmental Dissertations Tutor, students will choose their own area for research. They will be given guidance on research skills and techniques and supervised by a specialist research topic supervisor during the research for, and writing of, their dissertation. Dissertation word length - 8000 words.

  • PO-M32 Conceptual Issues In the Theory and Practice of Social Sciences

    This module introduces MA students to philosophical and methodological issues relating to the possibilities, purpose and conduct of the social sciences. These issues are of great importance for the development of thinking about how to study political theory, political science or international relations. The intellectual reflection demanded by this module will feed into students¿ approaches to their work in the sub-disciplinary modules and dissertation.

Supervision

  • Cultural and social dimensions of the 'conspiracism' phenomenon in America during the 1960s-The JFK Myth. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Mark Evans
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Sheehan
  • 'Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship in Adult and Community Learning: From Policy to Pedagogy' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Keith Halfacree
    Other supervisor: Prof Roland Axtmann
    Other supervisor: Dr Mark Evans
    Other supervisor: Prof David / Dave Clarke
  • '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: Prof Roland Axtmann
    Other supervisor: Dr Mark Evans
  • 'The politics of space cooperation as part of President Clinton''''s Russia policy: the Shuttle-Mir programme' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Mark Evans
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Sheehan