Professor Shirley Scott

Head of School - Professor of International Law and International Relations
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 2 6268 8844
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Professor Shirley Scott is Professor of International Relations and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra.

Research Areas

Politics of international law, climate security, Antarctica, Australia's foreign relations

Current Research Projects

Climate Change and the UN Security Council

The changing political function of international law

 

 Postgraduate Research Supervision

Areas of Supervision
Politics of international law, International Relations, Australia's foreign relations

Teaching

Teaching areas
Politics of international law

Affiliation and Memberships

  • Member of Advisory Council, Asian Society of International Law
  • Former Chair, International Law Section, International Studies Association

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Books

Scott SV, 2017, International Law in World Politics. An Introduction, 3rd, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, Colorado

Scott SV, 2017, International Law in World Politics An Introduction, 1st, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, Colarado, USA

Bloomfield AB; Scott SV, (ed.), 2016, Norm Antipreneurs and The Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change, Routledge, Oxon, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315707341

Scott SV, 2012, Introduction: beyond the myth of the golden age, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000313057300001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Scott SV, 2012, International Law, US Power. The United States' Quest for Legal Security, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139061360

Scott SV, 2010, International Law in World Politics. An Introduction, 2, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, Colorado, http://www.rienner.com/title/International_Law_in_World_Politics_An_Introduction_2nd_edition

Scott SV; Billingsley AJ; Michaelsen C, 2010, Law and the Use of Force: A Documentary and reference Guide, 1st, praeger Security International, Santa Barbara, Denver, London

Scott SV, 2006, International Law and Politics Key Documents, Lynne Rienner Pub

Scott SV, 2004, The Political Interpretation of Multilateral Treaties, 1, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Heiden/Boston

Book Chapters

Scott S, 2019, 'Treaty-Making in International Organizations: International Relations Theory', in Chesterman S; Malone DM; Villalpando S (ed.), , Oxford University Press, USA, pp. 39 - 50

Bloomfield A; Scott SV, 2018, 'Australia's maritime strategy', in Hensel HM; Gupta A (ed.), , ROUTLEDGE, pp. 138 - 153

Scott S; keenan P; ku C, 2018, 'The creation of a climate change court or tribunal', in Climate Change and the UN Security Council, edn. 1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, Glos, pp. 66 - 84

Ku C; Scott SV, 2018, 'Conclusions: A climate change role for the Council?', in Scott S; Ku C (ed.), Climate Change and the UN Security Council, edn. 1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 229 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781785364648

Scott SV, 2018, 'The attitude of the P5 towards a climate change role for the Council', in Scott S; Ku C (ed.), Climate Change and the UN Security Council, edn. 1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 209 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781785364648

Scott SV; Ku C, 2018, 'The UN Security Council and global action on climate change', in Scott SV; Ku C (ed.), Climate Change and the UN Security Council, edn. 1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781785364648

Scott SV; Bloomfield A, 2017, 'Norm entrepreneurs and antipreneurs Chalk and cheese, or two faces of the same coin?', in Bloomfield A; Scott SV (ed.), NORM ANTIPRENEURS AND THE POLITICS OF RESISTANCE TO GLOBAL NORMATIVE CHANGE, edn. Routledge Challenges of Globalisation, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 231 - 250, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000414214200015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Scott SV, 2017, 'Peace by International Law', in Bjarnegard E; Kreutz J (ed.), Debating the East Asian Peace What It Is, How It Came About, Will It Last?, NIAS Press, Copenhagen, pp. 36 - 55

Scott SV, 2017, 'Three Waves of Antarctic Imperialism', in Dodds K; Hemmings AD; Roberts P (ed.), Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica, edn. 1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 37 - 49

Scott SV, 2016, 'Resisting the Norm of Climate Security', in Bloomfield A; Scott SV (ed.), NORM ANTIPRENEURS AND THE POLITICS OF RESISTANCE TO GLOBAL NORMATIVE CHANGE, edn. Routledge Challenges of Globalisation, Routledgeg, Oxon, pp. 125 - 139, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000414214200009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Bloomfield A; Scott SV, 2016, 'Norm antipreneurs in world politics', in Norm Antipreneurs and the Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315707341

Bloomfield AB; Scott SV, 2016, 'Norm Entrepreneurs and Anti-Preneurs: chalk and cheese, or two faces of the same coin? (in press)', in Bloomfield AB; Scott SV (ed.), Norm Antipreneurs and The Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change, Routledge, Oxon, pp. 125 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315707341

Scott SV; Oriana LM, 2016, 'Resisting Japan’s promotion of a norm of sustainable whaling', in Norm Antipreneurs and the Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change, pp. 108 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315707341

Scott SV; Conley Tyler M; Dao D, 2016, 'Australia's Engagement with the UN, G20 and International Law', in Beeson M; Hameiri S (ed.), Navigating the New International Disorder. Australia in World Affairs 2011-2015, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 56 - 74, https://www.oup.com.au/books/higher-education/social-sciences-and-humanities/9780195596243-navigating-the-new-international-disorder

Scott SV; Conley Tyler M; Crawford E, 2016, 'Australia's International Personality: Historical, Legal and Policy Perspectives', in Rothwell DR; Crawford E (ed.), International Law in Australia, edn. 3, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 1 - 22

Scott SV, 2014, 'Litigation versus Political Resolution', in Klein N (ed.), Litigating International Law Disputes. Weighing the Options, edn. 1, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 105 - 132, http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/law/arbitration-dispute-resolution-and-mediation/litigating-international-law-disputes-weighing-options

Scott SV; Bloomfield A, 2014, 'From the 'Tyranny of Distance' to the 'Prospects of Proximity': Australian Responses to the Rise of India and China', in Mattoo A; Joseph M (ed.), Rise of China and India: Implications for the Asia Pacific, edn. 1, Manohar, New Delhi, pp. 103 - 128, http://www.aii.unimelb.edu.au/node/854

Scott SV, 2013, 'The Evolving Antarctic Treaty System: Implications of Accommodating Developments in the Law of the Sea', in Molenaar EJ; Elferink AG O; Rothwell DR (ed.), The Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions: Interactions between global and regional regimes, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, http://www.brill.com/law-sea-and-polar-regions

Scott SV, 2013, 'Looking back to anticipate the future: International law in the era of the United States', in Maguire R; Lewis B; Sampford CJ G (ed.), Shifting Global Powers and International Law, Routledge, pp. 12 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203758496

Scott SV, 2012, 'Litigation versus dispute resolution through political processes', in Litigating International Law Disputes: Weighing the Balance, pp. 24 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139062008.004

Rayfuse RG; Scott SV, 2012, 'Mapping the impact of climate change on international law', in Rayfuse R; Scott S (ed.), International Law in the Era of Climate Change, Edward Elgar, UK, pp. 3 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781781006085.00010

Scott SV, 2011, 'International Law', in Badie B; Berg-Schlosser D; Morlino L (ed.), An Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives, Sage, pp. 190 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139168557.018

Scott SV, 2011, 'Mapping', in Haward M; Griffiths T (ed.), Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System 50 Years of Influence, edn. 1, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 181 - 201, http://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/isbn/9781742232232.htm

Scott SV, 2010, 'International Law and Developing Countries', in Denemark R; Farrell T (ed.), The International Studies Encyclopedia, edn. 1st, Wiley Blackwell, Malden, MA., http://www.isacompendium.com/subscriber/uid=947/tocnode?query=Gender+and+the+global+political+economy&widen=1&result_number=1&from=search&id=g9781444336597_chunk_g97814443365979_ss1-3&type=std&fuzzy=0

Scott SV, 2009, 'Whose Security and How Much of it do we want? The US Influence on the International Law against Maritime Terrorism', in Klein N; Mossop J; Rothwell DR (ed.), Maritime Security: International Law and Policy Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 76 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203867471

Scott SV, 2009, 'Securitizing climate change: international legal implications and obstacles', in harris PG (ed.), The Politics of Climate Change. Environmental Dynamics in International Affairs, Routledge, pp. 147 - 163, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415518765/

Scott SV, 2008, 'The Nature of US Engagement with International Law; Making Sense of Apparent Inconsistencies', in Armstrong D (ed.), Routledge Handbook of International Law, edn. 1, Routledge, London, pp. 210 - 221

Rothwell DR; Scott SV, 2007, 'Flexing Australian Soverignty in Antarctica', in Kriwoken LK; Jabour J; Hemmings AD (ed.), Looking South: Australia`s Antarctic Agenda, edn. 1, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, pp. 7 - 20

Scott SV, 2006, 'Revolution or `Business as Usual`? International Law and the Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration', in Hegemony or Empire?: The Redefinition of US Power under George W. Bush, Ashgate, Aldershot, Harts, pp. 67 - 85

Scott SV, 2005, 'The LOS Convention as a Constitutional Regime for the Oceans', in Elferink AG O (ed.), Stability and Change in the Law of the Sea: The Role of the LOS Convention, edn. 1, Koninklijke Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 9 - 38

Scott SV, 2004, '‘The Contribution of the UNCLOS Organizations to the Harmonious Implementation of the Convention’', in Oude Elferink AG; Rothwell DR (ed.), Oceans Management in the Twenty-First Century; Institutional frameworks and responses., edn. 1, Martinus Nijhoff, 2004, 313-327., Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 313 - 327

Scott SV, 2004, 'International law as Litigation Strategy for Indigenous Australians', in Prest W; Anleu S (ed.), Litigation, Past and Present, edn. 1, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. 186 - 205

Scott SV, 2003, 'The Impact on International Law of US Noncompliance', in Byers M; Nolte G (ed.), United States Hegemony and the Foundations of International Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, pp. 427 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511494154.018

Scott SV, 1997, 'Introduction InternationalLaw and Australian Security', in Australian Defence Studies, edn. Original, Australian Defence Studies Centre, Canberra, ACT, pp. 1 - 4

Scott SV, 1997, 'Australia and International institutions', in New Developments in Australian Politics, 2nd edition, edn. Original, MacMillan Education, South Melbourne, Vic,Aust, pp. 271 - 290

Journal articles

Scott SV; Oriana LM, 2019, 'The history of Australian legal opposition to Japanese Antarctic whaling', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 73, pp. 466 - 484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2019.1639135

Scott SV; Andrade RC, 2019, 'Sovereignty as Normative Decoy in the R2P Challenge to the Charter of the United Nations', Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 11, pp. 198 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875984X-01102005

Scott SV, 2019, 'Comparing the robustness and effectiveness of the Antarctic treaty system and the UNFCCC regime', Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, vol. 11, pp. 94 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18366503.2019.1589898

Scott S, 2018, 'The Decline of International Law as a Normative Ideal', Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, pp. 627 - 643

Scott SV, 2018, 'What lessons does the Antarctic Treaty System offer for the future of peaceful relations in the South China Sea?', Marine Policy, vol. 87, pp. 295 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.004

Scott SV, 2016, 'China’s nine-dash line, international law, and the Monroe Doctrine analogy', China Information, vol. 30, pp. 296 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0920203X16665054