Hutchings, Kimberly

Professor Kimberly Hutchings  


Position held

Department of International Relations


Experience keywords:

international and global ethics; Hegel; international political theory; Kant; politics and violence; time and world politics; Feminist theory and philosophy

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Kimberly Hutchings' main research interests are in international ethical and political theory, feminist ethical and political theory, and the work of Kant and Hegel. She is the author of 'Kant, Critique and Politics' (Routledge, 1996); 'International Political Theory: rethinking ethics in a global era' (Sage, 1999); 'Hegel and Feminist Philosophy' (Polity, 2003), 'Time and World Politics: thinking the present' (Manchester, 2008) and 'Global Ethics: An Introduction' (Polity, 2010). Her current research is focused on the areas of global ethics, assumptions about time and history in theories of international relations, and the conceptual relationship between politics and violence in western political thought.


German [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

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Hutchings, Kimberly (2014) Thinking ethically about the global in ‘Global Ethics’ Journal of Global Ethics, 10 (1). 26-29. ISSN 1744-9626

Frazer, Elizabeth and Hutchings, Kimberly (2014) Feminism and the critique of violence: negotiating feminist political agency Journal of Political Ideologies, online. ISSN 1356-9317


Hutchings, Kimberly (2013) Universalism in feminist international ethics: gender and the difficult labour of translation In: Browne, Jude, (ed.) Dialogue, Politics and Gender. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 81-106. ISBN 9781107038899

Hutchings, Kimberly (2013) A place of greater safety? Securing judgement in international ethics In: Russell Beattie, Amanda and Schick, Kate, (eds.) The Vulnerable Subject: Beyond Rationalism in International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 25-42. ISBN 9780230293465

Hutchings, Kimberly (2013) Ethics, feminism and international affairs In: Coicaud, Jean-Marc and Warner, Daniel, (eds.) Ethics and International Affairs: Extent and Limits. United Nations University Press, Washington DC, USA, 199-217. ISBN 9789280812251

Hutchings, Kimberly (2013) Choosers or losers? Feminist ethical and political agency in a plural and unequal world In: Madhok, Sumi and Phillips, Anne and Wilson, Kalpana, (eds.) Gender, Agency, and Coercion. Thinking gender in transnational times. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 14-28. ISBN 9780230300323


Hutchings, Kimberly (2012) Hard work: Hegel and the meaning of the state in his philosophy of right In: Brooks, Thom, (ed.) Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, 124-142. ISBN 9781405188135


Hutchings, Kimberly (2011) What is orientation in thinking?: on the question of time and timeliness in cosmopolitical thought Constellations, 18 (2). 190-204. ISSN 1351-0487

Hutchings, Kimberly (2011) Turning towards the world: practicing critique in IR In: Brincat, Shannon and Lima, Laura and Nunes, Joao, (eds.) Critical Theory in International Relations and Security Studies: Interviews and Reflections. Routledge, Abingdon UK. ISBN 9780415601573

Hutchings, Kimberly (2011) Dialogue between whom? The role of the west/non-west distinction in promoting global dialogue in IR Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 39 (3). 639-647. ISSN 0305-8298

Frazer, Elizabeth and Hutchings, Kimberly (2011) Remnants and revenants: politics and violence in the work of Agamben and Derrida British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 13 (2). 127-144. ISSN 1369-1481

Frazer, Elizabeth and Hutchings, Kimberly (2011) Avowing violence: Foucault and Derrida on politics, discourse and meaning Philosophy and Social Criticism, 37 (1). 3-23. ISSN 0191-4537

Frazer, Elizabeth and Hutchings, Kimberly (2011) Virtuous violence and the politics of statecraft in Machiavelli, Clausewitz and Weber Political Studies, 59 (1). 56-73. ISSN 0032-3217


Hutchings, Kimberly (2010) Global ethics: an introduction Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745636818

Hutchings, Kimberly (2010) Feminism In: Bell, Duncan, (ed.) Ethics and World Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199548620

Hutchings, Kimberly and Pulkkinen, Tuija, eds (2010) Hegel's philosophy and feminist thought: beyond Antigone? Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230621459

Hutchings, Kimberly (2010) Global justice In: Hay, Colin, (ed.) New Directions in Political Science: Responding to the Challenges of an Interdependent World. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230228481

Hutchings, Kimberly and Pulkkinen, Tuija (2010) Introduction: reading Hegel In: Hutchings, Kimberly and Pulkkinen, Tuija, (eds.) Hegel's Philosophy and Feminist Thought: Beyond Antigone?. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK, 1-15. ISBN 9780230621459

Hutchings, Kimberly (2010) Knowing thyself: Hegel, feminism and an ethics of heteronomy In: Hutchings, Kimberly and Pulkkinen, Tuija, (eds.) Hegel's Philosophy and Feminist Thought: Beyond Antigone?. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK, 87-107. ISBN 9780230621459


Hutchings, Kimberly (2009) Simone de Beauvoir In: Edkins, Jenny and Vaughan-Williams, Nick, (eds.) Critical Theorists and International Relations. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 66-76. ISBN 9780415474658

Hutchings, Kimberly (2009) Ethics In: Shepherd, Laura J., (ed.) Gender Matters in Global Politics: a Femininst Introduction to International Relations. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415453875

Hutchings, Kimberly (2009) Dream or nightmare?: thinking the future of world politics In: Baker, Gideon and Bartleson, Jens, (eds.) The Future of Political Community. Routledge/ECPR studies in European political science. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415468206

Hutchings, Kimberly (2009) Good fathers and rebellious daughters: reading women in Benhabib's international political theory Journal of International Political Theory, 5 (2). 113-124. ISSN 1755-0882

Frazer, Elizabeth and Hutchings, Kimberly (2009) Politics, violence and revolutionary virtue: reflections on Locke and Sorel Thesis Eleven, 97. 46-63. ISSN 0725-5136


Hutchings, Kimberly (2008) Cognitive shortcuts In: Parpart, Janet L and Zalewski, Marysia, (eds.) Re-Thinking the Man Question: Sex, Gender and Violence in International Relations. Zed Books, London, UK, 23-46. ISBN 9781842779798

Halliday, Fred and Zalewski, Marysia and Tickner, Ann and Sylvester, Christine and Light, Margot and Jabri, Vivienne and Hutchings, Kimberly (2008) Roundtable discussion: reflections on the past, prospects for the future in gender and international relations Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 37 (1). 153-180. ISSN 0305-8298

Hutchings, Kimberly (2008) 1988 and 1998: contrast and continuity in feminist international relations Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 37 (1). 97-105. ISSN 0305-8298

Hutchings, Kimberly (2008) Making sense of masculinity and war Men and Masculinities, 10 (4). 389-404. ISSN 1097-184X

Frazer, Elizabeth and Hutchings, Kimberly (2008) On politics and violence: Arendt contra Fanon Contemporary Political Theory, 7 (1). 90-108. ISSN 1470-8914

Hutchings, Kimberly (2008) Time and world politics: thinking the present Reappraising the political. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK. ISBN 9780719073021


Hutchings, Kimberly (2007) Whose history?: whose justice? Theory, Culture and Society, 24 (4). 59-63. ISSN 0263-2764

Hutchings, Kimberly (2007) Feminist ethics and political violence International Politics, 44 (1). 90-106. ISSN 1384-5748

Hutchings, Kimberly (2007) Happy anniversary! Time and critique in international relations theory Review of International Studies, 33 (S1). 71-89. ISSN 0260-2105

Hutchings, Kimberly and Frazer, Elizabeth (2007) Argument and rhetoric in the justification of political violence European Journal of Political Theory, 6 (2). 180-199. ISSN 1474-8851

Hutchings, Kimberly (2007) Simone de Beauvoir and the ambiguous ethics of political violence Hypatia, 22 (3). 111-132. ISSN 0887-5367

Hutchings, Kimberly (2007) Feminist perspectives on a planetary ethic In: Sullivan, W M and Kymlicka, W, (eds.) The Globalization of Ethics. The Ethikon series in comparative ethics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 171-190. ISBN 9780521873352


Hutchings, Kimberly (2006) Hegel, ethics and the logic of universality In: Deligiogi, Katerina, (ed.) Hegel: New Directions. McGill-Queen's University Press, Canada, 105-123. ISBN 9780773531734


Hutchings, Kimberly (2005) Speaking and hearing: Habermasian discourse ethics, feminism and IR Review of International Studies, 31 (1). 155-165. ISSN 0260-2105

Hutchings, Kimberly (2005) Global civil sSociety: thinking politics and progress In: Baker, Gideon and Chandler, David, (eds.) Global Civil Society: Contested Futures. Routledge advances in international relations and politics. Routledge, London, 130-148. ISBN 0415354803

Hutchings, Kimberly (2005) Subjects, citizens or pilgrims? Citizenship and civil society in a global context In: Germain, Randall and Kenny, Michael, (eds.) The Idea of Global Civil Society: Politics and Ethics in a Globalizing Era. RIPE studies in global political economy. Routledge, 84-99. ISBN 0415349427


Hutchings, Kimberly (2004) From morality to politics and back again: feminist international ethics and the civil society argument Alternatives Journal, 29 (3). 239-263. ISSN 0304-3754

Hutchings, Kimberly (2004) World politics and the question of progress In: Redescriptions: Yearbook of Political Thought and Conceptual History. SoPhi, 211-234.


Hutchings, Kimberly (2003) Hegel and feminist philosophy Polity Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 0745619517

Hutchings, Kimberly (2003) Feminism In: Axtmann, Roland, (ed.) Understanding Democratic Politics. Sage Publications, London, 291-299. ISBN 9780761971832


Hutchings, Kimberly (2002) Feminism and global citizenship In: Dower, Nigel and Williams, John, (eds.) Global Citizenship: a Critical Reader. Edinburgh University Press, 53-62. ISBN 9780748615469


Hutchings, Kimberly (2001) De Beauvoir's Hegelianism: rethinking the second sex Radical Philosophy (107). 21-31. ISSN 0300-211X

Hutchings, Kimberly (2001) International politics as ethical life In: Seckinelgin, Hakan and Shinoda, Hideaki, (eds.) Ethics and International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 30-55. ISBN 9780333917923

Hutchings, Kimberly (2001) Feminist philosophy and international relations theory: a review essay Women's Philosophy Review (27). 31-60. ISSN 1369-4324

Hutchings, Kimberly (2001) The nature of critique in critical international theory In: Wyn Jones, Richard, (ed.) Critical Theory and World Politics. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, CO, 79-90. ISBN 9781555878023

Hutchings, Kimberly (2001) Ethics, feminism and international affairs In: Coicaud, Jean-Marc and Warner, Daniel, (eds.) Ethics and International Affairs: Extent and Limits. Changing nature of democracy, Vol.1. United Nations University Press, Washington, DC, 194-216. ISBN 9789280810523


Hutchings, Kimberly (2000) Antigone: towards a Hegelian feminist philosophy Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, 41/42. 120-131. ISSN 0263-5232

Hutchings, Kimberly (2000) Towards a feminist international ethics Review of International Studies, 26 (5). 111-130. ISSN 0260-2105

Hutchings, Kimberly (2000) The question of self-determination and its implications for normative international theory Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 3 (1). 91-120. ISSN 1369-8230


Hutchings, Kimberly and Dannreuther, R, eds (1999) Cosmopolitan citizenship Macmillan Press, New York, USA. ISBN 0312220413

Hutchings, Kimberly (1999) Feminist politics and cosmopolitan citizenship In: Hutchings, Kimberly and Dannreuther, Roland, (eds.) Cosmopolitan Citizenship. Macmillan Press, Basingstoke, UK, 120-142. ISBN 9780312220419

Hutchings, Kimberly (1999) Feminism, universalism and the ethics of international politics In: Jabri, Vivienne and O'Gorman, Eleanor, (eds.) Women, Culture and International Relations. Critical perspectives on world politics, Vol. 1. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, CO, 17-38. ISBN 9781555877019

Hutchings, Kimberly (1999) International political theory: rethinking ethics in a global era Sage politics texts. Sage Publications, London, UK. ISBN 9780761955153

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