Patrick’s research examines the constituents of international order. His research focuses on the roles of major powers, the functions of international organisations, and the place of regime type in shaping international peace and security. His doctoral work argues that the probability of major power war, given the existence of a rising power, is greatly increased if subordinate states and territories are monopolised as this challenges norms of open subordinate governance. He is now working to produce two articles and a book manuscript from the project.
His research on liberal norms in UN Security Council resolutions published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution shows that the probability of violence in interstate disputes has declined as liberal norms have been referenced more frequently. His next project examines the norms of UN peacekeeping, with three purposes: (i) to identify and track the evolution of these norms, (ii) to explain their evolution, and (iii) to relate them to the sustainability of positive and negative peace.
Before joining LSE, he was Fixed-Term Lecturer in Politics at St John’s College, Oxford. He received his DPhil in International Relations from Oxford, and holds an MA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, an MSc in Security Studies from UCL, and a BA in History and Politics from Oxford. He is a Fellow of the HEA.
Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students.