Vincent Charles Keating

Associate Professor at the Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark

Vincent Charles Keating is an Associate Professor in International Relations at the Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark.

Vincent holds a PhD in International Politics (Aberystwyth), an MA in Nationalism Studies (Edinburgh), and a BA in Economics (Dalhousie), and previously worked at the School of Government & International Affairs, University of Durham.

Vincent currently works within four research areas:

1) Examining the tension between the conduct of the United States during the war on terror - particularly with respect to torture, habeas corpus, and rendition - and the established norms within the international human rights system.

2) Examining the role of trust and distrust in shaping relations between states.

3) Examining the problems of trustworthiness and legitimacy facing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the domestic and international level.

4) Examining the phenomenon of conservative soft power, with a particular focus on Russia.

Vincent has published a book entitled US Human Rights Conduct and International Legitimacy: The Constrained Hegemony of George W. Bush, which examined whether the Bush administration successfully legitimated its human rights preferences within international society during the war on terror.

Vincent has also published pieces in the Review of International Studies, the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, the Journal of International Relations and Development, International Politics, and the Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2014–2017
    Assistant Professor in International Relations, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer in International Relations, University of Durham

Education

  • 2011 
    Aberystwyth University, PhD International Relations
  • 2007 
    University of Edinburgh, MSc in Nationalism Studies

Publications

  • 2018
    Bridging the Legitimacy Gap: A Proposal for the International Legal Recognition of INGOs, International Politics
  • 2018
    Conservative Soft Power: Liberal soft power bias and the ‘hidden’ attraction of Russia, Journal of International Relations and Development
  • 2017
    NGOs, Trust, and the Accountability Agenda, British Journal of Politics and International Relations
  • 2016
    Understanding Contemporary Challenges to INGO Legitimacy: Integrating Top-down and Bottom-up Perspectives, Voluntas
  • 2016
    The anti-torture norm and cooperation in the CIA black site programme, The International Journal of Human Rights
  • 2015
    Going global: Trust research and international relations, Journal of Trust Research
  • 2014
    Contesting the International Illegitimacy of Torture: The Bush Administration's Failure to Legitimate its Preferences within International Society, British Journal of Politics and International Relations
  • 2014
    Trusting Relationships in International Politics: No Need to Hedge, Review of International Studies
  • 2014
    US Human Rights Conduct and International Legitimacy: The Constrained Hegemony of George W. Bush, Palgrave Macmillan