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Professor Steven Wheatley


Steven Wheatley

Lancaster University

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 594700

Research overview

I am interested in the theory and practice of human rights and have just completed a book on "The Idea of Human Rights" that examines the issue through the lens of complexity theory.

I retain an interest in the democracy within and beyond the state and the notion of authority when applied to other minority communities, including ethno-cultural groups and indigenous peoples.

I am presently looking at the role of outsiders in democratic politics, including the legality of outside states looking to influence the outcome of elections.

PhD supervision

Professor Wheatley is happy to hear from potential PhD students with proposals in the field of international law, with a particular interest in democracy, human rights and the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples.

Career Details

Before coming to Lancaster, I was Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds. I have also worked at the Universities of Liverpool, UWE, Bristol, and Central Lancashire.

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