Ruth Blakeley

Ruth Blakeley is a Professor of International Relations at the University of Kent. She has a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Bristol.

Professor Blakeley’s research focuses on a range of issues across the areas of international security, terrorism and political violence, and the global governance of human rights. Her interests include US power, imperialism, US and UK foreign policy, state violence and terrorism, and torture.

Representative Publications

Blakeley, Ruth, and Sam Raphael. “British Torture in the ‘War on Terror’.” European Journal of International Relations (2016): 1-24.

Raphael, Sam, et al. “Tracking rendition aircraft as a way to understand CIA secret detention and torture in Europe.” The International Journal of Human Rights 20.1 (2016): 78-103.

Blakeley, Ruth. “Human rights, state wrongs, and social change: the theory and practice of emancipation.” Review of International Studies 39.03 (2013): 599-619.

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