Dr Peter Hough


Dr Peter Hough
NameDr Peter Hough
Job titleProfessor of International Relations
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
Email addressP.Hough@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1209-1654
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Module Leader for Law and International Relations degree module: Theories of International Relations and for MA International Relations module; Global Security.

Research Degrees Coordinator for Politics & Social Policy 

Currently supervizing 5 doctoral students. 14 previous PhD completions 

Teaching

I have taught extensively at all University levels and across most areas of Political Science and International Relations. 

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Impact

  • climate change
  • ecocide
  • Critical approaches to security
  • Ecocide in international law

Research outputs

British politics and the environment in the long nineteenth century: Volume II - Regulating nature and conquering nature

Hough, P. (ed.) 2023. British politics and the environment in the long nineteenth century: Volume II - Regulating nature and conquering nature. Routledge.

British politics and the environment in the long nineteenth century: Volume 1 - Discovering nature and romanticizing nature

Hough, P. (ed.) 2023. British politics and the environment in the long nineteenth century: Volume 1 - Discovering nature and romanticizing nature. Routledge.

Understanding global security [5th edition]

Hough, P. 2023. Understanding global security [5th edition]. Routledge.

World Politics: International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century

Haynes, J., Hough, P. and Pilbeam, B. 2023. World Politics: International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century. London, UK SAGE Publications.

Written submission for the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry Defence in Scotland: The North Atlantic and the High North 2022-23

Hough, P. 2023. Written submission for the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry Defence in Scotland: The North Atlantic and the High North 2022-23. UK Parliament.

Hotting Up. Geopolitical Rivalry and Environmental Security in the Arctic

Hough, P. 2023. Hotting Up. Geopolitical Rivalry and Environmental Security in the Arctic. in: Ataman, M. and Ozdemir, G. (ed.) Different Dimensions of Environmental Security in Türkiye and Beyond SETA.

Military ecocide

Hough, P. 2022. Military ecocide. in: Sayapin, S., Atadjanov, R., Kadam, U., Kemp, G., Zambrana-Tévar, N. and Quénivet, N. (ed.) International Conflict and Security Law: A Research Handbook The Hague T.M.C Asser Press. pp. 1139-1160

Hotting up? Geopolitical rivalry and environmental security in the Arctic

Hough, P. 2022. Hotting up? Geopolitical rivalry and environmental security in the Arctic. Insight Turkey. 24 (2), pp. 10-23. https://doi.org/10.25253/99.2022242.1

Environmental Security: an introduction [2nd edition]

Hough, P. 2021. Environmental Security: an introduction [2nd edition]. London Routledge.

Accidently insecure

Hough, P. 2021. Accidently insecure. in: Geiß, R. and Melzer, N. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the International Law of Global Security Oxford, UK Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 100-117

International security studies: theory and practice (2nd edition)

Hough, P., Moran, A., Pilbeam, B. and Stokes, W. 2020. International security studies: theory and practice (2nd edition). Routledge.

The Inuit: sustaining themselves, the Arctic and the World

Hough, P. 2020. The Inuit: sustaining themselves, the Arctic and the World. in: Colbourne, R. and Anderson, R. (ed.) Indigenous Wellbeing and Enterprise: Self-Determination and Sustainable Economic Development London and New York Routledge. pp. 147-1164

Back to the future: environmental security in nineteenth century global politics

Hough, P. 2019. Back to the future: environmental security in nineteenth century global politics. Global Security: Health, Science and Policy. 4 (1), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/23779497.2019.1663128

Environmental insecurity

Hough, P. 2018. Environmental insecurity. in: Castree, N., Hulme, M. and Proctor, J. (ed.) Companion to Environmental Studies Routledge. pp. 625-628

Understanding global security [4th edition]

Hough, P. 2018. Understanding global security [4th edition]. Routledge.

Security: the new normal?

Hough, P. 2018. Security: the new normal? in: Geib, R. and Melzer, N. (ed.) Oxford Handbook on the International Law of Global Security Oxford University Press (OUP).

World Politics: International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century

Haynes, J., Hough, P., Malik, S. and Pettiford, L. 2017. World Politics: International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century. London, UK SAGE Publications.

Geopolitical developments and existing fora for de-escalating conflict

Hough, P. 2017. Geopolitical developments and existing fora for de-escalating conflict. Defence in the Arctic. UK Parliament Jan 2017

Ecological security

Hough, P. 2017. Ecological security. in: Jacob, E. (ed.) Rethinking Security in the Twenty-First Century: A Reader New York Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 183-194

International security

Hough, P. 2016. International security. in: SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behaviour SAGE Publications.

Trying to end the war on the world: the campaign to proscribe military ecocide

Hough, P. 2016. Trying to end the war on the world: the campaign to proscribe military ecocide. Global Security: Health, Science and Policy. 1 (1), pp. 10-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/23779497.2016.1208055

Fighting over the last drop? a critique of the "water wars" thesis

Hough, P. 2015. Fighting over the last drop? a critique of the "water wars" thesis. Human Ecology: Journal of the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council.

Russia, the Black Sea region and security

Aybak, T. 2015. Russia, the Black Sea region and security. in: Hough, P., Malik, S., Moran, A. and Pilbeam, B. (ed.) International Security Studies: Theory and Practice UK Routledge. pp. 348-357

International security studies: theory and practice

Hough, P., Malik, S., Roberts, A. and Pilbeam, B. (ed.) 2015. International security studies: theory and practice. Routledge.

Defending nature: the evolution of the international legal restriction of military ecocide

Hough, P. 2015. Defending nature: the evolution of the international legal restriction of military ecocide. in: Capaldo, G. (ed) Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence Oxford University Press (OUP).

Hazardous chemicals convention

Hough, P. 2014. Hazardous chemicals convention. in: Morin, J. and Orsini, A. (ed.) Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance Routledge. pp. 90

Environmental security: an introduction

Hough, P. 2014. Environmental security: an introduction. Routledge.

Understanding global security

Hough, P. 2013. Understanding global security. Routledge.

International politics of the Arctic: Coming in from the cold

Hough, P. 2013. International politics of the Arctic: Coming in from the cold. Routledge.

The trading and use of agrochemicals

Hough, P. 2014. The trading and use of agrochemicals. in: Campbell, B. and López-Ortíz, S. (ed.) Sustainable food production : includes human health and environmental health Springer.

Workplace insecurity: the case for global goverance

Hough, P. 2013. Workplace insecurity: the case for global goverance. Business law review. 34 (2), pp. 54-62.

Worker safety and human security: the case for global governance

Hough, P. 2012. Worker safety and human security: the case for global governance. E Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies. 1 (3-4), pp. 291-313.

Worth the energy? The geopolitics of Arctic oil and gas

Hough, P. 2012. Worth the energy? The geopolitics of Arctic oil and gas. Central European Journal of International & Security Studies. 6 (1), pp. 75-90.

Non-state actors in the global health world

Hough, P. 2011. Non-state actors in the global health world. in: Reinalda, B. (ed.) The Ashgate research companion to non-state actors Ashgate. pp. 433-446

Conclusions: sovereignty, globalization and the future of international relations

Hough, P. 2010. Conclusions: sovereignty, globalization and the future of international relations. in: Haynes, J., Hough, P., Malik, S. and Pettiford, L. (ed.) World politics : international relations and globalization in the 21st Century Pearson. pp. 682-699

International political economy, Part II: key factors and controversies

Hough, P. 2010. International political economy, Part II: key factors and controversies. in: Haynes, J., Hough, P., Malik, S. and Pettiford, L. (ed.) World politics : international relations and globalization in the 21st Century Pearson Longman. pp. 342-359

Intergovernemntal organisations

Hough, P. 2010. Intergovernemntal organisations. in: Haynes, J., Hough, P., Malik, S. and Pettiford, L. (ed.) World politics : international relations and globalization in the 21st Century Pearson Longman. pp. 234-253

Development, poverty and inequality

Hough, P. 2010. Development, poverty and inequality. in: Haynes, J., Hough, P., Malik, S. and Pettiford, L. (ed.) World politics : international relations and globalization in the 21st Century Pearson Longman. pp. 360-381

Democratization

Hough, P. 2010. Democratization. in: World politics : international relations and globalization in the 21st Century Pearson Longman. pp. 420-441

Human rights

Hough, P. 2010. Human rights. in: Haynes, J., Hough, P., Malik, S. and Pettiford, L. (ed.) World politics : international relations and globalization in the 21st Century Pearson Longman. pp. 442-445

International political economy I : theory & history

Hough, P. 2010. International political economy I : theory & history. in: Haynes, J., Hough, P., Malik, S. and Pettiford, L. (ed.) World politics : international relations and globalisation in the 21st Century Pearson Longman. pp. 320-359

The natural environment

Hough, P. 2010. The natural environment. in: Haynes, J., Hough, P., Malik, S. and Pettiford, L. (ed.) World politics. Pearson Education.

Persistant organic pollutants and pesticides.

Hough, P. 2010. Persistant organic pollutants and pesticides. in: Kutting, G. (ed.) Global environmental politics: concepts, theories and case studies. Routledge. pp. 179-191

'Make goals not war': the contribution of international football to world peace

Hough, P. 2008. 'Make goals not war': the contribution of international football to world peace. The International Journal of the History of Sport. 25 (10), pp. 1287-1305. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523360802212214

Understanding global security

Hough, P. 2008. Understanding global security. London Routledge.

Global steps towards human security

Hough, P. 2008. Global steps towards human security. Security and Human Rights. 19 (1), pp. 15-23. https://doi.org/10.1163/187502308784048492

Who’s Securing Whom? The need for International Relations to embrace human security.

Hough, P. 2005. Who’s Securing Whom? The need for International Relations to embrace human security. St Antony's international review. 1 (2), pp. 72-87.

Poisons in the system: the global regulation of hazardous pesticides

Hough, P. 2003. Poisons in the system: the global regulation of hazardous pesticides. Global Environmental Politics. 3 (2), pp. 11-24. https://doi.org/10.1162/152638003322068182

Institutions for controlling the global trade in hazardous chemicals: the 1998 Rotterdam convention

Hough, P. 2000. Institutions for controlling the global trade in hazardous chemicals: the 1998 Rotterdam convention. Global Environmental Change. 10 (2), pp. 161-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0959-3780(00)00014-5

The global politics of pesticides: forging consensus from conflicting interests

Hough, P. 1998. The global politics of pesticides: forging consensus from conflicting interests. London Earthscan.

Research Impact

ecocide

research on ecocide cited by NATO in ‘Environmental Protection: NATO Policies and National Views’, Legal Gazette 40, November.

climate change

invited to brief diplomats on Climate Change policy by the Commonwealth Secretariat for their Diplomatic Induction Programme (Oct 18th)

Ecocide in international law

my work on ecocide was cited in a report by the International Law Commission (3rd ILC Report on the Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts) presented at the UN General Assembly (68th Session).

Critical approaches to security

invited to present a lecture: ‘Critical Approaches to Security’ for the Advanced Command and Staff Course, Defence Academy, Ministry of Defence, October 1st 2019.

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