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Dr Adam Bower joined the School of International Relations as a Lecturer in October 2015. He is the Co-Director of the Centre for Global Law and Governance (with Dr Mateja Peter) and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Institute for Legal and Constitutional Research at St Andrews.

Dr Bower’s research explores how international norms and multilateral treaties shape the behaviour of actors in the international system. Theoretically, he works primarily within the constructivist IR tradition and its intersection with processes of contestation and strategic action. Substantively, his work addresses questions of institutional change and efficacy specifically concerning conventional weapons disarmament, international justice (especially the International Criminal Court), and space governance.

Dr Bower previously held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oxford (Department of Politics and International Relations and Nuffield College) and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow). Dr Bower received his PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in 2012.

Further information on research and teaching can be found at his personal website: http://adam-bower.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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