School of Politics, Philosophy & International Studies

 

KANE, Dr Thomas

BA (University of Maine in Farmington), MA (Claremont Graduate School), PhD (Hull)

Contact

Dr Kane

Senior Lecturer

 

Tel: +44(0) 1482 466520
Office: 205, Wilberforce Building
Email: T.M.Kane@hull.ac.uk

Profile

Tom Kane joined the lecturing staff in 1998. He was the Director of the Centre for Security Studies from 2005-2008 and in 2009 he was made Senior Lecturer. His main research interests are strategic studies, international politics and the application of political thought. He has taken part in Royal Navy simulation exercises and observed manoeuvres at the US Army's National Training Center in Fort Irwin CA. Recently he has worked on two books on strategic theory, a British Academy funded research project on the People's Republic of China's relations with the EU and an article on Realist theory and twenty-first century American foreign policy.

Selected Publications

China and International Security Kane - Strategy book image

Books

  • (With Donovan C. Chau) (eds.) China and International Security Vol. III (Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2014) 
  • Strategy: Key Thinkers (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013)
  • (With David J. Lonsdale) Understanding Contemporary Strategy (London: Routledge, 2012)
  • Emerging Conflicts of Principle: International Relations and the Clash between Cosmopolitanism and Republicanism (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008), ISBN 978-0-7546-4837-6
  • Ancient China on Postmodern War (London: Routledge, 2006)
  • Theoretical Roots of US Foreign Policy (London: Routledge, 2006)
  • Chinese Grand Strategy and Maritime Power (London: Frank Cass, 2002)
  • Military Logistics and Strategic Performance (London: Frank Cass, 2001)


Journal Articles

  • ‘Closer Ties Help Beijing Achieve Global Goals', Defense News, (17 September 2007), p. 29.
  • ‘Hot Planet, Cold Wars: Climate Change and Ideological Conflict', Energy and Environment, Vol. 18, No. 5 (August 2007), pp. 533-547
  • I am working on an article titled The Madness of Coalitions, which deals with political activism by international coalitions of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
  • 'Building Thrones: Political Effect as an Emerging Principle of War,' Comparative Strategy, Vol. 24, No. 5 (December 2005), pp. 431-438.
  • "Slippery Business: The role of oil in Iraqi conflict," Energy and Environment, Vol. 15, No. 1 (January 2004), pp. 55-68.
  • 'Are We Having Fun Yet? The Concept of Happiness in Political Studies', International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2004).
  • 'Slippery Business: The role of oil in Iraqi conflict,' Energy and Environment, Vol. 15, No. 1 (January 2004), pp. 55-68.
  • 'Dragon or Dinosaur: China's Nuclear Weapons Programme in the 21st Century,' Parameters, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Winter 2003-04), pp. 98-113.
  • "Testing the Waters - Or Ruffling Them? Changes to America's Military Footprint have Greater Diplomatic than Operational Significance," Perihelion, the Journal of the European Rim Policy and Investment Council (November 2003).
  • "Not Just a Word," Comparative Strategy, Vol. 21, No. 5 (October-December, 2002), pp. 365-376.
  • "To Hear the Thunder," Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, Vol. 28, No.1, January-March 2002, pp. 4-7.


Chapters in Edited Books

  • ‘Logistics', Gordon Martel (ed.), Encylopedia of War, (Ottawa: Wiley-Blackwell, Forthcoming).
  • ‘Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty', Kenneth Estes, editor, Encylopedia of International Security, CQ Press, forthcoming 2010.
  • ‘The Madness of Coalitions' in Julia Boll, editor, War: Interdisciplinary Investigations, the continuing challenges to communities (Interdisciplinary Press, 2008), 49-64 of 285, ISBN 978-1-914710-48-6, http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/idp/eBooks/wii%201.5.pdf
  • ‘China's Nuclear Weapons' in David M. Haugen (ed.), Opposing Viewpoints: China (Farmington Hills, Thomson and Gale, 2006), 123-133.
  • I contributed to Space 2030: Tackling Society's Challenges (Paris, OECD Publishing, 2005). My work appears, not as a single chapter, but dispersed throughout the book.
  • 'China's Foundations' in Guoli Liu, China's Foreign Policy in Transition (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 2004), pp. 101-115.
  • 'Inauspicious Tools: Chinese Thought on the Morality of Warfare' in Paul Robinson, Just War in Comparative Perspective (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 193-152.
  • I contributed to Space 2030: Tackling Society's Challenges (Paris, OECD Publishing, 2005). My work appears, not as a single chapter, but dispersed throughout the book.

Research

Research Interests

  • Strategic studies
  • International politics
  • The application of political thought

Teaching

Areas of PhD Supervision

  • Strategic studies
  • International politics
  • The application of political thought
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