Ned Dobos

Senior Lecturer in International & Political Studies
Senior Lecturer

Ned Dobos received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining UNSW Canberra he held research and/or teaching positions at the ANU, Monash, Melbourne, Deakin, and Charles Sturt University. More recently Dr. Dobos was a Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and a Senior Global Justice Fellow at the MacMillan Centre for International Studies at Yale University. His research specialisation is the ethics of war and political violence, with particular interests in armed humanitarian intervention, pacifism, and soldier-state relations. Dr. Dobos is the author of Insurrection and Intervention: the Two Faces of Sovereignty (Cambridge University Press 2012), and The New Pacifism: Just War in the Real World (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). He also works in business ethics and corporate social responsibility. After the credit-crunch of 2008 he co-edited Global Financial Crisis: the Ethical Issues (Palgrave). Dr. Dobos is currently Assistant Regional Director of the International Society for Military Ethics, Asia-Pacific Division, and an adjunct fellow with the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved a H1/High Distinction average in their UG program and/or have completed a Masters by Research. If you are interested, contact me at n.dobos@unsw.edu.au

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Books
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Dobos N, 2020, Ethics, Security, and the War Machine The True Cost of the Military, Oxford University Press, USA
2020
Coady CAJ; Dobos N; Sanyal S, 2018, Challenges for humanitarian intervention: Ethical demand and political reality, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198812852.001.0001
2018
Dr D, 2011, Insurrection and Intervention: The Two Faces of Sovereignty, First, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK
2011
Journal articles
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Dobos N, 2019, 'War as a Workplace: Ethical Implications of the Occupational Shift', Journal of Military Ethics, vol. 18, pp. 248 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15027570.2019.1689613
2019
Dobos N, 2018, 'Exploitation, Working Poverty, and the Expressive Power of Wages', Journal of Applied Philosophy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/japp.12314
2018
Dobos N, 2017, 'What’s So Deviant about Production Deviance?', Social Theory and Practice, vol. 43, pp. 519 - 540, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/soctheorpract20178112
2017
Dobos N, 2016, 'Idealism, Realism, and Success in Armed Humanitarian Intervention', Philosophia, vol. online first, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11406-016-9704-0
2016
Dobos N, 2015, 'The Duty to Hire on Merit: Mapping the Terrain', Journal of Value Inquiry, vol. Online First, September 2015, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10790-015-9516-7
2015
Dobos N, 2015, 'Anna Goppel: Killing Terrorists: A Legal and Moral Analysis', ETHICAL THEORY AND MORAL PRACTICE, vol. 18, pp. 671 - 672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10677-015-9570-z
2015
Dobos N, 2015, 'Networking, Corruption, and Subversion', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. Online First, September 2015, pp. 467 - 478, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2853-4
2015
Dobos N, 2015, 'Punishing Non-Conscientious Disobedience: Is the Military a Rogue Employer?', Philosophical Forum, vol. 46, pp. 105 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phil.12058
2015
Balint P; Dobos N, 2015, 'Perpetuating the Military Myth - Why the Psychology of the 2014 Australian Defence Pay Deal Is Irrelevant', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 74, pp. 359 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12161
2015
Dobos N, 2014, 'Advert-Evaluation and Product-Appraisal: A Two Way Street?', Business and Professional Ethics Journal, vol. 33, pp. 17 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/bpej20144227
2014
Dr D, 2012, 'The Democratization of Credit', Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 43, pp. 50 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9833.2012.01547.x
2012
Dr D, 2012, 'International Rescue and Mediated Consequences', Ethics and International Affairs, vol. 26, pp. 335 - 353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0892679412000457
2012
Dr D, 2011, 'Non-Libertarianism and Shareholder Theory: A Reply to Schaefer', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 98, pp. 273 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-010-0547-5
2011
Dr D, 2011, 'Consistency in the Armed Enforcement of Human Rights: A Moral Necessity?', Journal of Moral Philosophy, vol. 8, pp. 92 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/174552411X549408
2011
Dr D, 2010, 'Is U.N. Security Council Authorisation for Armed Humanitarian Intervention Morally Necessary?', Philosophia, vol. 38, pp. 415 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11406-009-9233-1
2010
Dr D, 2010, 'On Altruistic War and National Responsibility: Justifying Humanitarian Intervention to Soldiers and Taxpayers', Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, vol. 13, pp. 19 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10677-009-9167-5
2010
Dr D, 2008, 'Rebellion, Humanitarian Intervention, and the Prudential Constraints on War', Journal of Military Ethics: normative aspects of the use of military force, vol. 7, pp. 102 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15027570701565714
2008
Dr D, 2007, 'Democratic Authorization and Civilian Immunity', Philosophical Forum, vol. 38, pp. 81 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9191.2007.00254.x
2007
Dr D, 2007, 'The Re-Emerging Medieval Interventionism', Antithesis, vol. 17, pp. 51 - 64, http://antithesisjournal.wordpress.com/
2007
Book Chapters
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Dobos N, 2018, 'On the Uses and 'Abuses' of Responsibility to Protect', in Challenges for Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical Demand and Political Reality, Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, pp. 123 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198812852.003.0007
2018
Dobos N, 2015, 'Pacifism', in Baker D (ed.), Key Concepts in Military Ethics, UNSW Press, pp. 96 - 101
2015
Dobos N, 2015, 'Moral Trauma and Moral Degradation', in Moral Injury Unseen Wounds in an Age of Barbarism, University of New South Wales Press, pp. 126 - 134, https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/unseen-wounds/
2015
Dobos N, 2015, 'Realism', in Baker D (ed.), Key Concepts in Military Ethics, UNSW Press, pp. 102 - 106
2015
Dobos N, 2015, 'Shareholder Rights and Zero-Sum CSR: Strategies for Reconciliation', in Idowu SO; Frederiksen CS; Mermod AY; Nielsen MEJ (ed.), Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance, edn. CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance, Springer, pp. 255 - 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10909-1
2015
Dobos N, 2015, 'Humanitarian Intervention', in baker D (ed.), Key Concepts in Military Ethics, pp. 122 - 127
2015
Dobos N, 2015, 'Rebellion', in baker D (ed.), Key Concepts in Military Ethics, pp. 117 - 121
2015
Dobos N; Coady CAJ, 2014, 'All or Nothing: Are There Any 'Merely Permissible' Humanitarian Interventions?', in The Ethics of Armed Humanitarian Intervention, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, pp. 78 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139567589.008
2014
Dobos N, 2013, 'Endangering Soldiers and the Problem of Private Military Contractors', in Allhoff F; Evans NG; Henschke A (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century, edn. 1, Routledge, New York, pp. 265 - 272, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415539340/
2013
Dobos N, 2012, 'Political Obligation', in Pritchard D (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy, edn. 1st, Oxford Univerrsity Press, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0078
2012
Dr D, 2011, 'U nacionalnom interesu: moral i politicki realizam', in Primorac I (ed.), Politika I Moral, edn. First, Kruzak, Zagreb Croatia, pp. 249 - 265
2011
Dr D, 2011, 'Neoliberalism - Is This the End?', in Dobos N; Barry C; Pogge T (ed.), Global Financial Crisis: the Ethical Issues, edn. 1, Palgrave MacMillan, Houndsmills, Basingstoke, pp. 63 - 81, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=414639
2011
Dr D, 2011, 'Introduction', in Dobos N; Barry C; Pogge T (ed.), Global Financial Crisis: the Ethical Issues, Palgrave MacMillan, Houndsmills, Basingstoke, pp. 1 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315710044
2011
Dr D, 2007, 'Political Obligation', in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edn. Original, pp. N/A - online publication - N/A - online publication, http://www.iep.utm.edu/
2007
Conference Presentations
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Dr D, 2012, 'Is Unilateral Intervention Always Unethical?', presented at Second Doshisha-UNESCO International Conference on Humanitarian Intervention, Doshisha University, Kyoto Japan, 25 June 2012 - 26 June 2012, http://gdoshisha.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/ned-dobos-paper.pdf
2012
Conference Papers
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Dr D, 2011, 'Reconciling CSR and Shareholder Primacy: An Alternative Approach', in Reconciling CSR and Shareholder Primacy: An Alternative Approach, St John's University, New York, USA, presented at Sustainability: The Legacy of Business Ethics. The 18th Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, St John's University, New York, 26 October 2011 - 28 October 2011
2011

* The ethics of war and political violence
* Humanitarian intervention
* Pacifism, non-violence, and "post military" defence systems
* Business ethics and corporate social responsibility
* Ethics in employment and workplace relations