Professor Shirley Scott

Head of School - Professor of International Law and International Relations
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 2 6268 8844
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Shirley Scott is Professor of International Law and International Relations and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNSW Canberra.
 
Professor Scott’s research lies at the intersection of International Law and International Relations. One of her most significant contributions to scholarship in International Law has been her theory of international law as ideology. She has also contributed widely to on topics including the engagement of the United States with international law, Antarctic governance, Antarctica, and climate change and international security.
 
In 2019 Professor Scott was elected President of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL). She was also appointed a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Professor Scott has made significant contributions to learning and teaching at UNSW and to scholarship on assessment. She is co-Director of the Scientia Education Academy at UNSW and during her appointment as Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences she has led educational initiatives at School, college and university level.

In 2014, Professor Scott published an article proposing a student-centred definition of feedback, for which she received the UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences prize for Best SOTL (Scholarship on Teaching and Learning) Publication. Professor Scott was made Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) in 2015.

Research Areas

        Politics of international law, climate security, Antarctica, Australia's foreign relations

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Politics of international law, International Relations, Australia's foreign relations

Teaching areas

Politics of international law

Affiliation and Memberships

  • President, Asian Society of International Law
  • Former Chair, International Law Section, International Studies Association
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia

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Books

Scott SV, 2017, International Law in World Politics. An Introduction, 3rd, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, Colorado

Bloomfield AB; Scott SV, (ed.), 2016, Norm Antipreneurs and The Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change, Routledge, Oxon, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315707341

Scott SV, 2012, Introduction: beyond the myth of the golden age, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000313057300001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Scott SV, 2012, International Law, US Power. The United States' Quest for Legal Security, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139061360

Scott SV, 2010, International Law in World Politics. An Introduction, 2, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, Colorado, http://www.rienner.com/title/International_Law_in_World_Politics_An_Introduction_2nd_edition

Scott SV; Billingsley AJ; Michaelsen C, 2010, Law and the Use of Force: A Documentary and reference Guide, 1st, praeger Security International, Santa Barbara, Denver, London

Scott SV, 2006, International Law and Politics Key Documents, Lynne Rienner Pub

Scott SV, 2004, International Law in World Politics: An Introduction, 1st, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, Colarado, USA

Scott SV, 2004, The Political Interpretation of Multilateral Treaties, 1, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Heiden/Boston

Scott SV, (ed.), 1997, International Law and Australian Security, Australian Defence Studies Centre, Canberra ACT

Book Chapters

Scott S, 2019, 'Treaty-Making in International Organizations: International Relations Theory', in Chesterman S; Malone DM; Villalpando S (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Treaties, Oxford University Press, USA, pp. 39 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/law/9780190947842.001.0001

Scott S; keenan P; ku C, 2018, 'The creation of a climate change court or tribunal', in Climate Change and the UN Security Council, edn. 1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, Glos, pp. 66 - 84

Ku C; Scott SV, 2018, 'Conclusions: A climate change role for the Council?', in Scott S; Ku C (ed.), Climate Change and the UN Security Council, edn. 1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 229 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781785364648

Scott SV, 2018, 'The attitude of the P5 towards a climate change role for the Council', in Scott S; Ku C (ed.), Climate Change and the UN Security Council, edn. 1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 209 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781785364648

Scott SV; Ku C, 2018, 'The UN Security Council and global action on climate change', in Scott SV; Ku C (ed.), Climate Change and the UN Security Council, edn. 1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781785364648

Bloomfield A; Scott SV, 2018, 'Australia's maritime strategy', in Hensel HM; Gupta A (ed.), , ROUTLEDGE, pp. 138 - 153

Scott SV, 2017, 'Three Waves of Antarctic Imperialism', in Dodds K; Hemmings AD; Roberts P (ed.), Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica, edn. 1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 37 - 49

Scott SV; Bloomfield A, 2017, 'Norm entrepreneurs and antipreneurs Chalk and cheese, or two faces of the same coin?', in Bloomfield A; Scott SV (ed.), NORM ANTIPRENEURS AND THE POLITICS OF RESISTANCE TO GLOBAL NORMATIVE CHANGE, edn. Routledge Challenges of Globalisation, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 231 - 250, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000414214200015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Scott SV, 2017, 'Peace by International Law', in Bjarnegard E; Kreutz J (ed.), Debating the East Asian Peace What It Is, How It Came About, Will It Last?, NIAS Press, Copenhagen, pp. 36 - 55

Scott SV; Bloomfield A, 2016, 'Norm Antipreneurs in World Politics', in Scott SV; Bloomfield A (ed.), Norm Antipreneurs and the Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change, Routledge, Oxon, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315707341

Scott SV; Oriana L, 2016, 'Resisting Japan's promotion of a norm of sustainable whaling', in Scott SV; Bloomfield A (ed.), Norm Antipreneurs and the Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change, Routledge, Oxon, pp. 108 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315707341

Bloomfield AB; Scott SV, 2016, 'Norm Entrepreneurs and Anti-Preneurs: chalk and cheese, or two faces of the same coin? (in press)', in Bloomfield AB; Scott SV (ed.), Norm Antipreneurs and The Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change, Routledge, Oxon, pp. 125 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315707341

Scott SV, 2016, 'Revolution or ‘business as usual’? International law and the foreign policy of the bush administration', in Hegemony or Empire?: The Redefinition of US Power under George W. Bush, pp. 67 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315586502-9

Scott SV, 2016, 'Resisting the Norm of Climate Security', in Bloomfield A; Scott SV (ed.), NORM ANTIPRENEURS AND THE POLITICS OF RESISTANCE TO GLOBAL NORMATIVE CHANGE, edn. Routledge Challenges of Globalisation, Routledgeg, Oxon, pp. 125 - 139, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000414214200009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Scott SV; Conley Tyler M; Dao D, 2016, 'Australia's Engagement with the UN, G20 and International Law', in Beeson M; Hameiri S (ed.), Navigating the New International Disorder. Australia in World Affairs 2011-2015, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 56 - 74, https://www.oup.com.au/books/higher-education/social-sciences-and-humanities/9780195596243-navigating-the-new-international-disorder

Scott SV; Conley Tyler M; Crawford E, 2016, 'Australia's International Personality: Historical, Legal and Policy Perspectives', in Rothwell DR; Crawford E (ed.), International Law in Australia, edn. 3, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 1 - 22

Scott SV, 2014, 'Litigation versus Political Resolution', in Klein N (ed.), Litigating International Law Disputes. Weighing the Options, edn. 1, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 105 - 132, http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/law/arbitration-dispute-resolution-and-mediation/litigating-international-law-disputes-weighing-options

Scott SV; Bloomfield A, 2014, 'From the 'Tyranny of Distance' to the 'Prospects of Proximity': Australian Responses to the Rise of India and China', in Mattoo A; Joseph M (ed.), Rise of China and India: Implications for the Asia Pacific, edn. 1, Manohar, New Delhi, pp. 103 - 128, http://www.aii.unimelb.edu.au/node/854

Scott SV, 2013, 'Looking back to anticipate the future: international law in the era of the United States', in Maguire R; Lewis B; Sampford CJ G (ed.), Shifting Global Powers and International Law, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203758496

Scott SV, 2013, 'The Evolving Antarctic Treaty System: Implications of Accommodating Developments in the Law of the Sea', in Molenaar EJ; Elferink AG O; Rothwell DR (ed.), The Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions: Interactions between global and regional regimes, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, http://www.brill.com/law-sea-and-polar-regions

Scott SV, 2012, 'Litigation versus dispute resolution through political processes', in Litigating International Law Disputes: Weighing the Balance, pp. 24 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139062008.004

Rayfuse RG; Scott SV, 2012, 'Mapping the impact of climate change on international law', in Rayfuse R; Scott S (ed.), International Law in the Era of Climate Change, Edward Elgar, UK, pp. 3 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781781006085.00010

Scott SV, 2011, 'International Law', in Badie B; Berg-Schlosser D; Morlino L (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Political Science, Sage, pp. 190 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139168557.018

Scott SV, 2011, 'Mapping', in Haward M; Griffiths T (ed.), Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System 50 Years of Influence, edn. 1, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 181 - 201, http://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/isbn/9781742232232.htm

Scott SV, 2010, 'International Law and Developing Countries', in Denemark R; Farrell T (ed.), The International Studies Encyclopedia, edn. 1st, Wiley Blackwell, Malden, MA., http://www.isacompendium.com/subscriber/uid=947/tocnode?query=Gender+and+the+global+political+economy&widen=1&result_number=1&from=search&id=g9781444336597_chunk_g97814443365979_ss1-3&type=std&fuzzy=0

Scott SV, 2009, 'Securitizing climate change: international legal implications and obstacles', in harris PG (ed.), The Politics of Climate Change. Environmental Dynamics in International Affairs, Routledge, pp. 147 - 163, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415518765/

Scott SV, 2009, 'Whose Security and How Much of it do we want? The US Influence on the International Law against Maritime Terrorism', in Klein N; Mossop J; Rothwell DR (ed.), Maritime Security: International Law and Policy Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 76 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203867471

Scott SV, 2008, 'The Nature of US Engagement with International Law; Making Sense of Apparent Inconsistencies', in Armstrong D (ed.), Routledge Handbook of International Law, edn. 1, Routledge, London, pp. 210 - 221

Rothwell DR; Scott SV, 2007, 'Flexing Australian Soverignty in Antarctica', in Kriwoken LK; Jabour J; Hemmings AD (ed.), Looking South: Australia`s Antarctic Agenda, edn. 1, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, pp. 7 - 20

Scott SV, 2006, 'Revolution or `Business as Usual`? International Law and the Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration', in Hegemony or Empire? The Redefinition of US Power under George W. Bush, Ashgate, Aldershot, Harts, pp. 67 - 85

Scott SV, 2005, 'The LOS Convention as a Constitutional Regime for the Oceans', in Elferink AG O (ed.), Stability and Change in the Law of the Sea: The Role of the LOS Convention, edn. 1, Koninklijke Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 9 - 38

Scott SV, 2004, '‘The Contribution of the UNCLOS Organizations to the Harmonious Implementation of the Convention’', in Oude Elferink AG; Rothwell DR (ed.), Oceans Management in the Twenty-First Century; Institutional frameworks and responses., edn. 1, Martinus Nijhoff, 2004, 313-327., Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 313 - 327

Scott SV, 2004, 'International law as Litigation Strategy for Indigenous Australians', in Prest W; Anleu S (ed.), Litigation, Past and Present, edn. 1, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. 186 - 205

Scott SV, 2003, 'The Impact on International Law of US Noncompliance', in Byers M; Nolte G (ed.), United States Hegemony and the Foundations of International Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, pp. 427 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511494154.018

Scott SV, 1997, 'Introduction InternationalLaw and Australian Security', in Australian Defence Studies, edn. Original, Australian Defence Studies Centre, Canberra, ACT, pp. 1 - 4

Scott SV, 1997, 'Australia and International institutions', in New Developments in Australian Politics, 2nd edition, edn. Original, MacMillan Education, South Melbourne, Vic,Aust, pp. 271 - 290

Edited Books

Scott SV; Ku C, (ed.), 2018, Climate Change and the UN Security Council, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/climate-change-and-the-un-security-council

Journal articles

Scott SV, 2020, 'The Imperial Over-Stretch of International Law', AJIL Unbound, vol. 114, pp. 242 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aju.2020.47

Scott SV; Oriana LM, 2019, 'The history of Australian legal opposition to Japanese Antarctic whaling', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 73, pp. 466 - 484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2019.1639135

Scott SV, 2019, 'Comparing the robustness and effectiveness of the Antarctic treaty system and the UNFCCC regime', Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, vol. 11, pp. 94 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18366503.2019.1589898

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