Research Areas

Chris’ currently working on his comprehensive exams, but has some distinct areas of research that he is interested in pursuing:

Military Ethics:
Motivation: How do members of an armed force keep hope whilst in the ‘dark places’. What keeps a person pressing forward in the attack when facing incredible odds.
Discipline: How do institutions ‘keep it all together’ to ensure that they can meet their obligations as set out in a theory of ius in bello?

Just War Theory:
Where does obligation to a member of a fighting force enter into the equation of a theory of just war?


Why do we fight?
An examination of Unlimited Liability
On Medals – A Study in hope and resolve