Dr Shannon Brincat

Shannon Brincat


Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations


School of Law and Society

Areas of research & interest:

  • Climate change
  • Communities & society
  • Energy & fuels
  • Environment
  • International relations
  • Policy & regulation
  • Social issues
  • Sustainability


  • Agriculture & environment
  • Communities in transition
  • Energy & infrastructure
  • Industry & business solutions
  • Policy & regulation

Research Institution:


Dr Shannon Brincat specialises in Critical International Relations Theory and his work focuses on processes of global transformation taking place over and above the state. In particular, he has examined how people have sought to expand the circle of inclusion in cosmopolitan political community through processes of mutual recognition and dialogue across borders in world politics. Other research areas include global responses to climate change and ecological crises, the problems of assassination and tyrannicide, and political imagination. His current major project focuses on dialectics – a unique form of thinking about transformation, interconnection and dialogue – and how different cultures and societies have utilised such knowledge across history. His book forthcoming, The Spiral World, shows how dialectical thinking can help us mediate the accelerating ecological and political challenges facing humanity today.