Author Archives: Maja Zehfuss

About Maja Zehfuss

Maja Zehfuss is Professor of International Politics at The University of Manchester. Her War and the Politics of Ethics (OUP 2018), which received an Honourable Mention for the British International Studies Association Susan Strange Prize, argues that the production of war as ethical relies on an impossible but obscured separation between ethics and politics, enabling and even enhancing its violence. She is the co-editor of Global Politics: A New Introduction, 3rd ed (Routledge 2019), Chair of the Editorial Committee at Manchester University Press and co-editor of Review of International Studies. Her current research explores the politics of making of migrants.

Human Shields and Distributions of Killability

This essay is part of a symposium on Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini’s Human Shields. All contributions to the symposium can be found here. Human Shields: A History of People in the Line of Fire starts with the story of student Rachel Corrie, crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer as she tried to prevent the demolition of houses in the West Bank by putting herself in the way. Corrie, a civilian, was killed in a manner that many of us will find difficult Continue reading →