Sean's work is at the intersection of Political Theory and International Relations. His book, Leviathan on a Leash: A Theory of State Responsibility, was published by Princeton University Press in November 2020.


Recent publications:


Forthcoming. "The Unabomber and the Origins of Anti-Tech Radicalism.”Journal of Political Ideologies.

Forthcoming. “The Two Faces of Personhood: Hobbes, Corporate Agency, and the Personality of the State.” European Journal of Political Theory 20 (1).

2020.  “Leviathan on Trial: Should States Be Held Criminally Responsible?” International Theory. Princeton University Press.

2020. “A Political Theory of Treaty Repudiation.” The Journal of Political Philosophy 28 (1): 3-26.

2017. “Moral Agents and Legal Persons: The Ethics and the Law of State Responsibility.” International Theory 9 (3): 466-89.

2017. “Artificial Persons and Attributed Actions: How to Interpret Action-Sentences about States.” European Journal of International Relations 23 (4): 930