Alison M. S. Watson

University of St Andrews


Alison Watson's primary research interest lies in an emphasis upon grassroots perspectives on peace and peacebuilding. This has included a body of work on the place of children and youth in the international system and an ongoing examination into questions of rights and agency. Watson is based at the Centre for Global Constitutionalism at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

Featured Work

Professor Nick Rengger. CREDIT: University of St Andrews

OCT 10, 2018 Article

Professor Nick Rengger: A Reflection

Professor Nick Rengger, one of the leading political thinkers of his generation, passed away in September 2018. "Nick had the most generous of intellects, always curious, ...

Protest at Standing Rock, November 2016. CREDIT: Max Collins

NOV 30, 2016 Article

Solidarity in Dark Times: Why the World Must Fight for Collective Human Rights Now

"It is time for the world to move away from liberal and neoliberal-centric understandings of human rights that underline the importance of the individual, and ...

Protesters march against police violence and racism, Washington, D.C., December, 2014. CREDIT: <a href="">Rena Schild/Shutterstock</a>

FEB 5, 2015 Article

Examining the Potential for an American Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner catalyzed discussions nationwide over race relations in the United States. Surely it's time for some kind of ...

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AUG 17, 2011 Article

Love and Legislation: The International Politics of Inter-country Adoption

In an era supposedly characterized by a desire for pluralism, multi-culturalism, and hybridity, the many dilemmas of inter-country adoption demonstrate how far we have come, ...