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Christopher Lamont
クリストファー ラモント

Associate Professor
International Relations
  • B.A., University of Mississippi
  • M.Sc., University of Edinburgh
  • PhD., University of Glasgow
clamont[at mark]


Bibliographical Statement

Christopher Lamont is Assistant Dean of E-Track Programs and is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Institute for International Strategy in Tokyo International University. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow (2008) and MSc in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh (2005) and a BA in International Studies from the University of Mississippi. Previously, Dr. Lamont was Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Groningen (2011-2018) and prior to that he was an R.C.U.K. postdoctoral fellow in the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster (2009-2011).

Dr. Lamont has been an expert consultant with the U.S. State Department in Iraq and Libya on research capacity-building and transitional justice, with the Centre for European Security Studies in Moldova on transitional justice, and World Vision International in Kenya on humanitarian assistance. He also organized Social Justice Masterclasses for Tunisian political parties for the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy.

His research focuses on transitional justice, state-building, and post-conflict transitions. His primary sites of fieldwork have included Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and the former Yugoslavia. He has been awarded a number of prestigious grants to support his research, including a Fulbright scholarship at the University of Zagreb, an IREX grant, and fieldwork support from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies.

His work on transitional justice has appeared in leading scholarly journals including the Journal of Democracy, Global Policy, International Journal of Human Rights, among others. He is also co-editor (with Arnaud Kurze) of Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice to be published by Indiana University Press in 2018, and Non-Western Visions of Democratization: Imagining Democracy after the Arab Spring (with Jan van der Harst and Frank Gaennsmantel), which was published by Routledge/Ashgate in 2015. His monograph, International Criminal Justice and the Politics of Compliance (Routledge/Ashgate 2010) explored the international and domestic politics of international criminal justice processes in the former Yugoslavia.

In addition to his scholarly contributions, his writings have also featured in Foreign Affairs, The Diplomat, OpenDemocracy, and at the Middle East Institute. He has also appeared frequently in the media providing comments for The Washington Post, The Japan Times, de Volkskrant (the Netherlands) and Novosti (Croatia).

He has held numerous visiting positions, including a Visiting Associate Professorship at Kobe University’s Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (2018) and a Specially Appointed Associate Professorship at Osaka University’s Osaka School of International Public Policy (2015-2016). Recently, he also served as a member of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar’s Center for International and Regional Studies’ Transitional Justice Working Group (2014).

Dr. Lamont is frequently invited to speak and present his research to both scholarly and policy audiences. Recently, he presented fieldwork from Iraq at the Osaka School for International Public Policy (2018), and has delivered invited talks on a number of topics related to his research. A selection of recent invited talks would include presentations at the EU Center of California (2017), Pomona College (2014), New York University (2013), and the Center for Maghreb Studies in Tunis (2013). He also frequently presents his research at the International Studies Association’s annual conventions, and has presented at the World International Studies Committee (WISC) conference, the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) annual conference, and the Middle East Studies Association annual convention.

His current research interests include:
・Human Rights
・Transitional Justice

Selected Publications


Lamont, C & Boduszynski, M. (2020). Research Methods in Politics and International Relations. Thousand Oaks, CA, California: Sage Publications. Available at:

Kurze, A., & Lamont, C. K. (Eds.). (2019). New critical spaces in transitional justice. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. Available online at

Lamont, C. K. (2015). Research methods in international relations. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

Lamont, C. K., Van der Harst, J., & Gaennsmantel, H. (Eds.). (2015). Non-Western visions of democratization: Imagining democracy after the Arab spring. New York: Routledge/Ashgate.

Zwitter, A., Lamont, C. K., Heintze, H., & Herman, J. (Eds.). (2015). Humanitarian action: Global, regional and domestic legal responses to local challenges. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lamont, C. K. (2010). International criminal justice and the politics of compliance. New York, NY: Ashgate Publishing.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Lamont, C. K., Quinn, J. R., & Wiebelhaus-Brahm, E. (2019). The ministerialization of transitional justice. Human Rights Review, 20(1), 103-122.

Lamont, C. K. (2016). Contested governance: Understanding justice interventions in Post-Qadhafi Libya. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 10(3), 382-399.

Lamont, C. K., & Pannwitz, H. (2016). Transitional justice as elite justice? Compromise justice and transition in Tunisia. Global Policy, 7(2), 278-281.

Boduszynski, M., Fabbe, K., & Lamont, C. K. (2015). After the Arab Spring: Are secular parties the answer? Journal of Democracy, 26(4), 125-139.

Kurze, A., Lamont, C. K., & Robins, S. (2015). Contested spaces of transitional justice: Legal empowerment in post-conflict contexts revisited. International Journal of Human Rights, 19(3), 260-276.

Lamont, C. K. (2014). Conflicted skies: The law of air defense identification zones. Air and Space Law, 39(3), 187-202.

Lamont, C. K. (2013). Contested histories of Croatia's homeland war. Groniek Historisch Tijdschrift, 194, 69-80.

Lamont, C. K., & Boujneh, H. (2012). Transitional justice in Tunisia: Negotiating justice during transition. Politicka Misao: Croatian Political Science Review, 49(5), 32-49.

Lamont, C. K. (2010). Justice and transition in Mississippi: Opening the books on the American South. Politics, 30(3), 183-190.

Lamont, C. K. (2010). Defiance or strategic compliance: The Croatian Democratic Union and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Europe-Asia Studies, 62(10), 1683-1705.

Lamont, C. K. (2009). Contested sovereignty: The international politics of regime change in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 25(2-3): 181-198. Reprinted in White, S., & Lane, D. (2010). Rethinking the coloured revolutions (69-86). London: Routledge.

Lamont, C. K. (2008). Explaining the regeneration of the Croatian Democratic Union in Post-Presidential Authoritarian Croatia: Elites, legacies and party organization. Balkanistica, 21, 57-86.

Lamont, C. K. (2004). A new Croatian right: Nationalist political parties and contemporary Croatian politics. Balkanistica, 17, 45-66.

Book Chapters

Lamont, C. K. (2017). The scope and boundaries of transitional justice in the Arab Spring. In C. Sriram (Ed.), Transitional justice in the Middle East and North Africa (pp. 83-100). London: Hurst & Company.

Lamont, C. K. (2017). Case study methods in international relations. In P. James (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies in international relations. New York: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from

Lamont, C. K. (2016). Sovereignty over the skies: The European Union and East Asia’s air defense identification zones. In J. Van der Harst & T. Halbertsma (Eds.), China, East Asia, and the European Union: Strong economics, weak politics? (pp. 203-214). Leiden, the Netherlands: BRILL.

Innes, A., Lamont, C. K. (2015). Human security in a globalized world: Reflections on Japan’s official development assistance programs. In H. Bashir & P. Gray (Eds.), Deconstructing global citizenship: Political, cultural and ethical perspectives (pp. 207-220). Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

Innes, A., Lamont, C. K. (2015). Non-Western visions of democratization: Japan’s official development assistance and global governmentality. In C. K. Lamont, J. Van der Harst & F. Gaenssmantel (Eds.), Non-western encounters with democratization: Imagining democracy after the Arab spring (pp. 217-236). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Lamont, C. K. (2015). The political context. In L. Heyse, A. Zwitter & J. Herman (Eds.), Humanitarian crises, intervention and security: A framework for evidence-based programming (pp. 63-70). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Lamont, C. K. (2013). The Hague front in the homeland war: Narratives of the Milošević Trial in Croatia. In T. Waters (Ed.), The Milošević trial – An autopsy (pp. 203-212). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Lamont, C. K. (2012). Forging transitional justice: Reconciliation of law and transition in Macedonia. In Z. Daskalovski, M. Risteska (Eds.), The Macedonian question: 20 years of political struggle into European integration structures (pp. 76-94). Rangendingen, Germany: Libertas – Europaisches Institut GmbH.

Lamont, C. K. (2011). Confronting the consequences of authoritarianism and conflict. In A. Buyse & M. Hamilton (Eds.), Transitional jurisprudence and the ECHR: Justice, politics and rights (pp. 81-104). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lamont, C. K. (2008). Bargaining for justice: Explaining Croatian State compliance with International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Article 29(d) and (e) Obligations. In Y. A. Stivachtis (Ed.), Global affairs in a turbulent world: Perspectives and controversies (pp. 129-142). Athens, Greece: ATINER.

Review Articles

Lamont, C. K. (2013). Transitional justice: Power, symbols and political science. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 7(1), 186-193.

Lamont, C. K. (2011). Reflections on global justice: Norm diffusion or strategic accommodation?” International Studies Review, 13(4), 1609-1620.

Lamont, C. K. (2009). Negotiating justice: From liberal legalism to war crimes realism? Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 11(3), 339-346.