Introduction: Andrew Linklater is one of the leading thinkers in Critical International Relations Theory. He joined the Department of International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth as the 10th Woodrow Wilson Professor in 2000 and has also taught at Keele University, the University of Tasmania and Monash University. He is a member of the Academy of Learned Societies in The Social Sciences and a Fellow of the British Academy. His publications include: Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relation (1982 and reprinted in 1990); Beyond Realism and Marxism (1990); The Transformation of Political Community (1998); The English School of International Relations, co-authored with Hidemi Suganami (2006), and; Critical Theory and World Politics (2007). His current work focuses on the issue of harm in world politics and is to be published in three volumes. This interview with Andrew Linklater was conducted on the 22nd of April, 2009 at the University of Aberystwyth, with Shannon Brincat. The following text is an excerpt of this interview and has been edited for this journal. Three other interviews were conducted with Andrew Linklater, the edited of versions of which are to appear in a new edited volume Thirty Years of Critical Theory in World Politics.