David MacDonald (Professor)
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London School of Economics and Political Science
Indigenous politics, International Relations, American Foreign Policy, Canada, New Zealand, Australia
I have a BA Honours from Carleton University and an MA from the University of Ottawa. I also have a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. From 1999 to 2002, I was Assistant Visiting Professor at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP-EAP). From 2002 to 2007 I was a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer (tenured) in the Political Studies Department at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
I am an active researcher who promotes innovative ways of examining contemporary Comparative Politics and International Relations, and I have been recognized international for my theoretical and empirical contributions. I have completed three sole authored books, one co-authored book, and three co-edited books, all with major university or international commercial presses. I have written 3 refereed articles and chapters since 1998, six of these co-authored. I am an active researcher who promotes innovative ways of examining contemporary Comparative Politics and International Relations, both theoretically and empirically. I enjoy pushing academic boundaries and challenging myself and others. I have completed three sole authored books, one co-authored book, and three co-edited books, all with major university or international commercial presses. I have written 31 refereed articles and chapters since 1998, six of these co-authored. I have published in a wide range of domestic and international publications. My publications include articles in the Canadian Journal of Political Science (IF2009: 0.468), Journal of Human Rights (IF 2010: 0.340), Third World Quarterly (IF 2010: 0.834.), International Politics (IF 2010: 0.564), Journal of Genocide Research, New Zealand Law Review, and Raisons Politiques (IF 2009: 0.132).
- Europe in its Own Eyes, Europe in the Eyes of the Other, co-edited with Mary DeCoste (Wilfred Laurier University Press, under contract)
- Introduction to Politics, co-authored with R. Garner, P. Ferdinand and S. Lawson (Oxford University Press Canada, 2012).
- The Bush Leadership, the Power of Ideas and the War on Terror, co-edited with Dirk Nabers and Robert G. Patman (Ashgate Press, 2012) 220 pp.
- Thinking History, Fighting Evil: Neoconservatives and the Perils of Historical Analogy in American Politics (Lexington / Rowman & Littlefield; 2009) 219 pp.
- Identity Politics in the Age of Genocide: The Holocaust and Historical Representation, (Routledge, 2008). 261 pp.
- The Ethics of Foreign Policy, co-edited with R.G. Patman and B. Mason-Parker (Ashgate Press, 2007) 249 pp.
- Balkan holocausts? Serbian and Croatian Victim Centred Propaganda and the War in Yugoslavia (Manchester University Press, 2003) 308 + xii pp.
Outside of work, I am married to Dana Wensley and we have a son Gulliver. Gulliver is ten and loves both snow and the sea. Dana has a PhD in Law and Medical Ethics from King's College London. She is formerly a Wellcome Trust fellow and research fellow at the University of Otago. She specializes in the ethical implications of genetic testing and new reproductive technologies.
Other Research Outputs :
Europe in its Own Eyes, Europe in the Eyes of the Other, co-edited with Mary DeCoste (Wilfred Laurier University Press, under contract for 2014)
Thinking History, Fighting Evil: Neoconservatives and the Perils of Analogy in Foreign Policy (Lanham, MD: Lexington / Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming, 2009)
Identity Politics in the Age of Genocide: The Holocaust and Historical Representation ( London : Routledge, 2008). 261 pp. + xiiSeries: Routledge Advances in
Balkan holocausts Serbian and Croatian Propaganda and the War in Yugoslavia ( Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2002) 308 pp. + xii Printed in both hardback and paperback editions.
The Ethics of Foreign Policy ( London : Ashgate Press, 2007) 222 pp.(co-edited with R.G. Patman and B. Mason-Parker)
Living Together or Hating Each Other (Team 11 Report for the Scholars Initiative: Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies)
Editor of and contributor to the SI report. I am leader of a team of approximately 15 experts on various aspects of history, politics, and culture of the former
Yugoslavia . To link to the project seehttp://www.salzburgseminar.org/ihjr/si/si/scholars.htm
'Subaltern Discourse and Genocide: Serbian Victimization and Historical Justifications for War: 1980-2000”, in Robins and Jones (eds), Genocides By The Oppressed: Subaltern Movements and Retributive Genocide ( University of Indiana Press , forthcoming 2008).
“Putting Canada’s ‘Canadian Holocaust’ in Perspective: Comparative Indigenous History in Western Settler Societies” in Barzilai, Churchman, and Zysblatt (eds)
Coping with Crisis: Conflict Management and Resolution (Magnes Press / Hebrew University of Jerusalem, forthcoming 2008)
“ America ’s Memory Problems: Diaspora Groups, Civil Society and the Perils of ‘Chosen Amnesia’” in Nie, Guo, Kleinman (eds), Japanese Wartime Medical
Atrocities: Comparative Perspectives on Science, History and Ethics Routledge: forthcoming 2008)
“The Importance of Being European: Narratives of East and West in Serbian and Croatian Nationalism” in Karolewski and Suszycki (eds), Nationalism in
Contemporary Europe (LIT Verlag / Lexington Books, forthcoming 2008).
“Exceptionalism, the Holocaust and American Foreign Policy”, in The Ethics of Foreign Policy ( London : Ashgate, 2007). (co-authored with R.G. Patman)
“Introduction: Ethics and International Relations” in The Ethics of Foreign Policy ( London : Ashgate, 2007). (co-authored with S. Haigh and R.G. Patman)
“Conclusion: Some Reflections on Ethics and Foreign Policy” in The Ethics of Foreign Policy ( London : Ashgate, 2007).
“ India : Security in the Twentieth Century and After” in Bellamy and De Rouen (eds) International Security and Society (Praeger, 2007).
“Serbs and the Jewish Trope: Nationalism, Victimhood and the Successor Wars in Yugoslavia : 1986-2000”, in Burszta, Kamusella and Wojciechowski (eds)
Nationalisms Across the Globe: An overview of the nationalisms of state-endowed and stateless nations (Wyzsza Szkola Nauk Humanistycznych i
Dziennikarstwa, 2005) pp. 97-129.
“Regionalism: New Zealand , Asia, the Pacific, and Australia ” in Patman and Rudd (eds.) Sovereignty Under Siege? The Case of New Zealand (Ashgate, 2005)
“Balkansturm 1999? Die Vereinigten Staaten, die NATO und die Bombardierung Jugoslawiens”, in Jones (ed.), Völkermord, Kriegsverbrechen und der Westen,
trans. Seith, Weber, and Rada (Parthas Verlag GmbH, 2005) pp 324-50.
“The Fire in 1999?: The United States , NATO, and the Bombing of Yugoslavia ”, in Jones (ed.) Genocide, War Crimes, and the West: Ending the Culture of Impunity (Zed Books, 2004) pp 276-299.