Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Contact Details

Professor Graeme Davies

Professor in International Security

I am interested in issues relating to international conflict and public opinion. I joined Leeds in 2009 having taught at Aberystwyth University. I hold an MA and PhD in International Relations from the University of Essex.

Before coming to Leeds, I was a lecturer in International Politics at Aberystwyth University.

Research Interests

Recent research has examined British, American, Japanese and Chinese public attitudes about international relations and the use of force.  I have also published research on US coercive diplomacy, North Korean and Iranian foreign policy and the interrelationship between domestic politics and  state behaviour in the international system.

I primarily use quantitative approaches for my research although I have done qualitative case study work as well.  Currently using experimental methods to investigate public support for military action.

I am part of the Intervention and International Society Research cluster, specifically investigating under what conditions the public will support humanitarian interventions.

Teaching

Module Convenor Security Studies

Module Convenor Crisis Diplomacy

PhD Supervision

I am keen to supervise students in the following fields.

  • Public attitudes about international relations
  • Coercive Diplomacy
  • International Conflict
  • Terrorism
  • Foreign Policy Analysis

Key Publications

Journal articles

  • Davies GAM, ‘Policy selection in the face of political instability: do states divert, repress or make concessions?’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 60.1 (2016), 118-142
    DOI: 10.1177/0022002714541842, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/86188/

  • Johns R, Davies GAM, ‘Coalitions of the willing? International backing and British public support for military action’, Journal of Peace Research, 51.6 (2014), 767-781
    DOI: 10.1177/0022343314544779, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/86187/

  • Davies GAM, ‘British Public Confidence in MI6 and Government Use of Intelligence: The Effect on Support for Preventive Military Action’, Intelligence and National Security, ed. by Johns R, Vol. 27.5 (2012), pp.669-688
    DOI: 10.1080/02684527.2012.708520

  • Davies GAM, Johns RA, ‘Audience Costs among the British Public: The Impact of Escalation, Crisis Type and Prime Ministerial Rhetoric’, International Studies Quarterly: journal of the International Studies Association

  • Davies GAM, Johns RA, ‘Democratic peace or clash of civilizations? Target states and support for war in Britain and the USA’, The Journal of Politics, ed. by Mishler B and Leighley J

  • Davies GAM, ‘Coercive Diplomacy Meets Diversionary Incentives: The Impact of US and Iranian Domestic Politics during the Bush and Obama Presidencies’, Foreign Policy Analysis
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-8594.2011.00164.x

Media Contact Areas

  • British Foreign Policy
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Public Attitudes towards international conflict
  • Regional Disputes in North East Asia
  • Iran’s nuclear programme

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