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.
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.
Module Convenor Security Studies
Module Convenor Crisis Diplomacy
I am keen to supervise students in the following fields.
- Public attitudes about international relations
- Coercive Diplomacy
- International Conflict
- Foreign Policy Analysis
‘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/
‘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/
‘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,
‘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,
‘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,
‘Coercive Diplomacy Meets Diversionary Incentives: The Impact of US and Iranian Domestic Politics during the Bush and Obama Presidencies’, Foreign Policy Analysis,
Media Contact Areas
- British Foreign Policy
- US Foreign Policy
- Public Attitudes towards international conflict
- Regional Disputes in North East Asia
- Iran’s nuclear programme