Dr Bryan Mabee, BA, MA (Manitoba), PhD (Aberystwyth)
Location: Arts One 2.21
Phone: 020 7882 2850
Tuesday: 11.30am -12.30pm and Thursday: 2-3pm
International Historical and Political Sociology (social theory and war; dynamics of militarism; and geopolitics)
History and Theory of War (changing character of war; war and state theory; war and society)
Security Privatization and Globalization (history and dynamics of ‘private’ violence; piracy and privateering; political economy of security and war)
US Foreign Policy (domestic institutions and contexts; political development; US power and geopolitics)
I welcome applications from prospective PhD students in any of the following areas of research:
- US Foreign Policy
- Security and Globalization
- Security Privatization
- Historical Sociology of International Relations
I am currently supervising PhD's on the following subjects:
- Pursuing Security in Pakistan: Interventions in Identity Construction
- Contemporary Civil Wars and Conflicts: The Problem of Non-compliance with International Law
- Structural Change and US Power Projection: Structural Regionalism and the Freedom of Action Constraint
- The Political Rationalities, Governmental Practices and Governance Arrangements of the Securitization of Migration at the Global, Regional (European Union), and National (Greece) Levels
Co-editor with Alejandro Colás, Mercenaries, Pirates, Bandits and Empires: Private Violence in Historical Context, London/New York: Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2010.
“Historical Institutionalism and Foreign Policy Analysis: The Origins of the National Security Council Revisited.” Foreign Policy Analysis Vol. 7, No. 1 (2011): 27-44.
“Pirates, Privateers and the Political Economy of Private Violence,” Global Change, Peace and Security Vol. 21, No. 2 (2009): 139-152.
“Re-imagining the Borders of US Security after 9/11: Securitization, Risk and the Creation of the Department of Homeland Security,” Globalizations Vol. 4, No. 3 (2007): 385-397.
"Levels and Agents, States and People: Micro-Historical Sociological Analysis and International Relations." International Politics Vol. 44, No. 4 (2007): 431-449.
“Discourses of Empire: The U.S. ‘Empire', Globalisation and International Relations.” Third World Quarterly Vol. 25, No. 8 (2004): 1359-1378.
“Security Studies and the ‘Security State': Security Provision in Historical Context.” International Relations Vol. 17, No. 2 (2003): 135-151.
Chapters in Books:
“War and Globalization”, in George Ritzer (ed), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, Oxford: Blackwell (forthcoming).
With Alejandro Colás, “The Flow and Ebb of Privatised Seaborne Violence in Global Politics: Lessons from the Atlantic World, 1689-1815,” in Colas and Mabee (eds), Mercenaries, Pirates, Bandits and Empires: Private Violence in Historical Context, London/New York: Hurst/Columbia University Press (forthcoming: 2010).
"Defence Restructuring and the Globalization Of Security" in Mark Elam (ed), Reconstructing the Means of Violence: Defence Restructuring and Conversion, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2001.
Recent Book Reviews:
“Shannon D. Beebe and Mary Kaldor, The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon”, International Affairs Vol. 87, No. 1 (2011): 208-209.
“Gopal Balakrishnan, Antagonistics: Capitalism and Power in an Age of War”, International Affairs Vol. 85, No. 6 (2009): 1250-1251.
“Andrew C. Bacevich (ed), The Long War”, International Affairs Vol. 84, No. 4 (2008): 874-875.
“Jeffrey A. Engel, Cold War at 30,000 Feet”, History Vol. 93, No. 312 (2008): 544-545.
“Daniel Deudney, Bounding Power”, Millennium: Journal of International Studies Vol. 36, No. 3 (2008): 651-653.
Recent Conference Papers:
“An ‘Enemy of All Mankind’? Somali Piracy and the Global Political Economy”, workshop on The Global Political Economy in Uncertain Times: Change and Continuity in Neoliberalism, University of Manchester, June 9-10, 2011.
“Liberal Militarism in International Relations: Revisiting The US ‘National Security State’ ”, for panel “War and Historical Sociology”, British International Studies Association Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, April 27-29, 2011.
“Liberal Militarism, National Security Ideology and the US National Security State”, Historicising Security Panel, SGIR conference, Stockholm, Sweden, September 9-11, 2010.
With Todd Scarth, “In and Out of Play: The Political Economy of Global Football as Stateless Culture”, for “Global Football: Gender, History and Nation” Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada, December 3-5, 2009.
“States, Crisis and War: Militarism and the US National Security State”, Militarism: Political Economy, Security, Theory conference, University of Sussex, May 14-15, 2009.
Professional activities and outreach:
Associate Fellow, Institute for the Study of the Americas