Professor Graeme Davies

Professor Graeme Davies


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. I'm currently using experimental methods to investigate public support for military action.

I am part of the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P) which is dedicated to advancing the responsibility to protect principle through research, education, and policy dialogue.

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Student education

I teach in areas of security studies and crisis diplomacy, including convening two modules.

Current postgraduate researchers

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