Mr David Wearing
BA (Anglia Ruskin University) European Philosophy and Literature, MSc (University College London) International Public Policy
- Mr David Wearing
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- Thesis title:
- To what extent can Marxist accounts of imperialism explain Britain’s relationship with the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in the post-Cold War era?
- Year of Study:
- 1 (building on previous postgraduate research conducted at UCL)
My thesis will provide an account of the relationship between Britain and the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the realms of security, economics and politics/diplomacy. My analysis will be rooted in Marxist theories of imperialism, while also identifying where this theoretical perspective is either unable to explain certain aspects of the subject, or can be built upon in order to do so.
"The Historical Materialist Perspective on British Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa: Implications for the Arab Uprisings", British International Studies Association Annual Conference, 20-22 June 2012
"British Foreign Policy and Critical Scholarship: The Legacy of Adam Smith", 51st International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, 17 - 20 February 2010
"Future echoes: the seeds of globalisation’s informal empire in Britain’s formal imperialism", 2nd Annual Durham International Affairs Conference, Durham University, 1 - 2 April 2009.
British foreign policy, Geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa, British domestic politics, US foreign policy