School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
Dr Angela Crack
Senior Lecturer in International Relations
Angela teaches at various levels in the International Relations and Politics programmes. Her research interests include NGO accountability, humanitarianism, transnational civil society and global governance. She is currently investigating the efficacy of NGO peer-regulation regimes through interviews with senior staff from a variety of leading humanitarian and development NGOs. Her PhD thesis investigated the preconditions for the emergence of a transnational public sphere through new media technologies. Angela is the co-coordinator of the British International Studies Association Working Group on NGOs. She has a strong interest in human rights and is a trustee of Amnesty International UK and previously a member of their International Issues sub-committee to the Board. She was previously a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.
- PGCert. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Distinction)
- PhD International Relations
- MSc International Relations (Research) (Distinction)
- BSc Politics and International Relations (Hons) (First Class)
- Reversing the Telescope: Evaluating the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP International) and the Sphere Project. (2013) Under review.
- Language, Listening and Listening: Critically Reflective Accountability for NGOs. (2013) International Review for Administrative Sciences. Forthcoming.
- INGO Accountability Deficits: The Imperatives for Further Reform. (2012) Globalizations. Forthcoming.
- Global Communication and Transnational Public Spheres (2008) New York: Palgrave.
- 'Transcending Borders? Reassessing Public Spheres in a Networked World.' (2007) Globalizations 4 (3): 241-54.
- ‘Undergraduate Group Projects: Student Experiences of Collaboration and Self-Assessment.’ (2007) The International Journal of Learning 14 (7): 163-70.
Selected Conference Presentations
- Reversing the Telescope: Evaluating NGO Peer-Regulation. Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, Manchester 2012.
- NGO Self-Regulation Initiatives: The Practitioner's Perspective. INTRAC Research Forum, Oxford 2012.
- Are the Do-Gooders Doing any Good? NGO Peer-Regulation. ISA Annual Convention, San Diego, 2012.
- The Accountability, Credibility and Legitimacy of International NGOs. DSA Annual Conference, London 2012.
- Addressing the Deficits in NGO Accountability. ECPR Annual Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2011.
- Gender Mainstreaming, Participation and Accountability: the Drive to Democratise INGOs. Kathmandu, Nepal, 2010.
- Revitalising Democracy through New Media. PSA Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 2008.
- Virtual Networks: Interrogating the Social Foundations of a Transnational Public Sphere. Invited speaker at University of Siegen, Germany, 2008.
- 'Revitalising Democracy through New Media.' Seoul, South Korea, 2008.
- 'Virtual Networks: Interrogating the Social Foundations of a Transnational Public Sphere.' Siegen, Germany, 2008.
- Democratizing Global Governance: Normative Discourse in a Networked Society. ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, 2008.
- Virtual Audiences, Virtual Discourses: Opportunities for Critical Publicity in the Networked Society. PSA Annual Conference, Swansea, 2008.
- Undergraduate Group Projects: Students Experiences of Collaboration and Self-Assessment. International Conference on Learning, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2007.
- Investigating Global Public Spheres in the Network Society. Invited guest speaker at Mid-Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden, February 2007.
- Prospects for Transnational Democracy in the Network Society. Invited guest speaker at the University of Huddersfield, 2006.
- New Media, Global Governance and Transnational Social Movements: Reconstituting Public Sphere Theory. Invited guest speaker at the Centre for Democracy Studies seminar series, Oxford Brookes University, 2005.