Dr David Norman
I joined the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature as a lecturer in International Relations in 2019. I have previously held teaching and research posts at the University of Birmingham, the University of Nottingham, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Australian National University (ANU)
I work broadly in the field of Critical International Relations Theory, and have published a number of articles engaged in debates on civil society and democratic legitimacy. My current research is structured around three interrelated areas: the contribution of civil society organisations (CSOs) to the democratisation of global governance; the professionalisation of CSOs and the implications for Critical Security Studies (CSS); and the complexities of civil society building and democratisation across Southeast Asia.
I have developed a research-led portfolio of teaching that combines my broad interests in IR theory with a regional focus on Southeast Asia for case-based learning. I currently coordinate the following modules within the School:
• Autocracy and Democracy (Undergraduate)
• International Security in the Asia-Pacific (Undergraduate)
• Exploring International Relations (Postgraduate, campus-taught, block-taught and distance learning)