Professor of International Politics | School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
His global research explores terrorism, counterterrorism and cyber security.
Ph.D., International Relations & Affairs
M.A., Political Science
They “are fundamentally about communicating with audiences beyond the victims,” says Lee Jarvis, a counter-terrorism expert at the University of East Anglia.view more
The Conversation online
Three organisations, including the Lebanon-based Hezbollah, were banned as terrorist organisations by the British government on March 1. This means membership of, and support for, the organisations is a criminal offence.view more
Yahoo! Finance online
Two questions have been particularly prominent in the aftermath of the attack at Westminster. First, why was the attacker – named by police as Khalid Masood – not apprehended beforehand, given that he appears to have been already known to police and intelligence services? Second, what does this attack mean for security in London and elsewhere?view more
Centre for Global Security Challenges - 2019 Leeds, U.K.
NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism - 2019 Ankara, Turkey
Keynote at annual workshop for the Grupo de Estudios Sobre Sociedad Y Politica - 2019 Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Discourses of Security Series - 2019 University of Tubingen, Germany
British International Studies Association Annual Conference - 2019 London, U.K.
This article explores the importance of constructions of temporality within the UK government’s discourse on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis across the first six months of 2020. Drawing on over 120 official texts, it traces the emergence of discontinuous, linear, and cyclical conceptions of time in representations of the virus’ pasts, presents, and futures. Three arguments are made.
Critical Studies on Terrorism
Recent years have witnessed increasing academic, media, and political attention to the threat of far-right terrorism. In this article, I argue that scholarship on this threat has suffered from two limitations, each with antecedents in terrorism research more broadly. First, is an essentialist approach to this phenomenon as an extra-discursive object of knowledge to be defined, explained, catalogued, risk assessed, and (ultimately) resolved. Second, is a temptation to emphasise, even accentuate, the scale of this threat.
Critical Studies on Terrorism
Critical Military Studies
This article contributes to a small, but growing, scholarship on military videogames. Focusing specifically on diverse manifestations of temporality within these games, it demonstrates that this genre both is more diverse and has greater critical potential than is often recognized. The article begins with a brief overview of contemporary scholarship on temporality, war, and global politics.
Critical Studies on Security
The designation of, and response to, specific issues as security challenges is neither self-evident nor inevitable (e.g. Buzan, Wæver, and De Wilde 1998). Causes of harm must be constructed or performed as security issues to become thus; responses to (constructed) challenges must, in turn, be communicated or ‘sold’ to relevant audiences (Doty 1993; Holland 2013).