Alister Miskimmon

    Alister Miskimmon

    Head of School

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 5376, +44 (0)28 9097 1415

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    Research Interests

    My research interests are primarily in the areas of strategic narratives, German, European and global security issues and European integration.

    I am currently working on three research projects. The first is as part of a EU-funded Jean Monnet Network researching crisis narratives in Ukraine and Israel/Palestine. This is a 3-year project led up by Prof Natalia Chaban and Prof Martin Holland at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand with colleagues from The National Institute for Strategic Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine; Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; TU Darmstadt, Germany; Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Lithuania; KU Leuven, Belgium. The second project is funded by the Noble Foundation focusing on Polish and UK defence policy after NATO's Warsaw summit of 2016. This is a two-year project involving a team based at Queen's University, Royal Holloway and a team based at Collegium Civitas, Warsaw. The third project is with the Charles University Prague, exploring new theoretical approaches to the study of German foreign and security policy.

    I have published a number of books including, Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order, New York: Routledge, 2013 (with Ben O'Loughlin and Laura Roselle) which was awarded the 2016 Best Book Award on International Communication by the International Studies Association; The Politics of the New Germany 2nd Edition, London, Routledge (2011) (with Simon Green and Dan Hough); The Gathering Crisis: Germany and the Grand Coalition since 2005, Palgrave, Basingstoke (2008) (with William E Paterson and James Sloam) and Germany and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, Basingstoke, Palgrave, Basingstoke (2007). I also co-edited a volume with Ben O'Loughlin and Laura Roselle Forging the World: Strategic Narratives in International Relations, which was published by the University of Michigan Press in early 2017.

    I am interested in working with PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers working on strategic narratives, international security, German foreign policy and German European policy.

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
    - Conceptual and empirical studies of Strategic Narrative in International Relations
    - Studies in Public Diplomacy
    - Research on the development of international order, including China’s emerging role.
    - European and transatlantic security policy
    - German foreign and security policy, including German European policy.

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    Frequent Journals

    • German Politics

      ISSNs: 0964-4008

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 743-8993

      Frank Cass Publishers

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.896 SNIP 0.93


    • Cambridge Review of International Affairs

      ISSNs: 0955-7571

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1474-449X


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.87 SJR 0.387 SNIP 0.552


    • Proceedings of the British Academy

      ISSNs: 0068-1202

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2013): SJR 0.169 SNIP 0.179


    • International Affairs

      ISSNs: 0020-5850

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-2346

      Oxford University Press/UNESCO

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.83 SJR 2.398 SNIP 2.418


    • JCMS Journal of Common Market Studies

      ISSNs: 0021-9886

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-5965


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.05 SJR 2.017 SNIP 1.775


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