British International Studies Association (BISA) Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (IUS) Political Studies Association (PSA)
British defence policy
security sector reform
Areas of expertise
My research focuses on defence and security institutions in processes of political and organisational change. Using empirical studies of the postcommunist region, former Yugoslavia and more recently the UK, I examine how organisational responses to common challenges - democratisation, European integration and military reform - are shaped by contingent factors. I am particularly interested in how social, political and institutional preferences interact with international norms and domestic circumstance to condition processes of change.