Academic Degrees & Titles
Prof Croft is Director of the ESRC funded New Security Challenges Programme. He is also the Coordinator for the Double MA programme in partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the Pro Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Warwick.
International security; constructivist and cultural accounts of security.
Specific Research Interest(s)
International security; constructivist and cultural accounts of security. Of my current projects, one is looking at the interplay of discourses on 'Britishness' and 'jihadi-ism', an early paper from which I published in Defence Studies in 2007. A second project is looking at the foreign policy of American evangelical organisations and thinkers, and I published a paper on that in the November 2007 issue of International Politics. I have completed a book on Britishness and identity constructions called Securitizing Islam, for which I was funded by an ESRC funded Research Fellowship. I am currently completing another book on radicalisation, focussing on right wing nationalists, neo-Nazis and Christian fundamentalists.
In early 2009, I began working on a project funding by the EU, and led by the UN University in Bruges, focusing on issues in security governance, with a total value of €1.94 million; see www.eugrasp.eu From 2011, I am the co-lead of Work Package 4 on security issues in the 8 million euro programme Global Reorderning: Evolution Through European Networks. During 2011-12, I will have 35% of my time funded by those projects.
Suggested Fields of Inquiry
International security; constructivist and cultural accounts of security. Director of the Economic and Social Research Council's New Security Challenges Programme, a £7m initiative which, between 2003 and 2009 will have supported some 50 research projects investigating a whole range of conceptual and empirical issues and problems in international security across a range of disciplines.
Overview of Publications
My main publication over the previous few years is Culture, Change and America's War on Terror, Cambridge University Press, 2006. I've also published on South Asian arms control in International Affairs (2006), and have been a guest editor for International Relations (December 2006) and also for Government and Opposition (2007).
Other select publications would include:
- 'Security Governance' (with Howorth, Terriff and Webber), Review of International Studies, 2004
- 'NATO's Next Enlargement' (with Howorth, Terriff and Webber) International Affairs 78:4, 2002
- 'Enlarging NATO Again' International Affairs 78:1, 2002
- 'Security Studies Today' (with Terriff, James and Morgan) Polity Press 1999
- 'The Enlargement of Europe' (with Redmond, Rees and Webber) Manchester University Press, 1999
- Strategies of Arms Control: A History and Typology Manchester University Press, 1996