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Military affairs
Defence Studies
Conflict Research
Science and Technology Studies

Research interests

David J. Galbreath is Professor of International Security in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. His expertise is on defence and war studies with a particular focus on how science and technology influences doctrine, concepts and tactics as well as broader applications such as defence engagement and defence procurement. He has been the editor of European Security (2008-2015), Defence Studies (2014-2016), and Associate Editor of the European Journal of International Security (2016-2020). He is the co-editor (with John Deni, US Army War College) of the Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies (2019). Along with Aaron Brantly (Virginia Tech) and Manabrata Guha (Australian National University), he is co-editing the Routledge Handbook on War and Technology (expected 2021).

In addition, Prof Galbreath has long worked on the former Soviet Union with work on the Baltic States between 2003 and 2011 as well as the war in Ukraine from 2013 with my co-author Tetyana Malyarenko (Odessa University, Ukraine). His most recent work is to be published in Europe-Asia Studies in 2019 (electronically) and 2020 (hard copy).

Prof Galbreath was the AHRC-ESRC Conflict Theme Leadership Fellow for the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security from 2015 to 2019. He was the principal investigator of the ESRC funded ‘Drivers of European Military Reform’ from 2013 to 2015 as well as the ESRC-DSTL funded project (originally submitted by Alexander Kelle) ‘Bio-Chemical Security 2030’.

He is available for doctoral supervision in the areas of defence and war studies as well as arms control and technology in society.

Keywords

  • Defence
  • Security
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • War Studies
  • Military Operations
  • Conflict
  • Ukraine
  • Russia
  • Baltic States
  • Minority Rights
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Strategic Theory
  • Organisational behaviour

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NATO Social Sciences
Baltic States Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
Ukraine Social Sciences
Russia Social Sciences
Estonia Social Sciences
OSCE Social Sciences
Military Social Sciences

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Projects 2012 2019

Research Output 2003 2019

Moving the techno-science gap in Security Force Assistance

Galbreath, D., 2019, In : Defence Studies. 19, 1, p. 49-61 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)
112 Downloads (Pure)

Paramilitary motivation in Ukraine: beyond integration and abolition

Malyarenko, T. & Galbreath, D. J., 10 Mar 2016, In : Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. 16, 1, p. 113-138 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
militia
Ukraine
warfare
military
Paramilitaries

RMA, European militaries and the limits of modernization

Galbreath, D., 14 Oct 2015, Reassessing the Revolution in Military Affairs: Transformation, Evolution and Lessons Learnt. Collins, J. & Futter, A. (eds.). Basingstoke, U. K.: Palgrave Macmillan, (Initiatives in Strategic Studies: Issues and Policies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Citations (Scopus)
83 Downloads (Pure)

Western European Armed Forces and the Modernisation Agenda: Following or Falling Behind?

Galbreath, D., 6 Nov 2014, In : Defence Studies. 14, 4, p. 394-413

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
military
modernization
Military
driver
France

Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies

Galbreath, D. (ed.) & Deni, J. (ed.), 22 Feb 2018, London, U. K.: Routledge. 416 p. (Routledge Handbooks)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

tactics
defense policy
totality
security policy
Military

Thesis

Securitisation of Population Dynamics in the People's Republic of China

Author: Li, N., 14 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Galbreath, D. (Supervisor) & Thomas, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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The Myths of Fear in Realism: Morgenthau, Waltz and Mearsheimer Reconsidered

Author: Heydarian Pashakhanlou, A., 4 Nov 2014

Supervisor: Galbreath, D. (Supervisor) & Hyde-Price, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Legitimation of EU Conflict Resolution through Local Actors: Cases of Kosovo and North Cyprus

Author: Yabanci, B. Y., 17 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Galbreath, D. (Supervisor), Whitman, R. (Supervisor) & Milner, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Eurocentric Endeavour or Empty Rhetoric? Analysing EU Promotion of Human Rights in China Through a Normative Power Perspective: 1989-2009

Author: Shen, W., 25 Mar 2012

Supervisor: Galbreath, D. (Supervisor) & Aggestam, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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