Understanding Ideology, Violence and Extremism in World Politics
BOOK RELEASE!: My new book, Ideology and Mass Killing: The Radicalized Security Politics of Genocides and Deadly Atrocities has now been published by Oxford University Press! For full info, click here. An pre-proof version of the introductory chapter is available for free here.
I am a Lecturer in International Politics at the Department of Political Economy at King's College London. My research is primarily concerned with the role of ideology in collective political violence, especially in forms of violence against civilians such as genocides, mass atrocities and terrorism. I work more broadly on a range of subjects relating to international security, violent conflict and political extremism, and have secondary research interests in political and ethical theories of political violence and political speech, and on methodological debates in political theory and political science.
You can see my KCL profile on the Department of Political Economy website by clicking here. Follow me on twitter at @jleadermaynard.
I have written for or appeared on a range of national and international news media, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Al Jazeera News, The Independent newspaper, and The New Statesman. For media inquiries, please use my professional email at the bottom of this page.
For my annotated bibliography of research on ideology's effects on armed conflict, click here.