Gavin Mount

Associate Head of School (Research Training)
Senior Lecturer

Primary areas of research have been on the theoretical and normative debates associated with the global politics of ethnic conflict and nationalism.  Publications have been primarily in this area:

Current research has been focused on non-traditional security issues as they relate to ethnopolitics. Examples of this research include:

In 2017, I assumed an Education Focused Role.  My education related research has included:

  • (with John Walker) 'Replicating Classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online', presented at the UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum Towards 2025: Inspiring Learning, Sydney, 31 - 31 October 2016, 
  • "Simulating World politics: Teaching as Research', presented at 12th Annual American Political Science Association (APSA) Teaching and Learning Conference: Innovations and Expectations for Teaching in the Digital Era, Washington D.C., 12 - 18 January 2015, 

Supervision areas (Ethnic Conflict, International Relations and Non-traditional security):

  • Thinking Grand strategy
  • Regional security in Afghanistan
  • Hindutva and Indian foreign policy
  • Securitisation of fishing
  • Climate change and Defence
  • Strategic impact of drones in the Indo-Pacific
  • Responsibility to rebuild
  • Climate wars debate
  • French intervention in Mali

Teaching:

  • Received a Rector's Commendation for Teaching Excellence in 2010. 
  • Courses taught at all levels in international relations and security studies.
  • Issues in Global Security course delivered to middle ranking officers at the Australian Command and Staff College (2005-2011).
  • Annual lecture on "climate change and defence" to senior miliotary at Australia Defence College (CDSS).
  • Current courses on ZHSS3417 Ethnic Conflict in World Politics, ZHSS2427 Politics of the Great Powers and ZGEN2215 Law, Force and Legitimacy

For his Engagement story please click

Edited Books
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Wallis J; Kent L; Forsyth M; Dinnen S; Bose S, (eds.), 2018, Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development: Critical Conversations, ANU Press, Canberra, https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/pacific-affairs-series/hybridity-ground-peacebuilding-and-development
2018
Conference Posters
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Dokos S; Kelaiah I; Vicente Cristobal H; Combe-Germes V; Duffy M; Howlin P; Ulman L; Mount G; de Permentier P; Shin G-H; Iida S; Marden N; Lackerstein D; Eli A; Warouw N, (eds.), 2018, 'A UNSW Community-Driven Portal for Online Education Resources', Sydney, presented at Partners in Learning: Connecting Communities, Sydney, 26 October 2018 - 26 October 2018, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/upload-files/staff/Poster%20eBooklet%202018%20(web%20version).pdf
2018
Mount G, (eds.), 2013, 'Cultivating Strategic Ethics: Applying Blended learning to international humanitarian law at ADFA', Sydney, Australia, pp. 25 - 26, presented at Learning and Teaching Forum November 2013, Sydney, 01 November 2013 - 01 November 2013, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/forums
2013
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Mount G, 2018, Developing a Literature Review Part A, YouTube, Online, Published: 2018, Duration: 00:12:12, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://youtu.be/pUKo9RGZZkc
2018
Mount G, 2018, Developing a Literature Review Part B, YouTube, Online, Published: 2018, Duration: 00:07:24, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://youtu.be/1jRvBadZyT0
2018
Mount G; Walker J, 2017, Replicating classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online, https://youtu.be/3hMShtR5DJI, Published: 2017, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://youtu.be/3hMShtR5DJI
2017
Conference Presentations
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Mount G; Walker J, 2018, 'Replicating Classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online', presented at HERDSA Annual Conference: [Re] Valuing Higher Education, Adelaide, 02 July 2018 - 05 July 2018, http://herdsa2018.aomevents.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/06/HERDSA-2018-Final-Program-29062018.pdf
2018
Mount G; Walker J, 2016, 'Replicating Classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online', presented at Learning and Teaching Forum, Towards 2025: Inspiring Learning, Sydney, 31 October 2016 - 31 October 2016, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/forum
2016
Mount G, 2016, 'The Strategic Importance of Tribes: Failed theory or work in practice', presented at OCIS2016 The Seventh Oceanic Conference on International Studies, 04 July 2016 - 06 July 2016
2016
Mount G, 2015, 'Simulating World politics: Teaching as Research', presented at 12th Annual APSA Teaching and Learning Conference: "Innovations and Expectations for Teaching in the Digital Era", Washington D.C., 12 January 2015 - 18 January 2015, http://www.apsanet.org/Portals/54/annualmeeting/2015/2015_Indesign_IDML_for_APSA_FINAL.pdf?timestamp=1437412221995
2015
Mount G, 2002, 'The Global Politics of Emotion: Is all fear in love and war?', presented at Australian Political Science Association Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 03 October 2002
2002
Mount G, 2000, 'Autonomy in an Age of Transformation: Ethnic communities as agents of a neo-medieval world order?', presented at 8th International Political Science Association Congress, Quebec, Canada, 01 August 2000 - 05 August 2000
2000
Mount G, 2000, '“Problem finding and problem solving: Some thoughts on methodology and academic praxis”', presented at Round Table Discussion, Department of International Relations, Australian National University, Canberra
2000
Mount G, 1999, 'The Politics of Media Consumption and Production: Reflecting on images from Kosovo”', presented at Gender/Culture/Globalisation Discussion Group, Australian National University, Canberra
1999
Mount G, 1999, '“Developing a Rhythm in a Ph.D.”', presented at How to manage your research degree, Study Skills Centre, Induction Program, Australian National University, Canberra
1999
Mount G, 1998, '“How to do interdisciplinary International Relations”', presented at Round Table Discussion, Department of International Relations, ANU, Canberra
1998
Book Chapters
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Mount G, 2017, 'Nations and Nationalism', in Devetak R; George J; Percy S (ed.), An Introduction to International Relations, edn. Third, Cambridge University Press, pp. 185 - 197
2017
Mount G, 2012, 'Nations and Nationalism', in An Introduction to International Relations, edn. Second, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 148 - 159, http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781107600003&ss=cop
2012
MOUNT G, 2011, 'Nations snd Nationalism', in Devetak R; Burke A; George J (ed.), An Introduction to International Relations, edn. 2nd, Cambridge University Press
2011
Mount G, 2007, 'Nationalism and War', in Devetak R; George J; Burke A (ed.), Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives, Cambridge University Press, Australia, pp. 133 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139168557.013
2007
Mount G, 2000, 'A World of Tribes?', in O'Hagan J; Fry G (ed.), Contending images of world politics, edn. Original, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 150 - 163
2000
Theses / Dissertations
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Thomas M, 2016, The securitisation of climate change in the Australian political-military sector with a comparison to the United States, UNSW Canberra, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/55933
2016
Layton K, 2016, Let My Country Awake? Discovering Hindu (Inter)nationalism in the Indian Diaspora
2016
Mount G, 2003, The Problem of Peoples: Global Politics, Ethnicity and the Struggle For Legitimacy
2003
Conference Papers
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Mount G, 2015, 'Simulating World politics: Teaching as Research', in 12th Annual APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., pp. 19 - 19, presented at Innovations and Expectations for Teaching in the Digital Era, Washington D.C., 12 January 2015 - 18 January 2015, https://www.apsanet.org/Portals/54/annualmeeting/2015/2015_Indesign_IDML_for_APSA_FINAL.pdf?timestamp=1437412221995
2015
Mount G, 2014, 'Remembering Rwanda:Patterns of post-conflict scholarship (1994-2014)', in Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies, University of Melbourne, presented at Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies, University of Melbourne, 09 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
2014
Mount G, 2013, 'Indigenous obligations, liberal enclosures and communitarian recognition: Some critical and cosmopolitan responses', in Lawson S (ed.), Indigenous obligations, liberal enclosures and communitarian recognition: Some critical and cosmopolitan responses, The Politics of Indigenous Identity: National and Global Perspectives Workshop, International Political Studies Association, Research Committee on Politics and Ethnicity (IPSA, RC14), Macquarie University, Sydney, presented at The Politics of Indigenous Identity: National and Global Perspectives Workshop, International Political Studies Association, Research Committee on Politics and Ethnicity (IPSA, RC14), Macquarie University, Sydney, 11 July 2013 - 14 July 2013, http://isanet.typepad.com/blog/2013/02/cfp-the-politics-of-indigenous-identity.html
2013
Mount G, 2011, 'Crisis Diplomacy Revisited: New powers and new agendas', in Crisis Diplomacy Revisited: New powers and new agendas, The Third Global International Studies Conference, Porto, Portugal, presented at The Third Global International Studies Conference, Porto, Portugal, 17 August 2011 - 20 August 2011
2011
Mount G, 2010, 'Linkage Security', in Linkage Security, Tenth International CISS Millennium Conference, Venice, Italy, presented at Tenth International CISS Millennium Conference, Venice, Italy, 04 July 2010 - 05 July 2010
2010
Mount G, 2010, 'Linkage Security: Pedagogical Opportunities and Challenges', in Linkage Security: Pedagogical Opportunities and Challenges, Oceanic Conference in International Studies (OCIS) Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand, presented at Oceanic Conference in International Studies (OCIS) Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 30 June 2010 - 01 July 2010
2010
Mount G, 2007, 'Neo-Medievalism Revisited', in Neo-Medievalism Revisited, SGIR 6th Pan-European International Relations Conference, Turin, Italy, presented at SGIR 6th Pan-European International Relations Conference, Turin, Italy, 12 September 2007 - 15 September 2007, http://turin.sgir.eu/uploads/Nogueira-TURINPaper-Joao%20Nogueira.pdf
2007
Mount G, 2006, '‘A Philosophical Turn? Ethics in Military Education’', in ‘A Philosophical Turn? Ethics in Military Education’, AAPAE (Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics) 13th Annual Conference, University of Sydney, presented at AAPAE (Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics) 13th Annual Conference, University of Sydney
2006
Mount G, 1997, 'Changing Conceptions of Legitimate Political Community', in Changing Conceptions of Legitimate Political Community, Bridging International Relations and International Law Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Bridging International Relations and International Law Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 25 November 1997
1997
Mount G, 1996, '“Beyond Territory? New Conceptions of Political Space”', in “Beyond Territory? New Conceptions of Political Space”, Space, Place and Postcoloniality, Institute of Postcolonial Studies, University of Melbourne, presented at Space, Place and Postcoloniality, Institute of Postcolonial Studies, University of Melbourne, 26 September 1996
1996
Other
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Mount G, 2011, Review (blurb) for Aly, Anne - Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and contemporary perspectives, Palgrave MacMillan, 2011, http://palgravemacmillan.com.au/palgrave/isbn/9781420256406
2011
Books
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Mount G, 2010, The Problem of Peoples: Global Politics, Ethnicity and the Struggle for Legitimacy, Original, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany
2010
Reports
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Smyth D; Sutherland J; Mount G, 1995, Consultant's Report: Analysis of Submissions to the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council, Aboriginal Reconciliation Council, Canberra, Understanding country : the importance of land and sea in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies, http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2510160
1995
Mount G, 1995, Background Report: A report on human rights and the lack of progress towards democracy in Burma (Myanmar), Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, A report on human rights and the lack of progress towards democracy in Burma (Myanmar), http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=/reports/1995/1995_pp280report.htm
1995
Swierenga M; Mount G, 1994, A Review of Australia’s Efforts to Promote and Protect Human Rights, Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, A Review of Australia’s Efforts to Promote and Protect Human Rights,
1994

Non-traditional security studies

Global politics of ethnic conflict

Conflict Transformation