Dr Gavin Mount

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

LOCATION

Building 28
Room 214

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

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 primarilay in this area:

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

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

Books

Mount G, 2010, The Problem of Peoples: Global Politics, Ethnicity and the Struggle for Legitimacy, Original, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany

Book Chapters

Mount G, 2017, 'Hybrid peace/war', in Wallis J; Forsyth M; Dinnen S (ed.), Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development: Critical Conversations, ANU Epress, Canberra

Mount G, 2016, 'Nations and Nationalism', in Devetak R; Burke A; George J (ed.), An Introduction to International Relations, edn. Third, Cambridge University Press

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

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

Journal articles

Mount G, 2015, 'Remembering Rwanda:Patterns of post-conflict scholarship (1994-2014)', Ethnopolitics

Mount G, 2011, 'Review (blurb) for Aly, Anne - Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and contemporary perspectives, Palgrave MacMillan, 2011', Review (blurb) for Aly, Anne - Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and contemporary perspectives, Palgrave MacMillan, 2011, http://palgravemacmillan.com.au/palgrave/isbn/9781420256406

Conference Papers

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 - 11 July 2014

Mount G, (ed.), 2013, 'Indigenous obligations, liberal enclosures and communitarian recognition: Some critical and cosmopolitan responses', in 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 - 14 July 2013, http://www.mq.edu.au/pubstatic/public/download.jsp?id=100954

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 - 20 August 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 - 05 July 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 - 01 July 2010

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, 01 January 2006

Mount G; Bowers T, 1999, '“Strange Places”', in “Strange Places”, Alterity/Development/Culture: Debates and Dialogues Conference, National Centre for Development Studies, Australian National University, Canberra,, presented at Alterity/Development/Culture: Debates and Dialogues Conference, National Centre for Development Studies, Australian National University, Canberra,, 15 - 16 October 1999

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

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

Reports

Mount G, 2009, Critique of Waltz’s Theory of Bipolarity in the Contemporary Context, Parliamentary Library, Canberra

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

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

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,

Other

Mount G, Targeting the politics in play

Conference Posters

Mount G, (eds.), 2013, 'Cultivating Strategic Ethics: Applying Blended learning to international humanitarian law at ADFA', in Learning and Teaching Forum November 2013: Posters, University of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 25 - 26, presented at Learning and Teaching Forum November 2013, Sydney, 01 - 01 November 2013, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/forums

Theses / Dissertations

Thomas M, 2016, The securitisation of climate change in the Australian political-military sector with a comparison to the United States, thesis, UNSW Australia, UNSW Canberra, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/55933

Mount G, 2003, The Problem of Peoples: Global Politics, Ethnicity and the Struggle For Legitimacy, thesis

Conference Presentations

Mount G; Walker J, 2016, 'Replicating Classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online', in Replicating Classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online, Learning and Teaching Forum, Towards 2025: Inspiring Learning, Sydney, presented at Learning and Teaching Forum, Towards 2025: Inspiring Learning, Sydney, 31 - 31 October 2016, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/forum

Mount G, 2016, 'The Strategic Importance of Tribes: Failed theory or work in practice', in The Strategic Importance of Tribes: Failed theory or work in practice, OCIS2016 The Seventh Oceanic Conference on International Studies, presented at OCIS2016 The Seventh Oceanic Conference on International Studies, 04 - 06 July 2016

Mount G, 2015, 'Simulating World politics: Teaching as Research', in Simulating World politics: Teaching as Research, 12th Annual APSA Teaching and Learning Conference: "Innovations and Expectations for Teaching in the Digital Era", Washington D.C., presented at 12th Annual APSA Teaching and Learning Conference: "Innovations and Expectations for Teaching in the Digital Era", Washington D.C., 12 - 18 January 2015, http://www.apsanet.org/Portals/54/annualmeeting/2015/2015_Indesign_IDML_for_APSA_FINAL.pdf?timestamp=1437412221995

Thakur T; Saikal A, 2012, 'Panel Discussion', in Panel Discussion, Proceedings of the RAAF Air Power Conference 2012: Air Power and Coercive Diplomscy, Canberra Convention Centre, presented at Proceedings of the RAAF Air Power Conference 2012: Air Power and Coercive Diplomscy, Canberra Convention Centre, 10 - 12 May 2012

Mount G, 2011, 'How do They Cooperate? Cultures of Humanitarianism: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region', in How do They Cooperate? Cultures of Humanitarianism: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region, Cultures of Humanitarianism: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Cultures of Humanitarianism: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region, Australian National University, Canberra, 11 August 2011

Mount G, 2010, 'Chair/Discussant: New Media & Conflict Panel', in Chair/Discussant: New Media & Conflict Panel, Oceanic Conference in International Studies (OCIS) Conference, Aukland, presented at Oceanic Conference in International Studies (OCIS) Conference, Aukland, 30 June - 01 July 2010

Mount G, 2002, 'The Global Politics of Emotion: Is all fear in love and war?', in The Global Politics of Emotion: Is all fear in love and war?, Australian Political Science Association Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Australian Political Science Association Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 03 October 2002

Mount G, 2000, 'Autonomy in an Age of Transformation: Ethnic communities as agents of a neo-medieval world order?', in Autonomy in an Age of Transformation: Ethnic communities as agents of a neo-medieval world order?, 8th International Political Science Association Congress, Quebec, Canada, presented at 8th International Political Science Association Congress, Quebec, Canada, 01 - 05 August 2000

Mount G, 2000, '“Problem finding and problem solving: Some thoughts on methodology and academic praxis”', in “Problem finding and problem solving: Some thoughts on methodology and academic praxis”, Round Table Discussion, Department of International Relations, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Round Table Discussion, Department of International Relations, Australian National University, Canberra, 01 November 2000

Mount G, 1999, 'The Politics of Media Consumption and Production: Reflecting on images from Kosovo”', in The Politics of Media Consumption and Production: Reflecting on images from Kosovo”, Gender/Culture/Globalisation Discussion Group, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Gender/Culture/Globalisation Discussion Group, Australian National University, Canberra, 01 May 1999

Mount G, 1999, '“Developing a Rhythm in a Ph.D.”', in “Developing a Rhythm in a Ph.D.”, How to manage your research degree, Study Skills Centre, Induction Program, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at How to manage your research degree, Study Skills Centre, Induction Program, Australian National University, Canberra, 01 October 1999

Mount G, 1998, '“How to do interdisciplinary International Relations”', in “How to do interdisciplinary International Relations”, Round Table Discussion, Department of International Relations, ANU, Canberra, presented at Round Table Discussion, Department of International Relations, ANU, Canberra, 01 July 1998