David Mutimer

Department of Political Science

Professor
Chair
Editor, Critical Studies on Security

Office: Ross Building, S669
Ext: 46007 Emaildmutimer@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/dmutimer/

His research considers issues of contemporary international security through lenses provided by critical social theory, as well as inquiring into the reproduction of security in and through popular culture. Much of that work has focused on weapons proliferation as a reconfigured security concern in the post-cold war era, and has tried to open possibilities for alternative means of thinking about the security problems related to arms more generally. In the past few years this programme of research has concentrated on small arms and light weapons. More recently he has turned his attention to the politics of the global war on terror, and of the regional wars around the world presently being fought by Canada and its allies.

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Area of Specialization

International Politics

Degrees

Ph.D., Political Science, York University
M.A., Political Science, York University
B.A. Hons., Political Science, University of Western Ontario

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Chair, Department of Politics, LA&PS (2014-) Senate Representative to the Board of Governors, York University (2017-19) Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT) (2016-18) Administrative Task Force for the Academic and Administrative Program Review (AAPR) (2014) Chair, Senate Academic Policy, Planning, and Research Committee (APPRC) (2012-13) Director, Centre for International and Security Studies (2011-13)

Research Interests

International Relations, Contemporary international security, reproduction of security in and through popular culture, Critical Security Studies

Selected Publications

“The Road to Afghanada: Militarisation in Canadian Popular Culture during the War in Afghanistan” Critical Military Studies. 2 (3) 2016: 210-25. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2016.1164982

J. Marshall Beier and David Mutimer, “Pathologizing Subjecthoods: Pop Culture, Habits of Thought, and the Unmaking of Resistance Politics at Guantanamo Bay” International Political Sociology 8 (3) 2014, 311-22.

Neil Cooper and David Mutimer, eds. Reconceptualising Arms Control: Controlling the Means of Violence (London: Routledge, 2011)

“Critical Security Studies” in Victor Mauer and Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Thierry Balzacq, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies 2nd Edition (London: Routledge, 2017), 54-63.

Editor, Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), 14 volumes to date, 1996-2009, published 2003, -04, -05, -05, -06, 07, 08, 09, -10, -12, 13, -13, -15, -15.

The Weapon State: Proliferation and the Framing of Security (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000).

Current Research Projects

Controlling excessive and destabilising arms: A comparative analysis

Description: 
Since the end of the Cold War several multilateral initiatives aimed at better regulating the legal trade in conventional arms trade have been agreed. Although the language and wording of specific arms transfer agreements differs, the general principle underpinning such restraints is a concern to prevent transfers that are deemed to produce excessive and destabilising accumulations of arms. This project examines the principles and practices employed by Canada, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Switzerland in judging whether proposed arms transfers are excessive and/or destabilising; whether they have an unacceptable impact on three factors: development; actual or potential conflict in a recipient state, and regional stability. The study will then draw on this data to develop a methodology for identifying excessive and destabilising transfers based on these four states’ best practices and also test the methodology against a number of transfer decisions. The results of the study have the potential to influence current policy practice in the four case study states as well as within specific export control regimes more generally. The results of the study also have the potential to provide the basis for a second, larger study, which would include the subsequent development of an annual report that would expand the range of case study countries and regularly evaluate selected arms transfers against the model methodology.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Aug  Year: 2011
Collaborator: Neil Cooper, Keith Krause, Nic Marsh
Collaborator Institution: University of Bradford, Small Arms Survey, PRIO

Out of the Darkness: The ongoing crisis of Canadian military identity

Description: 
The Canadian military underwent a crisis in the 1990s, now called the decade of darkness. There were three spurs to this crisis: the Somalia crisis in 1993; the disbandment of the Canadian Airborne Regiment in 1995, and; a government faced with a large budget deficit and no great commitment to military spending. This project will examine the response of the Canadian Forces (CF) and the Canadian state to the challenges posed by the 'decade of darkness' in order to understand the nature of militarism and the state in Canada. The military is one of the defining features of the modern state, and so the answer to the question of the military’s identity is also a window into the nature of the state as a whole. The project will be guided by four central questions: The first examines the 'transformation' of the CF, both its operational restructuring (particularly through the deployment to a combat mission in Afghanistan); and the restructuring of its Professional Military Education(specifically through the creation of the Canadian Defence Academy in 2002), and asks what sort of military, with what sort of leadership, is being produced through transformation? The second question seeks to tie the transformed military to the broader Canadian state and asks: what does the transformed CF and its leadership structure tell us about the nature of the state? The project will then broaden focus yet again to ask how the nature of the state and its military connects to Canadian identity more generally: how is the military understood in Canadian society, expressed through its popular culture, and how does the transformed CF fit with Canadian's self-understandings of its military and other identity? Finally, the project will bring the answers to the first three questions to examine the nature of the CF and Canada as expressed in the mission in Afghanistan.
Role: Principal Investigator

Description: 
The York Centre for International and Security Studies will host a workshop of critical security scholars in February 2012 to reflect on the state of the study and practice of Canadian security. The autumn of 2011 marks ten years since the United States launched its global War on Terror, and so September 2011 rightly garnered significant attention, but the winter of 2012 has special significance for Canada. It marks ten years of military involvement in Afghanistan, and comes at a moment in which the post-Afghanistan future is very much on the minds of Canadian security officials. The effects of the War on Terror and Canada's war in Afghanistan have increasingly attracted the attention of a range of scholars in Canada, including a growing number working within 'critical security studies'. Critical security studies is an emerging field, which can be understood as research into questions of national and international security through various forms of critical social theory. The beginning of 2012, therefore, presents a particularly timely moment for reflection on both theoretical development and emergent security practices in Canada. The event will bring together leading members of the community of critical security scholars in Canada to consider the state of Canadian security and defence after ten years of radical transformation.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Host


Start Date:  Month: Feb  Year: 2012

Selected Publications

“The Road to Afghanada: Militarisation in Canadian Popular Culture during the War in Afghanistan” Critical Military Studies. 2 (3) 2016: 210-25. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2016.1164982

J. Marshall Beier and David Mutimer, “Pathologizing Subjecthoods: Pop Culture, Habits of Thought, and the Unmaking of Resistance Politics at Guantanamo Bay” International Political Sociology 8 (3) 2014, 311-22.

Neil Cooper and David Mutimer, eds. Reconceptualising Arms Control: Controlling the Means of Violence (London: Routledge, 2011)

“Critical Security Studies” in Victor Mauer and Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Thierry Balzacq, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies 2nd Edition (London: Routledge, 2017), 54-63.

Editor, Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), 14 volumes to date, 1996-2009, published 2003, -04, -05, -05, -06, 07, 08, 09, -10, -12, 13, -13, -15, -15.

The Weapon State: Proliferation and the Framing of Security (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000).

All Publications

Books

Neil Cooper and David Mutimer, eds. Reconceptualising Arms Control: Controlling the Means of Violence (London: Routledge, 2011)

David Mutimer and Neil Cooper, eds., ‘Arms Control for the 21st Century’ special issue of Contemporary Security Policy 23 (1) 2011.

Editor, Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), 14 volumes to date, 1996-2009, published 2003, -04, -05, -05, -06, 07, 08, 09, -10, -12, 13, -13, -15, -15.

Contributing Editor, Small Arms Survey 2005: Weapons at War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Contributing Editor, Space Security 2003 (Washington: The Eisenhower Institute, 2004).

The Weapon State: Proliferation and the Framing of Security (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000).

Editor, Control But Verify: Verification and the New Non-Proliferation Agenda, (Toronto: YCISS, 1994).

Book Chapters

David Mutimer and Chris Hendershot, ‘Critical Security Studies’ in Alexandra Ghecui and Willam Wohlforth, eds. OUP Handbook of International Security (London: Oxford University Press.)

James Sheptycki and David Mutimer, ‘Thinking about “Criminology” and “the Military” – how do these things fit together?’ in Andrew Goldsmith, Ben Wadham, and Mark Halsey, eds. Criminologies of the Military: Militarism, National Security and Justice (Oxford: Hart Publishing)

“Critical Security Studies” in Victor Mauer and Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Thierry Balzacq, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies 2nd Edition (London: Routledge, 2017), 54-63.

“Critical Security Studies: A Schismatic History” in Alan Collins, ed., Contemporary Security Studies, 4rd Edition (Oxford: OUP, 2016), 87-107.

“Security and Social Critique” in Mary Kaldor and Iavor Rangelov, eds., The Handbook of Global Security Policy (London: Wiley, 2014), 31-50.

“Critical Security Studies: A Schismatic History” in Alan Collins, ed., Contemporary Security Studies, 3rd Edition (Oxford: OUP, 2013), 67-86.

“Strategic (Security) Studies” in Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo Morlino, eds., International Encyclopedia of Political Science. (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2011) . SAGE Reference Online, 2542-53.

“Our Nuclear (Free) Future?” in Sean Clark and Sabrina Hoque, eds. Debating a Post-American World: What Lies Ahead? (London: Routledge, 2011), 162-68.

“International Arms Control” in BJC McKercher, ed. Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft (London: Routledge, 2012), 365-75.

“Beyond Strategy: Critical Thinking on the New Security Studies” in Craig Snyder, ed. Contemporary Security Studies, 3rd Edition (London: Palgrave, 2012), 45-71.

“Beyond Strategy: Critical Theory and Security Studies” in Craig Snyder, ed. Contemporary Security Studies, 3rd Edition (London: Palgrave, 2012), 45-71.

“International Arms Control” in BJC McKercher, ed. Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft (London: Routledge, 2012), 365-75.

“Our Nuclear (Free) Future?” in Sean Clark and Sabrina Hoque, eds. Debating a Post-American World: What Lies Ahead? (London: Routledge, 2011) , 162-68.

“No CANDU: The multiply-nuclear Canadian self” in J. Marshall Beier and Lana Wylie, eds. Canadian Foreign Policy in a Critical Perspective (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2010), 99- 112.

“Critical Security Studies: A Schismatic History” in Alan Collins, ed., Contemporary Security Studies, 2nd Edition (Oxford: OUP, 2010), 84-105.

“Critical Security Studies” in Victor Mauer and Myriam Dunn Cavelty, eds. Handbook of Security Studies (London: Routledge, 2009), 45-55.

“Waging Wars in Iraq: The metaphoric constitution of wars and enemies” in Markus Kornprobst, Vincent Pouliot, Nisha Shah and Ruben Zaiotti, eds., Metaphors of Globalization: Mirrors, Magicians and Mutinies (London: Palgrave, 2008), 114-129.

“Beyond Strategy: Critical Thinking in the New Security Studies” (Revised edition), in Craig Snyder, ed., Contemporary Security Studies, 2nd Edition (London: Palgrave, 2008), 34-59.

“Sovereign Contradictions: Maher Arar and the Indefinite Future” in Elizabeth Dauphinee and Cristina Masters, eds. The logics of biopower and the war on terror: Living, dying, surviving (London: Palgrave, 2007),159-79

“(Inter)operating within niches of security: A response to Middlemis and Stairs”, in Ann Griffiths, ed., The Canadian Forces and Interoperability: Panacea or Perdition? (Halifax: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, 2003), 166-71.

“Beyond Strategy: Critical Thinking and the New Security Studies”, in Craig Snyder, ed., Contemporary Security Studies (London: Macmillan, 1999), 77-101.

“Reimagining Security: The Metaphors of Proliferation”, in Keith Krause and Michael Williams, eds., Critical Security Studies: Concepts and Cases, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997), 187-221.

“External Affairs and Defence”, in David Leyton-Brown, ed., Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs: 1990, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997), 74-125

“Theories of Political Integration”, in Hans Michelmann and P. Soldatas, eds., Theories of European Integration, (University Press of America, 1994), 13-42.

“External Affairs and Defence”, in David Leyton-Brown, ed., Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs: 1989, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995).

“Introduction: Proliferation Control and International Security”, in David Mutimer ed., Control But Verify, 3-13.

Keith Krause and David Mutimer, “The Proliferation of Conventional Weapons: New Challenges for Control and Verification”, in David Mutimer ed., Control But Verify, 39-65. (40%)

“Conclusion: Control But Verify: The Way Forward”, in David Mutimer ed., Control But Verify, 217-26.

Journal Articles

“The Road to Afghanada: Militarisation in Canadian Popular Culture during the War in Afghanistan” Critical Military Studies. 2 (3) 2016: 210-25. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2016.1164982

J. Marshall Beier and David Mutimer, “Pathologizing Subjecthoods: Pop Culture, Habits of Thought, and the Unmaking of Resistance Politics at Guantanamo Bay” International Political Sociology 8 (3) 2014, 311-22.

“From Arms Control to Denuclearlization: Governmentality and the Abolitionist Desire” in Cooper and Mutimer, eds., ‘Arms Control for the 21st Century’ Contemporary Security Policy 32 (1) 2011, 57-75.

Neil Cooper and David Mutimer, “Arms Control for the 21st Century: Controlling the Means of Violence” in Cooper and Mutimer, eds., ‘Arms Control for the 21st Century’ Contemporary Security Policy 32 (1) 2011, 3-19.

“My Critique is Bigger than Yours: Constituting Exclusions in Critical Security Studies” special issue on ‘Security and Exclusion’ Studies in Social Justice 3 (1) 2009, 9-22.

David Mutimer and Simon Philpott, “The United States of Amnesia: US Foreign Policy and the Recurrence of Innocence” The Cambridge Review of International Affairs 22 (2) 2009, 301-17.

“Inside the security perimeter after 9/11" Canada Watch Spring 2009: 46-47 http://www.yorku.ca/robarts/projects/canada-watch/pdf/CW_2009_MrO

“‘A serious threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security’: An effective reading of the United Nations Programme of Action” Contemporary Security Policy 27 (1) 2006, 29-44.

Simon Philpott and David Mutimer, “Inscribing the American Body Politic: Martin Sheen and two American Decades” Geopolitics 10 (2) 2005, 335-55.

“Good Grief! The politics of debating NMD — a reply to Frank Harvey” International Journal 56 (2) 2001, 330-46.

“Testing Times: Of Nuclear Tests, Test Bans and the Framing of Proliferation” Contemporary Security Policy 21 (1) 2000, 1-22.

“Reconstituting Security: The Practices of Proliferation Control” European Journal of International Relations, 4 (1) 1998, 99-129.

and Brian T.P. Mutimer, “Chaos, Complexity and the Study of Sports History”, Canadian Journal of History of Sport, 24 (2), December 1993, 13-29. (80%)

“How Can We Study Soviet Foreign Policy? An Actor Driven Approach”, Problematique: Journal of Political Studies, No. 1, Spring 1991.

“1992 and the Political Integration of Europe: Neo-Functionalism Reconsidered” Journal of European Integration, 13 (1) Autumn 1989, 75-101.
C Reprinted in Michael O’Neill, ed., The Politics of European Integration: A Reader (London: Routledge, 1996).

Conference Proceedings

“Nuclear Bullying: Indian-American Nuclear Relations” in Karthika Sasikumar and Wade L. Huntley, eds. Canadian Policy on Nuclear Co-operation with India: Confronting New Dilemmas (Vancouver: Simons Centre for Disarmament and Nonproliferation Research, October 2007), 115-130.

“Practically Theoretical: Reading State Policy as IR Theory” in Kyle Grayson and Cristina Masters, eds., Theory in Practice: Critical Reflections on Global Policy — Selected Proceedings of the 10th Annual YCISS Conference, (Toronto: YCISS, 2003)

Editor, Canadian International Security Policy: Reflections for a New Era. Selected Proceedings of the International Security Research Outreach Program - York Centre for International and Security Studies Symposium (Toronto: YCISS, 2002)

“Introduction: Reflections for a New Era” in Mutimer, ed., Canadian International Security Policy: Reflections for a New Era. Selected Proceedings of the International Security Research Outreach Program - York Centre for International and Security Studies Symposium (Toronto: YCISS, 2002), 1-7.

“Synergies in a Comprehensive Non-Proliferation Regime” in Bon-Hak Koo, ed., The Korea/Canada North Pacific Arms Control Workshop: 1995 Proceedings (Ottawa: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1996), 95-110.

Editor, Moving Beyond Supplier Controls in a Mature Technology Environment: Proceedings of the 3rd Canadian Non-Proliferation Workshop, (Toronto: YCISS, 1995).

and Bon Hak Koo and Roland Reimers, “Regional Specificity and Global Processes: A Triregional Perspective on Nuclear Non-Proliferation” in Marshall Beier and Steve Mataija, eds., Proliferation in All its Aspects Post-1995: The Verification Challenge and Response (Toronto: YCISS, 1995), 85-106. (40%)

“The Future of the CTBT: New Paths to Pursue an Old Goal?”in Mutimer, ed., Canadian International Security Policy, 117-31.

“Introduction: Emergent Themes in Proliferation Control: Beyond Supplier Controls and Growing Regional Voices”, in David Mutimer, ed., Moving Beyond Supplier Controls, 5-7.

“Verifying a Comprehensive Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: A Tri-regional Perspective”, in David Mutimer, ed., Moving Beyond Supplier Controls, 109-24.

Keith Krause, George Lindsey and David Mutimer, “Advancing Beyond Supplier Controls: Emerging Problems for Future Research”, in David Mutimer, ed., Moving Beyond Supplier Controls, 127-32. (50%)

Conference Papers

“Out of the Darkness: The ongoing crisis of Canadian military identity” Europe and Latin America in Peace Operations: Comparative Perspectives and Practices, Institute of International Relations, PUC-Rio, Rio, Brazil, 14-15 April 2010.

“Torturing Forces? The Canadian Military and the problem of Afghan Detainees” Torture and National Security: The Making of a Social Institution, University of Windsor, 3-4 March 2010

“From Arms Control to Denuclearisation: Governmentality and the Abolitionist Desire” Arms Control for the 21st Century: An International Workshop, York University, 22-23 January 2010

“Drawing Conclusions: Editorial Cartoons and the Response to 9/11" World Politics and Popular Culture, University of Newcastle, 19-20 November 2009.

“Positioning Opposition: Synecdoche and the blunting of politics” 50th International Studies Association Convention, New York Marriot Marquis, New York, 17 February 2009.

“Arms Control in a Time of Terror” ISA Venture Workshop: Reconceptualising Arms Control for the 21st Century, New York, 14 February 2009

“My Critique is Bigger than Yours: Constituting Exclusions in Critical Security Studies” Security and Exclusion (Workshop), Centre for Social Justice, University of Windsor, 23-24 October 2008.

“No CANDU: The Multiply Nuclear Canadian Self” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada, Vancouver, Canada, 5 June 2008.

“Drawing Conclusion: Editorial Cartoons and the Response to 9/11" Popular Culture Association Annual Convention, San Franciso, USA, 19-22 March 2008.

“Arms control and contemporary security: contributions and caveats” Disarmament and Globalisation: Old and New Wisdoms, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, London (UK), 7 January 2008.

“No CANDU: The Multiply Nuclear Canadian Self” Association of Canadian Studies in the United States Biannual Conference, Toronto, Canada, 14-18 November 2007.

“Nuclear Bullying: Indian-American Nuclear Relations” Workshop on Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation, Simon’s Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research (UBC), Ottawa, Canada 19-20 March 2007.

“Critical Thinking and the New Security Studies” , 48th International Studies Association Annual Convention, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 28 February 2007.

J. Marshall Beier and David Mutimer, “The Holo-Life”, 48th International Studies Association Annual Convention, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 28 February 2007.

Simon Philpott and David Mutimer, “Remembering to Forget: US Foreign Policy and the Recurrence of Innocence”, 48th International Studies Association Annual Convention, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 28 February 2007.

J. Marshall Beier and David Mutimer, “The Holo-Life”, British International Studies Association, University of Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland, 19 December 2006.

Simon Philpott and David Mutimer, “Remembering to Forget: US Foreign Policy and the Recurrence of Innocence”, British International Studies Association, University of Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland, 19 December 2006.

“NACD Past, Present and Future: Arms Control in a Time of Terror”, Canada-Japan Security Seminar, University of British Columbia, 8-9 September 2006.

“Waging Wars in Iraq: The Metaphoric Constitution of Wars and Enemies” 47th Annual International Studies Association Convention, San Diego California, USA, 24 March 2006.

“‘A serious threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security’: An effective reading of the United Nations Programme of Action” British International Studies Association, University of St. Andrews, 20 December 2005.

“Waging Wars Against Iraq: Metaphoric Constitution of the War in the US and the UK” 46th Annual International Studies Association Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2 March 2005.

“Race War: Foucaultian Reflections on the Wars of our Time” Department of Politics, University of Lancaster, 16 February 2005.

“Race War: Foucaultian Reflections on the Wars of our Time” British International Studies Association, University of Warwick, 20 December 2004.

“Society Must Be Secured: Reflections on the wars of our time” Oxford International Relations Theory Seminar ‘New Directions in IR Theory’, 5 March 2004.

Gabriel Stern and David Mutimer, “Space Access”, “Space Industry”, and “Civil Space and Global Utilities” at the Space Security Working Group, The Eisenhower Institute, 24-25 November 2003

“Practically Theoretical: Reading State Policy as IR Theory” Theory in Practice: Critical Reflections on Global Policy, York University, Toronto, 6 February 2003.

“Questions of Exit and the (Renewed) War Against Iraq” Restructuring the ‘Public Interest’ in a Globalising World: Business, the Professions and the Public Sector, Biannual Conference of the International Institute of Public Ethics, Brisbane, Australia, 7 October 2002.

Invited Guest Lecture: “Canada and the NACD Agenda”, Holy Blossom Temple, 2002.

“Choosing the wrong words: The War on Terrorism” The Americas After September 11: Hemispheric Integration and Human Security, Summer Institute 2002, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, 11 July 2002.

“Terrorism, War and Crime: Reflections on September 11" Alternatives to War and Militarization A Peace Conference, sponsored by the St. Lawrence Centre Forum, Ontario Voice of Women Endorsed by Transformative Learning Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, 12 April 2002.

“Nuclear Bullying: India, the United States and those nuclear tests” Dissolving Boundaries: the Nexus Between Comparative Politics and International Relations, 43rd International Studies Association Convention, New Orleans, 24 March 2002.

“Just When You Would Least Expect It: The extraordinary survival of National Missile Defence” Peacekeeping or Gatekeeping? Canadian Security Policy after September 11 York University, 8 February 2002.

“The Future of the CTBT: New Paths to Pursue an Old Goal?” A New Canadian International Security Policy? An ISROP - YCISS Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, May 18-19 2001.

“In Defence of Humanitarian Intervention” Will Canada have a central role in future peacekeeping operations? Annual Conference of the Security and Defence Forum of the Department of National Defence, Ottawa, Ontario, April 24, 2001.

“Nonproliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament”, ISROP Workshop on International Security Research, Toronto, Ontario, February 24-25, 2000.

“Testing Times: Of Nuclear Tests, Test Bans and the Framing of Proliferation”, Third Pan- European International Relations Conference, hosted jointly by the ECPR and ISA, Vienna, September 1998, the British International Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Sussex, December 15, 1998, and also at The International Studies Association, Washington, DC, February 17, 1999.

“Making Enemies: NATO Enlargement and the Russian Other”, British International Studies Association Annual Conference, December 1996, and also at the Political Science Colloquium, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, January 1997.

“Reconstituting Security: The Practices of Proliferation Control”, British International Studies Association Annual Conference, December 1995

with Bon-Hak Koo and Sun-Tak Shin, “Toward a Comprehensive Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime” at the Joint ROC-Canadian Arms Control and Disarmament Symposium, Soeul, Republic of Korea, June 1995.

with Roland Reimers, Bon-Hak Koo and Sun-Tak Shin, “A Tri-regional Study on Regaional Approaches to Non-Proliferation”, at Proliferation in All its Aspects post-1995: The Verification Challenge and Response, Twelfth Annual Ottawa NACD Verification Symposium, March 1995.

“Verifying a Comprehensive Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: A Tri-Regional Perspective” at the Third Canadian Non-Proliferation and Verification Workshop, Ottawa, December 1994.

“Reimagining Security: Mixing the Metaphors of Proliferation” at Strategies in Conflict: Critical Approaches to Security Studies, Toronto, May 1994.

“The UN Arms Register and Multilateral Proliferation Controls” at the Rose-Roth Seminar of the North Atlantic Assembly, Weapons Non-Proliferation and Export Controls, January 1994.

“Non-Proliferation and Sufficiency” at the Second Canadian Non-Proliferation and Verification Workshop, Ottawa, November 1993.

“From Bipolarity to Subsidiarity? European Union and the Future of UN Leadership” at Workshop on UN Reform Issues, York University, September 1992.

“Political Cooperation in Europe and the Transatlantic Defence and Defence Industrial Relationship”, CSDRM Europeanisation Research Project Workshop, University of Manitoba, March 1990.

Professional Journal Articles

“From Bosnia to Afghanistan: The Defence Review and the Future of the Canadian Forces” On Track, 7 (3) 2002, 25-27.

and Robert Volterra, “Towards Greater Democratic Participation: Some Critical Comments and Brief Proposal”, Beyond Law Issue #2: “Decentralization and Democracy”, July 1991, 111-22. (50%)

Book Reviews

Theory of World Security, by Ken Booth, Ethics and International Affairs 22 (4) 2008, 429-30.

Cyber-Diplomacy: Managing Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century, by Evan Potter, ed., Canadian Journal of Political Science, 37 (4) 2005, 43-44.

Running Guns: The Global Black Market in Small Arms, by Lora Lumpe, ed., International Journal, LVI (3) 2001, 537-38.

Of Fears and Foes: Security and Insecurity in an Evolving Global Political Economy, by Jose Ciprut, ed., The International History Review XXIII (4) 2001, 1002-03.

Preventing the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, by Eric Herring, ed., Contemporary Security Policy 22 (1) 2001, 144-45.

Light Weapons and Civil Conflict, by Jeffrey Boutwell and Michael Klare, eds., International Journal 51 (1) 1999-2000, 158-59.

Sport and Canadian Diplomacy, by Donald Macintosh and Michael Hawes, with contributions from Donna Greenhorn and David Black, Canadian Journal of Political Science, 27 (4) 1994, 879-80.

Europe: The Strange Superpower, by David Buchan, Canadian Journal of Political Science, 27 (2) 1994, 422-23.

Sovereign Acts, by John Tirman, Canadian Defence Quarterly, 19 (6) 1990, 52.

Shaping the New European Order, by Hugh Miall, for Journal of European Integration

Research Reports

“Confidence-Building and the Delegitimation of Nuclear Weapons: Canadian Contributions to Advancing Disarmament”, International Security Research and Outreach Programme, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, March 2000.

David Mutimer, Bon-Hak Koo, Sung-Taek Shin and Roland Reimers, “Toward a More Comprehensive Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime: A Triregional Perspective.” Verification Research Programme, Department of Foreign Affairs, May 1996. (40%)

Keith Krause, Ken Epps, William Weston and David Mutimer, “Controlling Conventional Proliferation: A Role for Canada.” Verification Research Programme, Department of Foreign Affairs, March 1996. (15%)

“Understanding the Process of Proliferation: The way forward for control and verification”, Verification Research Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs, May 1994.

“A Proliferation Primer: An introduction to the new international security concern”, Verification Research Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs, December 1993.

“Proliferation in all its Aspects: Defining the problem and categorising the solution”, Verification Research Unit, Department of External Affairs, July 1993.

“Political Cooperation in Europe and the Transatlantic Defence and Defence Industrial Relationship”, Solicited Research Report #2 (Kingston: Centre for the Study of Defence Resource Management), Fall 1990.


His research considers issues of contemporary international security through lenses provided by critical social theory, as well as inquiring into the reproduction of security in and through popular culture. Much of that work has focused on weapons proliferation as a reconfigured security concern in the post-cold war era, and has tried to open possibilities for alternative means of thinking about the security problems related to arms more generally. In the past few years this programme of research has concentrated on small arms and light weapons. More recently he has turned his attention to the politics of the global war on terror, and of the regional wars around the world presently being fought by Canada and its allies.

Area of Specialization

International Politics

Degrees

Ph.D., Political Science, York University
M.A., Political Science, York University
B.A. Hons., Political Science, University of Western Ontario

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Chair, Department of Politics, LA&PS (2014-) Senate Representative to the Board of Governors, York University (2017-19) Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT) (2016-18) Administrative Task Force for the Academic and Administrative Program Review (AAPR) (2014) Chair, Senate Academic Policy, Planning, and Research Committee (APPRC) (2012-13) Director, Centre for International and Security Studies (2011-13)

Research Interests:

International Relations, Contemporary international security, reproduction of security in and through popular culture, Critical Security Studies

Current Research Projects

Controlling excessive and destabilising arms: A comparative analysis

Description: 
Since the end of the Cold War several multilateral initiatives aimed at better regulating the legal trade in conventional arms trade have been agreed. Although the language and wording of specific arms transfer agreements differs, the general principle underpinning such restraints is a concern to prevent transfers that are deemed to produce excessive and destabilising accumulations of arms. This project examines the principles and practices employed by Canada, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Switzerland in judging whether proposed arms transfers are excessive and/or destabilising; whether they have an unacceptable impact on three factors: development; actual or potential conflict in a recipient state, and regional stability. The study will then draw on this data to develop a methodology for identifying excessive and destabilising transfers based on these four states’ best practices and also test the methodology against a number of transfer decisions. The results of the study have the potential to influence current policy practice in the four case study states as well as within specific export control regimes more generally. The results of the study also have the potential to provide the basis for a second, larger study, which would include the subsequent development of an annual report that would expand the range of case study countries and regularly evaluate selected arms transfers against the model methodology.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Aug  Year: 2011
Collaborator: Neil Cooper, Keith Krause, Nic Marsh
Collaborator Institution: University of Bradford, Small Arms Survey, PRIO

Out of the Darkness: The ongoing crisis of Canadian military identity

Description: 
The Canadian military underwent a crisis in the 1990s, now called the decade of darkness. There were three spurs to this crisis: the Somalia crisis in 1993; the disbandment of the Canadian Airborne Regiment in 1995, and; a government faced with a large budget deficit and no great commitment to military spending. This project will examine the response of the Canadian Forces (CF) and the Canadian state to the challenges posed by the 'decade of darkness' in order to understand the nature of militarism and the state in Canada. The military is one of the defining features of the modern state, and so the answer to the question of the military’s identity is also a window into the nature of the state as a whole. The project will be guided by four central questions: The first examines the 'transformation' of the CF, both its operational restructuring (particularly through the deployment to a combat mission in Afghanistan); and the restructuring of its Professional Military Education(specifically through the creation of the Canadian Defence Academy in 2002), and asks what sort of military, with what sort of leadership, is being produced through transformation? The second question seeks to tie the transformed military to the broader Canadian state and asks: what does the transformed CF and its leadership structure tell us about the nature of the state? The project will then broaden focus yet again to ask how the nature of the state and its military connects to Canadian identity more generally: how is the military understood in Canadian society, expressed through its popular culture, and how does the transformed CF fit with Canadian's self-understandings of its military and other identity? Finally, the project will bring the answers to the first three questions to examine the nature of the CF and Canada as expressed in the mission in Afghanistan.
Role: Principal Investigator

Description: 
The York Centre for International and Security Studies will host a workshop of critical security scholars in February 2012 to reflect on the state of the study and practice of Canadian security. The autumn of 2011 marks ten years since the United States launched its global War on Terror, and so September 2011 rightly garnered significant attention, but the winter of 2012 has special significance for Canada. It marks ten years of military involvement in Afghanistan, and comes at a moment in which the post-Afghanistan future is very much on the minds of Canadian security officials. The effects of the War on Terror and Canada's war in Afghanistan have increasingly attracted the attention of a range of scholars in Canada, including a growing number working within 'critical security studies'. Critical security studies is an emerging field, which can be understood as research into questions of national and international security through various forms of critical social theory. The beginning of 2012, therefore, presents a particularly timely moment for reflection on both theoretical development and emergent security practices in Canada. The event will bring together leading members of the community of critical security scholars in Canada to consider the state of Canadian security and defence after ten years of radical transformation.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Host


Start Date:  Month: Feb  Year: 2012

All Publications

Books

Neil Cooper and David Mutimer, eds. Reconceptualising Arms Control: Controlling the Means of Violence (London: Routledge, 2011)

David Mutimer and Neil Cooper, eds., ‘Arms Control for the 21st Century’ special issue of Contemporary Security Policy 23 (1) 2011.

Editor, Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), 14 volumes to date, 1996-2009, published 2003, -04, -05, -05, -06, 07, 08, 09, -10, -12, 13, -13, -15, -15.

Contributing Editor, Small Arms Survey 2005: Weapons at War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Contributing Editor, Space Security 2003 (Washington: The Eisenhower Institute, 2004).

The Weapon State: Proliferation and the Framing of Security (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000).

Editor, Control But Verify: Verification and the New Non-Proliferation Agenda, (Toronto: YCISS, 1994).

Book Chapters

David Mutimer and Chris Hendershot, ‘Critical Security Studies’ in Alexandra Ghecui and Willam Wohlforth, eds. OUP Handbook of International Security (London: Oxford University Press.)

James Sheptycki and David Mutimer, ‘Thinking about “Criminology” and “the Military” – how do these things fit together?’ in Andrew Goldsmith, Ben Wadham, and Mark Halsey, eds. Criminologies of the Military: Militarism, National Security and Justice (Oxford: Hart Publishing)

“Critical Security Studies” in Victor Mauer and Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Thierry Balzacq, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies 2nd Edition (London: Routledge, 2017), 54-63.

“Critical Security Studies: A Schismatic History” in Alan Collins, ed., Contemporary Security Studies, 4rd Edition (Oxford: OUP, 2016), 87-107.

“Security and Social Critique” in Mary Kaldor and Iavor Rangelov, eds., The Handbook of Global Security Policy (London: Wiley, 2014), 31-50.

“Critical Security Studies: A Schismatic History” in Alan Collins, ed., Contemporary Security Studies, 3rd Edition (Oxford: OUP, 2013), 67-86.

“Strategic (Security) Studies” in Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo Morlino, eds., International Encyclopedia of Political Science. (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2011) . SAGE Reference Online, 2542-53.

“Our Nuclear (Free) Future?” in Sean Clark and Sabrina Hoque, eds. Debating a Post-American World: What Lies Ahead? (London: Routledge, 2011), 162-68.

“International Arms Control” in BJC McKercher, ed. Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft (London: Routledge, 2012), 365-75.

“Beyond Strategy: Critical Thinking on the New Security Studies” in Craig Snyder, ed. Contemporary Security Studies, 3rd Edition (London: Palgrave, 2012), 45-71.

“Beyond Strategy: Critical Theory and Security Studies” in Craig Snyder, ed. Contemporary Security Studies, 3rd Edition (London: Palgrave, 2012), 45-71.

“International Arms Control” in BJC McKercher, ed. Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft (London: Routledge, 2012), 365-75.

“Our Nuclear (Free) Future?” in Sean Clark and Sabrina Hoque, eds. Debating a Post-American World: What Lies Ahead? (London: Routledge, 2011) , 162-68.

“No CANDU: The multiply-nuclear Canadian self” in J. Marshall Beier and Lana Wylie, eds. Canadian Foreign Policy in a Critical Perspective (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2010), 99- 112.

“Critical Security Studies: A Schismatic History” in Alan Collins, ed., Contemporary Security Studies, 2nd Edition (Oxford: OUP, 2010), 84-105.

“Critical Security Studies” in Victor Mauer and Myriam Dunn Cavelty, eds. Handbook of Security Studies (London: Routledge, 2009), 45-55.

“Waging Wars in Iraq: The metaphoric constitution of wars and enemies” in Markus Kornprobst, Vincent Pouliot, Nisha Shah and Ruben Zaiotti, eds., Metaphors of Globalization: Mirrors, Magicians and Mutinies (London: Palgrave, 2008), 114-129.

“Beyond Strategy: Critical Thinking in the New Security Studies” (Revised edition), in Craig Snyder, ed., Contemporary Security Studies, 2nd Edition (London: Palgrave, 2008), 34-59.

“Sovereign Contradictions: Maher Arar and the Indefinite Future” in Elizabeth Dauphinee and Cristina Masters, eds. The logics of biopower and the war on terror: Living, dying, surviving (London: Palgrave, 2007),159-79

“(Inter)operating within niches of security: A response to Middlemis and Stairs”, in Ann Griffiths, ed., The Canadian Forces and Interoperability: Panacea or Perdition? (Halifax: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, 2003), 166-71.

“Beyond Strategy: Critical Thinking and the New Security Studies”, in Craig Snyder, ed., Contemporary Security Studies (London: Macmillan, 1999), 77-101.

“Reimagining Security: The Metaphors of Proliferation”, in Keith Krause and Michael Williams, eds., Critical Security Studies: Concepts and Cases, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997), 187-221.

“External Affairs and Defence”, in David Leyton-Brown, ed., Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs: 1990, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997), 74-125

“Theories of Political Integration”, in Hans Michelmann and P. Soldatas, eds., Theories of European Integration, (University Press of America, 1994), 13-42.

“External Affairs and Defence”, in David Leyton-Brown, ed., Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs: 1989, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995).

“Introduction: Proliferation Control and International Security”, in David Mutimer ed., Control But Verify, 3-13.

Keith Krause and David Mutimer, “The Proliferation of Conventional Weapons: New Challenges for Control and Verification”, in David Mutimer ed., Control But Verify, 39-65. (40%)

“Conclusion: Control But Verify: The Way Forward”, in David Mutimer ed., Control But Verify, 217-26.

Journal Articles

“The Road to Afghanada: Militarisation in Canadian Popular Culture during the War in Afghanistan” Critical Military Studies. 2 (3) 2016: 210-25. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2016.1164982

J. Marshall Beier and David Mutimer, “Pathologizing Subjecthoods: Pop Culture, Habits of Thought, and the Unmaking of Resistance Politics at Guantanamo Bay” International Political Sociology 8 (3) 2014, 311-22.

“From Arms Control to Denuclearlization: Governmentality and the Abolitionist Desire” in Cooper and Mutimer, eds., ‘Arms Control for the 21st Century’ Contemporary Security Policy 32 (1) 2011, 57-75.

Neil Cooper and David Mutimer, “Arms Control for the 21st Century: Controlling the Means of Violence” in Cooper and Mutimer, eds., ‘Arms Control for the 21st Century’ Contemporary Security Policy 32 (1) 2011, 3-19.

“My Critique is Bigger than Yours: Constituting Exclusions in Critical Security Studies” special issue on ‘Security and Exclusion’ Studies in Social Justice 3 (1) 2009, 9-22.

David Mutimer and Simon Philpott, “The United States of Amnesia: US Foreign Policy and the Recurrence of Innocence” The Cambridge Review of International Affairs 22 (2) 2009, 301-17.

“Inside the security perimeter after 9/11" Canada Watch Spring 2009: 46-47 http://www.yorku.ca/robarts/projects/canada-watch/pdf/CW_2009_MrO

“‘A serious threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security’: An effective reading of the United Nations Programme of Action” Contemporary Security Policy 27 (1) 2006, 29-44.

Simon Philpott and David Mutimer, “Inscribing the American Body Politic: Martin Sheen and two American Decades” Geopolitics 10 (2) 2005, 335-55.

“Good Grief! The politics of debating NMD — a reply to Frank Harvey” International Journal 56 (2) 2001, 330-46.

“Testing Times: Of Nuclear Tests, Test Bans and the Framing of Proliferation” Contemporary Security Policy 21 (1) 2000, 1-22.

“Reconstituting Security: The Practices of Proliferation Control” European Journal of International Relations, 4 (1) 1998, 99-129.

and Brian T.P. Mutimer, “Chaos, Complexity and the Study of Sports History”, Canadian Journal of History of Sport, 24 (2), December 1993, 13-29. (80%)

“How Can We Study Soviet Foreign Policy? An Actor Driven Approach”, Problematique: Journal of Political Studies, No. 1, Spring 1991.

“1992 and the Political Integration of Europe: Neo-Functionalism Reconsidered” Journal of European Integration, 13 (1) Autumn 1989, 75-101.
C Reprinted in Michael O’Neill, ed., The Politics of European Integration: A Reader (London: Routledge, 1996).

Conference Proceedings

“Nuclear Bullying: Indian-American Nuclear Relations” in Karthika Sasikumar and Wade L. Huntley, eds. Canadian Policy on Nuclear Co-operation with India: Confronting New Dilemmas (Vancouver: Simons Centre for Disarmament and Nonproliferation Research, October 2007), 115-130.

“Practically Theoretical: Reading State Policy as IR Theory” in Kyle Grayson and Cristina Masters, eds., Theory in Practice: Critical Reflections on Global Policy — Selected Proceedings of the 10th Annual YCISS Conference, (Toronto: YCISS, 2003)

Editor, Canadian International Security Policy: Reflections for a New Era. Selected Proceedings of the International Security Research Outreach Program - York Centre for International and Security Studies Symposium (Toronto: YCISS, 2002)

“Introduction: Reflections for a New Era” in Mutimer, ed., Canadian International Security Policy: Reflections for a New Era. Selected Proceedings of the International Security Research Outreach Program - York Centre for International and Security Studies Symposium (Toronto: YCISS, 2002), 1-7.

“Synergies in a Comprehensive Non-Proliferation Regime” in Bon-Hak Koo, ed., The Korea/Canada North Pacific Arms Control Workshop: 1995 Proceedings (Ottawa: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1996), 95-110.

Editor, Moving Beyond Supplier Controls in a Mature Technology Environment: Proceedings of the 3rd Canadian Non-Proliferation Workshop, (Toronto: YCISS, 1995).

and Bon Hak Koo and Roland Reimers, “Regional Specificity and Global Processes: A Triregional Perspective on Nuclear Non-Proliferation” in Marshall Beier and Steve Mataija, eds., Proliferation in All its Aspects Post-1995: The Verification Challenge and Response (Toronto: YCISS, 1995), 85-106. (40%)

“The Future of the CTBT: New Paths to Pursue an Old Goal?”in Mutimer, ed., Canadian International Security Policy, 117-31.

“Introduction: Emergent Themes in Proliferation Control: Beyond Supplier Controls and Growing Regional Voices”, in David Mutimer, ed., Moving Beyond Supplier Controls, 5-7.

“Verifying a Comprehensive Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: A Tri-regional Perspective”, in David Mutimer, ed., Moving Beyond Supplier Controls, 109-24.

Keith Krause, George Lindsey and David Mutimer, “Advancing Beyond Supplier Controls: Emerging Problems for Future Research”, in David Mutimer, ed., Moving Beyond Supplier Controls, 127-32. (50%)

Conference Papers

“Out of the Darkness: The ongoing crisis of Canadian military identity” Europe and Latin America in Peace Operations: Comparative Perspectives and Practices, Institute of International Relations, PUC-Rio, Rio, Brazil, 14-15 April 2010.

“Torturing Forces? The Canadian Military and the problem of Afghan Detainees” Torture and National Security: The Making of a Social Institution, University of Windsor, 3-4 March 2010

“From Arms Control to Denuclearisation: Governmentality and the Abolitionist Desire” Arms Control for the 21st Century: An International Workshop, York University, 22-23 January 2010

“Drawing Conclusions: Editorial Cartoons and the Response to 9/11" World Politics and Popular Culture, University of Newcastle, 19-20 November 2009.

“Positioning Opposition: Synecdoche and the blunting of politics” 50th International Studies Association Convention, New York Marriot Marquis, New York, 17 February 2009.

“Arms Control in a Time of Terror” ISA Venture Workshop: Reconceptualising Arms Control for the 21st Century, New York, 14 February 2009

“My Critique is Bigger than Yours: Constituting Exclusions in Critical Security Studies” Security and Exclusion (Workshop), Centre for Social Justice, University of Windsor, 23-24 October 2008.

“No CANDU: The Multiply Nuclear Canadian Self” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada, Vancouver, Canada, 5 June 2008.

“Drawing Conclusion: Editorial Cartoons and the Response to 9/11" Popular Culture Association Annual Convention, San Franciso, USA, 19-22 March 2008.

“Arms control and contemporary security: contributions and caveats” Disarmament and Globalisation: Old and New Wisdoms, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, London (UK), 7 January 2008.

“No CANDU: The Multiply Nuclear Canadian Self” Association of Canadian Studies in the United States Biannual Conference, Toronto, Canada, 14-18 November 2007.

“Nuclear Bullying: Indian-American Nuclear Relations” Workshop on Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation, Simon’s Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research (UBC), Ottawa, Canada 19-20 March 2007.

“Critical Thinking and the New Security Studies” , 48th International Studies Association Annual Convention, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 28 February 2007.

J. Marshall Beier and David Mutimer, “The Holo-Life”, 48th International Studies Association Annual Convention, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 28 February 2007.

Simon Philpott and David Mutimer, “Remembering to Forget: US Foreign Policy and the Recurrence of Innocence”, 48th International Studies Association Annual Convention, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 28 February 2007.

J. Marshall Beier and David Mutimer, “The Holo-Life”, British International Studies Association, University of Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland, 19 December 2006.

Simon Philpott and David Mutimer, “Remembering to Forget: US Foreign Policy and the Recurrence of Innocence”, British International Studies Association, University of Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland, 19 December 2006.

“NACD Past, Present and Future: Arms Control in a Time of Terror”, Canada-Japan Security Seminar, University of British Columbia, 8-9 September 2006.

“Waging Wars in Iraq: The Metaphoric Constitution of Wars and Enemies” 47th Annual International Studies Association Convention, San Diego California, USA, 24 March 2006.

“‘A serious threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security’: An effective reading of the United Nations Programme of Action” British International Studies Association, University of St. Andrews, 20 December 2005.

“Waging Wars Against Iraq: Metaphoric Constitution of the War in the US and the UK” 46th Annual International Studies Association Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2 March 2005.

“Race War: Foucaultian Reflections on the Wars of our Time” Department of Politics, University of Lancaster, 16 February 2005.

“Race War: Foucaultian Reflections on the Wars of our Time” British International Studies Association, University of Warwick, 20 December 2004.

“Society Must Be Secured: Reflections on the wars of our time” Oxford International Relations Theory Seminar ‘New Directions in IR Theory’, 5 March 2004.

Gabriel Stern and David Mutimer, “Space Access”, “Space Industry”, and “Civil Space and Global Utilities” at the Space Security Working Group, The Eisenhower Institute, 24-25 November 2003

“Practically Theoretical: Reading State Policy as IR Theory” Theory in Practice: Critical Reflections on Global Policy, York University, Toronto, 6 February 2003.

“Questions of Exit and the (Renewed) War Against Iraq” Restructuring the ‘Public Interest’ in a Globalising World: Business, the Professions and the Public Sector, Biannual Conference of the International Institute of Public Ethics, Brisbane, Australia, 7 October 2002.

Invited Guest Lecture: “Canada and the NACD Agenda”, Holy Blossom Temple, 2002.

“Choosing the wrong words: The War on Terrorism” The Americas After September 11: Hemispheric Integration and Human Security, Summer Institute 2002, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, 11 July 2002.

“Terrorism, War and Crime: Reflections on September 11" Alternatives to War and Militarization A Peace Conference, sponsored by the St. Lawrence Centre Forum, Ontario Voice of Women Endorsed by Transformative Learning Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, 12 April 2002.

“Nuclear Bullying: India, the United States and those nuclear tests” Dissolving Boundaries: the Nexus Between Comparative Politics and International Relations, 43rd International Studies Association Convention, New Orleans, 24 March 2002.

“Just When You Would Least Expect It: The extraordinary survival of National Missile Defence” Peacekeeping or Gatekeeping? Canadian Security Policy after September 11 York University, 8 February 2002.

“The Future of the CTBT: New Paths to Pursue an Old Goal?” A New Canadian International Security Policy? An ISROP - YCISS Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, May 18-19 2001.

“In Defence of Humanitarian Intervention” Will Canada have a central role in future peacekeeping operations? Annual Conference of the Security and Defence Forum of the Department of National Defence, Ottawa, Ontario, April 24, 2001.

“Nonproliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament”, ISROP Workshop on International Security Research, Toronto, Ontario, February 24-25, 2000.

“Testing Times: Of Nuclear Tests, Test Bans and the Framing of Proliferation”, Third Pan- European International Relations Conference, hosted jointly by the ECPR and ISA, Vienna, September 1998, the British International Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Sussex, December 15, 1998, and also at The International Studies Association, Washington, DC, February 17, 1999.

“Making Enemies: NATO Enlargement and the Russian Other”, British International Studies Association Annual Conference, December 1996, and also at the Political Science Colloquium, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, January 1997.

“Reconstituting Security: The Practices of Proliferation Control”, British International Studies Association Annual Conference, December 1995

with Bon-Hak Koo and Sun-Tak Shin, “Toward a Comprehensive Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime” at the Joint ROC-Canadian Arms Control and Disarmament Symposium, Soeul, Republic of Korea, June 1995.

with Roland Reimers, Bon-Hak Koo and Sun-Tak Shin, “A Tri-regional Study on Regaional Approaches to Non-Proliferation”, at Proliferation in All its Aspects post-1995: The Verification Challenge and Response, Twelfth Annual Ottawa NACD Verification Symposium, March 1995.

“Verifying a Comprehensive Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: A Tri-Regional Perspective” at the Third Canadian Non-Proliferation and Verification Workshop, Ottawa, December 1994.

“Reimagining Security: Mixing the Metaphors of Proliferation” at Strategies in Conflict: Critical Approaches to Security Studies, Toronto, May 1994.

“The UN Arms Register and Multilateral Proliferation Controls” at the Rose-Roth Seminar of the North Atlantic Assembly, Weapons Non-Proliferation and Export Controls, January 1994.

“Non-Proliferation and Sufficiency” at the Second Canadian Non-Proliferation and Verification Workshop, Ottawa, November 1993.

“From Bipolarity to Subsidiarity? European Union and the Future of UN Leadership” at Workshop on UN Reform Issues, York University, September 1992.

“Political Cooperation in Europe and the Transatlantic Defence and Defence Industrial Relationship”, CSDRM Europeanisation Research Project Workshop, University of Manitoba, March 1990.

Professional Journal Articles

“From Bosnia to Afghanistan: The Defence Review and the Future of the Canadian Forces” On Track, 7 (3) 2002, 25-27.

and Robert Volterra, “Towards Greater Democratic Participation: Some Critical Comments and Brief Proposal”, Beyond Law Issue #2: “Decentralization and Democracy”, July 1991, 111-22. (50%)

Book Reviews

Theory of World Security, by Ken Booth, Ethics and International Affairs 22 (4) 2008, 429-30.

Cyber-Diplomacy: Managing Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century, by Evan Potter, ed., Canadian Journal of Political Science, 37 (4) 2005, 43-44.

Running Guns: The Global Black Market in Small Arms, by Lora Lumpe, ed., International Journal, LVI (3) 2001, 537-38.

Of Fears and Foes: Security and Insecurity in an Evolving Global Political Economy, by Jose Ciprut, ed., The International History Review XXIII (4) 2001, 1002-03.

Preventing the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, by Eric Herring, ed., Contemporary Security Policy 22 (1) 2001, 144-45.

Light Weapons and Civil Conflict, by Jeffrey Boutwell and Michael Klare, eds., International Journal 51 (1) 1999-2000, 158-59.

Sport and Canadian Diplomacy, by Donald Macintosh and Michael Hawes, with contributions from Donna Greenhorn and David Black, Canadian Journal of Political Science, 27 (4) 1994, 879-80.

Europe: The Strange Superpower, by David Buchan, Canadian Journal of Political Science, 27 (2) 1994, 422-23.

Sovereign Acts, by John Tirman, Canadian Defence Quarterly, 19 (6) 1990, 52.

Shaping the New European Order, by Hugh Miall, for Journal of European Integration

Research Reports

“Confidence-Building and the Delegitimation of Nuclear Weapons: Canadian Contributions to Advancing Disarmament”, International Security Research and Outreach Programme, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, March 2000.

David Mutimer, Bon-Hak Koo, Sung-Taek Shin and Roland Reimers, “Toward a More Comprehensive Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime: A Triregional Perspective.” Verification Research Programme, Department of Foreign Affairs, May 1996. (40%)

Keith Krause, Ken Epps, William Weston and David Mutimer, “Controlling Conventional Proliferation: A Role for Canada.” Verification Research Programme, Department of Foreign Affairs, March 1996. (15%)

“Understanding the Process of Proliferation: The way forward for control and verification”, Verification Research Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs, May 1994.

“A Proliferation Primer: An introduction to the new international security concern”, Verification Research Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs, December 1993.

“Proliferation in all its Aspects: Defining the problem and categorising the solution”, Verification Research Unit, Department of External Affairs, July 1993.

“Political Cooperation in Europe and the Transatlantic Defence and Defence Industrial Relationship”, Solicited Research Report #2 (Kingston: Centre for the Study of Defence Resource Management), Fall 1990.