Professor David Bewley-Taylor

Personal Chair
Political And Cultural Studies
Telephone: (01792) 205678 ext 4291

About Me

David Bewley-Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies. He gained his PhD from the University of Wales in 1996, was appointed as a lecturer at Swansea University in 2000 and has been a visiting lecturer at a number of Universities in the US, including the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In the spring of 2006, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Australian Health Policy Institute at the University of Sydney. David has written two major research monographs - The United States and International Drug Control, 1909-1997 (Continuum, 2001) and International Drug Control: Consensus Fractured (Cambridge University Press, 2012) - a number of book chapters and published in a wide range of academic journals including Diplomacy and Statecraft, Crime, Law and Social Change, The International Journal of Drug Policy, Intelligence and National Security, Drug and Alcohol Review, Contemporary Drug Problems; An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, Drugs and Alcohol Today, Addiction Research and Theory and the Journal of Transatlantic Studies. He has given papers in Europe, North American and Australia and is frequently a speaker or invited participant at civil society and government drug policy dialogues, colloquia and symposiums.

David was the founding secretary of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (2006-7), is currently on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Drug Policy and the International Journal on Human Rights and Drug Policy, is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug policy and a technical advisor to the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy. He has collaborated with and produced policy reports for a range of drug policy organizations beyond academia and at present is an Associate of the International Drug Policy Consortium and a Research Fellow of the Transnational Institute’s Drugs and Democracy Programme.

Publications

  1. & (2012). The Limits of Latitude - The UN Drug Control Conventions. (Series on Legislative Reform of Drug Policies No. 18). Amsterdam: Transnational Institute.
  2. & Mapping the world drug problem: Science and politics in the United Nations drug control system. International Journal of Drug Policy, 21(1), 1 doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2009.10.007
  3. The 2009 Commission on Narcotic Drugs and its High Level Segment: more cracks in the Vienna consensus. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 9(2), 7 doi:10.1108/17459265200900013
  4. ‘Rethinking Drug Markets and Societal Reactions to Them: Contributions in Drug Policy’. 35, 205
  5. Watch This Space: Civil Liberties, Concept Wars and the Future of the Urban Fortress. Journal of American Studies, 40(02), 233 doi:10.1017/S0021875806001368

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Supervision

  • The securitization of drugs: what aspects of drugs have been securitized and why has the global community so readily accepted these securitizations? (current)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Dr. Alan Collins
  • America's 'Intervention': Opium, Conflict and International Interference. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
  • 'The Collapsing Pillar: Jimmy Carter and US foreign policy towards Iran 1977-1981. ' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr. Stephen Mcveigh
  • America snd Sri Lanka: Terrorism Ignored? (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Jonathan Roper
  • Native American Sovereignty: Diminishment by the US Supreme Court from 1973 and Resurgence under Congress, pursuant to the "War on Terror". (awarded 2006)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr. Joy Porter
  • Untitled (awarded 2003)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Jonathan Roper