Specialist Subjects: Specialist Subjects: Drug policy, the UN and international drug control policy, US foreign policy, US politics and government, surveillance and urban America.
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, including the Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme, 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.
David is currently engaged in a number of projects relating to various aspects of drug policy. These include the future of the UN drug control conventions and the issue of policy transfer in relation to drug control policies in both Colombia and Afghanistan. Funded by the Open Society Foundations’ Global Drug Policy Program, his Afghan project has involved research in the United States and Afghanistan and collaboration with the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Selected Recent Publications (Academic)
Selected research publications (Policy Reports)
Selected research awards, fellowships and prizes
David currently supervises students exploring a range of topics from American cultural identities and representations in post 9/11 television fictions to various aspects of international drug control policy including counter narcotics strategies in Afghanistan and the securitization of drugs policy. Enquiries are welcome from strong candidates interested in any of his research areas.
Department: Member of PCS Programme Coordinating Committee.
BSc.Econ., PhD. (Wales)
American Studies, College of Arts and Humanities
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AM-112: The Contours of American Politics
AM-232: Issues in American Politics
AM-320: Drug War USA: The Politics of Prohibition
SSNM01: The Policy Process
AMX317 Internship IV
AMX318 Internship V