Author profile: Matt McDonald

Matt McDonald is a Reader in International Relations in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. His research is in the area of critical theoretical approaches to security, and their application to environmental change and Australian foreign and security policy. He is the author of Security, the Environment and Emancipation (Routledge 2012) and co-author (with Anthony Burke and Katrina Lee-Koo) of Ethics and Global Security (Routledge 2014). He has also published on these themes in a range of journals and is currently completing a research project on Ecological Security. Further details of his research and publications are available here:

Ecological Security

Matt McDonald • Oct 12 2017 • Articles
By linking climate change and security, the challenge posed by climate change compels us to think in new ways about what security means and how it might be realised. 

What do International Relations Academics think about Security Threats?

Matt McDonald • Mar 27 2017 • Articles
The survey confirmed that experts continue to have an eye firmly on the bigger picture of global politics, despite alarmist rhetoric and limited popular debate.

Ecological Security

Matt McDonald • Nov 28 2015 • Articles
The profound nature of the challenge posed by climate change arguably compels us to think in new ways about what security means and how it might be realized.

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