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I joined the School of Government and Public Policy in 2013, after completing a PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Davis. I also hold a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles along with an awesome AA in Liberal Arts from Long Beach Community College.
My broad interests revolve around the arms trade, international conflict processes (and their effect on domestic politcal processes), and international conflict management.
A full CV can be downloaded from my webpage at: www.richard-johnson.net
My main research interests are in the following ares:
- Arms trade; broadly defined and policy versus practice of individual states
- Military aid allocation
- Effects of arms transfers on international processes
- Scientific study of conflict
The primary focus of my research revolves around arms transfers between states. My doctoral thesis focused on how arms diffuse throughout the international system, how exporters and importers choose their arms transfer partners and why importers change their behaviour by diversifying their arms networks.
I am currently engaged in two main projects. The first examines why the major powers choose to intervene (or not to intervene) in international conflict by supplying major weapon systems to the states directly involved. The second examines the decision-making process of the United States’ arms sales policies in comparison to military aid policies to determine if similar factors are at work. Both projects use extensive statistical analyses to test the hypotheses proposed.
Future work includes examining British arms transfers in comparison to the policies stated by the government in power since the end of World War II. I am also interested in how deaths of British soldiers involved in conflict affects voter behaviour.
I teach/have taught:
- L2201 - International Relations and Global Politics
- L2312 - War, Terrorism, and Conflict
- L2314 - US National Security Policy
- L2426 - International Security: Concepts and Issues
- L2941 - Principles of Research Design
- L2963 - Contemporary Security Challenges and Responses
Doctor of Social Science, University of California
Award Date: 1 Jan 2013
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Cyber Strategies and Norms Development: Examining the Impact of Domestic Strategy on International Cooperation
1/05/20 → 31/07/21
1/04/20 → 31/12/21
Arms transfers and international relations theory: situating military aircraft sales in the broader IR contextJohnson, R. & Willardson, S., 26 Feb 2021, In: Conflict Management and Peace Science. 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile15 Downloads (Pure)
Paul, G., Irvine, J., Johnson, R. & Craig, A., 6 May 2020, 17 p. London
Research output: Other contributionOpen AccessFile21 Downloads (Pure)
Replication data for: "Decision-Making in the Arms of a Dependent Relationship: Explaining Shifts in Importer Acquisition Patterns of Major Weapon Systems, 1955–2007"
Johnson, R. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 5 Feb 2020
Replication data for: "Human Rights and Democratic Arms Transfers: Rhetoric Versus Reality with Different Types of Major Weapon Systems"
Johnson, R. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 6 Feb 2020
Richard Johnson (Speaker)11 Feb 2019
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