David Martin Jones


David Martin Jones is Visiting Professor and teaching fellow in War Studies at King’s College, University of London and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Humanities Research at the University of Buckingham. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics and has taught at the LSE, the Open University, National University of Singapore, the University of Tasmania and the University of Queensland. He was, until 2020, Honorary Reader in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland.  He  has  held a university fellowship at the University of Wales (2001) and a visiting Professorship in the Southeast Asian Studies Department at the University of Malaya  (2007-2009) where he  is the associate editor the University of Malaya’s South East Asian Studies  journal JATI

His  most recent book is Terror in  the Western Mind The Cultural Responses  to 9/11 (Academica 2021). His books include  Towards  Illiberal Democracy in Pacific Asia  (Macmillan1995),  Political Development in Pacific Asia ( Polity 1997)  Conscience and Allegiance in Seventeenth Century English Political Thought (Rochester1999),The  Image of  China in Western Social and Political Thought (Palgrave 2001) and  ASEAN and East Asian International Order (Edward Elgar 2007)    The Rise of China and Asia Pacific Security (Edward Elgar 2013) and with M.L.R. Smith Sacred Violence Political Religion in a Secular Age ( Palgrave, 2014) and The Political Impossibility of Modern Counter-Insurgency (Columbia 2015). In 2019 he edited a Handbook on Terrorism and Counter Terrorism post 9/11 (Elgar) . In 2020 he published  History’s Fools, The Pursuit of Idealism and the Revenge of Politics ( Oxford 2020) His essays on aspects of regional political development  and  integration , as well as on ideology and political violence   have appeared  inter alia  in   International Affairs, Comparative Politics, Pacific Review, Orbis,  Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, International Security, The National Interest, The World Today and   The American Interest.  His 2018 essay on the Australian Management of Intelligence in Intelligence and National Security   received the  Michael Hinze award for  best essay in that year’s  journal. Jones also contributes opinion pieces for The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, War on the Rocks , The Spectator (Australia), Quadrant and The Australian Financial Review.