About me

James_Strong__9337 - CopyI am a Fellow in Foreign Policy Analysis and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where I completed my PhD in 2012. Prior to joining the IR Department faculty I spent one year as Executive Officer to LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun.

My first book, Public Opinion, Legitimacy and Tony Blair’s War in Iraq, was published by Routledge in 2017.

My research interests cover British politics, foreign policy, international relations, and political communication. I am a constructivist by ontological inclination and an epistemological interpretivist for the most part (the legacy of undergraduate studies in history). Most of my work involves a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, especially historical source criticism, content analysis and interviews. I’m also dabbling a bit in rational choice.

I teach international politics and foreign policy analysis to research students, taught graduate students and undergraduates. I’m quite good at it, at least if you’re willing to believe my students.

My full CV is available here.

You can contact me via my LSE staff page.

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