David B. MacDonald, University of Guelph

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Professor Guelph, Ontario dmacdo03@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 58049

Bio/Research

Dr. MacDonald's research is focused on International Relations and American foreign policy. He also has a long-standing interest in comparative indigenous politics in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the US. His recent work is focused on the Anglosphere and the relationships between these afor...

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Bio/Research

Dr. MacDonald's research is focused on International Relations and American foreign policy. He also has a long-standing interest in comparative indigenous politics in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the US. His recent work is focused on the Anglosphere and the relationships between these aforementioned states. He is currently engaged in collaborative research with Peter Katzenstein, Brendon O’Connor, and several other academics on the connections between English-speaking countries in the Anglo-American world, primarily from a constructivist analysis.

His other primary focus is on indigenous politics in Canada, in particular an analysis of the Indian Residential Schools. He is interested in whether the UN Genocide Convention applies in Canada, and the ultimate future of efforts at truth and reconciliation in this country between those of Aboriginal, European, and more multicultural backgrounds.

Macdonald has written three books. The first was on the former Yugoslavia, which is no longer an active focus of his research. His second book, "Identity Politics in the Age of Genocide" (2008) is a work of comparative politics. It features case studies of indigenous historical representation in America, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as case studies of Diaspora Chinese, Armenians, and Serbs. His third book "Thinking History Fighting Evil" (Lexington / Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) is on American domestic and foreign policy. He is currently co-authoring a political science textbook with Oxford University Press, and is co-editing a collection of essays on European identity with Wilfred Laurier Press.


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