Dr Gavin Mount

Dr Gavin Mount

Senior Lecturer
UNSW Canberra
School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Primary areas of research have been on the theoretical and normative debates associated with the global politics of ethnic conflict and nationalism.  Publications have been primarily in this area:

Current research has been focused on non-traditional security issues as they relate to ethnopolitics. Examples of this research include:

In 2017, I assumed an Education Focused Role.  My education related research has included:

  • (with John Walker) 'Replicating Classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online', presented at the UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum Towards 2025: Inspiring Learning, Sydney, 31 - 31 October 2016, 
  • "Simulating World politics: Teaching as Research', presented at 12th Annual American Political Science Association (APSA) Teaching and Learning Conference: Innovations and Expectations for Teaching in the Digital Era, Washington D.C., 12 - 18 January 2015, 

Supervision areas (Ethnic Conflict, International Relations and Non-traditional security):

  • Thinking Grand strategy
  • Regional security in Afghanistan
  • Hindutva and Indian foreign policy
  • Securitisation of fishing
  • Climate change and Defence
  • Strategic impact of drones in the Indo-Pacific
  • Responsibility to rebuild
  • Climate wars debate
  • French intervention in Mali

Teaching:

  • Received a Rector's Commendation for Teaching Excellence in 2010. 
  • Courses taught at all levels in international relations and security studies.
  • Issues in Global Security course delivered to middle ranking officers at the Australian Command and Staff College (2005-2011).
  • Annual lecture on "climate change and defence" to senior military at Australia Defence College (CDSS).
  • Current courses on ZHSS3417 Ethnic Conflict in World Politics, ZHSS2427 Politics of the Great Powers and ZGEN2215 Law, Force and Legitimacy

For his Engagement story please click

Phone
+61 2 5114 5058
Location
Building 28 Room 214
  • Books | 2010
    Mount G, 2010, The Problem of Peoples: Global Politics, Ethnicity and the Struggle for Legitimacy, Original, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany
  • Book Chapters | 2024
    Mount G, 2024, 'Nations and Nationalism', in Devetak R; McCarthy DR (ed.), An Introduction to International Relations, Cambridge University Press, https://www.cambridge.org/highereducation/books/an-introduction-to-international-relations/EDD10B3F0EF39035C86C66055FE938FB#overview
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Mount G, 2018, 'Hybrid Peace/War', in Wallis J; Kent L; Forsyth M; Dinnen S; Bose S (ed.), Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 203 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/HGPD.03.2018
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Mount G, 2017, 'Nations and Nationalism', in Devetak R; George J; Percy S (ed.), An Introduction to International Relations, edn. Third, Cambridge University Press, pp. 185 - 197
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Mount G, 2012, 'Nations and Nationalism', in An Introduction to International Relations, edn. Second, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 148 - 159, http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781107600003&ss=cop
    Book Chapters | 2011
    MOUNT G, 2011, 'Nations snd Nationalism', in Devetak R; Burke A; George J (ed.), An Introduction to International Relations, Cambridge University Press
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Mount G, 2007, 'Nationalism and War', in Devetak R; George J; Burke A (ed.), Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives, Cambridge University Press, Australia, pp. 133 - 143, http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521682763
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Mount G, 2000, 'A World of Tribes?', in O'Hagan J; Fry G (ed.), Contending images of world politics, edn. Original, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 150 - 163
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Farlow H; Garratt M; Mount G; Lynar T, 2023, 'The Race to Robustness: Exploiting Fragile Models for Urban Camouflage and the Imperative for Machine Learning Security', in 2023 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TENSYMP55890.2023.10223620
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2023
    Mount G, 2023, Transforming Conflict: CoveTalk | 2 DIV PME Series, Streaming, Published: 01 August 2023, Duration: 00:50:59, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://cove.army.gov.au/article/covetalk-2-div-pme-series-transforming-conflict-0
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Mount G; Beesley D, 2022, 'Digital Ethnography Redux: Interpreting Drone Cultures and Microtargeting in an era of Digital Transformation', in 4th International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics (CARMA 2022), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, presented at 4th International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics (CARMA 2022), 29 June 2022 - 01 July 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/carma2022.2022.15083
    Reports | 2022
    Mount G; Beesley D, 2022, Submission to National Data Security discussion paper, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/reports-and-pubs/files/national-data-security-action-plan/dr-gavin-mount-and-david-beesley.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2022
    2022, 'Resilient Hermeneutics: Using simulations in decision-centric and information rich environments'
    Conference Posters | 2018
    Dokos S; Kelaiah I; Vicente Cristobal H; Combe-Germes V; Duffy M; Howlin P; Ulman L; Mount G; de Permentier P; Shin G-H; Iida S; Marden N; Lackerstein D; Eli A; Warouw N, (eds.), 2018, 'A UNSW Community-Driven Portal for Online Education Resources', Sydney, presented at Partners in Learning: Connecting Communities, Sydney, 26 October 2018 - 26 October 2018, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/upload-files/staff/Poster%20eBooklet%202018%20(web%20version).pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Mount G; Walker J, 2018, 'Replicating Classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online', presented at HERDSA Annual Conference: [Re] Valuing Higher Education, Adelaide, 02 July 2018 - 05 July 2018, http://herdsa2018.aomevents.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/06/HERDSA-2018-Final-Program-29062018.pdf
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2018
    Mount G, 2018, Developing a Literature Review Part A, YouTube, Online, Published: 2018, Duration: 00:12:12, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://youtu.be/pUKo9RGZZkc
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2018
    Mount G, 2018, Developing a Literature Review Part B, YouTube, Online, Published: 2018, Duration: 00:07:24, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://youtu.be/1jRvBadZyT0
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2017
    Mount G; Walker J, 2017, Replicating classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online, https://youtu.be/3hMShtR5DJI, Published: 2017, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://youtu.be/3hMShtR5DJI
    Theses / Dissertations | 2016
    Layton K, 2016, Let My Country Awake? Discovering Hindu (Inter)nationalism in the Indian Diaspora
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Mount G; Walker J, 2016, 'Replicating Classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online', presented at Learning and Teaching Forum, Towards 2025: Inspiring Learning, Sydney, 31 October 2016 - 31 October 2016, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/forum
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Mount G, 2016, 'The Strategic Importance of Tribes: Failed theory or work in practice', presented at OCIS2016 The Seventh Oceanic Conference on International Studies, 04 July 2016 - 06 July 2016
    Theses / Dissertations | 2016
    Thomas M, 2016, The securitisation of climate change in the Australian political-military sector with a comparison to the United States, UNSW Canberra, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/55933
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Mount G, 2015, 'Simulating World politics: Teaching as Research', presented at 12th Annual APSA Teaching and Learning Conference: "Innovations and Expectations for Teaching in the Digital Era", Washington D.C., 12 January 2015 - 18 January 2015, http://www.apsanet.org/Portals/54/annualmeeting/2015/2015_Indesign_IDML_for_APSA_FINAL.pdf?timestamp=1437412221995
    Conference Papers | 2015
    2015, 'Simulating World politics: Teaching as Research', in 12th Annual APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., pp. 19 - 19, presented at Innovations and Expectations for Teaching in the Digital Era, Washington D.C., 12 January 2015 - 18 January 2015, https://www.apsanet.org/Portals/54/annualmeeting/2015/2015_Indesign_IDML_for_APSA_FINAL.pdf?timestamp=1437412221995
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Mount G, 2014, 'Remembering Rwanda:Patterns of post-conflict scholarship (1994-2014)', in Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies, University of Melbourne, presented at Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies, University of Melbourne, 09 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
    Conference Posters | 2013
    Mount G, (eds.), 2013, 'Cultivating Strategic Ethics: Applying Blended learning to international humanitarian law at ADFA', Sydney, Australia, pp. 25 - 26, presented at Learning and Teaching Forum November 2013, Sydney, 01 November 2013 - 01 November 2013, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/forums
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Mount G, 2013, 'Indigenous obligations, liberal enclosures and communitarian recognition: Some critical and cosmopolitan responses', in Lawson S (ed.), Indigenous obligations, liberal enclosures and communitarian recognition: Some critical and cosmopolitan responses, The Politics of Indigenous Identity: National and Global Perspectives Workshop, International Political Studies Association, Research Committee on Politics and Ethnicity (IPSA, RC14), Macquarie University, Sydney, presented at The Politics of Indigenous Identity: National and Global Perspectives Workshop, International Political Studies Association, Research Committee on Politics and Ethnicity (IPSA, RC14), Macquarie University, Sydney, 11 July 2013 - 14 July 2013, http://isanet.typepad.com/blog/2013/02/cfp-the-politics-of-indigenous-identity.html
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Mount G, 2011, 'Crisis Diplomacy Revisited: New powers and new agendas', in Crisis Diplomacy Revisited: New powers and new agendas, The Third Global International Studies Conference, Porto, Portugal, presented at The Third Global International Studies Conference, Porto, Portugal, 17 August 2011 - 20 August 2011
    Other | 2011
    Mount G, 2011, Review (blurb) for Aly, Anne - Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and contemporary perspectives, Palgrave MacMillan, 2011, , http://palgravemacmillan.com.au/palgrave/isbn/9781420256406
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Mount G, 2010, 'Linkage Security', in Linkage Security, Tenth International CISS Millennium Conference, Venice, Italy, presented at Tenth International CISS Millennium Conference, Venice, Italy, 04 July 2010 - 05 July 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Mount G, 2010, 'Linkage Security: Pedagogical Opportunities and Challenges', in Linkage Security: Pedagogical Opportunities and Challenges, Oceanic Conference in International Studies (OCIS) Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand, presented at Oceanic Conference in International Studies (OCIS) Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 30 June 2010 - 01 July 2010
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Mount G, 2007, 'Neo-Medievalism Revisited', in Neo-Medievalism Revisited, SGIR 6th Pan-European International Relations Conference, Turin, Italy, presented at SGIR 6th Pan-European International Relations Conference, Turin, Italy, 12 September 2007 - 15 September 2007, http://turin.sgir.eu/uploads/Nogueira-TURINPaper-Joao%20Nogueira.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Mount G, 2006, '‘A Philosophical Turn? Ethics in Military Education’', in ‘A Philosophical Turn? Ethics in Military Education’, AAPAE (Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics) 13th Annual Conference, University of Sydney, presented at AAPAE (Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics) 13th Annual Conference, University of Sydney
    Theses / Dissertations | 2003
    Mount G, 2003, The Problem of Peoples: Global Politics, Ethnicity and the Struggle For Legitimacy
    Conference Presentations | 2002
    Mount G, 2002, 'The Global Politics of Emotion: Is all fear in love and war?', presented at Australian Political Science Association Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 03 October 2002
    Conference Presentations | 2000
    Mount G, 2000, 'Autonomy in an Age of Transformation: Ethnic communities as agents of a neo-medieval world order?', presented at 8th International Political Science Association Congress, Quebec, Canada, 01 August 2000 - 05 August 2000
    Conference Presentations | 2000
    Mount G, 2000, '“Problem finding and problem solving: Some thoughts on methodology and academic praxis”', presented at Round Table Discussion, Department of International Relations, Australian National University, Canberra
    Conference Presentations | 1999
    Mount G, 1999, 'The Politics of Media Consumption and Production: Reflecting on images from Kosovo”', presented at Gender/Culture/Globalisation Discussion Group, Australian National University, Canberra
    Conference Presentations | 1999
    Mount G, 1999, '“Developing a Rhythm in a Ph.D.”', presented at How to manage your research degree, Study Skills Centre, Induction Program, Australian National University, Canberra
    Conference Presentations | 1998
    Mount G, 1998, '“How to do interdisciplinary International Relations”', presented at Round Table Discussion, Department of International Relations, ANU, Canberra
    Conference Papers | 1997
    Mount G, 1997, 'Changing Conceptions of Legitimate Political Community', in Changing Conceptions of Legitimate Political Community, Bridging International Relations and International Law Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Bridging International Relations and International Law Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 25 November 1997
    Conference Papers | 1996
    Mount G, 1996, '“Beyond Territory? New Conceptions of Political Space”', in “Beyond Territory? New Conceptions of Political Space”, Space, Place and Postcoloniality, Institute of Postcolonial Studies, University of Melbourne, presented at Space, Place and Postcoloniality, Institute of Postcolonial Studies, University of Melbourne, 26 September 1996
    Reports | 1995
    Mount G, 1995, Background Report: A report on human rights and the lack of progress towards democracy in Burma (Myanmar), Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, A report on human rights and the lack of progress towards democracy in Burma (Myanmar), http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=/reports/1995/1995_pp280report.htm
    Reports | 1995
    Smyth D; Sutherland J; Mount G, 1995, Consultant's Report: Analysis of Submissions to the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council, Aboriginal Reconciliation Council, Canberra, Understanding country : the importance of land and sea in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies, http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2510160
    Reports | 1994
    Swierenga M; Mount G, 1994, A Review of Australia’s Efforts to Promote and Protect Human Rights, Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, A Review of Australia’s Efforts to Promote and Protect Human Rights,

Curricula Integration of Student Wellbeing Resources: Exploring Australian and New Zealand perspectives, HERDSA

My Research Supervision

An evaluation of Australian Think Tanks

Applying the ripeness theory to historical cases

The weaponisation of e-commerce

Understanding information warfare

Higher Education in Afghanistan