David Michael McCourt

Visiting Associate Professor Affiliation: Visiting
Education: BA Oxford University, MPhil Cambridge University, MRes PhD European University Institute

Research Areas: US foreign policy; US-China relations; US-Russia relations; British foreign policy; international relations theory; social theory

David M. McCourt is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California-Davis. His research interests center on sociological approaches to international relations, American, British, and EU foreign policy, and theory — international and social. He is the author of Britain and World Power Since 1945: Constructing a Nation’s Role in International Politics (University of Michigan Press, 2014), The New Constructivism in International Relations Theory (Bristol University Press 2022), and The End of Engagement: America's China and Russia Experts and U.S. Strategy Since 1989 (Oxford University Press, 2024). 

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