Neil Renwick

Main Duties:

Module Tutor for three Undergraduate modules and one MA module. Course Tutor for Global Security Programme, coordinating teaching across four disciplines in two departments and responsible for timetabling and academic accommodation liaison for this course.

 

Biography:

I mainly research on China, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. I have extensive involvement over many years with China and Japan and the other regional states and organisations. Thematically, I examine a broad range of issues and challenges related to this region. I advise international organisations and national research councils and I am a member of a number of professional bodies including the Academy of Social Sciences and the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

 

Mission Statement:

My academic research is inspired by the academic belief I gained at the beginning of my research career at Durham and ANU in the late 1970s and early 1980s, namely, the pursuit of knowledge as a Public Good. This has driven me to produce my books and articles over the years.

 

Qualifications:
  • Ph.D., International Relations, Australian National University, Canberra
  • M.A., Politics, University of Durham
  • B.A., Modern European Studies (History and International Relations), Nottingham Trent Polytechnic

 

Research Interests:
  • Maritime Piracy and Counter-measures
  • Human/non-traditional and societal security-health pandemics and security linked to poverty alleviation and sustainable development challenges
  • Chinese Politics, Foreign Relations and Security
  • Japanese Politics and International Relations
  • Northeast Asian International Relations and Security
  • Traditional Security
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • China's 'Going out' policies and impact assessment –Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America
  • Human/non-traditional and societal security-health pandemics and security linked to poverty alleviation and sustainable development challenges

 

Selected Outputs:
  • Renwick, N. (2011) 'Millennium Development Goal 1: Poverty, Hunger and Decent Work in Southeast Asia'. Third World Quarterly 32 (1), 65-89.
  • Renwick, N.G., and Cao, Q. (2008) 'Culture as “Soft Power”: The Emerging Discourse of “National Cultural Security” in China'. American Journal of Chinese Studies 15 (2), 301-318
  • Poku, N.K., Renwick, N.G., and Porto, J.G. (2007) 'Human Security and Development in Africa'. International Affairs 83 (6), 1155-1170.
  • Renwick, N.G. (2007) 'Southeast Asia and the Global 'War on Terror' Discourse'. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 20 (2), 249-265.
  • Renick, N.G. (2004) Human Security and Health Governance: China’s Experience. European Studies Centre E-Publications. 
  • Renwick, N.G. (2000) America’s World Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press
    Krause, J., and Renwick, N.G. (eds.) (1996) Identities in International Relations. London: Macmillan Press.
  • Renwick, N.G. (1995) Japan’s Alliance Politics and Defence Production. London: Macmillan Press
  • Renwick, N.G. (1988) Australia and the Multinationals: A Study of Power and Bargaining in the 1980s, issue 24: Canberra Studies in World Affairs. ANU: Department of International Relations, Australian National University
  • Renwick, N.G. (1983) Multinational Corporations and the Political Economy of Power, issue 14: Canberra Studies in World Affairs. ANU: Department of International Relations, Australian National University

 

Selected Funding:
  • 2009, The Implications of China’s 'Going Out' Strategy for Inequality and Poverty alleviation in Latin America and Africa, British Academy, £7,483
  • 2005-2008, The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Northeast Asian Regional Human Security, British Academy, £7,389
  • 2005-2009, Comparative study of the provincial civil society governance and human security implications of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Thailand and China, Nuffield Foundation, £7,451
  • 2001-present, Societal security implications of Cyberwar, Netwar and Japan, Japan Foundation Endowment Committee, £1,500

 

Research Students:

PhD: 7 completions 5 current students

 

Selected Professional Activities:
  • Member, International Institute of Strategic Studies
  • Member, British International Studies Association
  • Affiliate Member, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York
  • Council Member, British Association of Chinese Studies
  • Member, Europe-China Academic Network
  • Member, European Association of Chinese Studies
  • Member, International Peace Research Association

 

Teaching:
  • Module Leader, Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations: final year undergraduate module
  • Module leader, Global Security, MA Programme Core Module
  • MA Dissertation supervisor
  • Undergraduate Dissertation supervisor

 

Other Responsibilities:
  • Course representative on Undergraduate and MA Examination Boards
  • Liaison with Marketing and Recruitment office
  • Member of Faculty Board of Studies and Faculty Applied Research Committee
  • Elected member of University Applied Research Committee
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021