Dr Mark LacySenior Lecturer
PPR 221 Understanding Security and Global Politcs
PPR 325 The Politics of Global Danger
PPR 100 Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World
Digital Technologies, cities and police/protest
Digital Geopolitics and Conflict outside the West
Post 9/11 Security: intellectual responses and controversies
Acceleration, society and security
In 2014 my book Security, Technology and Global Politics: Thinking with Virilio was published. The book examines the work of Paul Virilio, a French urbanist and philosopher who has written since the 1970s on war, security, cities and politics: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415576048/
My current research projects are:
'Event Management': new technologies and urban conflict in Dhaka. This project examines the new terrains of policing and protest in Bangladesh. The project is based primarily on interviews and fieldwork in Dhaka. The first fieldwork trip took place in January 2014.
Digital Insecurity and the Smart City. This project investigates emerging vulnerabilities and fragilities in the emergence of smart, networked cities. The project has involved a number of workshops and reports:http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/65272/1/Future_of_the_digital_distrupter_final.pdf . The aim is to draw together the conclusions of the work in a book length monograph on cybersecurity, cities and conflict.
Walter Benjamin and World Politics. Building out of my work on Virilio, this project examines the work of the German philosopher and cultural critic, exploring his relevance to contemporary debates about politics, violence, art and religion.
I am theme lead for Security Futures: Security Futures is an interdisciplinary space to examine the ethical, economic, legal and technical implications of new technologies - to identify new areas of research and to examine the optimism or fear in debates over emerging trends and moral panics about new technologies.
I am the lead editor in the Routledge book series, Conflict, Security and Technology: http://www.routledge.com/books/series/CST/
PhD Supervision Interests
Critical security studiesEuropean social theory Digital geo-politics
The future of maritime cyber security
Fitton, O., Prince, D., Germond, B., Lacy, M. 23/01/2015 Lancaster : Lancaster University. 36 p.
Cyber operations in the maritime environment
Fitton, O., Germond, B., Lacy, M., Prince, D. 08/2014
The future of digital disrupters: rethinking the digital divide
Lacy, M., Prince, D. 12/06/2013 Lancaster : Lancaster University. 46 p.
Securing by design
Weber, C., Lacy, M. 07/2011 In: Review of International Studies. 37, 3, p. 1021-1043. 23 p.
Intellectuals, international relations and the constant emergency
Lacy, M. 2011 In: Third World Quarterly. 32, 9, p. 1673-1690. 18 p.
Designer Security: Control Society and MoMA's SAFE: Design Takes on Risk
Lacy, M. 04/2008 In: Security Dialogue. 39, 2-3, p. 333-357. 25 p.
A History of Violence: Mearsheimer and Walt's Writings from ‘An Unnecessary War’ to the ‘Israel Lobby’ Controversy
Lacy, M. 2008 In: Geopolitics. 13, 1, p. 100-119. 20 p.
Introducion: the excess of information.
Lacy, M.J. 2006 In: Global politics in the information age. Manchester : Manchester University Press p. 1-20. 20 p. ISBN: 0719067944.
Security and Climitae Change: International Relations and the Limits of Realism.
Lacy, M.J. 2005 Routledge. 176 p. ISBN: 0415324084.
War, Cinema and Moral Anxiety.
Lacy, M.J. 1/03/2003 In: Alternatives. 28, 5, p. 611-636. 26 p.
Deconstructing risk society.
Lacy, M.J. 2002 In: Environmental Politics. 11, 4, p. 42-62. 21 p.
Cinema and ecopolitics : existence in the Jurassic Park.
Lacy, M.J. 12/2001 In: Millennium : Journal of International Studies. 30, 3, p. 635-645. 11 p.
Andrew Light (ed.) Social ecology after bookchin.
Lacy, M.J. 2001 In: Environmental Ethics. 23
Zygmunt Bauman, liquid modernity.
Lacy, M.J. 2001 In: The Global Site.
Timothy W. Luke Capitalism, democracy and ecology : departing from Marx.
Lacy, M.J. 2000 In: Environmental Ethics. 22
Maritime Cyber Security
01/06/2014 → …
Future of International Law and Cyber Warfare (Funded by SECURITY FUTURES)
17/07/2013 → 19/07/2013