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I am a multi-award-winning Lecturer in the Politics Department. I am interested in the intersection between national security and human rights, as well as the logic(s) that underpin policies at this intersection. I am currently editing a volume focused on the official record, the rule of law, national security and democracy. I am also interested in the US electoral system, and am Project Lead on the Covid-19 and Democracy Project.
In 2016, I received the BISA-HEA National Award for Excellence in Teaching International Studies by a Postgraduate Student. I have also received two Kingston University Learning and Teaching Awards.
Among other publications, my work has been featured in The Independent, The Conversation, The Daily Express, Open Democracy and The Guardian.
My research is broadly shaped by an interest in democracy.
My interests include:
I am currently co-editing a book on national security, the official record and the rule of law in a democratic context and am Project Lead on the Covid-19 and Democracy Project.
I am interested in supervising research in the above areas.
Finn, Peter (2021) Freedom of Information legislation and the democratic oversight narrative. Critical Military Studies, 7(3), pp. 335-354. ISSN (print) 2333-7486
Finn, Peter and Ledger, Robert (2018) Transatlantic twilight? The impact of the Mueller Investigation on US-Europe relations. Ante Portas – Security Studies, 1(10), pp. 11-27. ISSN (online) 2353-6306
Finn, Peter (2014) Book Review of 'Civilian warrior : the inside story of Blackwater and the unsung heroes of the war on terror' by David Cobourn and Erik Prince. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 7(3), pp. 409-501. ISSN (print) 1753-9153
Finn, Peter (2016) Grey areas and self-licking lollipops : Iraq War detention operations, impunity and complicity. In: Afxentiou, Afxentis , Dunford, Robin and Neu, Michael, (eds.) Exploring complicity : concept, cases and critique. London, U.K. : Rowman & Littlefield International. pp. 179-201. ISBN 9781786600615
Finn, Peter (2020) Covid-19 and democracy : country case studies. In: 11th Annual Faculty Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Science Research; 22 Jun 2020, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Finn, Peter (2020) The Mueller investigation, the official record and the rule of law. In: Political Studies Association American Politics Group Annual Conference 2020; 03 - 05 Jan 2020, Canterbury, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Finn, Peter (2019) The preservation and destruction of the official record and truth. In: 10th Annual Faculty Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Sciences in a period of uncertainty; 03 - 04 Jun 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Finn, Peter and Molyneux, Camilla (2019) UK remote warfare and the future of parliamentary oversight. In: Conceptualising Remote Warfare: The Past, Present and Future; 01 Mar 2019, Canterbury, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Finn, Peter (2018) Freedom of information legislation and the democratic oversight narrative : cause for pause? In: British International Studies Association (BISA) 43rd Annual Conference; 13 -15 Jun 2018, Bath, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Finn, Peter (2016) Mapping the (in)effectiveness of royal prerogative oversight. In: Who takes Britain to war?; 20 Jan 2016, Leicester, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Finn, Peter (2015) The US, the UK, the Iraq war, detention operations, impunity and complicity. In: Complicity Conference; 31 Mar - 01 Apr 2015, Brighton, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Finn, Peter (2014) Questionable national security policies, clean operations strategies, ethics and the importance of the ‘other’. In: European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference; 03 - 06 Sep 2014, Glasgow. U.K.. (Unpublished)
Finn, Peter (2013) Beyond Abu Ghraib – military detention, abuse, Iraq and US power. In: British International Studies Association (BISA) 38th Annual Conference; 19 - 21 Jun 2013, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Finn, Peter, Imiola, Madison and Ledger, Robert (2021) Pandemic politics : Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University. 34 p.
Finn, Peter [Editor], Cinpoes, Radu [Author-contributor], Ichijo, Atsuko [Author-contributor], Ledger, Robert [Author-contributor], Nancheva, Nevena [Author-contributor], Pettitt, Robin [Author-contributor] and Ranta, Ronald [Author-contributor] (2020) Covid-19 and democracy, first cut policy analyses : country case studies. (Project Report) Kingston University. 92 p.
Finn, Peter (2020) The PhD and the powerful. (Project Report) London, U.K. : British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network. 24 p. (British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network Briefing Paper)
Finn, Peter (2019) Democratic impunity : the case of the Iraq war detention regime. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .