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David Gill

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr David James Gill is an Associate Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, Nottingham, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Financial History, Cambridge. His research considers the relationship between strategy, economics, and diplomacy. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years working in London in consultancy.

Expertise Summary

David's research focuses on the relationship between strategy, economics, and diplomacy. His work appears in the Economic History Review, Foreign Affairs, Journal of Cold War Studies, International Affairs, and the Journal of Strategic Studies. Stanford University Press published David's first book, Britain and the Bomb, which considers how political and economic factors shaped nuclear diplomacy in the post-war period.

Teaching Summary

David teaches modules across a wide range of topics concerning strategy and diplomacy.

Research Summary

David is currently pursuing two research projects. The first considers the political elements of sovereign credit ratings. The second investigates strategic relations between Western powers in the… read more

Recent Publications

  • THOMAS J. ROULET, MICHAEL J. GILL, SEBASTIEN STENGER and DAVID JAMES GILL, 2017. Reconsidering the Value of Covert Research: The Role of Ambiguous Consent in Participant Observation Organizational Research Methods. 20(3), 487-517
  • ROBB, T. and GILL, D. J., 2015. The ANZUS Treaty During the Cold War: A Reinterpretation of United States Diplomacy in the Southwest Pacific Journal of Cold War Studies. 17(4), 109-157
  • GILL, D. J., 2015. Rating the United Kingdom: The British government’s first sovereign credit ratings Economic History Review. 68(3), 1016-1037
  • GILL, D. J. and GILL, M. J., 2015. The Great Ratings Game: How Countries Become Creditworthy Foreign Affairs.

Current Research

David is currently pursuing two research projects. The first considers the political elements of sovereign credit ratings. The second investigates strategic relations between Western powers in the Pacific following the end of the Second World War.

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