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Professor David Howarth

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Professor David Howarth
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Biography

David Howarth is a Professor in the Department of Government and Co-Director of the Centre for Ideology and Discourse Analysis at the University of Essex. He is first and foremost a political theorist, whose main interests are poststructuralist theories of society and politics, focusing especially on the empirical study of political ideologies and discourses; the theoretical relationship between space, time and the political; and the intersections between identity, difference and subjectivity. He has written and co-written four research monographs, edited and co-edited five volumes of papers, penned more than 30 academic journal articles, and published over 40 essays and chapters in edited collections. His recent research has been published in academic journals such as Environment and Planning C, Political Geography, Political Studies, Journal of Environment, Policy, and Planning, and the Journal of Urban Affairs, as well as a series of book chapters in edited collections.

Qualifications

  • 1990-5 PhD, University of Essex.

  • 1986-90 MA, University of Natal. By research.

  • 1987-8 MA, University of Essex. Ideology and Discourse Analysis. University of Essex,

  • 1984-5 BA (Hons), University of Natal. Politics. Distinction.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Ideology and Political Discourse (GV988)

  • PhD Seminar in Ideology and Discourse Analysis (GV990)

Previous supervision

Peter John Josse
Peter John Josse
Thesis title: Popular Sovereignty Without Populism: Democracy, Autonomy, and Citizen Endorsement
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 24/4/2019
Lijun Meng
Lijun Meng
Degree subject: Occasional Study: Government Research
Degree type: Occasional Postgraduate Study
Awarded date: 3/10/2018
Karthick Ram Manoharan
Karthick Ram Manoharan
Thesis title: 'to Explain the Other to Myself': Fanon, Ramasamy and Identity Politics
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/12/2015
Luis Gabriel Rojas Castro
Luis Gabriel Rojas Castro
Thesis title: Towards a Radical Politics Without Ressentiment: Problematizing the Intensification and Proliferation of Violence in Mexico
Degree subject: Ideology and Discourse Analysis
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 30/9/2015
William Midzi
William Midzi
Thesis title: A Discursive Analysis of the Hiv/Aids Policy in South Africa: Explaining Policy Shifts
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 19/6/2015
Savvas Voutyras
Savvas Voutyras
Thesis title: Ideological Manifestations of National Identity in Greece, 1992-2013: Loss, Ressentiment, Blocked Mourning
Degree subject: Ideology and Discourse Analysis
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/6/2015
Christos Pallas
Christos Pallas
Thesis title: The Politics of Hospitality: Racism, Security and Migration in Contemporary Greece, 1990-2012
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 4/7/2014
Graham Walker
Graham Walker
Thesis title: Power Energy and Environment: Ideology in UK Nuclear Energy Policy
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 6/6/2014
Adam Wright
Adam Wright
Thesis title: Contested Images of the School: A Post-Marxist Analysis of Education Policy Under the New Labour Government and the Divergent Approaches to its Implementation in English Secondary Schools.
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 15/10/2013
Khairil Izamin Bin Ahmad
Khairil Izamin Bin Ahmad
Thesis title: Exploring Pluralism: Secularism and Liberalism in the United Kingdom
Degree subject: Political Theory
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 19/7/2013
Ilhan Mahir Kalaylioglu
Ilhan Mahir Kalaylioglu
Degree subject: Occasional Study: Government Research
Degree type: Occasional Postgraduate Study
Awarded date: 22/7/2011

Publications

Journal articles (33)

Griggs, S., Howarth, D. and Feandeiro, A., The Logics and Limits of ‘Collaborative Governance’ in Nantes: Myth, Ideology and the Politics of New Urban Regimes. Journal of Urban Affairs, 1-18

Tafon, R., Howarth, D. and Griggs, S., (2019). The politics of Estonia’s offshore wind energy programme: Discourse, power and marine spatial planning. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 37 (1), 157-176

Howarth, DR., Barnett, N. and Griggs, S., (2019). Whatever happened to Councillors? Problematising the deficiency narrative in English local politics. Political Studies. 67 (3), 775-794

Howarth, DR., (2018). Marx, discourse theory and political analysis: negotiating an ambiguous legacy. Critical Discourse Studies. 15 (4), 377-389

Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., (2018). The Airports Commission, the Dilemmas of Political Leadership and the Third Runway at Heathrow Airport. Political Quarterly. 89 (3), 434-445

Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., (2018). So Close, but so Far? The Davies Commission and the Contested Politics of UK Airport Expansion. Political Quarterly. 89 (3), 427-433

Griggs, S., Hall, S., Howarth, D. and Seigneuret, N., (2017). Characterizing and evaluating rival discourses of the ‘sustainable city’: Towards a politics of pragmatic adversarialism. Political Geography. 59, 36-46

Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., (2017). Discourse, policy and the environment: hegemony, statements and the analysis of UK airport expansion. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 1-15

Howarth, D., Glynos, J. and Griggs, S., (2016). Discourse, explanation and critique. Critical Policy Studies. 10 (1), 99-104

Howarth, D. and Norval, AJ., (2016). Demands, articulation and radical democracy. Contemporary Political Theory. 15 (3), 306-312

Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., (2013). 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place': The Coalition, the Davies Commission and the Wicked Issue of Airport Expansion. The Political Quarterly. 84 (4), 515-526

Benvenuto, S., Howarth, D. and Norval, AJ., (2012). On Populist Reason by Ernesto Laclau. Iride (3), 633-646

Budd, L., Griggs, S., Howarth, D. and Ison, S., (2011). A Fiasco of Volcanic Proportions? Eyjafjallaj�kull and the Closure of European Airspace. Mobilities. 6 (1), 31-40

Howarth, D., (2011). Reimagining Capitalism and Christianity Today: Articulating and Negotiating Contestable Faiths in a Minor Key. Political Theology. 12 (2), 210-225

Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., (2011). Discourse and practice: using the power of well being. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice. 7 (2), 213-226

Howarth, D., (2009). Power, Discourse and Policy: Articulating a Hegemony Approach to Critical Policy Studies. Critical Policy Studies. 3 (3-4), 309-335

Glynos, J. and Howarth, D., (2008). Critical Explanation in Social Science: A Logics Approach. Swiss Journal of Sociology. 34 (1), 5-35

Howarth, DR., (2008). Ethos, Agonism and Populism: William Connolly and the Case for Radical Democracy. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 10 (2), 171-193

Howarth, D. and Griggs, S., (2008). Populism, Localism and Environmental Politics: The Logic and Rhetoric of the Stop Stansted Expansion Campaign in the United Kingdom. Planning Theory. 7 (2), 123-144

Glynos, J. and Howarth, D., (2008). Structure, Agency and Power in Political Analysis: Beyond Contextualized Self-Interpretations. Political Studies Review. 6 (2), 155-169

Howarth, D., (2006). Space, Subjectivity, and Politics. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political. 31 (2), 105-134

Howarth, D. and Griggs, S., (2006). Metaphor, Catachresis and Equivalence: The Rhetoric of Freedom to Fly in the Struggle over Aviation Policy in the United Kingdom. Policy and Society. 25 (2), 23-46

Howarth, D., (2006). The method of articulation. Nederlandse Geografische Studies (344), 23-42

Howarth, D., (2004). Towards a Heideggerian Social Science: Heidegger, Kisiel and Weiner on the Limits of Anthropological Discourse. Anthropological Theory. 4 (2), 229-247

Howarth, D. and Griggs, S., (2004). A transformative political campaign? The new rhetoric of protest against airport expansion in the UK. Journal of Political Ideologies. 9 (2), 181-201

Howarth, D., (2003). Archaeology, Genealogy and Hegemony: a Reply to Mulligan. Political Studies. 51 (2), 436-440

Howarth, D., (2002). An Archaeology of Political Discourse? Evaluating Michel Foucault?s Explanation and Critique of Ideology. Political Studies. 50 (1), 117-135

Howarth, D. and Griggs, S., (2002). An Alliance of Interest and Identity? Explaining The Campaign Against Manchester Airport's Second Runway. Mobilization. 7 (1), 43-58

Howarth, D., (2002). Ethnic and Racial Identities in a Changing South Africa: The Limits of Social Science Explanation. South African Historical Journal. 46 (1), 250-274

Howarth, D., Griggs, S. and Jacobs, B., (1998). Second Runway at Manchester. Parliamentary Affairs. 51 (3), 358-369

Howarth, D., (1997). Complexities of identity/difference: Black Consciousness ideology in South Africa. Journal of Political Ideologies. 2 (1), 51-78

Howarth, D. and Norval, AJ., (1996). Editorial introduction: Politics, ethics, identity reconsidering the political. Angelaki. 1 (3), 5-11

Howarth, D., (1996). Reflections on the politics of space and time. Angelaki. 1 (1), 43-57

Books (10)

Howarth, D., (2014). Ernesto Laclau: Post-Marxism, Populism, and Critique. Routledge Taylor & Francis. 978-0-415-87087-0

Budd, L., Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., (2014). Sustainable Aviation Futures. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 978-1-78190-595-1

Howarth, D. and Griggs, S., (2013). The Politics of Airport Expansion in the United Kingdom: Hegemony, Policy and the Rhetoric of 'Sustainable Aviation'. Manchester University Press. 9780719076138

Howarth, D., (2013). Poststructuralism and After: Structure, Agency and Power. Palgrave Macmillan. 9781137266972

Howarth, DR., (2013). Poststructuralism and After. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 9781349443215

Glynos, J. and Howarth, D., (2007). Logics of Critical Explanation in Social and Political Theory. Routledge. 020393475X. 9780203934753

Howarth, D. and Torfing, J., (2004). Discourse Theory in European Politics. Palgrave Macmillan. 9780333968437

Howarth, D., (2000). Discourse. Open University Press. 9780335200719

Howarth, D., Norval, AJ. and Stavrakakis, Y., (2000). Discourse Theory and Political Analysis Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change. Manchester University Press. 0719056640. 9780719056642

Howarth, D. and Norval, AJ., (1998). South Africa in Transition: New Theoretical Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. 9780333671566

Book chapters (33)

Glynos, J. and Howarth, D., (2019). The Retroductive Cycle: The Research Process in Poststructuralist Discourse Analysis. In: Discourse, Culture and Organization: Inquiries into Relational Structures of Power. Editors: Marttila, T., . Palgrave MacMillan. 105- 125. 9783319941226

Howarth, D. and Griggs, S., (2016). Discourse Analysis, Social Constructivism and Text Analysis: A Critical Overview. Editors: Keman, H. and Woldendorp, JJ., . Edward Elgar. 978 1 78471 081 1

Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., (2016). Discourse theory. In: Handbook on Theories of Governance. Editors: Ansell, C. and Torfing, J., . Edward Elgar. 293- 307. 9781782548492

Howarth, D., (2015). Gramsci, Hegemony, And Post-Marxism. In: Antonio Gramsci. Editors: McNally, M., . Palgrave Macmillan. 195- 213. 9781137334176

Howarth, D., (2015). Post-Marxism. In: Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science. Editors: Bevir, M. and Rhodes, RAW., . Taylor & Francis Group. 126- 140. 978-0-415-65714-3

Howarth, D. and Griggs, S., (2015). Poststructuralist discourse theory and critical policy studies: interests, identities and policy change. In: Handbook of Critical Policy Studies. Edward Elgar Publishing. 111- 127. 9781783472345

Howarth, D., (2014). Antonio Gramsci (1891?1937). In: The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Editors: Gibbons, M., . Wiley-Blackwell. 9781405191296

Howarth, D., (2014). Discourse Analysis. In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research. Editors: Coghlan, D. and Brydon-Miller, M., . Sage. 274- 277. 9781849200271

Howarth, D., (2014). An Interview with Ernesto Laclau. In: Ernesto Laclau: Post-Marxism, Populism, and Critique. Editors: Howarth, D., . Routledge Taylor & Francis. 978-0-415-87087-0

Norval, AJ. and Howarth, D., (2014). Politics and the Political. In: The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Editors: Gibbons, M., Coole, D., Ellis, E. and Ferguson, K., . John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 978-1-4051-9129-6

Howarth, D., (2014). Post-Marxist Political Theory: Discourse, Hegemony, and Signification. In: Ernesto Laclau: Post-Marxism, Populism, and Critique. Editors: Howarth, D., . Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 978-0-415-87087-0

Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., (2014). Poststructuralism, Social Movements, and Citizen Politics. In: Handbook on Political Citizenship and Social Movements. Editors: van der Heijden, H., . Edward Elgar. 1 78195 469 0. 978 1 78195 469 0

Budd, L., Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., (2014). Sustainable Aviation Futures: Crises, Contested Realities and Prospects for Change. In: Sustainable Aviation Futures. Editors: Budd, L., Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., . Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 3- 35. 9781781905951

Howarth, D., (2014). William E Connolly. In: The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Editors: Gibbons, M., . Wiley-Blackwell. 9781405191296

Howarth, D. and Griggs, S., (2012). Phronesis and critical policy analysis: Heathrow's 'third runway' and the politics of sustainable aviation in the UK. In: Real Social Science. Editors: Landman, T., Flyvbjerg, B. and Schram, S., . Cambridge University Press. 167- 203. 0521168201. 9780511719912

Lloyd, M., (2009). 'Hate, loathing and political theory: thinking with and against William Connolly'. In: Democracy and Pluralism: The political thought of William E. Connolly. Editors: Finlayson, A., . Routledge. 114- 128. 0203873645. 9780415473507

Carver, T., (2008). Political Language and Metaphor. In: Political Language and Metaphor: Interpreting and Changing the World. Routledge. 197- 211. 0203931238. 9780203931233

(2007). Democratic Network Governance in Europe. In: Democratic Network Governance in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 66- 88. 9781349544691

Howarth, D., (2006). Dorothy Smith. In: Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists. Editors: Scott, J., . Routledge. 200- 204. 0415352568

Howarth, D., (2006). Claude L�vi-Strauss. In: Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists. Editors: Scott, J., . Routledge. 159- 161. 978-0-415-35256-7

Howarth, D., (2005). Populism or Popular Democracy? The UDF, Workerism and the Struggle for Radical Democracy in South Africa. In: Populism and the Mirror of Democracy. Editors: Panizza, F., . Verso. 202- 223

(2005). Discourse Theory in European Politics. In: Discourse Theory in European Politics: Identity, Policy and Governance. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 316- 349. 9781403917195

Howarth, D., (2004). Applying Discourse Theory: the Method of Articulation. In: Discourse Theory in European Politics. Editors: Howarth, D. and Torfing, J., . Palgrave Macmillan. 316- 350. 9780333968437

Howarth, D., (2004). Hegemony, political subjectivity, and radical democracy. In: Laclau: A Critical Reader. Editors: Critchley, S. and Marchart, O., . Routledge. 256- 276. 0415238439

Glynos, J. and Stavrakakis, Y., (2004). Encounters of the Real Kind: sussing out the limits of Laclau's embrace of Lacan. In: Laclau: A Critical Reader. Editors: Critchley, S. and Marchart, O., . Routledge. 201- 216. 0415238439. 9780203714720

Howarth, D. and Griggs, S., (2002). The work of ideas and interests in public policy. In: Politics and Post-structuralism: An Introduction. Editors: Finlayson, A. and Valentine, J., . Edinburgh University Press. 97- 112. 0748612963

Howarth, D., (2002). EMU, Integration Theories, and the Annoying Complexities of French Policy-making. In: The Euro: European Integration Theory and Economic and Monetary Union. Editors: Verdun, A., . Rowman & Littlefield. 179- 201

Howarth, D. and Stavrakakis, Y., (2000). Introducing discourse theory and political analysis. In: Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change. Editors: Howarth, D., Norval, AJ. and Stavrakakis, Y., . Manchester University Press

Griggs, S. and Howarth, D., (2000). New environmental movements and direct action protest: The campaign against Manchester Airport's second runway. In: Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change. Editors: Howarth, D., Norval, AJ. and Stavrakakis, Y., . Manchester University Press

Howarth, D., (2000). The difficult emergence of a democratic imaginary: Black consciousness and non-racial democracy in South Africa. In: Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change. Editors: Howarth, D., Norval, AJ. and Stavrakakis, Y., . Manchester University Press

Howarth, D. and Norval, AJ., (1998). Introduction: Changing Paradigms and the Politics of Transition in South Africa. In: South Africa in transition: New theoretical perspectives. Editors: Howarth, D. and Norval, AJ., . Palgrave Macmillan. 9780333671566

Howarth, D., (1998). Paradigms gained? A critique of theories and explanations of democratic transition in South Africa. In: South Africa in transition: New theoretical perspectives. Editors: Howarth, D. and Norval, AJ., . Palgrave Macmillan. 9780333671566

Howarth, D., (1998). Discourse theory and political analysis. In: Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches. Editors: Scarbrough, E. and Tanenbaum, E., . Oxford University Press. 268- 293. 978-0-19-829238-8

Reports and Papers (1)

Glynos, J., Howarth, D., Norval, AJ. and Speed, E., (2009). Discourse Analysis: varieties and methods

Grants and funding

2014

Collaborative Governance in Cities under Austerity: An Eight-case Comparative Study

Economic & Social Research Council

2010

The prospects for sustainable aviation in the UK

Economic & Social Research Council

Contact

davidh@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873403

Location:

5.014, Colchester Campus