Richard Lock-Pullan

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students

Yes

PhD projects

Richard Lock-Pullan’s research has focused on traditional hard security issues, particularly strategic matters. He has worked on military innovation and strategic culture, especially in regard to the US Army after the Vietnam War. His current research looks at the issue of religion and security by examining Christian understandings of security, and how this influences US foreign policy in particular. This has led to historical and conceptual questions concerning how ‘the West’ understands religion as a private option and how this shapes the perception of religion in the political process. Of particular concern is the relationship between the decline of public religion and the rise of the modern state.

Current and recent projects include work on:

Christian political theology and international relations
Religion and security - the concept of ‘religion’ in the security debate
The influence of Protestantism on US foreign policy
The changing nature of warfare