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Dr Daniel McCarthy


Fellow in Global Politics

Email: D.McCarthy@lse.ac.uk|
Office: STC583, St Clements Building
Office hours: Thursdays 4.00pm - 6.00pm


Dr. Daniel McCarthy (PhD Aberystwyth 2011) is a Fellow in Global Politics in the Department of Government. He was previously an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sussex and Lecturer in Security Studies in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University.  His research interests centre upon the role of technology and the non-human world in global politics.

His current research project explores the nature of technology as a form of institutional power in international politics through an examination of the Internet in American foreign policy. His other interests include theories of social property relations and uneven and combined development in International Relations, concepts of property in American foreign policy, and the relationship between culture and technology in processes of technological development.

Research Interests

  • International Relations Theory
  • Theories of social power
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • American Foreign policy
  • Historical Materialism


Power, Information Technology and International Relations Theory: The Power and Politics of US Foreign Policy and the Internet| (Palgrave, forthcoming)


‘Technological  Determinism and ‘the International’, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying   and   Love   Determinism,’  Millennium   Journal   of   International   Studies 41(3) 2013, pp. 470-490.

‘The   meaning   of   materiality:   reconsidering   the   materialism   of   Gramscian   IR,’ Review of International Studies 37(3) 2011, pp. 1215-1234.

‘Open Networks and the Open Door: American Foreign Policy and the Narration of the Internet,’  Foreign Policy Analysis  7(1) 2011, pp. 89-111