Dr Timothy J Lynch
Tim is currently Director of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Arts.
Tim Lynch is Senior Lecturer in American Politics at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Turf War: The Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland (Ashgate, 2004) and co-author, with Robert Singh, of After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy (Cambridge, 2008), a winner of the Richard Neustadt Book Prize and one of the biggest selling international security texts of 2008. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the new Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2012). His new book, After the Cold War: American Foreign Policy in a New World, will be published by Cambridge in 2013.
Dr. Lynch teaches two popular electives on the Master of International Relations (Great Power Rivalry and US Foreign Policy) and a level-three subject on American Politics. A regular commentator for Sky News and ABC TV and radio in Australia, the BBC and Al Jazeera in the UK, and C-SPAN and NPR in the US, his editorials have appeared in The Age, the Guardian, the Herald Sun, and the Wall Street Journal.
His previous posts include the University of Leicester (2003-05) and the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London (2005-2010), where he was Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the United States Presidency Centre. From 2000-2003, Tim was Director of the Boston College Centre, Dublin, when he worked extensively on the US State Department-sponsored Northern Ireland Transition Programme; his first book (Turf War), based on interviews with leading participants, was an analysis of the US role in the Irish peace process.
He was educated at the University of East Anglia (BA) and the University of London (MA). A Fulbright scholar, he holds a PhD in political science from Boston College, Massachusetts. He is native to Leicestershire, England. He moved to Australia in 2011.
American politics (esp. ideas and ideology)
American national security and foreign policy (esp. responses to foreign attack)
International relations (esp. great power politics)
Northern Ireland peace process
American Politics (semester 1)
Great Power Rivalry: War and Peace in the 21st Century (semester 1)
US Foreign Policy (semester 2)
American politics (ideas, institutions, contemporary and historical)
American national security and foreign policy
Northern Ireland peace process
Lynch, T. J. (2004) Turf War: The Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland, Aldershot, UK & Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, pp192
Lynch, T. J. and Singh, R. S. (2008) After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy, New York: Cambridge University Press, pp384A winner of the 2009 Richard E. Neustadt Prize for the best book on US government and politics by a British-based scholar published in 2008. Reviewed in Chronicle of Higher Education (13 Jun 2008); Weekly Standard (28 Jul 2008); Law and Politics Book Review (APSA) 18, 8 (16 Aug 2008); Commentary (Nov 2008); Sunday Business Post (Dublin, 2 Nov 2008); Argentia 4 (Jan 2008); H-Diplo RoundtableX, 20 (Jul 2009); Survival 51, 9 (2009); Strategic Studies Quarterly 3, 2 (2009); Open History (Autumn 2009) Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies, 36, 3 (2009). Featured in Nick Cohen, ‘Why Bush Has Been a Liberal’s Best Friend,’ Observer (27 July 2008).
Lynch, T. J., ed. (2013), The Oxford Encyclopaedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, New York: Oxford University Press, 1,488pp (two
vols.), ISBN13: 9780199759255
Books in progress
Lynch, T. J., Cox, M. E. and Bouchet, N., eds. US Presidents and Democracy Promotion, London: Routledge, publication in 2012
Lynch, T. J., After the Cold War: American Foreign Policy in a New World, New York: Cambridge University Press (Essential Histories Series; publication in 2013)
Lynch, T. J., Days of Infamy: How America Responds to Attack, from 5/7 to 9/11 (anticipated publication 2014)
The Oxford Encyclopaedia of American Military and Diplomatic History New York: Oxford University Press (publication in 2012)
Lynch, T. J. (2009) ‘Liberalism and Neoliberalism,’ in Parmar, Miller and Ledwidge (eds.), New Directions in United States Foreign Policy (Routledge), 48-61
Lynch, T. J. (2009) ‘“We don’t care if they’re terrorists”: Sinn Féin in Anglo-American Relations, from Clinton to Bush,’ in Nicholas J. Cull and Joseph J. Popiolkowski (eds.) Public Diplomacy, Cultural Interventions & the Peace Process in Northern Ireland: Track Two to Peace? (Los Angeles: Figueroa Press, 2009)
Lynch, T. J. (2010) ‘American foreign policy in the 2010s,’ in Peele, Bailey, Cain and Peters (eds.), Developments in American Politics 6 (Palgrave Macmillan), 220-37
Lynch, T. J., (2010) ‘Did George W. Bush Pursue a Neoconservative Foreign Policy?’ in Morgan and Davies (eds.), Assessing George W. Bush’s Legacy: The Right Man?, Evolving Presidency Series (New York: Palgrave Macmillan)
Lynch, T. J., (2011) ‘The McBama National Security Consensus and Republican Foreign Policy in the 2010s,’ in Peele and Aberbach (eds.), Crisis of Conservatism? The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement and American Politics after Bush(Oxford University Press)
Lynch, T. J., (2012) ‘George W. Bush and Democracy Promotion,’ in Cox, Lynch, and Bouchet, US Presidents and Democracy Promotion, Routledge Studies in US foreign Policy (in preparation)
Lynch, T. J. (2003) ‘The Gerry Adams visa in Anglo-American relations,’ Irish Studies in International Affairs 14 (November), 33-44
Lynch, T. J. (2007) ‘Whither American power?’ [review essay] British Journal of Politics and International Relations 9, 3: 535-44
Lynch, T. J. (2008) ‘Kristol Balls: Neoconservative Visions of Islam and the Middle East,’ International Politics 45: 182-211
Lynch, T. J. and McCrisken, T. B. (2009) ‘Beyond Bush: a new era in US foreign policy?’ International Politics 46, 2/3: 115-18
Lynch, T. J. (2010) ‘Academics vs. Bush: the war on error,’ [review essay] Political Studies Review 8, 2 (May): 208–217
- ABC Radio Australia (Pacific Review)
- Al Jazeera
- BBC (Today Programme, World Service, 5Live, and Asian Network)
- Channel 4 News
- Irish radio and television (Newstalk 106 & RTE1 & TV3)
- Islam Channel
- Melbourne Talk Radio
- PressTV (Iran)
- Sky News (Australia and UK)
- US national and local radio/TV (C-SPAN [After Words], NPR [KQED])