School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Tim Legrand joined the Department of Politics and International Relations in July 2018. He has previously held research and lecturing positions in the National Security College at the Australian National University, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at Griffith University, and also held visiting research fellowships at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Johns Hopkins University, the University of East Anglia and The University of Stockholm. His PhD in Political Science, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, was awarded by the University of Birmingham in 2008.
Tim is adjunct Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Centre for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra, Co-Convenor of the APSA Policy Studies Research Group, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Australian Political Studies Association.
My research is concerned with national and international dimensions of security decision–making, particularly in transnational networks and institutions. Theoretically, this is informed by a broadly critical approach to substantive issues such as cyber–security and critical infrastructure, terrorism, political violence and political exclusion. This research is distinctive in its cross-pollination of public administration (law, sociology and public policy) literatures and International Relations (critical security studies, global governance) perspectives to navigate the complex terrain of security in domestic and international spaces.
This research informs a wide range of government engagements. Within Australia, I have presented my work to the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, The Department of Home Affairs, Department of Defence, Australian Federal Police and Prime Minister & Cabinet. In the UK, I have been invited to present work to the Home Office and Foreign & Commonwealth Office. My work has also formed the basis of submissions to a Queensland Parliamentary committee, the COAG Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation (2012) and the Commonwealth Independent National Security Legislation Monitor. In 2013 I was appointed as an expert advisor to an Inquiry by the Commonwealth Inspector of Transport Security on aviation and maritime security.
The Proscription Project
This collaborative research (with Professor Lee Jarvis: University of East Anglia, UK) pioneers one of the first Political Science scholarly analyses of proscription powers. Proscription is an ancient power that remains central to modern states’ efforts to simultaneously construct and eradicate those designated as terrorist or enemies. This project highlights how, globally, this power is applied with considerable variation, resulting in the criminalisation of minority communities, the entrenching of political violence, the prolonging of conflicts, and the denial of participation in democratic processes. We develop innovative empirical and theoretical knowledge on proscription and political exclusion and disseminate this to the Australian and UK governments (i.e. the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor); non-government organisations (i.e. The Australian Human Rights Centre); and members of the Australian and UK parliaments. This work has been published in British Politics; Review of International Studies; Security Dialogue; Political Studies and Terrorism & Political Studies.
The Architecture of Anglosphere Security Collaboration (funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung Foundation Special Programme on Security, Society and the State, 2018–2020)
This research innovates analysis of transgovernmental networks amongst Anglosphere states and the growing interdependency of global and national public policy-making. Here I focus on how elite policy officials form exclusive collaborative transgovernmental networks to resolve collective transnational challenges and transfer policy ideas. In this respect, my work engages with scholarship on transnational advocacy networks and global public policy networks. The empirical research on this topic looks at the dynamics of security networks in Anglophone countries, with a focus on Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and US. Spanning several major public policy domains – including intelligence (including the well-known Five Eyes network), borders & immigration, homeland security, policing and law – this research has charted the genesis and evolution of Anglosphere transgovernmental networks and comments on their impact on domestic political transparency and legitimacy. With an interdisciplinary Public Policy/ International Relations framework, the project expects to identify new transnational governance pathways that will inform understanding of contemporary security studies.
Year Citation 2018 Legrand, T., & Stone, D. (2018). Science diplomacy and transnational governance impact. British Politics, 13(3), 392-408.
2018 Fawcett, P., Legrand, T., Lewis, J., & O Sullivan, S. (2018). Governance, public policy and boundary-making. Australian Journal of Political Science, 53(4), 480-489.
2018 Legrand, T. (2018). “More symbolic—more political—than substantive”: an interview with James R. Clapper on the U.S. Designation of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Terrorism and Political Violence, 30(2), 356-372.
2018 Jarvis, L., & Legrand, T. (2018). The Proscription or Listing of Terrorist Organisations: Understanding, Assessment, and International Comparisons. Terrorism and Political Violence, 30(2), 199-215.
2017 Henschke, A., & Legrand, T. (2017). Counterterrorism policy in liberal-democratic societies: locating the ethical limits of national security. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 71(5), 544-561.
2017 Jarvis, L., & Legrand, T. (2017). ‘I am somewhat puzzled’: questions, audiences and securitization in the proscription of terrorist organizations. Security Dialogue, 48(2), 149-167.
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2017 Jarvis, L., & Legrand, T. (2017). Preaching to the Converted: Parliament and the Proscription Ritual. Political Studies, 65(4), 947-965.
2016 Jarvis, L., & Legrand, T. (2016). Legislating for Otherness: Proscription powers and parliamentary discourse. Review of International Studies, 42(3), 558-574.
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2016 Legrand, T. (2016). Elite, exclusive and elusive: transgovernmental policy networks and iterative policy transfer in the Anglosphere. Policy Studies, 37(5), 440-455.
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2015 Vogel, L. (2015). The landscape of forensic intelligence research. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 47(1), 16-26.
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2015 Legrand, T., & Bronitt, S. (2015). Policing the G20 protests: 'Too much order with too little law' revisited. Queensland Review, 22(1), 3-14.
2015 Legrand, T. (2015). Transgovernmental policy networks in the anglosphere. Public Administration, 93(4), 973-991.
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2014 Legrand, T., & Vas, C. (2014). Framing the Policy Analysis of OECD and Australian VET Interaction: Two Heuristics of Policy Transfer. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 16(3), 230-248.
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2014 Legrand, T., & Jarvis, L. (2014). Enemies of the state: Proscription powers and their use in the United Kingdom. British Politics, 9(4), 450-471.
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2012 Legrand, T. (2012). The merry mandarins of Windsor: Policy transfer and transgovernmental networks in the Anglosphere. Policy Studies, 33(6), 523-540.
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2012 Legrand, T. (2012). Overseas and over here: Policy transfer and evidence-based policy-making. Policy Studies, 33(4), 329-348.
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2011 Legrand, T. (2011). Infrastructure Vulnerability and the Coordination of Government Responses. SSRN Electronic Journal.
2005 Taylor, C. (2005). Women in the political science profession. European Political Science, 4(3), 242-255.
Year Citation 2017 Legrand, T., & Elliott, T. (2017). A new preventive justice framework for assessing counter-terrorism law and policy: Integrating effectiveness and legitimacy. In T. Tulich, R. Ananian-Welsh, S. Bronitt, & S. Murray (Eds.), Regulating Preventive Justice: Principle, Policy and Paradox (pp. 155-176). United Kingdom: Routledge.
2015 Legrand, T. (2015). Banishing the enemies of all mankind: The effectiveness of proscribing terrorist organisations in Australia, Canada, the UK and US. In L. Smith, M. Wetherell, & G. Campbell (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Counter-terrorism (pp. 151-168).
2015 Legrand, T., Bronitt, S., & Stewart, M. (2015). Evidence of the impact of counter-terrorism legislation. In G. Lennon, & C. Walker (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism (pp. 297-312).
2014 Legrand, T. (2014). The citadel and its sentinels: State strategies for contesting cyberterrorism in the UK. In T. Chen, L. Jarvis, & S. Macdonald (Eds.), Cyberterrorism: Understanding, Assessment, and Response (Vol. 9781493909629, pp. 137-154).
2012 Legrand, T., & Bronitt, S. (2012). Policing to a Different Beat: Measuring Police Performance. In T. Prenzler (Ed.), Policing and Security in Practice Challenges and Achievements. Palgrave Macmillan.
Year Citation 2017 Legrand, T. (2017). Anglosphere Approaches to Counter-terrorism in Cyberspace. In M. Conway, L. Jarvis, O. Lehane, S. Macdonald, & L. Nouri (Eds.), Terrorists' Use of the Internet Assessment and Response Vol. 136 (pp. 214-228). Dublin, Ireland: IOS Press.
2018 ‘Tackling Transnational Threats: The Architecture of Anglosphere Security Collaboration’: Gerda Henkel Stiftung Foundation. Special Programme Security, Society and the State (AZ 09/KF/18) ($51,000)
2017 'Power, public policy and boundary–making', with Fawcett, P; Lewis, J; O’Sullivan, S.: Australian Political Studies Association Workshop Grants, 2017 ($9,882)
2016 ‘Governance of cyber security’: Macquarie Telecoms (2016): $30,000.
Semester 2, 2018: POLIS 2100 - Intelligence and Security after the Cold War
Semester 1, 2019: (TBC) Terrorism and Global Politics
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