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Dr Edward Lock

BA Hons (UQ), PhD Government (UQ), PG Cert Ed (W.England)

Lecturer, College of Arts & Education

Edward Lock is a Discipline Group Leader, Course Coordinator and Lecturer in the College of Arts & Education.

Ed joined VU in 2011 after lecturing in the United Kingdom for five years. He teaches units related to international relations and politics, and his research concentrates on strategic culture and US foreign policy. 

Recent publications

Edward Lock (with Lisa Harrison and Adrian Little) (forthcoming 2014) Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations. London: Routledge.

Edward Lock (2010) ‘Refining Strategic Culture: Return of the Second Generation,’ Review of International Studies, Vol. 36, No. 3, 685-708.

Edward Lock (2010 ‘Soft power and strategy: Developing a ‘strategic’ conception of power,’ in Inderjeet Parmar and Michael Cox (eds.) Soft Power and US Foreign Policy. London and New York: Routledge.

Edward Lock (2008) ‘The complex fate of being America: The constitution of identity and the politics of security,’ in Kenneth Christie (ed.) United States Foreign Policy and National Identity in the Twenty-First Century. London and New York: Routledge.


Areas of expertise

  • IR Theory
  • Strategic Culture
  • The Concept of Power in IR
  • US Foreign and Security Policy
  • US Grand Strategy

Contact details

+61 3 9919 4172