BEng (Monash), PhD (Melbourne).
Area of study
Daniel Bray's expertise lies at the intersection of International Relations and Political Theory. In 2010, he completed his PhD on transnational democracy which used the work of American philosopher John Dewey to develop ideals of representative democracy and democratic leadership beyond nation-states. Since then, his major publications have focussed on using philosophical pragmatism to develop theories of cosmopolitanism, analyse contemporary global governance and protest movements, and investigate the problems and prospects of representative democracy. His current research involves investigating the ethical relationship between cosmopolitanism and violence, as well as an ARC funded project that aims to develop a political account of childhood by analysing how children are represented in Australian political controversies.
- Global Environmental Politics
- Global Governance
- Theories of International Relations
Political Theory and Political Philosophy
- Childhood and Children's Rights
- Democracy and Political Representation
POL1SNS - States, Security and International Relations
POL2TWP - Theories of World Politics
POL5GGA - Globalisation and Governance
- Bray, D. (2017). 'Global Protests and Cosmopolitan Publicity: Challenging the Representative Claims of Nation-States', Globalizations, 14(5): 685-699.
- Bray, D. (2016). 'Die Vorteile des Pragmatismus in Theorien Kosmopolitischer Gerechtigkeit [The Advantages of Pragmatism in Theorizing Cosmopolitan Justice]', Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 64(5): 768-779.
- Bray, D. (2016). 'The Geopolitics of Antarctic Governance: Sovereignty and Strategic Denial in Australia's Antarctic Policy', Australian Journal of International Affairs, 70(3): 256-274.
- Bray, D. (with Slaughter, S.) (2015). Global Democratic Theory: A Critical Introduction. Cambridge: Polity.
- Bray, D. (2014). ‘Neoliberal Democracy and the Protest Politics of the Occupy Movement’. In B. Isakhan and S. Slaughter (eds) Crisis and Democracy in the Twenty-first Century: Democratising Governance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Bray, D. (2013). ‘Pragmatic Ethics and the Will to Believe in Cosmopolitanism’, International Theory 5(3): 446-476.
- Bray, D. (2011) Pragmatic Cosmopolitanism: Representation and Leadership in Transnational Democracy. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.
- Bray, D. (2011) ‘Pragmatic Cosmopolitanism and the Role of Leadership in Transnational Democracy’, in J Hoover, M Sabaratnam and L Schouenborg (eds), Interrogating Democracy in International Relations, Routledge, London.
- Bray, D. (2009). ‘Pragmatic Cosmopolitanism: A Deweyan Approach to Democracy beyond the Nation-State’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 37(3): 679-715.
ARC Project IN160100039 (2016-2019) Representing Children in Australian Political Controversies