Department of Political Science

Dr. Marc G. Doucet

Dr. Marc G. Doucet

Chair and Associate Professor, Political Science Department
B.Sc. (Moncton), MA (Ottawa), PhD (Ottawa)

Office: McNally North 403
Email: marc.doucet@smu.ca
Phone: 902-491-8604

Marc Doucet is Chair of Political Science. He earned his PhD in political science from the University of Ottawa in 2000. His areas of research have included international relations theory, radical democracy, and the alter-globalization movement. His current research draws from recent literature on biopower and sovereign power in order to examine contemporary forms of international intervention. He is the author of Reforming 21st Century Peacekeeping Operations: Governmentalities of Security, Protection, and Police (London: Routledge, 2018) and the co-editor with Miguel de Larrinaga of Security and Global Governmentality: Globalization, Governance and the State (London: Routledge, 2010). He has published articles in Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding; Security Dialogue; Theory & Event: Contemporary Political Theory; Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, and Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations.

As Chair of the Department, he is the principal point of contact for students, the university administration and members of the community. In particular, students interested in majoring in political science are encouraged to contact him.

Teaching Focus

International Relations, International Organizations, the United Nations, Global Political Economy, Global Social Movements

Recent Administrative Appointments and Memberships

2017 -         Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Security and Development, Dalhousie University
2016 -         Member, Executive, International Development Studies (IDS), Saint Mary’s University
2014 -         Chairperson, Department of Political Science, Saint Mary’s University
2014 -         Member, Engagement Committee, Faculty of Arts, Saint Mary’s University
2014 -         Member, Editorial Board, Journal Critical Studies on Security
2000 -         Member, Programme Committee, International Development Studies (IDS), Saint Mary’s University
2016 - 2017 Member, Nomination Committee, Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA)
2016 - 2017 Admissions Committee, International Development Studies (IDS), Saint Mary’s University
2015 - 2016 Admissions Committee, International Development Studies (IDS), Saint Mary’s University
2015 - 2016 Member, Communications Committee, Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA)
2014 - 2016 Member, Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Arts, Saint Mary’s University
2013 - 2015 Board of Directors, Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA)
2013 - 2015 Chair, International Studies Association (ISA) Canada Graduate Student Paper Prize Jury
2012 - 2015 Research Fellow, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University
2012 - 2013 Past-President, International Studies Association (ISA) Canada region
2011 - 2012 President, International Studies Association (ISA) Canada region
2010 - 2011 Vice-President, International Studies Association (ISA) Canada region
2010 - 2011 Chair, Conference Fee Committee, International Studies Association (ISA) Canada region
2010 - 2011 Chair, Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) International Relations book prize jury
2009 - 2014 Founding member of the Canadian Critical Security Studies (CcSS) group
2009 - 2012 Research Fellow, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University
2008 - 2010 Board of Directors, Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA)
2008 - 2009 President, Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association (APPSA)
2008 - 2009 Member, Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Arts, Saint Mary’s University
2007 - 2009 Member at large, Executive of the International Studies Association (ISA), Canada Region
2004 - 2005 Member, ‘ad hoc group’ for the Killam Lecture Series’ Dalhousie University
2001 - 2006 Member, Senate Research Ethics Board, Saint Mary’s University
2000 - 2005 Member, Asian Studies Committee, Saint Mary’s University.

Scholarly Work

Peer-reviewed scholarly publications:

Doucet, Marc G. (2016). ‘Global Assemblages of Security Governance and Contemporary International Intervention’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 10 (1): 116-132.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2015). ‘Sovereign Power and the Biopolitics of Human Security’. In: Aradau, C. and Neal, A. (eds) Foucault and Security Studies: Beyond Biopolitics? Security Dialogue: Virtual Collection (available online only).

Doucet, Marc G. (2014a). ‘The International Order of Liberal Humanitarian Intervention: Multiple Book Review Essay’, International Studies Review 16 (3): 467-472.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2014b) ‘Security Sector Reform (SSR) and the War:Police Assemblages of International Interventions’, in Bachmann, Jan; Bell, Colleen; and Holmqvist, Caroline (eds.) War, Police and Assemblages of Intervention. London: Routledge.

Doucet, Marc G. (2013a). ‘Thinking Democracy beyond Regimes: ‘Untangling Political Analysis from the Nation-State’ in Plot, Martin (ed), Critical Explorations in Contemporary Thought: Claude Lefort. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (May 2013b). ‘Sovereign Power and the Bio-Politics of Human Security’, in Taylor Owen (ed) Human Security: Four-Volume Set. London: Sage Publications Ltd.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2012a). ‘Engaging Collaborative Writing Critically’ in Salter, M. B. and Mutlu, C.E. (eds.) Research Methods in Critical Security Studies: An Introduction. London: Routledge.

Doucet, Marc G. and Alexandra Dobrowolsky (2012b). ‘Redrawing Security, Politics, Law and Rights: Reflections on the Post 9/11 Decade’, Review of Constitutional Studies 16 (2): 129-137.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2010a), ‘Introduction:  the Global Governmentalization of Security and the Securitization of Global Governance’ in Doucet, M.G. and de Larrinaga, M. (eds.) Security and Global Governmentality: Globalization, Governance and the State. London: Routledge.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2010b), ‘Sovereign Power, Governmentality and Intervention: Reading Security Council Resolutions as Acts of Declaration’ in Doucet, M.G. and de Larrinaga, M. (eds.) Security and Global Governmentality: Globalization, Governance and the State. London: Routledge.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2010c), ‘Human Security and Human Life: Tracing Global Sovereign and Biopolitical Rule’, in Chandler, D. and Hynek, N. (eds.) Critical Perspectives on Human Security: Rethinking Emancipation and Power in International Relations. London: Routledge.

Doucet, Marc G., Alexandra Dobrowolsky and Sandra Rollings-Magnusson (2009). ‘Security, Insecurity, and Human Rights: Contextualizing Post- 9/11’, in Rollings-Magnusson, S. (ed) Anti-Terrorism: Security and Insecurity after 9/11’. Black Point Nova Scotia: Fernwood Press:13-31.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2008a). ‘Sovereign Power and the Biopolitics of Human Security’, Security Dialogue 39 (5): 497-517.

Doucet, Marc G. (2008b). ‘World Politics, the Alter-globalization Movement and the Question of Democracy’, in Hayday, M. and Hammond-Callaghan, M. (eds.) Mobilizations, Protests and Engagements: Canadian Perspectives on Social Movements. Black Point Nova Scotia: Fernwood Press. 

Doucet, Marc G. and Carlos Pessoa (2007). ‘Empire and the Terrain of Democracy’, Theory & Event. 10 (3): n.a.

Doucet, Marc G. (2005a). ‘Territoriality and the Democratic Paradox: The Hemispheric Social Alliance and its Alternatives for the Americas’, Contemporary Political Theory 4 (3): 275-295.

Doucet, Marc G. (2005b). ‘Child’s Play: The Political Imaginary of IR and Contemporary Popular Children’s Films’, Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations 19 (3): 289-306.

Doucet, Marc G. (2005c). ‘The Democratic Paradox and Cosmopolitan Democracy’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 34 (1): 137-155.

Doucet, Marc G. (2001). ‘The Possibility of Deterritorialising Democracy: Agonistic Democratic Politics and the APEC NGO Forums’, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 26 (3): 283-315.

Doucet, Marc G. (1999). ‘Standing Nowhere(?): Navigating the Third Route on the Question of Foundation in International Theory’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 28 (2): 289-310.

Refereed Conference Papers

Doucet, Marc G. (2017a). ‘The Biopolitics and Necropolitics of the UN’s Protection Agenda’. Paper presented at the 2017 International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland (February 22-25).

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2017b). ‘The Ends of Critical Security Studies? Rethinking Security’s Theologico-Political Foundation. Paper presented at the 2017 International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland (February 22-25).

Doucet, Marc G. (2016). ‘Police, Security and Resilience’. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), May 31 to June 2, Calgary.

Doucet, Marc G. (2015a). ‘Police, Security and Resilience’. Paper presented at the 2015 Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association (APPSA), September 25 to 27, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax.

Doucet, Marc G. (2015b). ‘The Security-Police Project of Contemporary International Intervention’. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), June 2-4, Ottawa.

Doucet, Marc G. (2015c). ‘Global Assemblages of Security Governance and Contemporary International Intervention’. Paper presented at the 2015 International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Lousiana (February 18-21).

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2015d). ‘The Ends of Critical Security Studies? Rethinking Security’s Political Foundation with Claude Lefort’. Paper presented at the 2015 International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Lousiana (February 18-21).

Doucet, Marc G. (2014a). ‘Mapping Contemporary International Interventions: Global Assemblages of Security Governance’. Paper presented at the 2014 annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2014b). ‘A Dog’s Breakfast: Democracy, Security, Sovereignty’. Paper presented at the 2014 annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (September 25-26, 2012a) (Invited). ‘Liberal Assemblages of International Interventions: Security Sector Reform (SSR) and the Military-Police Nexus’, presented at the ‘From Defeating the Enemy to Creating ‘Good Order’?: Exploring Military-Police Assemblages in Western Interventions’ workshop held at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2012b). ‘Liberal Assemblages of International Interventions: the Case of Security Sector Reform (SSR)’. Paper presented at the 2012 International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, California (March 31-April 4).

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2011a). ‘The Peacebuilding Commission’s ‘Strategic Frameworks’: Therapeutic Global Governmentality in-Formation’. Paper presented at the 2011 International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada (March 16-19).

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2011b). ‘The Peacebuilding Commission’s ‘Strategic Frameworks’: Therapeutic Global Governmentality in-Formation’. Paper presented at the 2011 annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada (May 16-18)

Doucet, Marc G. (2010). ‘The Global Governmentalization of Security and the Securitization of Global Governance’, Roundtable participant, 2010 International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans (February 16-20).

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2009a). ‘Human Security and Human Life: Tracing Global Sovereign and Biopolitical Rule’. Paper presented at the 2009 annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Ottawa, Canada (May 26-29). 

Doucet, Marc G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2009b). ‘Sovereign Power, Governmentality and Intervention’. Paper presented at the 2009 International Studies Association Annual Convention: New York, (February 15-18).

Doucet, Marc. G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2008a). ‘Sovereign Self-exceptionality and International Intervention: Reading Security Council Resolutions as Acts of Declaration’. Paper presented at the 2008 annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Vancouver, Canada (June 4, 5 & 6).

Doucet, Marc. G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2008b). ‘Human Security and the Securing of Human Life: Tracing Empire’s Sovereign and Biopolitical Rule’. Paper presented at the 2008 International Studies Association Annual Convention: San Francisco, California (March 26-29).

Doucet, Marc. G. and Miguel de Larrinaga (2007). ‘Global Governmentality, Biopower, Sovereign Power and the Human Security Discourse’. Paper presented at the 2007 International Studies Association Annual Convention Chicago, Illinois (February 28th - March 3rd).

Doucet, Marc. G. and Carlos Pessoa (2005a). ‘Empire and the Possibility of Democracy’, International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference, San Diego, March 21-25.

Doucet, Marc G. (2004a). ‘Theorizing Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony: Radical Democracy and the World Social Forums’, International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference, Montreal, March 16-21.

Doucet, Marc G. (2004b). ‘The Democratic Paradox and Cosmopolitan Democracy’, Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association (APPSA) Annual Meeting, September 24-26, Université de Moncton, Moncton.

Doucet, Marc G. (2003). “Cosmopolitan Democracy and the Problem of Territoriality”, Interdisciplinary Colloquium: Crossing the Borders of Territoriality, University of Ottawa, October 17-18.

Doucet, Marc G. (2003). ‘Deterritorialising the Democratic Imaginary: The Hemispheric Social Alliance and its Alternatives for the Americas’, Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) 75th Annual Meeting, May 30, 31, June 1, Dalhousie University, Halifax.

Doucet, Marc G. (2001). ‘Theorising Globalisation as a Discourse on the Social’, Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) 73rd Annual Meeting May 29, Québec City.

Doucet, Marc G. (2000). ‘The Possibility of Deterritorialising Democracy: Agonistic Democratic Politics and the APEC NGO forums’, Joint Meetings: Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) 72nd Annual Meeting and Société québecoise de science politique (SQSP) Annual Meeting, July 29, 30, 31 and August 1st, Québec City.

Doucet, Marc G. (1998). ‘Can We Stand Nowhere? Navigating the Third Route on the Question of Foundation in International Theory’, Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) 70th Annual Meeting, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario.

Non-Refereed Scholarly Publications

Doucet, Marc G. (2014.). ‘The August 29th UK Government Legal Note on Syria: Who is the sovereign?’, blog entry, CriticalSecurity.ca.

Doucet, Marc G. (2013). ‘Halifax Barrier Fence’, blog entry, CriticalSecurity.ca.

Doucet, Marc G. (2007). Review of Pierre Manent, ‘A World beyond Politics? A Defense of the Nation-State, Canadian Journal of Political Science 40, no. 5: 1082-84.

Doucet, Marc G. (2004a). Review of Christian Deblock (ed), ‘L’organisation mondiale du commerce: où s’en va la mondialisation?’, Canadian Journal of Political Science 37, no. 3 : 783-785.

Doucet, Marc G. (2004b). ‘Review of Michel Seymour (ed), Etats-nations, multinations et organisations supranationales’, Canadian Journal of Political Science 36, no. 5: 1125-1127.

Doucet, Marc G. (2003).  ‘Review of Peter Waterman, Globalisation, Social Movements and the New Internationalisms’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 31, no. 3: 715-717.

Doucet, Marc G. (2002a). ‘Review of Bonnie Honig, Democracy and the ForeignerPolitique et sociétés 21, no. 3: 189-194.

Doucet, Marc G. (2002b). ‘Review of Chantal Mouffe, The Democratic ParadoxPolitique et sociétés 21, no. 1: 140-143.

Doucet, Marc G. (1999). and Miguel de Larrinaga, ‘Straddling the PhD. Candidate/ Sessional Lecturer Divide: Politicizing the Undefined Status Created In-Between the Future and the “Future is Now”, CPSA Bulletin 28, no.1: 28-31.