Doctor David Walton

Doctor David Walton

SENIOR LECTURER,
Arts (SoHCA)

Biography

David Walton is a Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies and International Relations. His research interests are at the intersection of international relations and diplomatic history. David is particularly focused on post-war Australian foreign policy towards the Asia Pacific region and specifically Australia-Japan political and security relations. Prior to his appointment at UWS, David taught in the School of Asian and International Studies at Griffith University and the Department of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. David has been a visiting fellow at four universities in Japan (Seikei, Nanzan, Tokyo Keizai and Tokyo University).  In 2014, David was a visiting professor at the University of Seoul and then a Japan Foundation Fellow in the School of Law and Politics, Tokyo University. He is fascinated by the Asian region (and Japan in particular) and passionate about internationalising students through travel opportunities. 

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Qualifications

  • MSocSc University of Queensland
  • BA Griffith University
  • PhD University of Queensland

Awards

  • Australia-Japan Foundation Travelling scholarship 2006-06-20
  • Japan Foundation Fellowship 2014-09-15

Interests

  • Diplomatic History
  • International Relations

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Arts (SoHCA)

Committees

  • School Academic Committee
  • School Higher Degree Research Committee
  • Academic Senate sub-committee Honours

Contact

Email: D.Walton@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9357
Mobile:
Location: EQ.1.27
Parramatta
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 100277 Politics of Australia and Asia Relations, 2014

Publications

Books

  • Walton, D. (2012), 'Australia, Japan and Southeast Asia: Early Post-War Initiatives in Regional Diplomacy', : Nova 9781614708117.
  • Llewelyn, J., Walton, D. and Kikkawa, G. (2009), 'A Pacifist State in a Hostile Region: Japan and Post-War Conflict in Southeast Asia', : Nova Science Publishers 9781606923306.

Chapters in Books

  • Walton, D. (2016), 'Juggling triads : Australian foreign policy towards Japan and China', Toward a More Amicable Asia-Pacific Region: Japan's Roles, University Press of America 9780761866787.
  • Walton, D. and Akimoto, D. (2013), 'The human security agenda : Australia and Japan', New Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific: China, Japan and Australia, Ashgate 9781409456780.
  • Walton, D. (2012), 'The role of Prime Ministers in Australian foreign policy : a case study of Japan', An Anthology of Contending Views on International Security, Nova Science 9781619428089.
  • Walton, D. (2012), 'Australian foreign policy towards Japan : weighing the bureaucratic process', Bilateral Persepectives on Regional Security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region, Palgrave 9780230279018.
  • Walton, D. (2012), 'Australia and Japan : toward a full security partnership?', Japan's Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment, World Scientific 9789814368735.
  • Walton, D. (2010), 'Japan and Central Asia', The New Central Asia: The Regional Impact of International Actors, World Scientific 9789814287562.
  • Walton, D. (2007), 'Australia and Japan: Challenges and Opportunities', Trading on Alliance Security:Australia in World Affairs 2001-2005, Oxford University Press 9780195550566.
  • Walton, D. (2007), 'Australia - Japan and the region: the West New Guinea dispute, 1952 - 1962', Japan's Future in East Asia and the Pacific, Asia Pacific Press 9780731538157.
  • Walton, D. (2006), 'Australia-Japan and the Region, 1952-65 : the Beginnings of security policy networks', Japan, Australia and Asia-Pacific Security, Routledge (Taylor & Francis Ltd ) 0415381398.

Journal Articles

  • Walton, D. (2010), 'The role of Prime Ministers in Australia-Japan relations : Howard and Rudd', The Round Table: The Journal of Commonwealth Affairs, vol 99, no 409 , pp 429 - 437.
  • Walton, D. (2008), 'Australia and Japan : towards a new security partnership', Japanese Studies, vol 28, no 1 , pp 73 - 86.
  • Walton, D. (2006), 'Future directions in Australia-Japan relations : an Australian perspective', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol 60, no 4 , pp 598 - 606.
  • Walton, D. (2004), 'Japan and East Timor: Implications for the Australia-Japan Relationship', Japanese Studies, vol 24, no 2 , pp 233 - 246.

Research

David Walton's research interests intersect the areas of foreign policy and diplomatic history.  He is particularly interested in Australian post-war foreign policy towards Japan and the Asia Pacific more generally.  David has published two books as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles on this topic.  He has also reviewed books for Routledge and State University of New York and was a member of the executive of Japanese Studies Association of Australia between 2004 and 2009. He was political science editor for Japanese Studies (2004 - 2012) is currently international relations editor for Asian Studies Review.

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Previous Projects

Title: Australia-Japan and the Region: The East Timor Crisis, 1999
Years: 2001-07-01 - 2002-06-30
ID: P0010122
Western Researchers: David Walton
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Juggling Triads: Australia's foreign policy towards Japan and China [no funding to UWS]
Years: 2014-09-01 - 2015-01-31
ID: P00021933
Western Researchers: David Walton
Funding:
  • The Japan Foundation

Supervision

Doctor Walton is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Reassessing the Anzus Alliance: Strategy and Diplomacy between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, 1945 - 1956
Field of Research: HISTORY; OTHER SOCIETY AND CULTURE
Title: Australia's Foreign Investment Review and its Perception of "National Interest"
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Emergence of the modern library in China: the case of the Metropolitan Library in Beijing 1909-1919
Field of Research: EDUCATION NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
Thesis: EDUCATIONAL REFORM AND THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN LIBRARIES IN CHINA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE METROPOLITAN LIBRARY OF BEIJING, 1909-1937
Title: NGOS AS NORM - CONSTRUCTORS: The Human Rights Activism of Asian NGOS and their Role in Shaping the Regional Human Rights Discourse
Field of Research: STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Thesis: NGOS AS NORM - CONSTRUCTORS: The Human Rights Activism of Asian NGOS and their Role in Shaping the Regional Human Rights Discourse
Title: 'Negative Pacifism' and 'Positive Pacifism': Japan's Changing Security Identity and Implications for International Peace and Security
Field of Research: STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Thesis: 'Negative Pacifism' and 'Positive Pacifism': Japan's Changing Security Identity and Implications for International Peace and Security
Title: Paper Tiger? A Study of the Effectiveness of the United Nations Security Council
Field of Research: POLITICAL SCIENCE
Thesis: Paper Tiger? A Study of the Effectiveness of the United Nations Security Council
Title: The Role of the Commander in Chief: An Examination in American History from Washington to Obama
Field of Research:
Thesis: The Role of the Commander in Chief: An Examination in American History from Washington to Obama

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