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Jeffrey Monaghan

Assistant Professor

Degrees:Ph.D. (Sociology), Queen's University
Phone:613-520-2600 x 7018
Email:Jeffrey.Monaghan@carleton.ca
Office:C576 Loeb Building
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Research Interests

  • Security governance
  • Policing
  • Surveillance of social movements
  • Settler colonial studies
  • Social movements studies
  • Globalization of surveillance and security practices

About

Jeffrey Monaghan is an Assistant Professor at Carleton’s Institute for Criminology and Criminal Justice (ICCJ). He has a PhD in Sociology from Queen’s University. His research examines practices of security governance, policing, and surveillance.

Jeff is a member of the Editorial Board of the new, open-access and interdisciplinary journal called Criminological Encounters; as well as the Book Review editor at the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons.  He is currently on the research team of the SSHRC Partnerships grant project Big Data and Surveillance, run out of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University.

Active research projects include: the globalization of surveillance/security and the role of Canadian expertise in the export of security techniques/technologies; the surveillance of social movements with a focus on environmental and indigenous movements; knowledge construction practices associated with contemporary policing of ‘radicalization’; and domestic security governance in the context of the ‘war on terror.’ A further area of research relates to the historical development of policing practices in Canada, with a focus on the late 19th century North-West Territories.

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Books

Security Aid: Canada and the Development Regime of Security (2017)

Canada is actively involved through various agencies in the domestic affairs of countries in the Global South. Over time, these practices – rationalized as a form of humanitarian assistance − have become increasingly focused on enhancing regimes of surveillance, policing, prisons, border control, and security governance.

Drawing on an array of previously classified materials and interviews with security experts, Security Aid presents a critical analysis of the securitization of humanitarian aid. Jeffrey Monaghan demonstrates that, while Canadian humanitarian assistance may be framed around altruistic ideals, these ideals are subordinate to two overlapping objectives: the advancement of Canada’s strategic interests and the development of security states in the “underdeveloped” world. Through case studies of the major aid programs in Haiti, Libya, and Southeast Asia, Security Aid provides a comprehensive analysis and reinterpretation of Canada’s foreign policy agenda and its role in global affairs.

Recent Publications

Monaghan, Jeffrey and Kevin Walby (2017). “Surveillance of Environment Movements in Canada: Critical Infrastructure Protection and the Petro-Security Apparatus,” Contemporary Justice Review, online first.
Crosby, Andrew and Jeffrey Monaghan (2016). “Settler colonialism and the policing of Idle No More,” Social Justice, 43(2): 37-57.
Monaghan, Jeffrey and Adam Molnar (2016). “Radicalisation theories, policing practices, and ‘the future of terrorism?’,” Critical Studies on Terrorism, 9(3): 393–413.
Monaghan, Jeffrey (2016). “Security Development and the Palestinian Authority: An examination of the “Canadian Factor’,” Conflict, Security and Development, 16(2): 125-143.
Monaghan, Jeffrey (2015). “Four Barriers to Access to Information: Perspectives of a Frequent User,” in Brownlee, Jamie and Kevin Walby (eds) Access to Information and Social Justice in Canada. Winnipeg: Arbiter Ring.
Monaghan, Jeffrey (2015). “Criminal justice policy transfer and prison counter-radicalization: Examining Canadian participation in the Roma-Lyon Group,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 30(3): 381-400.
Monaghan, Jeffrey (2014). “Security Traps and Discourses of Radicalization: Mapping the Surveillance of Muslims in Canada,” Surveillance and Society, 12(4): 485-501.
Monaghan, Jeffrey (2013). “Mounties in the Frontier: Circulations, Anxieties, and Myths of Settler Colonial Policing in Canada,” Journal of Canadian Studies, 47(1): 122-148.
Monaghan, Jeffrey (2013). “Settler Governmentality and Racializing Surveillance in Canada’s North-West,” Canadian Journal of Sociology, 38(4): 487-508.
Monaghan, Jeffrey (2013). “Terror Carceralism: Surveillance, (in)Security Proliferation, and de/Civilization,” Punishment and Society, 15(1):3-22.
Cochrane, DT and Jeffrey Monaghan (2013). “‘A Degree of Control’: Corporations and the Struggle Against South African Apartheid,” in Di Muzio, Tim (editor) The Capitalist Mode of Power: Critical Engagements with the Power Theory of Value. Routledge/RIPE: Studies in Political Economy.
Monaghan, Jeffrey and Kevin Walby (2012). “‘… They Attacked the City’: Security Intelligence, the Sociology of Protest Policing, and the Anarchist Threat at the 2010 Toronto G20 Summit,” Current Sociology, 60(5): 653-671.
Crosby, Andy and Jeffrey Monaghan (2012). “Settler Governmentality and the Algonquin of Barriere Lake,” Security Dialogue 43(5): 420-437. (Special Issue: Governing (in)Security in the Post-Colonial World).
Monaghan, Jeffrey and Kevin Walby (2012). “Making up ‘Terror Identities’: Security Intelligence, Canada’s Integrated Threat Assessment Centre, and Social Movement Suppression,” Policing and Society, 22(2):133-155.
Monaghan, Jeffrey and Yavar Hameed (2012). “Accessing Dirty Data: Methodological Strategies for Social Problems Researchers,” in Brokering Access: Politics, Power and Freedom of Information in Canada, (eds.) Larsen, Mike and Kevin Walby. Vancouver: UBC Press, pp142-168.
Monaghan, Jeff and DT Cochrane (2012). “Fight to Win! Empiricizing Political-Economic Disruption Campaigns,” in An Economy of Sustainability: Anarchist Economics (eds.) Nocella, Anthony J. II, Deric Shannon, and John Asimakopoulos. Oakland: AK Press, pp 95-116.
Walby, Kevin and Jeffrey Monaghan (2011). “‘Haitian Paradox’ or Dark Side of the Security-Development Nexus? Canada’s Role in the Securitization of Haiti, 2004-2009,” Alternatives, 36(4): 273-287.
Walby, Kevin and Jeff Monaghan (2011). “Private Eyes and Public Order: Policing and Surveillance in the Suppression of Animal Rights Activists in Canada,” Social Movement Studies, 10(1): 21-37.
Walby, Kevin and Jeff Monaghan (2010). “Policing Proliferation: The Militarization of Police and Atomic Energy Canada Limited’s Nuclear Response Forces,” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 52(2): 117-145.
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