McLean, Craig Books

Craig McLean is a senior lecturer in the division of Politics at History at Northumbria University. He completed his Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations at Newcastle University.

Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union: Diverging Responses in Germany and the United Kingdom
2008 0-7734-4996-5
Contributes original material, taken from interview transcripts, on the under- researched German fishing industry.

Precautionary Principle in International Relations: Constructing Foreign and Defense Policy in an Age of Uncertainty
2012 0-7734-2940-9
Written in response to the Bush Administration’s aggressive rhetoric previous to and during the Iraq War, this book addresses the key issues relating to Precautionary Principles on defense policies regarding pre-emptive war. Policymakers in the West seem prone to use these tactics when they feel there is certainly an outside threat to national security, and even when the threat is miniscule, after 9/11 American leaders in particular seem to err on the side of caution. Knowing the difference between a certain threat, a risky pre-emptive attack, and uncertainty could have informed public debate in significant ways. This theory is necessary now more than ever because our world system faces new and unknown threats that must be mediated by an international order.