David is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Geography and Sociology at Strathclyde University. He is widely known for his writings on propaganda, spin and lobbying as well as for his expertise on 'terrorism', conflict in Ireland and Iraq, global power-politics and the Scottish political scene.
His current research interests include propaganda and the 'war on terror', corporate communications, corporate power, lobbying, the strategic use of science, corporate influences on academic work, spin and the decline of democratic governance. He regularly writes for popular media outlets as well as academic publications.
David is co-founder and co-editor of Spinwatch, a website devoted to public interest reporting on spin and propaganda. He also moderates the Media Watch and Public Interest Research Network e-mail lists and is an advisor to the BRussels Tribunal on Iraq, the Centre for Investigative Journalism based at City University, London and UKWatch.
His publications include:
(2007) Thinker, Faker, Spinner, Spy: Corporate PR and the Assault on Democracy, Edited by William Dinan and David Miller;
(2005) Arguments Against G8 , London: Pluto,Hubbard, Gill and Miller, David;
(2004) Tell Me lies: Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq , London: Pluto;
(2001) Open Scotland? Journalists, Spin Doctors and Lobbyists . Edinburgh: Polygon;
(2001) Market Killing: What Capitalism does and what Social Scientists can do about it. London: Longman.