Since joining Sheffield Hallam University (then Sheffield City Polytechnic) as a postdoctoral research associate in March 1983, I have been involved in two principal areas of research: the policing of public disorder; and the social implications both of the 1984-85 miners' strike, and the pit closure programme occurring in its wake. I became Head of the CCRC in February 2008 and was Chair of our Faculty Research Ethics Committee from July 2007 to September 2013.
My initial reason for coming to Sheffield was to work on an ESRC-funded project on 'Communication processes within and around flashpoints of public disorder'. This research focus on the policing of riots, disorderly demonstrations and picket-line confrontations was pivotal to the development of the 'Flashpoints Model of Public Disorder', with which I have since become widely associated, and was the springboard for a succession of related research projects and publications based on case studies in the UK, United States, Canada and France. From March 2011 to July 2013, I acted as External Evaluator for the EU-funded GODIAC project, in which academics and police officers set out to produce a more permissive and less confrontational common European approach to protest policing.
Due to its heavy concentration on events during the miners' dispute, the original 'flashpoints' study also stimulated an abiding research interest in the post-strike experience of mining communities, reflected in back-to-back ESRC-funded projects which looked, firstly at the consequences of the strike for community relations, and then on the human impacts of the contraction and subsequent regeneration of the mining industry.
I recently completed a 100-year social history of the former Fryston Colliery football team (West Yorkshire). This study was instrumental in helping us secure an AHRC All Our Stories grant, on the basis of which we were able to design and get financial support (from the Heritage Lottery Fund) for local groups seeking to develop a heritage website for Fryston and a DVD commemorating the exploits of the village football team.
Science, Technology and Arts
MCSEVENY, Kerry and WADDINGTON, David (2017). Case studies in crisis communication: some pointers to best practice. In: AKHGAR, Babak, WADDINGTON, Dave and STANIFORTH, Andrew, (eds.) Application of social media in crisis management : advanced science and technologies for security applications. Transactions on computational science and computational intelligence . Springer. (In Press)
WADDINGTON, David (2016). From 'iron fists' to 'bunches of fives': A critical reflection on dialogue (or liaison) approaches to policing political protest. European Police Science and Research Bulletin (1), 30-43.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2016). Policing political protest: lessons of best practice from a major English city. In: PRITCHARD, David and PAKES, Francis, (eds.) Riot, Unrest and Protest on the Global Stage. London, Palgrave Macmillan, 12-32.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2015). Public order policing in South Yorkshire, 1984-2011: the case for a permissive approach to crowd control. In: DRURY, John and SCOTT, Clifford, (eds.) Crowds in the 21st century: perspectives from contemporary social science. Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences . London, Routledge.
JEFFERY, Bob, IBRAHIM, Joseph and WADDINGTON, David (2015). Politics, consumption or nihilism: protest and disorder after the global crash. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, 2 (2), 1-4.
MORAN, Matthew and WADDINGTON, Dave (2015). Recent riots in the UK and France: causes and commonalities. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, 2 (2), 57-73.
MORAN, Matthew and WADDINGTON, Dave (2015). Comparaison des causes et significations sous-jacentes des émeutes françaises de 2005 et des émeutes anglaises de 2011. Agora débats/jeunesses, 70 (2), 111-125.
BREWSTER, Benjamin, AKHGAR, Babak, STANIFORTH, Andrew, WADDINGTON, Dave, ANDREWS, Simon and JOHNSON, Kayleigh (2014). Towards a model for the integration of knowledge management in law enforcement agencies. International journal of electronic security and digital forensics, 6 (1), 1-17.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2013). Coal, goals and ashes : Fryston Colliery's pursuit of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup. Pontefract, Route Publishing.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2013). Urban riots in Europe, post-2000. In: SNOW, David A, DELLA PORTA, Donatella, KLANDERMANS, Bert and MCADAM, Doug, (eds.) The The Wiley-blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences . Chicester, John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2013). A ‘kinder blue’: analysing the police management of the Sheffield anti-‘Lib Dem’ protest of March 2011. Policing and Society, 23 (1), 46-64.
GORRINGE, Hugo, ROSIE, Michael, WADDINGTON, Dave and KOMINOU, Margarita (2012). Facilitating ineffective protest? : the policing of the 2009 Edinburgh NATO protests. Policing and Society, 22 (2), 115-132.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2012). Émeutes en Grande-Bretagne et en France : une comparaison. Cités, 50 (2), 29-37.
WADDINGTON, Dave and MCSEVENY, Kerry (2012). Terrorism and the risk society. In: BENNETT, Simon, (ed.) Innovative thinking in risk, crisis, and disaster management. Farnham, Surrey, Gower Publishing, 41-58.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2012). The law of moments : understanding the flashpoint that ignited the riots. Criminal Justice Matters, 87 (1), 6-7.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2011). Public order policing in South Yorkshire, 1984-2011: the case for a permissive approach to crowd control. Contemporary social science, 6 (3), 309-324.
MCSEVENY, Kerry and WADDINGTON, Dave (2011). Up close and personal : the interplay between information technology and human agency in the policing of the 2011 Sheffield Anti-Lib Dem protes. In: AKHGAR, Babak and YATES, Simeon, (eds.) Intelligence management : knowledge driven frameworks for combating terrorism and organized crime. Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing . Springer, 199-212.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2011). Policing the British G8 protests: a contextualized analysis. In: KNUTSSON, Johannes and MADENSEN, Tamara D., (eds.) Preventing crowd violence. Crime Prevention Studies (26). Boulder, Co., Lynne Rienner, 95-114.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2010). Applying the flashpoints model of public disorder to the 2001 Bradford riot. The British Journal of Criminology, 50 (2), 342-359.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2010). Approche comparative et pluridimensionnelle des émeutes en France et en Grande Bretagne. In: MUCCHIELLI, Laurent and CRETTIEZ, Xavier, (eds.) Les violences politiques en Europe : Un état des lieux. La Découverte, 177-194.
WADDINGTON, Dave, KING, Mike and JOBARD, Fabien (2009). Introduction and overview: the British and French riots. In: WADDINGTON, Dave, KING, Mike and JOBARD, Fabien, (eds.) Rioting in the UK and France : a comparative analysis. Cullompton, Devon, Willan, 3-12.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2009). A North American example: the 2001 Cincinnati riot and a subsequent peacemaking initiative,. In: WADDINGTON, Dave, (ed.) Rioting in the UK and France : a comparative analysis. Cullompton, Devon, Willan, 203-215.
WADDINGTON, David, JOBARD, Fabian and KING, Mike, eds. (2009). Rioting in the UK and France: A comparative analysis. Cullompton, Devon, Willan.
WADDINGTON, Dave and KING, Mike (2009). Theoretical orientations: lessons of UK riots of the 1980s and 1990s. In: WADDINGTON, Dave, KING, Mike and JOBARD, Fabien, (eds.) Rioting in the UK and France : a comparative analysis. Cullompton, Devon, Willan, 13-26.
WADDINGTON, Dave and KING, Mike (2009). Identifying common causes of UK and French riots occuring since the 1980's. The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, 48 (3), 245-256.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2008). The madness of the mob? Explaining the ‘irrationality’ and destructiveness of crowd violence. Sociology Compass, 2 (2), 675-687.
WADDINGTON, Dave and KING, Mike (2007). The impact of the local: Police public-order strategies during the G8 justice and home affairs ministerial meetings. Mobilization, 12 (4), 417-430.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2007). Seattle and its aftershock : some implications for theory and practice. Policing, 1 (4), 380-389.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2005). ‘With a little help from our friends’: The role of new solidarities and alliances in the remaking of Warsop Vale. Capital and Class, 29 (3), 201-225.
KING, Mike and WADDINGTON, Dave (2005). Flashpoints revisited : a critical application to the policing of anti-globalization protest. Policing and Society, 15 (3), 255-282.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2004). ‘Making the Difference’ in Warsop Vale : the impact of government regeneration policy and community development on a Nottinghamshire ex-mining community. Social Policy and Society, 3 (1), 21-31.
KING, Mike and WADDINGTON, Dave (2004). Coping with disorder? : the changing relationship between police public order strategy and practice—a critical analysis of the Burnley Riot. Policing and Society, 14 (2), 118-137.
WADDINGTON, Dave (2003). Developing coalfields communities : breathing new life into Warsop Vale. Bristol, Policy Press.
WADDINGTON, Dave and PARRY, D. (2003). Managing industrial decline: the lessons of a decade of research on industrial contraction and regeneration in Britain and other EU coal producing countries. Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Transactions. Section A: Mining Technology, 112 (1), A47-A56.
WADDINGTON, Dave, CRITCHER, Chas, DICKS, Bella and PARRY, David (2001). Out of the ashes? : the social impact of industrial contraction and regeneration on Britain's mining communities. Regions and cities, 25 . London, Routledge.
CRITCHER, Chas, PARRY, David and WADDINGTON, Dave (1999). Regulation, restructuring and regeneration in coalfields : three European cases. In: EDWARDS, Paul K and ELGER, Tony, (eds.) The global economy, national states and the regulation of labour. London, Routledge, 87-110.
WADDINGTON, Dave (1998). Waddington versus Waddington : public order theory on trial. Theoretical Criminology, 2 (3), 373-394.
WADDINGTON, Dave, PARRY, D. and CRITCHER, C. (1998). Keeping the Red Flag Flying? A comparative study of two worker takeovers in the British deep coalmining industry, 1992-1996. Work, employment and society, 12 (2), 317-349.
WADDINGTON, Dave, CRITCHER, Chas and DICKS, Bella (1998). 'All jumbled up' : employed women with unemployed husbands. In: POPAY, Jennie, HEARN, Jeff and EDWARDS, Jeanette, (eds.) Men, gender divisions and welfare. London, Routledge, 231-256.
DICKS, Bella, WADDINGTON, Dave and CRITCHER, Chas (1998). Redundant men and overburdened women : local service providers and the construction of gender in ex-mining communities. In: POPAY, Jennie, HEARN, Jeff and EDWARDS, Jeanette, (eds.) Men, gender divisions and welfare. London, Routledge, 287-311.
PARRY, D., WADDINGTON, Dave and CRITCHER, C. (1997). Industrial relations in the privatized mining industry. British Journal Of Industrial Relations, 35 (2), 173-196.
CRITCHER, Chas, SCHUBERT, Klaus and WADDINGTON, Dave, eds. (1995). Regeneration of the coalfield area : Anglo-German perspectives. London, Pinter.
WADDINGTON, Dave, DICKS, B. and CRITCHER, C. (1994). Community responses to pit closure in the post-strike era. Community development journal, 29 (2), 141-150.
WADDINGTON, Dave (1992). Contemporary issues in public disorder : a comparative and historical approach. London, Routledge.
WADDINGTON, Dave, WYKES, Maggie and CRITCHER, Chas (1991). Split at the seams? : community, continuity and change after the 1984-5 coal dispute. Milton Keynes, Open University Press.
Currently supervising 3 PhD students
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