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Dr Naylor is Departmental Lecturer in Diplomatic Studies at ODID and Deputy Director of the G20 Research Group, London.
Dr Naylor’s work examines questions of status and group membership in international politics. He is developing a theory of ‘International Social Closure’ that improves our ability to analyse inclusion in international society, offering stratification as the key concept for understanding contemporary global order. His work proposes new insights to improve the English School’s understanding of international society, its expansion, and its reproduction; in so doing, his work also addresses limitations in the global governance and diplomacy literatures concerned with clubs and networks
Previously, Dr Naylor was a Research Fellow within the Twenty-First Century Concert of Powers Research Group, the Lecturer in Politics at Christ Church, Oxford, and a Visiting Researcher at Sciences Po, Paris.
Prior to his academic career Dr Naylor was a Foreign Policy Analyst and Advisor for the Government of Canada. In 2008 he was awarded the Canadian Public Service Award of Excellence by the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet in recognition of his work. In his final post he served as an Officer at the Canadian High Commission in London.