Originally qualifying and practising as an industrial chemist, in mid-career Dr Waring switched emphasis to management and social sciences. In 1994, he gained a PhD from Westminster University for an ethnographic study of the management of change in three organisations. From 1986 to 2016 full-time, he was a risk management consultant on a range of corporate, strategic and operational risk issues to government departments, institutions, and large corporations, in fourteen countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and North America.
He was variously Adjunct Professor in Corporate Risk, Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, Hong Kong Baptist University (2006-2008); International Consultant, Public Safety Research Unit, Tsinghua University, Beijing (2005-2007); Visiting Professor in Corporate Risk, China Institute of Directors, Shanghai (2005-2007).
His contribution to European University Cyprus began in 2011 and he was Visiting Professor at EUC CERIDES 2014-2016 and subsequently Adjunct Professor to date (https://cerides.euc.ac.cy). During his time at CERIDES, he has developed a research interest in the radical-right, authoritarianism, and extremism, including their risk implications for multiple parties. He was editor and a contributor to the two-volume anthology The New Authoritarianism: A Risk Analysis of the Alt-Right Phenomenon (2018, 2019 Ibidem Verlag ), and similarly Vol 3 due for publication in Spring 2021. He has also published a number of articles in double-blind peer-reviewed journals, as well as regular contributions to CARR Insight blog.
Areas of Specialism
- Radical-right ideology and practice in the US and Europe including Britain.
- Authoritarianism and its effects, especially relating to the radical-right.
- Risk analysis and evaluation, including manifestations of radical-right ideology and practice in the areas of governance, policy, political movements, corporate entities, populism and impacts on society and minorities.
- Radical-right impacts on, and implications for, the broad-based security domain.
- Iran and its transition to an ʽeconomy without oil‘, including its 40-year standoff with the US, and its resistance to the radical-right Iran policy of the US Trump administration, including the latter’s contribution to Islamophobia.
- Articles 2015-2020
- Boustras, G. and Waring, A. (2020). Towards a reconceptualisation of safety and security, their interactions, and policy requirements, in a 21st century context. Safety Science, 132, Dec 2020, article 104942 (available online September 9, 2020). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753520303398
- Waring, A. (2020). The dark money that fuels radical right ideology. CARR Insight Blog, August 19, 2020. (Previously published in Rantt Media August 7, 2020. https://twitter.com/RanttMedia/status/1291462539033935873).
- Waring, A. (2020). The similarities in far-right Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. CARR Insight Blog, July 27, 2020.
- Waring, A. (2020). Impacts of Islamophobia on some Muslims in two Western countries. CARR Insight Blog, May 21, 2020.
- Waring, A. (2020). Radical-right demonization of Soleimani and Iran: Islamophobic weaponry in the public sphere. CARR Insight Blog, February 11, 2020.
- Waring, A. (2019). Jekyll-and-Hyde: what creates a far-right supporter? CARR Insight Blog, Part 1 12 December 2019, Part 2 December 13, 2019.
- Waring, A. (2019). The new authoritarianism and the glorification of amoral calculation. CARR Insight Blog, October 1, 2019.
- Waring, A. (2019). The five pillars of occupational safety & health in a context of authoritarian socio-political climates. Safety Science, 117, 152-163. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753519301237.
- Waring, A. (2017). Confronting Iran: jaw-jaw or war-war? Fair Observer, April 13, 2017. https://www.fairobserver.com.
- Waring, A. (2016). The new authoritarianism. The Risk Watch column. Financial Mirror, November 23-29, 2016, page 7.
- Waring, A. (2016). Extremist threats to democracy. The Risk Watch column. Financial Mirror, September 21-27, 2016, page 7.
- Waring, A. (2015). Managerial and non-technical factors in the development of human-created disasters: a review and research agenda. Safety Science, 79, 254-267.
- Waring, A. (2015). Goodwill to all men. The Risk Watch column. Financial Mirror, December 23-29, 2015, page 7.
- Books and Book Chapters 2015-2020 (examples)
- Waring, A. (ed). (2019). The New Authoritarianism Vol 2: A Risk Analysis of the European Alt-Right Phenomenon (Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag).
- Waring, A. Brexit and the Alt-Right agenda in the UK, 95-120.
- Waring, A. A risk analysis and assessment of the European Alt-Right and its effects, 313-345.
- Waring, A. and Paxton, R. Psychological aspects of the Alt-Right phenomenon, 61-91.
- Waring, A. and Paxton, R. Potential strategies to limit the Alt-Right threat, 375-411.
- Waring, A. (ed). (2018). The New Authoritarianism Vol 1: A Risk Analysis of the US Alt-Right Phenomenon (Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag).
- Waring, A. Defining the evolving Alt-Right, 35-51.
- Waring, A. The Alt-Right and US foreign policy, 95-120.
- Waring, A. The Alt-Right anti-Iran project, 207-245.
- Waring, A. The Alt-Right, environmental issues, and global warming, 273-301.
- Waring, A. A risk analysis and assessment of the US Alt-Right and its effects, 365-402.
- Waring, A. and Paxton, R. Psychological aspects of the Alt-Right phenomenon, 53-82.
- Waring, A. and Paxton, R. Potential strategies to limit the Alt-Right threat, 425-459 .
- His earlier books include Managing Risk: Critical Issues for Survival and Success into the 21st Century (Waring and Glendon, 1998), Corporate Risk and Governance (2013), and Practical Systems Thinking (1996).
Dr Waring will consider opportunities to participate in research, writing or consulting assignments, whether remunerated or pro bono.