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David Mason

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David Mason is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University, UK.  Prior to his retirement, he was Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences at NTU and had corporate responsibility for research and research degree matters.  He has previously worked at the University of Plymouth, the University of Leicester and the University College of North Wales, Bangor.

Areas of expertise

  • Recruitment and retention of military personnel
  • Military diversity policy
  • Recruitment of minority ethnic personnel to the armed forces
  • Non-citizen service in national armed forces
  • Ethnicity and ethnic difference

Selected publications

  • Christopher Dandeker and David Mason (2011) ‘Echoes of empire: addressing gaps in recruitment and retention in the British army by diversifying recruitment pools’, in Tibor Szvircsev Tresch and Christian Leuprecht (eds.) Europe without Soldiers? Recruitment and Retention across the Armed Forces of Europe, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press
  • David Mason and Christopher Dandeker (2009) ‘Evolving UK policy on diversity in the armed services: multiculturalism and its discontents’, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 47(4), 2009, pp. 393–410
  • Christopher Dandeker and David Mason (2007) ‘Ethnic diversity in the British armed forces’, in Joseph Soeters and Jan van de Meulen (eds.) Cultural Diversity in the Armed Forces, Routledge, Cass Military Studies
  • David Mason ed. (2003) Explaining Ethnic Differences: Changing Patterns of Disadvantage in Britain (ed.) Policy Press
  • Christopher Dandeker and David Mason (2003) 'Diversifying the uniform?: the participation of minority ethnic groups in the British armed services', Armed Forces and Society, Vol. 29(4)
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