Notes on contributors
in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific


Edward Aspinall is a Fellow in Indonesian Politics in the Department of Political and Social Change, RSPAS, at the Australian National University. He is the author of Opposing Suharto: Compromise, resistance and regime change in Indonesia (Stanford University Press, 2005) and, with Harold Crouch, co-author of the East West Center Policy Paper, ‘The Peace Process in Aceh: Why it failed’. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the history of the secessionist movement in Aceh.

Mark Beeson is Professor of International Relations at the University of Birmingham. His research interests centre on the political-economy and international relations of the broadly conceived Asia-Pacific region. His most recent publications are Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia: Politics, Security and Economic Development (Palgrave, 2007), and the edited volume, Bush and Asia: America’s Evolving Relations with East Asia (Routledge, 2006).

Alex J. Bellamy is Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland. He is the author of Kosovo and International Society (Palgrave, 2002), Understanding Peacekeeping, with Paul Williams and Stuart Griffin, (Polity, 2004), and Security Communities and their Neighbours (Palgrave, 2004). He is also editor of International Society and its Critics (Oxford, 2005). He is currently writing a book on Just Wars (Polity) and working on a project on the role of the military in Asia, sponsored by the Australian Research Council.

Roland Bleiker is Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland. From 1986 to 1988 he was Chief of Office of the Swiss Delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in Panmunjom. He has been a visiting fellow at Yonsei University and a visiting professor at Pusan National University. His most recent book is Divided Korea: Toward a Culture of Reconciliation (University of Minnesota Press, 2005). He is currently conducting research that re-views and re-thinks the emotional dimensions of security threats, such as terrorism and epidemics, through a range of aesthetic sources.

Anthony Burke is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is the author of Beyond Security, Ethics and Violence: War Against the Other (Routledge 2007) and In Fear of Security: Australia’s Invasion Anxiety (Pluto Australia 2001), as well as numerous journal articles on war and peace, international security, Asian human security, asylum seekers and security theory. He is the publisher and former editor of the journal Borderlands, and is currently working on an Australian Research Council-funded project on the politics and ethics of the use of force.

Richard Chauvel is Associate Professor and Director of the Australia Asia Pacific Institute at Victoria University. He has teaching and research interests in Indonesian history and politics, Australia-Indonesia relations and Australian foreign policy. He is the author of Nationalists, Soldiers and Separatists: The Ambonese Islands from Colonialism to Revolt (KILTV Press, 1990), and Indonesia: Ending Repression in Irian Jaya (ICG Asia Report, 2001). He is currently writing a history of the West New Guinea Dispute under the Peter Hastings Memorial Fellowship.

Simon Dalby is Professor of Geography and Political Economy at Carleton University in Ottawa. He is author of Creating the Second Cold War (Pinter, 1990) and Environmental Security (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and co-editor of Rethinking Geopolitics (Routledge, 1998) and The Geopolitics Reader (Routledge, 1998, second edition, 2006).

Sara E. Davies is a lecturer at the School of Justice Studies, Queensland University of Technology. Sara is author of Legitimising Rejection: International Refugee Law in Southeast Asia (Martinus Nijhoff, forthcoming) and has published a number of articles concerning international refugee law and refugee policy in Southeast Asia. She is currently working on a book project titled Global Health Issues with Polity Press, to be completed in 2008.

Lorraine Elliott is Senior Fellow in International Relations at the Australian National University. She has published widely on global environmental governance, regionalism and Southeast Asia, non-traditional security, and Australian foreign policy. Her books include The Global Politics of the Environment (Palgrave Macmillan, 1998; second edition 2004) and, as co-editor, Forces for Good: Cosmopolitan Militaries in the 21st century (Manchester University Press, 2004). Her current research includes a major project on the global governance of transnational environmental crime and illegal resource activity.

Julie Gilson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. She is the author of Asia Meets Europe (Edward Elgar, 2002) and co-author of Japan’s International Relations (Routledge, 2005). Her current research analyses the role of civil society forces in the Asia-Pacific.

Marianne Hanson is Reader in International Relations in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research and publications examine the legal and ethical, as well as the strategic, components of international security. She is a member of Australia’s National Consultative Committee on Security Issues and of AUS-CSCAP.

Bryn Hughes is currently completing his PhD on Democracy, Identity and Political Violence at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. His areas of interest and publications are in the area of critical security studies, identity, and the Democratic Peace Theory. He was also awarded the Australasian Political Science Association’s Travelling Scholarship for the best postgraduate paper at its 2004 Annual Conference.

Hazel Lang is Senior Research Fellow at Griffith University and Honorary Associate at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at Sydney University. Her research interests include Burma/Myanmar, human security, peacebuilding, and global refugee issues. She is the author of Fear and Sanctuary: Burmese Refugees in Thailand (Ithaca: SEAP, Cornell University, 2002) and has also been commissioned to publish public documents, including with the UNHCR and the International Crisis Group. Hazel wrote this chapter while she was Lecturer in Asian Studies at the Australian National University.

Katrina Lee-Koo is Lecturer in International Relations in the Faculty of Arts, Australian National University. Her research interests include critical security studies, feminist international relations and contemporary Australian foreign and security policy. Her recent publications include articles in journals such as the Australian Journal of Political Science and Borderlands, and she is the editor, with Bina D’Costa, of the forthcoming book Gender and Global Politics in the Asia-Pacific.

Matt McDonald is an Assistant Professor in International Security in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. His research interests and publications are in the area of critical security studies broadly defined, including an interest in the ‘war on terrorism’, asylum/immigration and environmental change. He is currently completing a book exploring the relationship between security and environmental change.

See Seng Tan is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Head of Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He also directs the research programme on multilateralism and regionalism at RSIS. His publications include After Bali (World Scientific, 2003), Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation (M. E. Sharpe, 2004), and The Role of Knowledge Communities in Constructing Asia-Pacific Security (Edwin Mellen, forthcoming 2007).

Yongjin Zhang is Associate Professor at the University of Auckland and the Director of New Zealand Asia Institute. His major research interests are in International Relations theory and Chinese international relations. He has published in Review of International Studies, European Journal of International Relations, Pacifica Review and The China Journal, among others.

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