PSIR staff research interests
Browse the research interests of staff in the Political Science and International Relations programme.
The academics and graduate students in the Political Science and International Relations programme undertake research in a wide variety of areas. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and uses a diverse set of methodologies and theories.
Concentrations of expertise exist in a number of areas with critical mass providing depth and experience for postgraduate supervision and the opportunity for collaborative research projects and grant applications.
For more information, see the research clusters below. Click on a staff name for more details about that person's research agenda and publications.
East Asian politics; economic development; foreign policy; regionalism (for example, ASEAN); great power relations (for example, US–China); New Zealand and the region
- Alexander Bukh
- David Capie
- Iati Iati
- Jason Young
- Manjeet Pardesi
- Patrick Flamm
- Stephen Levine
- Van Jackson
- Xiaoming Huang
Conflict and security
Crises and flashpoints; multilateral cooperation; coercive diplomacy; critical security studies; feminist security studies; non-state armed groups; peacekeeping; post-conflict policies; violence and trauma; proliferation and disarmament; cyber-security; strategic thought
Authoritarianism; democracy; electoral politics; regime change
Comparative integration; institutional development; media; political leadership; political parties
Development and aid; global norms; human rights; international organisations
Immigration, citizenship and political representation
Democratic theory; ethno-cultural diversity; nationalism; populism; refugees and asylum seekers
New Zealand politics
Elections; ideologies; leadership; media; political parties; foreign policy; defence policy
International political economy; global finance; institutional analysis; regionalism; varieties of capitalism
Political and international relations theory
Cosmopolitanism; critical theory; culture, race and international relations; democratic theory; history of political thought; non-Western thought; realism, constructivism, liberalism; English School