Dr Beth Greener

Beth GreenerBeth is Professor of International Relations at Massey University, New Zealand. Her research interests lie in the field of international security. Dr Greener has published on issues such as the rise of police in international peace support operations, liberalism and the use of force, gender and peacebuilding and security issues in the South Pacific. She has taught at the NZDF Command and Staff College, been actively involved in the UN Police Division’s International Policing Advisory Council, CSCAP-NZ, the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, and Asia:NZ Track II diplomacy programmes. Current research focuses on the Women, Peace and Security agenda, private security and a return to consider more recent developments in the field of international policing.


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Greener, BK. (Ed.) (2017). Army Fundamentals: From Making Soldiers to the Limits of the Military Instrument. Auckland New Zealand: Massey University Press.

Greener, BK., & Fish, WJ.(2014). Internal security and statebuilding: Aligning agencies and functions.

Greener, BK.(2009). The new international policing. Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan

Papers and Publications

Greener, B. (2019). The Role of the NZDF in New Zealand Foreign Policy. pp39-54. Small States and the Changing Global Order: New Zealand Faces the Future. Ed Anne-Marie Brady. New York: Springer.

Greener, B. (2019). New Zealand Japan relations in uncertain times. New Zealand International Review. 44(4), 17-19.

Greener, B. (2019). An Initial Stocktake of New Zealand’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. SPDN Research Note 1/2019.

Greener, B. (2018) The Tripartite Formula and Peacebuilding in the Pacific. Peacebuilding in the Asia Pacific eds., C. Lutmar and J. Ockey. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Greener, B. (2018). WPS and Policing: New Terrain. In J. True, & S. Davies (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace, and Security. : Oxford Handbooks

Greener, B. Ed. (2018). Ten Views on the Strategic Defence Framework. SPDN Notes from the Field 1/2018. August 1.

Greener, B., N. Harding, A. Powles and G. Prinsen. (2018). Terms of Engagement: When Academe Meets Military. SPDN Working Paper 1/2018.

B.K. Greener and W.J. Fish. Internal Security and Statebuilding: Aligning Agencies and Functions. (New York and London: Routledge, 2014).

B.K. Greener, ‘Regional Security Issues in the Pacific’, The Globalization of World Politics: Case studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific, eds., Charles Hawkesley and Nicole Georgeou (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

B.K. Greener, ‘Police and Military in the Policing of Peace and Stability Operations’, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, (Springer 2013).

B.K. Greener and W.J. Fish, ‘Maintaining the Police-Military Divide in Policing Peace’, Handbook of International Statebuilding (London: Routledge, 2013)

B.K.Greener,‘International Policing and International Relations’,International Relations,26 (2) June 2012, pp181-198.

B.K. Greener.‘Popperian Peacebuilding, Policing and the Liberal Peace’,Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding,6 (4)December 2012,pp407-426.

B.K. Greener,‘Policing in Peace Operations: Change and Challenge’, Globalisation and the Challenge for Criminology, ed, Francis Pakes (London: Routledge, 2012).

B.K. Greener,‘Post Conflict State-building’, An Introduction to International Relations Second Edition, eds., Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

'The rise of policing in peace operations', International Peacekeeping, Vol.18, Issue 2, 2011, pp183-195.

'Investigating the peacebuilding project in the Pacific: The experience of Solomon Islands and Timor Leste', CSS Strategic Briefing Papers, Vol.6, Part 3, December 2011.

B.K.Greener, W.J.Fish and K. Tekulu, 'Peacebuilding, gender and policing in Solomon Islands', Asia Pacific Viewpoint, Vol.52, No.1, April 2011, pp 17-2

B.K.Greener, 'The diplomacy of international Policing: A case study of the New Zealand experience', Political Science 63 (2), December 2011, pp 219-239.

B.K.Greener, 'Statebuilding, Peacebuilding, Police and Policing in Solomon Islands', Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011, pp 30-42.

B.K.Greener and W.J. Fish, ‘Situating Police and Military, in Contemporary Peace Operations’, Asia Pacific Civil Military Centre of Excellence Civil Military Occasional Papers, 3/2011 (Canberra: APCMCoE).

B.K.Greener and W.J. Fish, ‘The Development of Civilian Policing: Lessons for Contemporary Post Conflict Operations’, Asia Pacific Civil Military Centre of Excellence Civil Military Occasional Papers, 4/2011 (Canberra: APCMCoE).