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Professor Kevin Clements - Director

Kevin2014Professor Clements is the Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the New Zealand National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association.

Prior to taking up these positions he was the Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

His career has been a combination of academic analysis and practice in the areas of peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

Professor Clements has been a regular consultant to a variety of non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations on disarmament, arms control, conflict resolution, development and regional security issues.

He has written or edited 7 books and over 150 chapters /articles on conflict transformation, peacebuilding, preventive diplomacy and development with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region.

Email kevin.clements@otago.ac.nz
Phone 643 479 9468

Links

Kevin's peace musings blog

Rising number of accidents prompts calls for gun control, The New Zealand Herald, Sunday 11 May 2014

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Publications

Clements, K. P. (2015). Principled nonviolence: An imperative, not an optional extra. Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, 3(1), 1-17.

Clements, K. (2015, September). Tools from the past for a problematic present: How relevant is Burtonian theory and practice for 21st century conflict transformation? [John Burton Lecture]. Plenary speaker at the Conflict Research Society Conference: Peace and Violence Explained? Assessing John Burton's Legacy, Canterbury, UK.

Jackson, R., Moses, J. M., Gregory, T. A., Dexter, H., Clements, K., Burke, A., … McKeogh, C. (2015, February). The return of pacifism and nonviolence to IR. Roundtable discussion at the 56th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention: Global IR and Regional Worlds, New Orleans, USA.

Clements, K. (2015, March). Opposition in New Zealand to war: Quakers, conscientious objectors and others. Peace Traditions in New Zealand Series, University of the Third Age, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Presentation].

Clements, K. P. (2014). [Review of the book Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand became nuclear free]. Journal of Pacific History, 49(4), 518-519. doi: 10.1080/00223344.2014.973149

Edited Book - Research

Clements, K. P., & Urbain, O. (Eds.). (2013). Risk and uncertainty: Understanding and dialogue in the 21st century. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 136p.

Clements, K. P., & Mizner, N. (Eds.). (2008). The center holds: UN reform for 21st-century challenges. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 194p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Clements, K. P. (2013). Political hybridity and human security in post-colonial and post-conflict state building/rebuilding. In A. K. Lautensach & S. W. Lautensach (Eds.), Human security in world affairs: Problems and opportunities. (pp. 139-160). Vienna, Austria: Caesarpress.

Clements, K. P. (2012). Building sustainable peace and compassionate community. In L. Tropp (Ed.), Oxford handbook of intergroup conflict. (pp. 344-356). New York: Oxford University Press.

Clements, K. P. (2012). The prevention and transformation of violent conflict in the 21st century. In A. Fábián (Ed.), A peaceful world is possible. (pp. 89-108). Győr, Hungary: University of West Hungary Press.

Clements, K. P. (2012). New wars — old wars: Thinking creatively about the prevention and transformation of violent conflict in the twenty-first century. In G. B. Chen, B. Offord & R. Garbutt (Eds.), Activating human rights and peace: Theories, practices and contexts. (pp. 57-77). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Brown, M. A., Boege, V., Clements, K. P., & Nolan, A. (2010). Challenging statebuilding as peacebuilding: Working with hybrid political orders to build peace. In O. P. Richmond (Ed.), Palgrave advances in peacebuilding: Critical developments and approaches. (pp. 99-115). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Clements, K. P. (2009). Overcoming the politics of fear: Citizen empowerment and the abolition of nuclear weapons. In D. Krieger (Ed.), The challenge of abolishing nuclear weapons. (pp. 199-210). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Boege, V., Brown, A., Clements, K., & Nolan, A. (2009). Gobernanza y ciudadanía en los órdenes políticos híbridos: Un cambio de perspectiva en la noción de “construcción del Estado”. In M. Mesa (Ed.), Crisis y cambio en la sociedad global: Anuario 2009-2010. (pp. 63-81). Madrid, Spain: CEIPAZ-Fundación Cultura de Paz.

Clements, K. P. (2008). Introduction: Reform of the United Nations. In K. P. Clements & N. Mizner (Eds.), The center holds: UN reform for 21st-century challenges. (pp. 3-18). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Clements, K. (2008). Conflict prevention: Does 'responsibility to protect' fit into Biketawa? In K. Graham (Ed.), Models of regional governance for the Pacific: Sovereignty and the future architecture of regionalism. (pp. 134-158). Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury University Press.

Clements, K. P., & Foley, W. L. (2008). Security in the new millennium: A debate in the South Pacific on peace and security: Alternative formulations in the post Cold War era. In H. G. Brauch, U. O. Spring, C. Mesjasz & et al (Eds.), Globalization and environmental challenges: Reconceptualizing security in the 21st century. (pp. 855-865). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Clements, K. P. (2007). Power, justice and peacebuilding. In H. R. Friman (Ed.), Challenges and paths to global justice. (pp. 135-152). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Clements, K. P. (2006). The causes and prevention of violent conflict. In U. Dolgopol & J. Gardam (Eds.), The challenge of conflict: International law responds. (pp. 3-20). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Clements, K. P. (2006). The strategic logic of terrorism: Violent and non-violent responses. In Dynamic alliances: Strengthening ties between the GCC and Asia. (pp. 33-57). Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Gulf Research Centre.

Clements, K. (2006). Conflict and security sensitivity: A pre-requisite for effective development assistance. In M. Clarke (Ed.), Aid in conflict. (pp. 11-19). New York: Nova Science.

Clements, K. P. (2006). The continuing relevance of pacifism for the 21st century. In S. Albrecht, R. Braun & T. Held (Eds.), Einstein weiterdenken: Verantwortung des Wissenschaftlers und Frieden im 21. Jahrhundert [Thinking beyond Einstein: Scientific responsibility and peace in the 21st century]. (pp. 357-367). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang.

Clements, K. (2005). Straddling the theory/practice divide. In J. Henderson & G. Watson (Eds.), Securing a peaceful Pacific. (pp. 76-82). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Arai, T., Babbitt, E., Clements, K. P., Lodgaard, S., & Satha-Anand, C. (2013). The role of walls, borders, and boundaries in national and international affairs: Typology, underlying trends, and implications for conflict resolution. In K. P. Clements & O. Urbain (Eds.), Risk and uncertainty: Understanding and dialogue in the 21st century. (pp. 5-28). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Clements, K. P. (2013). Enlarging boundaries of compassion in a time of global crisis. In K. P. Clements & O. Urbain (Eds.), Risk and uncertainty: Understanding and dialogue in the 21st century. (pp. 67-84). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Clements, K. P. (2013). Introduction. In K. P. Clements & O. Urbain (Eds.), Risk and uncertainty: Understanding and dialogue in the 21st century. (pp. 1-4). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Clements, K. P. (2009). Foreword. In D. Bagshaw & E. Porter (Eds.), Mediation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Transforming conflicts and building peace. (pp. 1-3). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Clements, K. P. (2015). Principled nonviolence: An imperative, not an optional extra. Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, 3(1), 1-17.

Clements, K. P. (2012). Enlarging boundaries of compassion in a time of global crisis. Peace & Policy, 16, 51-62.

Arai, T., Babbitt, E., Clements, K. P., Lodgaard, S., & Satha-Anand, C. (2012). The role of walls, borders, and boundaries in national and international affairs: Typology, underlying trends, and implications for conflict resolution. Peace & Policy, 16, 6-21.

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