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Professor Kevin Clements

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email: kevin.clements@otago.ac.nz
phone:+64 3 479 9468

Supervision

Professor Clements is interested in supervising students with projects in the following areas:

  • conflict transformation
  • peacebuilding
  • preventive diplomacy
  • development with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region

Research

Professor Clements' areas of research expertise and writing for publication include:

  • disarmament and arms control
  • conflict resolution
  • development
  • regional security issues

Professor Clements is the Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies, Founding 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.

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. (2017). Global security: Confronting challenges to universal peace. Policy Quarterly, 13(1), 56-59.

Boulding, J. R., Clements, K. P., Morrison, M. L., & Yodsampa, A. S. (2016). Elise Boulding's legacy to the twenty-first century: Reflections on her contributions to understanding conflict and peace. Negotiation & Conflict Management Research, 9(4), 274-291. doi: 10.1111/ncmr.12078

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 presentation 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. Panel discussion at the 56th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention: Global IR and Regional Worlds, New Orleans, USA.

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). 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). 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). 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., & 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 & et al (Eds.), Globalization and environmental challenges: Reconceptualizing security in the 21st century. (pp. 855-865). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

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. (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. (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 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. 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 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

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.

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). 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. (2017). Global security: Confronting challenges to universal peace. Policy Quarterly, 13(1), 56-59.

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.

Clements, K. P. (2009). Internal dynamics and external interventions. Peace Review, 21, 1-12. doi: 10.1080/10402650802689989

Boege, V., Brown, A., Clements, K., & Nolan, A. (2009). On hybrid political orders and emerging states: What is failing: States in the global South or research and politics in the West? Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series, 8, 15-35.

Boege, V., Brown, M. A., & Clements, K. P. (2009). Hybrid political orders, not fragile states. Peace Review, 21(1), 13-21. doi: 10.1080/10402650802689997

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Journal - Research Other

Clements, K. P. (2012). Introduction. Peace & Policy, 16, 3-5.

Clements, K. P. (2010). [Review of the book New perspectives on liberal peacebuilding]. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(4), 730-732. doi: 10.1080/10361146.2010.517185

Boege, V., Brown, A., Clements, K., & Nolan, A. (2009). Undressing the emperor: A reply to our discussants. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series, 8, 87-93.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Boulding, J. R., Clements, K. P., Morrison, M. L., & Yodsampa, A. S. (2016). Elise Boulding's legacy to the twenty-first century: Reflections on her contributions to understanding conflict and peace. Negotiation & Conflict Management Research, 9(4), 274-291. doi: 10.1111/ncmr.12078

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

Clements, K. P. (2009). [Review of the book The invisible hand of peace: Capitalism, the war machine and international relations theory]. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 22(3), 543-545. doi: 10.1080/09557570903138378

Clements, K. P. (2009). [Review of the book Field punishment no. 1: Archibald Baxter, Mark Briggs & New Zealand's anti-militarist tradition]. New Zealand Journal of History, 43(2), 220-222.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Clements, K. P. (2012). Enlarging boundaries of compassion. In R. King, V. MacGill & R. Wescombe (Eds.), Peace in Action: Practices and Policies that Make a Difference. (pp. 64-77). Wagga Wagga, Australia: King MacGill Wescombe. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Clements, K. (2014). Working with the grain of locality: Post conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. In D. Hill (Ed.), Proceedings of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet) Conference. (pp. 13). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. [Abstract]

Clements, K. (2011). Economic growth - regional organisation - political stability?: The ASEAN experience. Proceedings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) & International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Joint Conference: Celebrating 70 Years of Asian Studies. Retrieved from http://www.asian-studies.org/absts/2011abst/abstract.asp?Session_ID=161&year=2011&Category_ID=1&area=Interarea%2FBorder-Crossing&Meeting_ID=20

Clements, K. (2009). Enlarging boundaries of compassion in a time of global crisis. Proceedings of the Power of Dialogue in a Time of Global Crisis Conference. Retrieved from http://www.toda.org/conferences/powerofdialogue09.html

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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 presentation 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. Panel discussion at the 56th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention: Global IR and Regional Worlds, New Orleans, USA.

Clements, K., Nissanka, M., & Lee, S. (2014, November). Career development and peacebuilding: Prospects and ethical dilemmas. Panel discussion at the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet) Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Clements, K., MacDonald, E., Jones, C., & Devere, H. (2011, July). Educating for peace to promote inquiring minds [Panel discussion]. Verbal presentation at the Social Sciences (SocCon) Conference: Inquiring Minds: Active Citizens, Wellington, New Zealand.

Clements, K. (2010, January). 20th century war crimes: Consequences and responses. Keynote presentation at the New Zealand Bioethics Conference: Ethics After Harm, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Lawrence, C., Clements, K., & Adams, P. (2009, May). In others' shoes: Possible or pipedream? Panel discussion at the Diversity Week: In Others' Shoes, Brisbane, Australia.

Clements, K. (2009, April). Building effective, legitimate and resilient state institutions. Keynote presentation at the World Bank Headline Seminar: Responding to Deterioration in Fragile and Conflict-affected Countries, Washington, DC.

Vincent, A., Smits, K., Marquez, X., Shogimen, T., Nel, P., Lam, C., Nicholls, B., Stringer, R., & Clements, K. (2009, May). Liberalism and comparative political theory. Panel discussion at the Workshop on Liberalism and Comparative Political Theory, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Other Research Output

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. (2014, May). Principled non violence is an imperative and not an optional extra: The success and failure of non violent social movements in resisting oppression. Understanding War & Building Peace Series, University of the Third Age, Alexandra, New Zealand. [Public Lecture].

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