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Dr Heather Devere

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email: heather.devere@otago.ac.nz
phone:+64 3 470 3592

Teaching

Supervision

Dr Devere is interested in supervising students with projects in the following areas:

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Research

Dr Devere's areas of research expertise and writing for publication include:

  • the politics of friendship
  • women and politics
  • women in the media
  • refugee resettlement
  • children's rights

Dr Devere is Director of Practice at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS). She acts as an advocate for mediations involving not-for-profit organisations and has been involved in setting up the Dunedin Community Mediation service.

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Publications

Devere, H., Te Maihāroa, K., & Synott, J. P. (Eds.). (2017). Peacebuilding and the rights of indigenous peoples: Experiences and strategies for the 21st century. Springer, 209p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45011-7

Devere, H., Te Maihāroa, K., Solomon, M., & Wharehoka, M. (2017). Regeneration of indigenous peace traditions in Aotearoa New Zealand. In H. Devere, K. Te Maihāroa & J. P. Synott (Eds.), Peacebuilding and the rights of indigenous peoples: Experiences and strategies for the 21st century. (pp. 53-64). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45011-7

Devere, H., Te Maihāroa, K., & Synott, J. P. (2017). Conclusion: Peacebuilding experiences and strategies of indigenous peoples in the 21st century. In H. Devere, K. Te Maihāroa & J. P. Synott (Eds.), Peacebuilding and the rights of indigenous peoples: Experiences and strategies for the 21st century. (pp. 167-178). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45011-7

Devere, H. (2017, February). Annette Baier and Susan Moller Okin: Integrating justice and care. Verbal presentation at the Caring Histories Workshop, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Devere, H. (2016, March). Indigenous peacebuilding: Lessons from Aotearoa New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the 57th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA.

Edited Book - Research

Devere, H., Te Maihāroa, K., & Synott, J. P. (Eds.). (2017). Peacebuilding and the rights of indigenous peoples: Experiences and strategies for the 21st century. Springer, 209p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45011-7

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Chapter in Book - Research

Devere, H., Te Maihāroa, K., Solomon, M., & Wharehoka, M. (2017). Regeneration of indigenous peace traditions in Aotearoa New Zealand. In H. Devere, K. Te Maihāroa & J. P. Synott (Eds.), Peacebuilding and the rights of indigenous peoples: Experiences and strategies for the 21st century. (pp. 53-64). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45011-7

Devere, H., Te Maihāroa, K., & Synott, J. P. (2017). Conclusion: Peacebuilding experiences and strategies of indigenous peoples in the 21st century. In H. Devere, K. Te Maihāroa & J. P. Synott (Eds.), Peacebuilding and the rights of indigenous peoples: Experiences and strategies for the 21st century. (pp. 167-178). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45011-7

Devere, H. (2015). Peacebuilding within and between communities. In S.-A. Wilson (Ed.), Identity, culture and the politics of community development. (pp. 65-80). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Nakhid, C., & Devere, H. (2015). Negotiating multiculturalism and the Treaty of Waitangi. In G. Ghosh & J. Leckie (Eds.), Asians and the new multiculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 61-89). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Devere, H. (2014). Friendship in international treaties. In S. Koschut & A. Oelsner (Eds.), Friendship and international relations. (pp. 182-198). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Devere, H. (2013). Is peace journalism the moral responsibility of war journalists? In K. P. Clements & O. Urbain (Eds.), Risk and uncertainty: Understanding and dialogue in the 21st century. (pp. 135-147). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Devere, H. (2011). Introduction: The resurrection of political friendship: Making connections. In B. Descharmes, E. A. Heuser, C. Krüger & T. Loy (Eds.), Varieties of friendship: Interdisciplinary perspectives on social relationships. (pp. 17-39). Göttingen, Germany: V&R unipress.

Devere, H. (2011). Corporate social responsibility or a new term for public relations? [Response to the chapter Human rights and responsible enterprise: Encouraging business action on ESC rights in Aotearoa New Zealand]. In M. Bedggood & K. Gledhill (Eds.), Law into action: Economic, social and cultural rights in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 431-435). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Devere, H., & Curtin, J. (2009). Rethinking political connections: Women, friendship and politics in New Zealand. In K. McMillan, J. Leslie & E. McLeay (Eds.), Rethinking women and politics: New Zealand and comparative perspectives. (pp. 87-111). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Devere, H., McDermott, K., & Verbitsky, J. (2006). ″Just a refugee″: Rights and status of refugees in New Zealand. In F. Crépeau & et al (Eds.), Forced migration and global processes: A view from forced migration studies. (pp. 343-369). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

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Journal - Research Article

Devere, H. (2014). 'Perpetual peace and friendship' in international treaties. Peace Studies Journal, 7(1), 38-45.

Devere, H., & Ligaliga, M. F. (2013). Covenant or contract: The Treaty of Friendship between New Zealand and Samoa 1962. Journal of Pacific Studies, 33(2), 95-111.

Devere, H. (2013). Amity update: The academic debate on friendship and politics. Amity: The Journal of Friendship Studies, 1, 5-33.

Wilson, C., & Devere, H. (2013). Peace and war journalism in the New Zealand media? Reporting on the 'arc of instability' in the Pacific. Pacific Journalism Review, 19(1), 132-147.

Devere, H., Mark, S., & Verbitsky, J. (2011). A history of the language of friendship in international treaties. International Politics, 48(1), 46-70. doi: 10.1057/ip.2010.34

Devere, H., & Smith, G. M. (2010). Friendship and politics. Political Studies Review, 8, 341-356. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-9302.2010.00214.x

Devere, H. (2007). Cross-cultural understandings in the language and politics of friendship. Canadian Social Science, 3(6), 14-29.

Devere, H., & Vile, C. (2007). Liberalising business education and commercialising the arts: Globalisation of university education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture & Change Management, 6(11), 53-62.

Devere, H., & Graham Davies, S. (2006). The Don and Helen New Zealand election 2005: A media a-gender? Pacific Journalism Review, 12(1), 65-85.

Curtin, J., & Devere, H. (2006). Global rankings and domestic realities: Women, work and policy in Australia and New Zealand. Australian Journal of Political Science, 41(2), 193-207. doi: 10.1080/10361140600672436

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Journal - Research Other

Devere, H. (2014). The many meanings of friendship. Amity: The Journal of Friendship Studies, 2(1), 1-3. [Editorial].

Devere, H. (2010). [Review of the book Reconciliation discourse: The case of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission]. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 5(1), 65-69. doi: 10.1080/17447141003722649

Devere, H. (2010). 'Flickers of peace' enter the media ethics agenda [Review of the book Peace journalism: War and conflict resolution]. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(2), 206-210.

Devere, H. (2007). [Review of the book Standing upright here: New Zealand in the nuclear age 1945-1990]. Kōtuitui, 2, 119-121. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2007.9522427

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Devere, H. (2014). Women talking politics: Women's conversations and civic friendship. Women Talking Politics, (1), 6.

Devere, H. (2008). Conflict resolution and peace. Satellite, 12, 20.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Devere, H. (2013). Women's friendship as a model for citizenship. Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Politics and Gender. Retrieved from http://www.ecpg-barcelona.com/womens-friendship-model-citizenship

Devere, H. (2012). Amity update: The academic debate on friendship. Proceedings of the 22nd International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress: Reordering Power, Shifting Boundaries. Retrieved from http://paperroom.ipsa.org/papers/view/11089

Devere, H. (2010). The language of friendship in international treaties. Proceedings of the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention. Retrieved from http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/isa/isa10/

Devere, H., Mark, S., & Verbitsky, J. (2007). The language of friendship in international treaties. Procceedings of the 9th Association Française de Science Politique Congrès. Retrieved from http://www.afsp.msh-paris.fr/congres2007/index.html

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Devere, H., Te Maiharoa, K., Wharehoka, M., & Solomon, M. (2014). Resisting conflict: Indigenous peace traditions in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference. (pp. 48). Retrieved from http://nzpsa.com/past-nzpsa-conferences/

Devere, H., & Ligaliga, M. (2013). Covenant or contract: The Treaty of Friendship between New Zealand and Samoa 1962. Proceedings of the Australia New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) Conference: People, Power and Place. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/law/conferences/anzlhs.html

Devere, H., & Nakhid, C. (2012). A special relationship of friendship: The 1962 Treaty of Friendship between Samoa and New Zealand. Proceedings of the New Zealand Studies Network Inaugural Conference: New Zealand's Cultures: Histories, Sources, Futures. Retrieved from http://www.nzstudies.com/conference-2012/nzsn-inaugural-conference-2012/

Devere, H., & Nakhid, C. (2011). Is this really friendship: The 1962 Treaty of Friendship between Samoa and New Zealand. Proceedings of the Samoa Conference II: Tracing Footprints of Tomorrow: Past Lessons, Present Stories, Future Lives. (pp. 27). Retrieved from http://www.nus.edu.ws

Devere, H. (2011). Transitional justice and competing concepts: The path to reconciliation? Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference. (pp. 6-7). Retrieved from http://nzpsa.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/nzpsa-2011-conference-abstracts.pdf

Devere, H. (2011). Using poster presentations for peer review: Peace and Conflict studies case studies. In K. Shephard, T. Harland & A. Cohen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 43). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Devere, H. (2010). Peace, justice, mercy and truth: The paths to reconciliation of conflict? Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://nzpsa.wordpress.com/conferences-and-events/past-nzpsa-conferences/

Gale, A., & Devere, H. (2010). Peace in the Pacific: The role of friendship treaties. Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://nzpsa.wordpress.com/conferences-and-events/past-nzpsa-conferences/

Verbitsky, J. E., Nakhid, C., & Devere, H. (2009). Refugees and human security: Policies and prospects. Proceedings of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) Conference: Transforming the Boundaries of Community. Retrieved from http://www.iasfmconference.org/index.php?conference=iasfm12&schedConf=iasfm12

Nakhid, C., Verbitsky, J., & Devere, H. (2009). 'Forced' displacement: The situation of Pasifika peoples in New Zealand and the sameness of impact. Proceedings of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) Conference: Transforming the Boundaries of Community. Retrieved from http://www.iasfmconference.org/index.php?conference=iasfm12&schedConf=iasfm12

Devere, H., & Vile, C. (2006). Liberalising business education and commercialising the arts: Globalising university education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations. Retrieved from http://m06.cgpublisher.com/proposals/174/index_html

Hassall, I., Davies, E., Crothers, C., Devere, H., Verbitsky, J., & McCormack, F. (2006). Love, fear and control: Adult attitudes to children and discipline in New Zealand. Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Retrieved from http://www.nzfvc.org.nz/accan/papers-presentations/day3.shtml

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Joyce, J., Gillett, G., & Devere, H. (2012, July). Fraternal communication: A spiritual way of regarding the other? Poster session presented at the 15th International Philosophy and Psychiatry Conference: Culture and Mental Health, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Devere, H. (2017, February). Annette Baier and Susan Moller Okin: Integrating justice and care. Verbal presentation at the Caring Histories Workshop, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Devere, H. (2016, March). Indigenous peacebuilding: Lessons from Aotearoa New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the 57th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA.

Devere, H. (2016, February). Annette Baier and Susan Moller Okin: Contributions to the debate on ethics by two New Zealand feminists. Verbal presentation at the Making Women Visible Conference: A Conference in Honour of Barbara Brookes, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Devere, H., Te Maiharoa, K., Solomon, M., & Wharekoha, M. (2014, August). Regeneration of indigenous peace traditions in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the 25th International Peace Research Association (IPRA) General Conference: Uniting for Peace: Building Sustainable Peace Through Universal Values, Istanbul, Turkey.

Devere, H., & Wilson, C. (2012, September). Peace/conflict journalism in the New Zealand media? Reporting on the 'arc of instability in the Pacific'. Verbal presentation at the University of the South Pacific Media and Democracy Symposium, Suva, Fiji.

Devere, H. (2012, February). The language of friendship in international treaties. Verbal presentation at the Friendship in International Relations International Conference: Conceptions and Practices, Cambridge, MA.

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