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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.

Lam, C., Curtin, J., Stringer, R., & Devere, H. (2017, August). Panel discussion: Gender, feminism and politics. Department of Politics, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Presentation].

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.

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

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., 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.

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

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.

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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). '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. (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. (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]

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/

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/

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

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

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

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.

Hackett, B., Singh, S., & Devere, H. (2012, September). Peace journalism: Is it a solution for Pacific media? [Panel discussion]. Verbal presentation at the University of the South Pacific Media and Democracy Symposium, Suva, Fiji.

Joyce, J., Gillett, G., & Devere, H. (2012, July). Culture, identity and the brain: Animal human being - humanized human being. Verbal presentation at the 15th International Philosophy and Psychiatry Conference: Culture and Mental Health, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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