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Department of Politics Research

Research Expertise

All of our staff are active researchers across a broad range of topics in Politics. To find out more about our staff members' research:

Books by Politics staff members

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Are We Getting Smarter? – Jim Flynn

Cambridge University Press

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How To Improve Your Mind – Jim Flynn

ABeBooks

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Lebanon: A History, 600-2011 – William Harris

Amazon

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The Levant: A Fractured Mosaic – William Harris

Good Reads

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Public Participation in Foreign Policy – James Headley, Andreas Reitzig, Joe Burton

Palgrave Macmillan

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Russia and the Balkans – James Headley

Hurst

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Asian Security and the Rise of China – David Martin Jones, Nicholas Khoo, M L R Smith

Edward Elgar Publishing

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Collateral Damage: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance – Nicholas Khoo

Columbia University Press

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Revolutionary Ideology and Islamic Militancy – Najibullah Lafraie

I.B.Tauris Publishers

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New Reproductive Technologies and Disembodiment – Carla Lam

Ashgate

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Regional Powers and Global Dedistribution – Edited by Philip Nel, Dirk Nabers and Melanie Hanif

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The Politics of Economic Inequality in Developing Countries – Philip Nel

Palgrave Macmillan

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Science Diplomacy: New Day or False Dawn? – Lloyd S Davis and Robert G Patman

World Scientific

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China and the International System: Becoming a World Power - Xiaoming Huang & Robert G Patman

Amazon

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The Bush Leadership, the Power of Ideas, and the War on Terror - David B Macdonald, Dirk Nabers, Robert G Patman

Goodreads

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Strategic Shortfall: The Somalia Syndrome and the March to 9/11 – Robert G Patman

ABC-Clio

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The History of Democracy – Brian Roper

Macmillan

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Herder’s Political Thought: A Study of Language, Culture, and Community – Vicki A Spencer

Amazon

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Visions of Peace Edited by Takashi Shogimen and Vicki A Spencer

Ashgate

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Metropoliltan Identities and Twentieth Century Decolonization - Lena Tan

Palgrave Macmillan

Theses

Completed theses are kept in the Department. MA and PhD theses are also held in the main University Library, and many are available in PDF format online from the library research archive: http://otago.ourarchive.ac.nz/handle/10523/83 

List of Politics theses (PDF)

Postgraduate student research

Visit our postgraduate student pages and learn about their research.

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