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Dr Iati Iati

Image of Iati Iati 2016PhD (Hawai‘i)
MA (Canterbury)
BA Hons (Canterbury)
BCom (Canterbury)

Dr Iati received his PhD from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. His research interests are in good governance, land tenure reform, regionalism, and New Zealand foreign policy in the Pacific. His current projects focus on political stability in Samoa, controversial land reform in the Pacific, and recent developments in Pacific regionalism, and in particular sub-regionalism. On the side, he likes to examine issues of nationalism and the nation-state in the Pacific, and is currently working on a project that interrogates the myth of the Samoa-Tonga Wars.

He was one of the co-directors for the 48th and 50th University of Otago Foreign Policy Schools.


Teaching

POLS213 New Zealand Foreign Policy
POLS320 Pacific Geopolitics in the 21st Century
POLS551 Conflict, Crises and NZ Foreign Policy in the Pacific


Contact details

Room 4N10, 4th floor Arts (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8665
Email iati.iati@otago.ac.nz
Office hours - Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00 pm
Research day - Friday

On Research and Study leave from 10 July 2017 to 1 June 2018

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Links

48th University of Otago Foreign Policy School

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Publications

Iati, I. (2017). Civil society and political accountability in Samoa. Pacific Dynamics, 1(1), 153-177.

Iati, I. (2017). Pacific regionalism and the Polynesian leaders group. Round Table, 106(2), 175-185. doi: 10.1080/00358533.2017.1296706

Iati, I. (2016). Samoa. In S. Levine (Ed.), Pacific ways: Government and politics in the Pacific Islands. (2nd ed.) (pp. 274-290). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Iati, I. (2016). The implications of applying the Torrens system to Samoan customary lands: Alienation through the LTRA 2008. Journal of South Pacific Law, 66-88. Retrieved from https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=20640

Iati, I. (2016). China in the Pacific: Alternative perspectives. In M. Powles (Ed.), China and the Pacific: The View from Oceania. (pp. 128-138). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press. [Full Paper]

Chapter in Book - Research

Iati, I. (2016). Samoa. In S. Levine (Ed.), Pacific ways: Government and politics in the Pacific Islands. (2nd ed.) (pp. 274-290). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Iati, I. (2015). New Zealand in the world. In J. Hayward (Ed.), New Zealand government and politics. (6th ed.) (pp. 50-59). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Iati, I. (2010). China and Samoa relations. In T. Wesley-Smith & E. A. Porter (Eds.), China in Oceania: Reshaping the Pacific? (pp. 151-163). New York: Berghahn Books.

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Journal - Research Article

Iati, I. (2017). Civil society and political accountability in Samoa. Pacific Dynamics, 1(1), 153-177.

Iati, I. (2017). Pacific regionalism and the Polynesian leaders group. Round Table, 106(2), 175-185. doi: 10.1080/00358533.2017.1296706

Iati, I. (2016). The implications of applying the Torrens system to Samoan customary lands: Alienation through the LTRA 2008. Journal of South Pacific Law, 66-88. Retrieved from https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=20640

Iati, I. (2013). Samoa's price for 25 Years of political stability. Journal of Pacific History, 48(4), 443-463. doi: 10.1080/00223344.2013.841537

Iati, I. (2008). The potential of civil society in climate change adaptation strategies. Political Science, 60(1), 19-30. doi: 10.1177/003231870806000103

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Journal - Research Other

Iati, I. (2010). Sāmoa [Political Review]. Contemporary Pacific, 22(1), 191-202. doi: 10.1353/cp.2010.0043

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Iati, I. (2016). China in the Pacific: Alternative perspectives. In M. Powles (Ed.), China and the Pacific: The View from Oceania. (pp. 128-138). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press. [Full Paper]

Iati, I. (2008). Controversial land legislation in Samoa: Its not just about the land. Proceedings of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet) Conference: Peripheral Vision. Retrieved from http://www.devnet.org.nz/content/conference-2008

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Conference Contribution - Edited volume of conference proceedings

Finigan, A., Taumoepeau, M., Iati, I., Vakaoti, P., & Richards, R. (Eds.). (2016). Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices XIII. Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. 28p.

Matthewson, C., Taumoepeau, M., Iati, I., Inder, M., Pau, C., & Richards, R. (Eds.). (2015). Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices XII. Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. 68p.

Matthewson, C., Taumoepeau, M., & Iati, I. (Eds.). (2014). Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices XI. Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. 58p.

Matthewson, C., Taumoepeau, M., Burnett, G., & Iati, I. (Eds.). (2013). Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices X. Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. 66p.

Matthewson, C., Taumoepeau, M., Burnett, G., & Iati, I. (Eds.). (2012). Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices IX. Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. 68p.

Matthewson, C., Taumoepeau, M., Burnett, G., & Iati, I. (Eds.). (2011). Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices VIII. Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. 58p.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Iati, I. (2015, July). New Zealand foreign policy in the Pacific: Has it changed over the past 25 years? Verbal presentation at the 21st Annual Conference of the New Zealand Studies Association: Empires and Cultures of the Pacific, Vienna, Austria.

Iati, I. (2011, December). Regime change in Samoa. Verbal presentation at the 12th Pacific Islands Political Studies Association Conference, Apia, Samoa.

Dawson, J., Ruru, J., Aiono-Le Tagaloa, F., Iati, I., & Bryant-Tokalau, J. (2011, September). Customary land tenure within a framework of state law [Panel discussion]. Verbal presentation at the Inaugural Pacific Legal Issues Week Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Iati, I. (2008, December). Intriguing land legislation in the Pacific's shining star: Critical issues surrounding Samoa's 2008 Land and Titles Registration Act. Keynote presentation at the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet) Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Iati, I. (2007, December). Civil society and political accountability: The Tumua ma Pule protest and the controversial 1994 Auditor General's report. Verbal presentation at the 10th Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA) Conference, Port Vila, Vanuatu.

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Commissioned Report for External Body

Iati, I. (2009). Civil society, political accountability and foreign aid: A Samoan case study. Auckland, New Zealand: Pacific Cooperation Foundation. 47p.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Iati, I. (2007). Civil society and political accountability in Samoa: A critical response to the good governance agenda for civil society from a Pacific Island perspective (PhD ). University of Hawai'i, Manoa, Hawai'i. 421p.

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