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Professor Kevin Clements

Kevin2014Retired Foundation Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Contact

Email kevin.clements@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 476 1747

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 Director of the New Zealand National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. He was the Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association and past Secretary General of The Asia Pacific 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

Lee, S., & Clements, K. P. (2021). Conclusion. In K. P. Clements & S. Lee (Eds.), Multi-level reconciliation and peacebuilding: Stakeholder perspectives. (pp. 243-254). London, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003017851

Clements, K. P. (2021). Promoting reconciliation: Going back to basics. In K. P. Clements & S. Lee (Eds.), Multi-level reconciliation and peacebuilding: Stakeholder perspectives. (pp. 17-28). London, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003017851

Clements, K. P., & Lee, S. (2021). Introduction. In K. P. Clements & S. Lee (Eds.), Multi-level reconciliation and peacebuilding: Stakeholder perspectives. (pp. 1-14). London, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003017851

Clements, K. P., & Lee, S. (Eds.). (2021). Multi-level reconciliation and peacebuilding: Stakeholder perspectives. London, UK: Routledge, 280p. doi: 10.4324/9781003017851

Clements, K. P., & Uesugi, Y. (2020). Conclusion. In Y. Uesugi (Ed.), Hybrid peacebuilding in Asia. (pp. 139-152). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18865-8

Clements, K. P., & Ikeda, D. (2019). Toward a century of peace: A dialogue on the role of civil society in peacebuilding. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 174p.

Authored Book - Research

Clements, K. P., & Lee, S. (Eds.). (2021). Multi-level reconciliation and peacebuilding: Stakeholder perspectives. London, UK: Routledge, 280p. doi: 10.4324/9781003017851

Edited Book - Research

Clements, K. P. (Ed.). (2018). Identity, trust, and reconciliation in East Asia: Dealing with painful history to create a peaceful present. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 302p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-54897-5

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.

Edited Book - Research

Clements, K. P., & Mizner, N. (Eds.). (2008). The center holds: UN reform for 21st-century challenges. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 194p.

Edited Book - Research

Clements, K. P. (2021). Promoting reconciliation: Going back to basics. In K. P. Clements & S. Lee (Eds.), Multi-level reconciliation and peacebuilding: Stakeholder perspectives. (pp. 17-28). London, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003017851

Chapter in Book - Research

Clements, K. P., & Lee, S. (2021). Introduction. In K. P. Clements & S. Lee (Eds.), Multi-level reconciliation and peacebuilding: Stakeholder perspectives. (pp. 1-14). London, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003017851

Chapter in Book - Research

Lee, S., & Clements, K. P. (2021). Conclusion. In K. P. Clements & S. Lee (Eds.), Multi-level reconciliation and peacebuilding: Stakeholder perspectives. (pp. 243-254). London, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003017851

Chapter in Book - Research

Clements, K. P., & Uesugi, Y. (2020). Conclusion. In Y. Uesugi (Ed.), Hybrid peacebuilding in Asia. (pp. 139-152). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18865-8

Chapter in Book - Research

Clements, K. P. (2018). Trust, identity and conflict in Northeast Asia: Barriers to positive relationships. In K. P. Clements (Ed.), Identity, trust, and reconciliation in East Asia: Dealing with painful history to create a peaceful present. (pp. 1-27). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-54897-5

Chapter in Book - Research

Clements, K. P. (2018). What happened to the New Zealand peace movement? Anti-nuclear politics and the quest for a more independent foreign policy. In R. G. Patman, I. Iati & B. Kiglics (Eds.), New Zealand and the world: Past, present and future. (pp. 221-237). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789813232402_0014

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Clements, K. P. (2012). Building sustainable peace and compassionate community. In L. R. Tropp (Ed.), Oxford handbook of intergroup conflict. (pp. 344-357). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199747672.013.0020

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Clements, K. P. (2018). Foreward. In L. R. Kurtz (Ed.), The warrior and the pacifist: Competing motifs in Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (pp. xiv-xvi). New York, NY: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Other

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.

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.

Chapter in Book - Other

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.

Chapter in Book - Other

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.

Chapter in Book - Other

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

Journal - Research Article

Clements, K. P. (2015). Principled nonviolence: An imperative, not an optional extra. Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, 3(1), 1-17.

Journal - Research Article

Clements, K. P. (2015). Rediscovering Gandhi and principled nonviolence: An imperative for the 21st century. Thammasat Review, 18(Special Issue 1), 11-27.

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

Clements, K. P. (2012). Enlarging boundaries of compassion in a time of global crisis. Peace & Policy, 16, 51-62.

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Clements, K. P. (2017). [Review of the book Realizing peace: A constructive conflict approach]. Peace & Change, 42(2), 297-299. doi: 10.1111/pech.12238

Journal - Research Other

Clements, K. P. (2016). Foundations of peace and conflict research and recent developments [Review of the book The contemporary conflict resolution reader]. Peace & Conflict, 22(4), 422-423. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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