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Dr Heather Devere

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Email heather.devere@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 470 3592

Teaching

Supervision

Dr Devere is interested in supervising students with projects in the areas of her research expertise.

Research

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

  • Indigenous peacebuilding
  • Social justice and peace
  • The politics of friendship
  • Women and politics
  • Women in the media
  • Refugee resettlement
  • Children’s rights

Dr. Devere has been at NCPACS since 2010 as Director of Practice and initiated the Dunedin Community Mediation service and the Otago Student Peer Mediation service. Her doctoral thesis is in Politics from the University of Auckland and examines women’s attitudes to civil rights issues. She has a Diploma in Dispute Resolution from Massey University and acts as an advocate for mediations involving not-for-profit organisations.

Dr. Devere is founding co-editor of AMITY: The Journal of Friendship Studies, published by Leeds University (with Dr. Graham M. Smith and Professor Preston King). She has published widely on issues related to peace, social justice, ethics of care, women’s studies, refugee resettlement, peace journalism, peace education and citizenship, including co-edited books Peacebuilding and the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples (with Dr. John Synott and Dr. Kelli Te Maihāroa) and the Challenge to Friendship in Modernity (with Professor Preston King).

The topics of some of the doctoral students Dr. Devere has supervised have included: peace education in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Fiji, and Nicaragua, resistance and peacebuilding in Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, the Marianas Archipelago, Myanmar, Niger Delta, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Samoa Solomons, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Somalia, Timor Leste and Tonga.

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Publications

Standish, K., Devere, H., Suazo, A., & Rafferty, R. (2021). Defining the platform of positive peace. In K. Standish, H. Devere, A. Suazo & R. Rafferty (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of positive peace. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3877-3_1-1

Devere, H. (2021). The right to peace: From just war to just peace. In K. Standish, H. Devere, A. Suazo & R. Rafferty (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of positive peace. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3877-3_24-1

Devere, H., & Te Maihāroa, K. (2021). Restorative justice: Blending Western and Indigenous restorative justice principles. In K. Standish, H. Devere, A. Suazo & R. Rafferty (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of positive peace. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3877-3_21-1

Standish, K., Devere, H., Suazo, A., & Rafferty, R. (Eds.). (2021). The Palgrave handbook of positive peace. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3877-3

Devere, H., Te Maihāroa, K., Solomon, M., & Wharehoka, M. (2019). Tides of endurance: Indigenous peace traditions in Aotearoa New Zealand. ab-Original, 3(1), 24-47. doi: 10.5325/aboriginal.3.1.0024

Standish, K., Devere, H., Suazo, A., & Rafferty, R. (Eds.). (2021). The Palgrave handbook of positive peace. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3877-3

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. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 209p.

Edited Book - Research

Devere, H. (2021). The right to peace: From just war to just peace. In K. Standish, H. Devere, A. Suazo & R. Rafferty (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of positive peace. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3877-3_24-1

Chapter in Book - Research

Devere, H., & Te Maihāroa, K. (2021). Restorative justice: Blending Western and Indigenous restorative justice principles. In K. Standish, H. Devere, A. Suazo & R. Rafferty (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of positive peace. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3877-3_21-1

Chapter in Book - Research

Standish, K., Devere, H., Suazo, A., & Rafferty, R. (2021). Defining the platform of positive peace. In K. Standish, H. Devere, A. Suazo & R. Rafferty (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of positive peace. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3877-3_1-1

Chapter in Book - Research

Brookes, B., Cooper, K., Devere, H., McCabe, J., Polaschek, B., Tennant, M., & Wanhalla, A. (2019). Stitching the generations together: Clothing care. In B. Brookes, J. McCabe & A. Wanhalla (Eds.), Past caring? Women, work and emotion. (pp. 162-176). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Devere, H. (2019). Annette Baier and Susan Moller Okin: Debating the ethic of care and ethic of justice. In B. Brookes, J. McCabe & A. Wanhalla (Eds.), Past caring? Women, work and emotion. (pp. 37-54). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

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). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

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. 53-63). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Devere, H., Te Maihāroa, K., Solomon, M., & Wharehoka, M. (2019). Tides of endurance: Indigenous peace traditions in Aotearoa New Zealand. ab-Original, 3(1), 24-47. doi: 10.5325/aboriginal.3.1.0024

Journal - Research Article

Devere, H. (2018). Exploring relationships for positive peace. In Factis Pax, 12(1), 59-79. Retrieved from http://www.infactispax.org/journal

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

Devere, H., & Standish, K. (2017). Gender issues in politics and peace and conflict studies. Women Talking Politics, December, 22-23.

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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.

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: 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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: 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/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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