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Professor Robert Patman

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MA (Warwick)
BAHons (Lancaster)

Robert is one of the University of Otago’s inaugural Sesquicentennial Distinguished Chairs and his research interests concern international relations, global security, US foreign policy, great powers, and the Horn of Africa. He served as an editor for International Studies Perspectives (2010-14) and Head of Department of Politics (2013-16). Robert is the author or editor of 12 books. Publications include Strategic Shortfall: The ‘Somalia Syndrome’ and the March to 9/11 (Praeger, 2010), co-edited books titled China and the International System: Becoming a World Power (Routledge, 2013); Science Diplomacy: New Day or False Dawn? (World Scientific Publishers, 2015) and New Zealand and the World: Past, Present and Future (World Scientific Publishers, 2018). Robert is currently writing a volume called Rethinking the Global Impact of 9/11 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, an Honorary Professor of the New Zealand Defence Command and Staff College, and provides regular contributions to the national and international media on global issues and events.


Teaching

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Room: 4N3, 4th floor, Arts (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8669
Email robert.patman@otago.ac.nz

Office hours: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00pm
Research day: Thursday

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Strategic Shortfall

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Publications

Grace, P., & Patman, R. G. (2021). Diplomatic heroism and 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_16-1

Patman, R. G. (2021, April). 9/11 and the emerging global order. Verbal presentation at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention Program, [Online].

Patman, R. G., & Welch, D. A. (2021, April). What have we learned about learning and foreign policy? Verbal presentation at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention Program, [Online].

Patman, R. G., & Pankow, T. (2019, March). 'America First' versus global security: The geo-political significance of the Transatlantic Divide over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Verbal presentation at the International Studies Association (ISA) Conference: Power of Rules and Rules of Power, Toronto, Canada.

Patman, R. G. (2019, March). Intelligence reforms, the Five Eyes Alliance, and the challenge of the credibility gap in New Zealand's foreign policy. Verbal presentation at the International Studies Association (ISA) Conference: Power of Rules and Rules of Power, Toronto, Canada.

Patman, R. G. (2010). Strategic shortfall: The Somalia syndrome and the march to 9/11. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 185p.

Authored Book - Research

Patman, R. G. (1997). Securing Somalia: A Comparison of US and Australian Peacekeeping During the UNITAF Operation. Oslo: Institutt For Forsvarsstudier, 27p.

Authored Book - Research

Patman, R. G. (1996). Disarmament in a failed state: the experience of the United Nations in Somalia. Canberra: Peace Research Centre, Australian National Univers, 39p.

Authored Book - Research

Patman, R. G., Iati, I., & Kiglics, B. (Eds.). (2018). New Zealand and the world: Past, present and future. Singapore: World Scientific, 520p.

Edited Book - Research

Davis, L. S., & Patman, R. G. (Eds.). (2015). Science diplomacy: New day or false dawn? Singapore: World Scientific, 278p.

Edited Book - Research

Huang, X., & Patman, R. G. (Eds.). (2013). China and the international system: Becoming a world power. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 238p.

Edited Book - Research

MacDonald, D. B., Nabers, D., & Patman, R. G. (Eds.). (2012). The Bush leadership, the power of ideas, and the war on terror. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 220p.

Edited Book - Research

MacDonald, D. B., Patman, R. G., & Mason-Parker, B. (Eds.). (2007). The ethics of foreign policy. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 249p.

Edited Book - Research

Patman, R. G. (Ed.). (2006). Globalization and conflict: National security in a ′new′ strategic era. London: Routledge, 266p.

Edited Book - Research

Patman, R. G., & Rudd, C. (Eds.). (2005). Sovereignty under siege? Globalization and New Zealand. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 247p.

Edited Book - Research

Patman, R. G. (Ed.). (2000). Universal Human Rights? New York: Macmillan Press, 244p.

Edited Book - Research

Patman, R. G. (Ed.). (1999). Security in a Post-Cold War World. Basingstoke and New York: Macmillan Press and St Martin's Press, 290p.

Edited Book - Research

Patman, R. G. (Ed.). (1997). New Zealand and Britain: A Special Relationship in Transition. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press, 115p.

Edited Book - Research

Grace, P., & Patman, R. G. (2021). Diplomatic heroism and 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_16-1

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Patman, R. G. (2019). New Zealand-US relations in the Trump era and beyond. In A.-M. Brady (Ed.), Small states and the changing global order: New Zealand faces the future. (pp. 111-126). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18803-0_7

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Patman, R. G. (2019). The liberal international order and its populist adversaries in Russia, UK and USA. In F. A. Stengel, D. B. MacDonald & D. Nabers (Eds.), Populism and world politics. (pp. 277-303). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-04621-7_11

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Gee, A., Patman, R. G., & Rudd, C. (2018). Building foreign policy in New Zealand: The role of the University of Otago Foreign Policy School, 1966-1976. In R. G. Patman, I. Iati & B. Kiglics (Eds.), New Zealand and the world: Past, present and future. (pp. 3-24). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789813232402_0002

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Iati, I., & Patman, R. G. (2018). Introduction. In R. G. Patman, I. Iati & B. Kiglics (Eds.), New Zealand and the world: Past, present and future. (pp. xxv-xlvii). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789813232402_0001

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Patman, R. G., & Ferner, T. G. (2018). Paul Kennedy’s conception of great power rivalry and US-China relations in the Obama era. In S. Fröhlich & H. Loewen (Eds.), The changing East Asian security landscape: Challenges, actors and governance. (pp. 61-81). Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-18894-8_5

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Patman, R. G. (2017). The Cold War and after: Somalia: From Cold War linchpin to post-Cold War failed state. In R. Devetak, J. George & S. Percy (Eds.), An introduction to international relations. (3rd ed.) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [Case Study].

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Patman, R. G., & Davis, L. S. (2017). The advent of science diplomacy. In A. Dinar, R. A. Matthew, C. Harron, K. Goodrich, B. Maharramli & E. Nizkorodov (Eds.), The World Scientific reference on natural resources and environmental policy in the era of global change: The social ecology of the Anthropocene: Continuity and change in global environmental politics (Vol. 2). (pp. 81-98). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789813208162_0004

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Patman, R. G., & Southgate, L. (2016). Rethinking great-power rivalry: US, China and the challenge of nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran. In B. Zhiyue (Ed.), China-US relations in global perspective. (pp. 196-209). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

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Davis, L. S., & Patman, R. G. (2015). New day or false dawn? In L. S. Davis & R. G. Patman (Eds.), Science diplomacy: New day or false dawn? (pp. 261-275). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789814440073_0014

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Turekian, V. C., Macindoe, S., Copeland, D., Davis, L. S., Patman, R. G., & Pozza, M. (2015). The emergence of science diplomacy. In L. S. Davis & R. G. Patman (Eds.), Science diplomacy: New day or false dawn? (pp. 3-24). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789814440073_0001

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Patman, R. G. (2014). New Zealand's place in a twentieth-century world. In C. Hawksley & N. Georgeou (Eds.), The globalization of world politics: Case studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific. (3rd ed.) (pp. 9-11). South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

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Huang, X., & Patman, R. G. (2013). Introduction: China and the international system: Structure, society and context. In X. Huang & R. Patman (Eds.), China and the international system: Becoming a world power. (pp. 1-18). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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MacDonald, D. B., Nabers, D., & Patman, R. G. (2012). Conclusion: Power and ideas in the Bush era. In D. B. MacDonald, D. Nabers & R. G. Patman (Eds.), The Bush leadership, the power of ideas, and the war on terror. (pp. 195-201). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

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MacDonald, D. B., Nabers, D., & Patman, R. G. (2012). Leadership: The Bush leadership, the power of ideas and the war on terror. In D. B. MacDonald, D. Nabers & R. G. Patman (Eds.), The Bush leadership, the power of ideas, and the war on terror. (pp. 1-18). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

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Patman, R. G. (2012). Globalization, the post-Cold War era, and visions of US leadership. In D. B. MacDonald, D. Nabers & R. G. Patman (Eds.), The Bush leadership, the power of ideas, and the war on terror. (pp. 19-35). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

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Patman, R. G. (2012). The global security dimension. In B. Lynch (Ed.), The major economic & foreign policy issues facing New Zealand 2012-2017. (pp. 147-153). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA).

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Patman, R. G. (2012). US foreign policy in Africa. In M. Cox & D. Stokes (Eds.), US foreign policy. (2nd ed.) (pp. 297-314). Oxford University Press.

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Patman, R., & Reitzig, A. (2012). The Somalia syndrome and U.S. national security: From Bush to Obama. In B. M. Rajaee & M. J. Miller (Eds.), National security under the Obama administration. (pp. 29-46). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Nabers, D., & Patman, R. G. (2010). Bush's political fundamentalism and the war against militant Islam: The US–European divide. In J. Cesari (Ed.), Muslims in the West after 9/11: Religion, politics, and law. (pp. 67-87). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Nabers, D., & Patman, R. G. (2009). East Asia, the Pacific and New Zealand: A new political complex in the making? In J. Veitch (Ed.), Strategic manoeuvres: Security in the Asia-Pacific. (pp. 79-100). Wellington, New Zealand: Centre for Strategic Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.

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Patman, R. G. (2009). Djibouti. In D. J. Sagar (Ed.), Political parties of the world. (7th ed.) (pp. 169-170). London, UK: John Harper.

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Patman, R. G. (2009). Eritrea. In D. J. Sagar (Ed.), Political parties of the world. (7th ed.) (pp. 189-190). London, UK: John Harper.

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Patman, R. G. (2009). Ethiopia. In D. J. Sagar (Ed.), Political parties of the world. (7th ed.) (pp. 193-197). London, UK: John Harper.

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Patman, R. G. (2009). Somalia. In D. J. Sagar (Ed.), Political parties of the world. (7th ed.) (pp. 528-529). London, UK: John Harper.

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Patman, R. G. (2008). US foreign policy in Africa. In M. Cox & D. Stokes (Eds.), US foreign policy. (pp. 315-332). Oxford University Press.

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Haigh, S., MacDonald, D. B., & Patman, R. G. (2007). Conclusion: Some reflections on ethics and foreign policy. In D. B. MacDonald, R. G. Patman & B. Mason-Parker (Eds.), The ethics of foreign policy. (pp. 235-242). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

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MacDonald, D. B., & Patman, R. G. (2007). Introduction: The ethical context of foreign policy. In D. B. MacDonald, R. G. Patman & B. Mason-Parker (Eds.), The ethics of foreign policy. (pp. 1-22). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

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Patman, R. G. (2007). Somalia. In R. Wuthnow (Ed.), Encyclopedia of politics and religion (Vol. II). (2nd ed.) (pp. 836-840). Washington, DC: CQ Press.

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Patman, R. G. (2007). Uneasy coexistence: Globalization and the US national security state. In M. J. Miller & B. Stefanova (Eds.), The war on terror in comparative perspective: US security and foreign policy after 9/11. (pp. 46-68). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Patman, R. G., & Hall, J. (2007). New Zealand—US relations in a globalising world: Moving together or moving apart? In R. Alley (Ed.), New Zealand in world affairs IV 1990-2005. (pp. 109-130). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

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Patman, R. G. (2006). Globalization, the end of the Cold War, and the doctrine of national security. In R. G. Patman (Ed.), Globalization and conflict: National security in a ′new′ strategic era. (pp. 3-30). London: Routledge.

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Patman, R. G. (2006). New Zealand's place in the world. In R. Miller (Ed.), New Zealand government and politics. (4th ed.) (pp. 85-100). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

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Patman, R. G. (2006). Reagan, Gorbachev and the emergence of the 'New Political Thinking'. In M. Cox (Ed.), Twentieth Century International Relations (Volume II: The Rise and Fall of the Cold War). (pp. 262-288). London: Sage.

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Patman, R. G. (2006). The politics of security: New Zealand-US relations in a globalising world. In B. Lynch (Ed.), New Zealand and the World: The major foreign policy issues, 2005-2010. (pp. 63-80). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.

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Patman, R. (2005). Eritrea. In B. Szajkowski (Ed.), Political parties of the world. (pp. 199-201). London: John Harper Publishing.

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Patman, R. (2005). Ethiopia. In B. Szajkowski (Ed.), Political parties of the world. (pp. 205-209). London: John Harper Publishing.

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