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Professor Robert Patman

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MA (Warwick)
BAHons (Lancaster)

Robert’s research interests concern US foreign policy, international relations, global security, great powers and the Horn of Africa. He is an editor for the journal International Studies Perspectives, and the author or editor of 11 books. Recent publications include a volume called Strategic Shortfall: The ‘Somalia Syndrome’ and the March to 9/11 (Praeger, 2010) and two co-edited books titled The Bush Leadership, the Power of Ideas, and the War on Terror (Ashgate, 2012), and China and the International System: Becoming a World Power (Routledge, 2013). He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, a Senior Fellow at the Centre of Strategic Studies, Wellington, an Honorary Professor of the NZ Defence Command and Staff College, Trentham, and provides regular contributions to the national and international media on global issues and events.


Teaching


Contact Details

Room 4N3, 4th floor, Arts (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8669
Email robert.patman@otago.ac.nz
Office hours - Monday 4.00-5.00pm
Research day - Friday


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Strategic Shortfall

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Publications

Pankow, T., & Patman, R. G. (2018). Rethinking Russia’s Ukraine involvement 2013–2016: The domestic political imperatives of Putin’s operational code. International Politics, 55(5), 537-556. doi: 10.1057/s41311-017-0093-1

Patman, R. G., Iati, I., & Kiglics, B. (Eds.). (2017). New Zealand and the world: Past, present and future. Singapore: World Scientific, 520p.

Patman, R. G., & Ferner, T. G. (2017). 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

Iati, I., & Patman, R. G. (2017). 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

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].

Authored Book - Research

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

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

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.

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Edited Book - Research

Patman, R. G., Iati, I., & Kiglics, B. (Eds.). (2017). New Zealand and the world: Past, present and future. Singapore: World Scientific, 520p.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chapter in Book - Research

Patman, R. G., & Ferner, T. G. (2017). 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

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].

Iati, I., & Patman, R. G. (2017). 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

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

Gee, A., Patman, R. G., & Rudd, C. (2017). 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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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). Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Patman, R. G. (2005). Sovereignty, globalisation, and New Zealand foreign policy. In R. Pettman (Ed.), New Zealand in a globalising world. (pp. 44-64). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Patman, R. G. (2005). Djibouti. In B. Szajkowski (Ed.), Political parties of the world. (6 ed.) (pp. 180-182). London: John Harper Publishing.

Patman, R., & Rudd, C. (2005). Conclusion: New Zealand sovereignty under siege? In Sovereignty under siege? Globalization and New Zealand. (pp. 229-234). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing.

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

Patman, R. (2005). Somalia. In B. Szajkowski (Ed.), Political parties of the world. (pp. 539-540). London: John Harper Publishing.

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