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Associate Professor James Headley

Dr James HeadleyBA(Hons)(Oxf) MA PhD(Lond)

Associate Professor James Headley's research interests are in Russian foreign policy, the European Union, nationalism and ethnic conflict, and International Relations theory. He is the author of Russia and the Balkans: Foreign Policy from Yeltsin to Putin (Hurst and Co./Columbia University Press, 2008) and co-editor of Public Participation in Foreign Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). He joined the Department of Politics in 2005, having previously lectured at the University of Auckland, University of Leicester, and University College London.

He is the University of Otago representative on the Steering Committee of the New Zealand European Union Centres Network (EUCN).

Teaching

Contact details

Room 4N1, 4th floor, Arts (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8616
Email james.headley@otago.ac.nz

Research cluster

Selected books

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Publications

Chaban, N., & Headley, J. (2021). Perceptions of the EU in its eastern neighbourhood: 30 years on from the collapse of the Soviet Union [Special section (part 1)]. European Foreign Affairs Review, 26(4), 553-558. doi: 10.54648/eerr2021042

Headley, J. (2021). Communicative distraction?: Russia's and the European Union's rival perception managements. European Foreign Affairs Review, 26(4), 559-578. doi: 10.54648/eerr2021043

Headley, J. (2019, June). Between the rhetoric of cooperation and the practice of antagonism: Russia in Antarctica. Verbal presentation at the British International Studies Association (BISA) 44th Annual Conference, London, UK.

Headley, J. (2019). Russia resurgent: The implications for New Zealand. In A.-M. Brady (Ed.), Small states and the changing global order: New Zealand faces the future. (pp. 213-229). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18803-0_13

Headley, J. (2018, June). Russia, Ukraine and the influence of presumed media influence in international relations. Verbal presentation at the British International Studies Association (BISA) 43rd Annual Conference, Bath, UK.

Headley, J. (2008). Russia and the Balkans: Foreign policy from Yeltsin to Putin. New York: Columbia University Press, 544p.

Authored Book - Research

Headley, J., Reitzig, A., & Burton, J. (Eds.). (2012). Public participation in foreign policy. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 259p.

Edited Book - Research

Headley, J. (2019). Russia resurgent: The implications for New Zealand. In A.-M. Brady (Ed.), Small states and the changing global order: New Zealand faces the future. (pp. 213-229). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18803-0_13

Chapter in Book - Research

Headley, J. (2017). Post-communist Russia and the West: From crisis to crisis? In M. S. Fish, G. Gill & M. Petrovic (Eds.), A quarter century of post-communism assessed. (pp. 271-294). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43437-7_11

Chapter in Book - Research

Headley, J. (2015). Russia’s complex engagement with European Union norms: Sovereign democracy versus post-Westphalianism? In A. Björkdahl, N. Chaban, J. Leslie & A. Masselot (Eds.), Importing EU Norms: Conceptual framework and empirical findings. (pp. 211-230). Springer.

Chapter in Book - Research

Headley, J., & Burton, J. (2012). Conclusion: Some reflections on public participation in foreign policy. In J. Headley, A. Reitzig & J. Burton (Eds.), Public participation in foreign policy. (pp. 234-249). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Headley, J., & Reitzig, A. (2012). Does the public want to participate? In J. Headley, A. Reitzig & J. Burton (Eds.), Public participation in foreign policy. (pp. 21-37). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Headley, J., & van Wyk, J.-A. (2012). Debating the public's role in foreign policy. In J. Headley, A. Reitzig & J. Burton (Eds.), Public participation in foreign policy. (pp. 3-20). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Headley, J. (2008). Russia. In K. DeRouen, Jr & P. Bellamy (Eds.), International security and the United States: An encyclopedia (Vol. 2). (pp. 628-649). Westport, CT: Praeger Security International.

Chapter in Book - Research

Headley, J. (2008). The way opened, the way blocked: Assessing the contrasting fates of Chechnya and Kosovo. In A. Pavković & P. Radan (Eds.), On the way to statehood: Secession and globalisation. (pp. 85-99). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Chapter in Book - Research

Headley, J. (2006). Globalization and the 'new wars': The case of Chechnya. In R. G. Patman (Ed.), Globalization and conflict: National security in a 'new' strategic era. (pp. 151-167). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Headley, J. (2021). Communicative distraction?: Russia's and the European Union's rival perception managements. European Foreign Affairs Review, 26(4), 559-578. doi: 10.54648/eerr2021043

Journal - Research Article

Chaban, N., Knodt, M., & Headley, J. (2018). The EU and Its eastern neighbours: Perceptions and strategic dialogue in the region [Introduction]. European Foreign Affairs Review, 23, 1-22.

Journal - Research Article

Headley, J. (2018). Perceptions of the Ukraine crisis: A clash between a modern Russia and a postmodern European Union? European Foreign Affairs Review, 23, 101-117.

Journal - Research Article

Headley, J. (2015). Challenging the EU's claim to moral authority: Russian talk of 'double standards'. Asia Europe Journal, 13(3), 297-307. doi: 10.1007/s10308-015-0417-y

Journal - Research Article

Headley, J. (2012). Is Russia out of step with European norms? Assessing Russia's relationship to European identity, values and norms through the issue of self-determination. Europe-Asia Studies, 64(3), 427-447. doi: 10.1080/09668136.2012.661924

Journal - Research Article

Headley, J. (2012). National and transnational challenges in the former Soviet Union and former Yugoslavia. Global Change, Peace & Security, 24(2), 251-269. doi: 10.1080/14781158.2012.679922

Journal - Research Article

Headley, J. (2012). Near abroads and arcs of instability: Conceptualising the region in the South Pacific and Eurasia. Canterbury Law Review, 18, 15-40.

Journal - Research Article

Headley, J., & Reitzig, A. (2012). Does foreign policy represent the views of the public? Assessing public and elite opinion on New Zealand's foreign policy. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 66(1), 70-89. doi: 10.1080/10357718.2011.637318

Journal - Research Article

Headley, J. (2005). War on terror or pretext for power? Putin, Chechnya, and the 'Terrorist International'. Australasian Journal of Human Security, 1(2), 13-35.

Journal - Research Article

Headley, J. (2003). Russia and NATO forge closer ties. New Zealand International Review, 28(5), 7-11.

Journal - Research Article

Headley, J. (2003). Sarajevo, February 1994: The first Russia-NATO crisis of the post-Cold War era. Review of International Studies, 29, 209-227.

Journal - Research Article

Headley, J. (2003). The Cyprus conflict and the process of EU enlargement. Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies, 1(2), 137-159.

Journal - Research Article

Chaban, N., & Headley, J. (2021). Perceptions of the EU in its eastern neighbourhood: 30 years on from the collapse of the Soviet Union [Special section (part 1)]. European Foreign Affairs Review, 26(4), 553-558. doi: 10.54648/eerr2021042

Journal - Research Other

Headley, J. (2008). [Review of the book Convergence and divergence: Russia and Eastern Europe into the twenty-first century]. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 42, 170-172.

Journal - Research Other

Headley, J. (2008). When frozen conflicts melt down [Analysis article]. Transitions Online, (18 August). Retrieved from http://www.tol.org/client/article/19838-when-frozen-conflicts-melt-down.html

Journal - Research Other

Headley, J. (2007). [Review of the book New Zealand in world affairs IV 1990-2005]. Political Science, 59(2), 105-106.

Journal - Research Other

Headley, J. (2007). Déjà vu for Russia [Analysis article]. Transitions Online, (28 May). Retrieved from http://www.tol.org/client/article/18744-dj-vu-for-russia.html

Journal - Research Other

Headley, J. (2007). It's not a Cold War [Analysis article]. Transitions Online, (20 July). Retrieved from http://www.tol.org/client/article/18852-its-not-a-cold-war.html

Journal - Research Other

Headley, J. (2006). [Review of the book From ethnic conflict to stillborn reform: The former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia]. Journal of Peace Research, 43(3), 354-355.

Journal - Research Other

Headley, J. (2010). Russia and the BRIC group. In B. Lynch (Ed.), Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) 75th Anniversary Series of Addresses & Lectures. 2, (pp. 175-183). Wellington, New Zealand: NZIIA. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Headley, J. (2006). Ethnic relations and ideas of the nation in the enlarged European Union. Proceedings of the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association 4th Convention. Retrieved from http://www.ceeisaconf.ut.ee/109100

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Headley, J. (2018). Brexit as secession. Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Annual Conference: Representation and Responsibility. (pp. 43). Retrieved from https://nzpsa.com

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Headley, J. (2019, June). Between the rhetoric of cooperation and the practice of antagonism: Russia in Antarctica. Verbal presentation at the British International Studies Association (BISA) 44th Annual Conference, London, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2018, June). Russia, Ukraine and the influence of presumed media influence in international relations. Verbal presentation at the British International Studies Association (BISA) 43rd Annual Conference, Bath, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J., Hall, E., Grace, P., James, J., & Rudd, C. (2018, October). ‘Learning is not a spectator sport’: Using simulations to motivate and engage students. Workshop presentation at the Teaching and Learning Symposium: Rebuilding Your Ship at Sea: Cultivating Identity, Integrity, Community and Collegiality in Times of Change, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J., Rudd, C., James, J., Schick, K., Timperley, C., Eichbaum, C., & Kearney-Parata, R. (2018, November). Teaching politics. Panel discussion at the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Annual Conference: Representation and Responsibility, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2017, August-September). Principles and practices of recognition: Former Yugoslavia and the former Soviet Union. Verbal presentation at the European Union Centres Network New Zealand (EUCN NZ) International Symposium: Statehood, Sovereignty, and Secession: The EU and Beyond, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2017, June). Russian rhetoric in the UNSC: Challenging Western normative hegemony. Verbal presentation at the 42nd British International Studies Association (BISA) Conference, Brighton, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2017, November-December). Russia's resurgence and New Zealand: The Asia-Pacific context. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference: (Dis)ordering politics: Exclusion, Resistance and Participation, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2017, November-December). Russian rhetoric and practice in the UN Security Council: Challenging Western normative hegemony. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference: (Dis)ordering politics: Exclusion, Resistance and Participation, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J., & Kalogeropoulou, S. (2017, October). Expressing Greekness in a time of crisis: kalozoia ['good life'] versus austerity? Verbal presentation at the European Union Centres Joint Conference: Fulfilling the Vision: EU Futures? Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2016, June). Russia and the West: Contesting the domain and content of international politics. Verbal presentation at the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association (CEEISA)-International Studies Association (ISA) Joint International Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2016, June). The Ukraine crisis: A clash between a modern Russia and a postmodern European Union? Verbal presentation at the First Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies: Europe under Stress: The End of a Common Dream? Tartu, Estonia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2015, February). Considering the EU as a moral exemplar through a virtue ethics lens. Verbal presentation at the European Union Centre Network NZ (EUCN NZ) International Symposium: Strategic Narratives of Identity: The EU, Europe and the World, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2015, February). European Union as a peace project: Lessons from Ukraine. Verbal presentation at the A Quarter Century of Post-Communism Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2015, June). Russia-EU normative relations through a virtue ethics lens. Verbal presentation at the British International Studies Association (BISA) 40th Anniversary Conference, London, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2015, November). Thickening EU norms: Internal-external links and political implications. Verbal presentation at the European Union (EU) Centres Conference: Europe: New Leadership, New Directions? Auckland, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2014, February). Challenging the EU's claim to moral authority: Russian talk of 'double standards'. Verbal presentation at the Joint Jean Monnet Chair and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Symposium: Normative Power Europe? European Union External Outreach and International Identity, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2014, June). Russian policy on the war in Syria in comparison to the Yugoslav conflicts. Verbal presentation at the British International Studies Association (BISA) Postgraduate Network Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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