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Stephanie    Lawson

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations
Macquarie University (Australia)

Stephanie Lawson is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney and Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg. She has previously held teaching and research positions at the University of New England, the Australian National University, the University of East Anglia, and the University of Birmingham. She is a past president of the Australian Political Studies Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. She is also the current President of the Pacific Islands Political Studies Association. Her publications span the fields of comparative and international politics, normative theory, and Asia-Pacific studies on issues ranging from nationalism and ethnic politics to the theorization of democracy and human rights in cross-cultural settings. She has written extensively on politics in Fiji and the Southwest Pacific more generally.
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20th century
21st century
The Colonial time
  • Academic Position (2014 to 2016)
    Regional Politics in the Southwest Pacific — Australian Research Council
    The project investigates regional development in the Southwest Pacific as shaped by the forces of colonialism, the Cold War, intra-regional tensions and the advent of new actors. The investigation of these within a framework of identity politics is key to understanding contemporary developments and the implications for Australia’s regional role.
    Key words: regionalism, Melanesia, Polynesia, identity politics
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