Chasing the Norm

Australian academic and blogger on politics, international relations, and culture



Asia-Pacific Security  (co-edited with Joanne Wallis) Georgetown University Press Forthcoming 2016.

Winning the Peace: Australia’s campaigns to change the Asia-Pacific Melbourne University Press. Buy here.

Australian Foreign Policy: The Key Debates (co-edited with Daniel Baldino & Anthony J. Langlois) Oxford University Press, 2014 – Buy here.

Journal Articles

‘An Indo-Pacific Norm Entrepreneur? Australia and Defence Diplomacy’ (With Daniel Baldino), Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (published online 16 March 2015)

‘Is Australia a Middle Power: The Systemic Impact approach’Australian Journal of International Affairs 68 (1), 70-84 2014

‘The Funding Illusion: The 2% of GDP furphy in Australia’s Defence Debate’ (with Peter Dean) Security Challenges 9(4), 65-86 2013

‘Civic Republicanism and Sir Robert Menzies: The non-liberal side of the liberal leader’ (with Ben Jones) Journal of Australian Studies 37 (4) 485-502, 2013

Book Chapters

‘Are Middle Powers on a collision course in the Asia-Pacific’ in Asia Pacific Security Georgetown University Press (Forthcoming 2016).

ACARR (2015) Aus – Constructive or confused’ in Constructive Powers in a Deconstructed Region, (edited byJames Manicom & Silmon Palamar) Ontario: Centre for International Governance Innovation, 2015 (Forthcoming).

‘Australia as a Middle Power’ in Australia’s Defence: Towards a new era, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 2014.

‘The world is becoming more hostile and Australia should increase its defence spending’ (with Peter Leahy) in Australian Foreign Policy: The Key Debates Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 195-210, 2014

‘The Asian Century’ in The Gillard Governments, Australian Commonwealth Administration Series, (edited by Chris Aulich and Roger Wettenhall) Melbourne University Press, 2013

‘Australian Foreign Policy’ (with Chris Roberts) in Kevin Rudd’s First Government Australian Commonwealth Administration Series, ANU-E-Press, 2010

Policy Reports/Other

‘Are we a Top 20 Nation or Middle Power?’ (with Peter Jennings, Strategic Insights, (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute) 2014.

‘Australian National University poll: Foreign Policy’, (with Ian McAllister Australian National University, September 2014.

‘What the next Defence White Paper should do about the Budget’, (with Peter Dean) Centre of Gravity, policy paper series, March 2014

Conference Papers

The perils of Bipartisanship, Australian Political Science Association, 29 September 2014.

Australia’s Defence Diplomacy in the Indian Ocean, (with Daniel Baldino) Oceanic Conference of International Studies, Melbourne, 10 July 2014.

Gravitating towards Cooperation – Australian Political Science Association 2013

Australia and South Korea: Middle Power cooperation – Korea Update, ANU 2013

We decide who comes here – Australia as a norm entrepreneur, International Studies Association, 9 April 2013

Menzies Republicanism (with Ben Jones) – Australian Political Science Association, 28 September 2010