Dr Chris Wilson

I hold a PhD in Political Science and International Relations and a Master of Arts from the Australian National University. I also hold postgraduate degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Otago University (NZ).

Biography

My research and teaching is focussed on violent conflict and terrorism. I have had a number of professional roles in conflict analysis and prevention with the World Bank, UNDP and other international agencies. I am the coordinator of the Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies (MCTS) and the Conflict, Terrorism and Peace group (CTAP).

Research | Current

  • Ethnic and religious conflict, insurgency and civil war
  • Terrorism, extremism and radicalisation
  • Authoritarianism, democratisation
  • Illiberal democracy and oligarchy in Asia
  • South East Asian Politics
  • South Asian Politics

My current research projects lie within the broad topic of violent conflict in Asia. I am currently engaged in a book project on the causes of migration-related tension and violence.

In addition to the publications listed below, the following publications are forthcoming:

"Military Anxiety and Genocide: Explaining Campaigns of Annihilation (and their absence)", Journal of Genocide Research, 2019.

"Illiberal Peacebuilding in India and Indonesia: the dangers of the hybrid approach", in Yuji Uesugi (ed), Hybrid Peacebuilding in Asia, Palgrave MacMillan, 2019.

Teaching | Current

  • Politics 356: Ethno-political violence from hate crimes to genocide

Postgraduate supervision

I am very interested in supervising postgraduate students in the following topics, among others:

  • Ethnic and religious conflict, insurgency and civil war
  • Terrorism
  • Authoritarianism, democratisation
  • Illiberal democracy and oligarchy in Asia
  • South East Asian Politics
  • South Asian Politics

Responsibilities

I am the coordinator of the Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies (MCTS). I am available to discuss our programme with interested students.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Wilson, C., & Akhtar, S. (2019). Repression, co-optation and insurgency: Pakistan’s FATA, Southern Thailand and Papua, Indonesia. Third World Quarterly, 40 (4), 710-726. 10.1080/01436597.2018.1557012
  • Wilson, C. (2019). Military Anxiety and Genocide: Explaining Campaigns of Annihilation (and their absence). Journal of Genocide Research10.1080/14623528.2019.1592806
  • Wilson, C. (2018). Ethnic, religious, and regional conflict. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia (pp. 118-128). 10.4324/9781315628837
  • Wilson, C. J. (2017). Conflict and anti-minority violence. The state of conflict and violence in Asia (pp. 208-217). Bangkok: The Asia Foundation.
  • Wilson, C. J. (2017). Ideological motives in spoiler violence: Postconflict Assam, Northeast India. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 23 (3), 280-296. 10.1080/13537113.2017.1344765
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36813
  • Wilson, C. (2016). Ongoing rebel violence in autonomous regions: Assam, Northeast India. Pacific Affairs, 89 (2), 287-307. 10.5509/2016892287
  • Wilson, C. J. (2015). Illiberal Democracy and Violent Conflict in Contemporary Indonesia. Democratization10.1080/13510347.2014.949680
  • Wilson, C. J. (2015). Imposing Internal Order on States. In E. Kavalski (Ed.) Encounters with World Affairs: An Introduction to International Relations (pp. 311-328). United Kingdom: Ashgate. Related URL.

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Contact details

Primary office location

HUMAN SCIENCES BUILDING - EAST - Bldg 201E
Level 5, Room 505
10 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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