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), the Conflict, Terrorism and Peace group (CTAP) and an editor of the Pacific Outlier blog.

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 have recently researched and published on post-conflict violence, attacks against minorities, and illiberal democracy and conflict.

I am currently engaged in a book project on the causes of migration-related mass violence in the Asia Pacific. I seek to explain why large-scale migration sometimes leads to violent group conflict while in other areas indigenous and migrant communities coexist peacefully.

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)

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Wilson, C. J. (2013). 'Ethnic Outbidding' for Patronage: The 2010 Riots in Tarakan, Indonesia. South East Asia Research, 21 (1), 105-129. 10.5367/sear.2013.0135
  • Wilson, C. J. (2011). Provocation or Excuse?: Process Tracing the Impact of Elite Propaganda in a Violent Conflict in Indonesia. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 17 (4), 339-360. 10.1080/13537113.2011.622629
  • Wilson, C. J. (2008). Ethno-religious violence in Indonesia: From soil to God. London & New York: Routledge. Pages: 240.
  • Wilson, C. J. (2005). The Ethnic Origins of Religious Conflict in North Maluku Province, Indonesia, 1999-2000. Indonesia, 79, 69-91. Related URL.

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Contact details

Primary location

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

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