Dip Teach, BA, PhD (New England)
Political science

Stephanie Lawson is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University. Her research interests encompass issues concerning culture, nationalism and democracy and combine comparative and normative approaches to the study of regional and world politics. She has particular expertise in Pacific Islands politics.

  • President, International Ethics Section, International Studies Association (2002-3)
  • Economic and Social Research Coucil (UK), Research Grants Board (2001-3)
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England, Research Assessment Exercise, Panel on Politics and International Studies (2006-8).
  • Executive Member, International Political Science Association Research Committee on Politics and Ethnicity, 2011-
  • President, Australian Political Studies Association, 2012-2013.
  • Presdient, Pacific Islands Political Studies Association, 2014-

Harold White Fellowship, National Library of Australia, 2011

Australian Political Studies Association, Crisp Medal, 1992

  • Lawson, S. (2015), Theories of International Relations: Contending Approaches to World Politics, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2015. xii + 291.The Politics of Indigenous Identity, special issue of Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 20 (1), 2014: 1-151.
  • Introduction to Politics, Canadian edn, Oxford, Oxford University Press (co-authored with John Garner, Peter Ferdinand and David. B. MacDonald), 2013. xxviii + 476.
  • Introduction to Politics, 2nd edn, Oxford, Oxford University Press (co-authored with John Garner and Peter Ferdinand), 2012. xxviii + 525.
  • Lawson, S (2012), International Relations, 2e, UK: Polity Press.
  • Lawson, S. (2013), ‘”Melanesia:’: The History and Politics of an Idea’, Journal of Pacific History, 48 (1): 1-22.
  • Lawson, S. (2013), ‘Nationalism and Biographical Transformation: The Case of Boudicca’, Humanities Review, 19 (1): 101-119.
  • Lawson, S. (2012), Indigenous Nationalism, “Ethnic Democracy” and the Prospects for a Liberal Constitutional Order in Fiji’, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 18 (3): 293-315.
  • Lawson, S. (2010-2012), ‘Ethnic Identity and Regionalism in the Pacific Islands: The Case of “Melanesianess”, South Pacific Journal of Culture and Philosophy, 11, 2010-2012.
  • Lawson, S and Tannaka, S (2011), 'War Memories and Japan's Normalization as an International Actor', European Journal of International Relations, 17 3: 405-428.
  • Lawson, S (2011), 'Cosmopolitan Pluralism: Beyond the Cultural Turn, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, 3 3: 27-46.
  • Lawson, S (2010), 'The Pacific Way as Postcolonial Discourse: Towards a Reassessment', Journal of Pacific History, 45 3: 297-314.
  • Lawson, S (2008) Asia/Europe and the Construction of Regional Goverance, in Governance and Regionalism in Asia. Nicholas Thomas (eds.). UK: Routledge.
  • Lawson, S (2008) Political Studies and the Contextual Turn: A Methodological/Normative Critique, Political Studies, 56 3: 584-603.
  • Lawson, S (2006) Democracy, Power and Political Culture in the Pacific, Journal of Pacific Studies, 29 1: 85-108.
  • Lawson, S (2006) Culture and Context in World Politics. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Lawson, S (2005) Regional Integration, Development and Social Change in the Asia-Pacific: Implications for Human Security and State Responsibility, Global Change Peace and Security, 17 2: 107-122.