Associate Professor Shahar Hameiri

Assoc Director, Grad Centre (G&IS)

School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 344 31324


My research interests are diverse, traversing the fields of security, development and aid, governance, political geography and international relations. I am particularly interested in understanding the evolving nature of statehood and political agency under conditions of globalisation. I have written extensively on issues of security governance, statebuilding, non-traditional security, risk and risk management, regional governance and Australian development and security policy. I am currently working with Dr Lee Jones (Queen Mary University of London) and Prof Shaun Breslin (Warwick University) on a project on rising powers and state transformation, focusing on China's engagements in Southeast Asia. The project was awarded an ARC Discovery Project grant in 2017. My latest book, co-authored with Dr Lee Jones, is Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2015). In July 2017, my book, International Intervention and Local Politics, co-authored with Prof Caroline Hughes and Dr Fabio Scarpello, will be published by Cambridge University Press. I received my PhD from the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University in 2009.

Research Interests

  • Security governance, with a focus on the Asia Pacific
  • Rising Powers
  • Non-traditional security
  • State transformation and new modes of governance
  • Statebuilding and peacebuilding interventions
  • The politics of risk management


  • Bachelor of Arts, Murdoch University
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Murdoch University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor