Associate Professor Shahar Hameiri

Associate Professor

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, International Intervention and Local Politics, co-authored with Prof Caroline Hughes and Dr Fabio Scarpello, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. I have also co-authored Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2015), with Dr Lee Jones, and authored Regulating Statehood (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). 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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Book Chapter

  • Jones, Lee and Hameiri, Shahar (2020). Southeast Asian regional governance: political economy, regulatory regionalism and ASEAN integration. In Toby Carroll, Shahar Hameiri and Lee Jones (Ed.), The political economy of Southeast Asia: politics and uneven development under hyperglobalisation (pp. 199-224) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-28255-4_8

  • Hameiri, Shahar and Jones, Lee (2020). Theorising political economy in Southeast Asia. In Toby Carroll, Shahar Hameiri and Lee Jones (Ed.), The political economy of Southeast Asia: politics and uneven development under hyperglobalisation (pp. 3-34) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-28255-4_1

  • Hameiri, Shahar and Scarpello, Fabio (2019). International statebuilding interventions and the politics of scale. In Nicolas Lemay-Hebert (Ed.), Handbook on intervention and statebuilding (pp. 61-70) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi:10.4337/9781788116237.00013

  • Hameiri, Shahar and Jones, Lee (2018). Against hybridity in the study of peacebuilding and statebuilding. In Joanne Wallis, Lia Kent, Miranda Forsyth , Sinclair Dinnen and Srinjoy Bose (Ed.), Hybridity on the ground in peacebuilding and development: critical conversations (pp. 99-112) Acton, ACT, Australia: ANU Press. doi:10.22459/hgpd.03.2018.06

  • Beeson, Mark and Hameiri, Shahar (2016). Australian foreign policy and the new world disorder. In Mark Beeson and Shahar Hameiri (Ed.), Navigating the new international disorder: Australia in world affairs 2011-15 (pp. 1-18) Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Hameiri, Shahar (2014). State-building and primitive accumulation in Solomon Islands: the unintended consequences of risk mitigation at the frontiers of global capitalist expansion. In Toby Carroll and Darryl S. L. Jarvis (Ed.), The politics of marketising Asia (pp. 101-117) Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137001672_5

  • Hameiri, Shahar (2013). Regulatory statebuilding and the transformation of the state. In David Chandler and Timothy D. Sisk (Ed.), Routledge handbook of international statebuilding (pp. 52-63) Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Hameiri, Shahar and Jayasuriya, Kanishka (2012). Regulatory regionalism in Asia. In Routledge handbook of Asian regionalism (pp. 177-185) Abingdon, Oxon, United States: Routledge.

  • Hameiri, Shahar (2011). A reality check for the critique of the liberal peace. In Susanna Campbell, David Chandler and Meera Sabaratnam (Ed.), A liberal peace? The problems and practices of peacebuilding (pp. 191-208) London, United Kingdom: Zed Books.

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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