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Shahar Hameiri


Shahar Hameiri

Shahar Hameiri


I am a political economist with diverse research interests, 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. My work focuses on Asia and the Pacific.

I have written extensively on rising powers (specifically China), security governance, statebuilding, non-traditional security, risk and risk management, regional governance and Australian development and security policy. I was recently awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2021-25) to examine emerging competition over international development financing projects in Asia and the Pacific.

My latest book, co-authored with Dr Lee Jones, is Fractured China: How State Transformation is Shaping China's Rise, out in 2021 with Cambridge University Press. My other books include International Intervention and Local Politics (Cambridge University, 2017), Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and Regulating Statehood (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

I am also co-editor of the all-new fourth edition of The Political Economy of Southeast Asia: Politics and Uneven Development Under Hyper Globalisation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). I received my PhD from the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University in 2009. I tweet @ShaharHameiri.

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