Faculty of ArtsSchool of Social and Political Sciences

Dr Avery Poole

Background

Avery Poole is a Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Social and Political Sciences. She was educated at The University of Melbourne (BA(Hons) and BComm) and The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (MA and PhD). Her research explores institutional change in regional organisations, focusing on the case study of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In particular, she is interested in the references to democracy and the establishment of a human rights body in the ASEAN Charter, and the implications for traditional interpretations of ASEAN norms. She also researches comparative regional analysis (particularly in the areas of institutional design and regional human rights mechanisms) and the nexus between domestic politics, foreign policy and regionalism in Southeast Asia (particularly in regard to Indonesia and Myanmar).

Avery has held research positions at the Centre of International Relations in the Liu Institute for Global Issues in Vancouver, and (as a Visiting Research Associate) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Avery writes occasionally for The Conversation and has spoken about Asia Pacific affairs on ABC News 24 and CNBC.

Research

Subjects taught

Supervision

Publications

Book chapters

Poole, Avery, ‘Australia and the East Asia Summit: Implications for ASEAN’ in Sally Percival Wood and Baogang He, 40 Years of Australia-ASEAN Partnership: Not Just Dialogue (Palgrave, forthcoming 2014).

Poole, Avery, ‘Ambitions and capacity: The role of institutions in ASEAN’ in Annika Björkdahl, John Leslie, Natalia Chaban and Annick Masselot (eds), Local, regional and global responses to the EU’s norm export: Adoption, adaption, resistance and rejection (Springer, forthcoming 2014).

Poole, Avery, ‘The Foreign Policy Nexus: National Interests, Political Values and Identity’ in Christopher Roberts, Derry Habir and Leonard Sebastian (eds), Indonesia’s Ascent: Power, Leadership and Security Order (Palgrave, forthcoming 2014).

Chou, Mark and Avery Poole, ‘Theories of World Affairs’ in Emilian Kavalski (ed.), Encounters with Global Affairs: An Introduction to International Relations (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming 2013).

Job, Brian and Avery Poole, ‘A Research Note’ in Desmond Ball & Kwa Chong Guan (eds) Assessing Track 2 Diplomacy in the Asia Pacific region: A CSCAP reader, Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2010.

Poole, Avery, Visions and Realities: ASEAN’s Efforts to Institutionalize Cooperation’, in Tan See Seng (ed) Collaboration Under Anarchy, RSIS Monograph No. 15, Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2009.

Working papers

‘Cooperation in Contention: The Evolution of ASEAN Norms’, York Centre for International and Security Studies (YCISS) Working Paper No. 44, 2007, York University, Toronto.

‘Cooperation in Contention: The Evolution of ASEAN Norms’, Centre of International Relations Working Paper Series, 2006, Liu Institute for Global Issues, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 

Conference papers

‘Ambitions versus capacity: The role of institutions in ASEAN’, European Union Studies Association – Asia Pacific (EUSA AP) Conference, 4-5 June 2012, Singapore.

‘All Sound and Fury? The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights – A Progress Report’, The Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), 18-20 July 2012, Sydney.

‘All Dressed up but Nowhere to Vote? Interpretations of Democracy in the ASEAN Context’, The Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), 18-20 July 2012, Sydney.

‘The state versus the Secretariat: Capacity and the norm of equality in ASEAN’, Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) conference, 26-28 September 2011, Canberra.

‘Rights or Rhetoric: Does ASEAN’s human rights body ‘matter? ’’, Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) conference, 29 September 2010, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

‘Rights or Rhetoric: Does ASEAN’s human rights body ‘matter? ’’, Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), 2 July 2010, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

‘‘Transformative’ or ‘Toothless’? The ASEAN Charter and the ‘Expectations Gap’’, New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Annual Conference, 30 November 2009, Auckland, New Zealand.

‘‘Transformative’ or ‘Toothless’? The ASEAN Charter and the ‘Expectations Gap’’, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) conference, 27 March 2009, University of Cambridge, UK.

 ‘‘Transformative’ or ‘Toothless’? The ASEAN Charter and the ‘Expectations Gap’’, International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, 16 February 2009, New York City, USA.

 ‘Processes of Socialization in Regional Institutions: The Evolution of ASEAN Norms’, International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, 26 March 2008, San Francisco, USA.

‘Cooperation in Contention: The Evolution of ASEAN Norms’, Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting, 14 April 2007, Chicago, USA.

‘Cooperation in Contention: The Evolution of ASEAN Norms’, American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Conference, 31 September 2006, Philadelphia, USA.

‘Cooperation in Contention: The Evolution of ASEAN Norms’, Centre of International Relations Colloquium Series, Liu Institute for Global Issues, 29 September 2006, University of British Columbia, Canada.

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