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Dr Lucas Knotter PhD, MA, MSc, BA

Lecturer

School of People, Environment and Planning

My research focuses on unrecognised states, and the significance of such polities for international relations. This research thus involves classic and modern theories of sovereignty, power, and international law. My research interests very broadly lie in the intersections between international politics and international law, with particular consideration for the roles of power, violence, and norms within those intersections. Lately, I have also become interested in connections between sovereignty and legitimacy in international relations.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06 350 9099 ext 85959
    Location: 5.35, Social Science Tower
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Canterbury (2016)
  • Master of Arts - King's College London (2011)
  • Master of Science - Utrecht University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Utrecht University (2009)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

International Political Theory, Sovereignty, Power, Secession, Unrecognised States, Kosovo

  • Intersections between temporality and sovereignty
  • Declarations of independence and ritual theory
  • Sovereignty, Aotearoa, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • New Zealand's UN voting record on Self-Determination

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Citizenship (160602): Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific (160606):
International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116):
International Relations (160607):
Law (180100): Law And Legal Studies (180000):
New Zealand Government and Politics (160608): Political Science (160600): Political Science not elsewhere classified (160699): Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Outputs

Journal

Knotter, L. (2019). The de facto Sovereignty of Unrecognised States: Towards a Classical Realist Perspective?. Ethnopolitics. 18(2), 119-138
[Journal article]Authored by: Knotter, L.
Knotter, L. (2017). Asia’s Security. Political science (Wellington, N.Z.). , 1-2
[Book Review]Authored by: Knotter, L.

Book

Azizian, R., Choi, S., Belgrave, D., Greener, B., Harding, N., Hoverd, W., . . . Prinsen, .(2018). The 2018 Strategic Defence Statement: Ten Different Views from Massey Scholars.
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Azizian, R., Belgrave, D., Greener, B., Harding, N., Hoverd, W., Knotter, L., Leslie, H., Powles, A., Prinsen, J.Contributed to by: Knotter, L.Edited by: Greener, B.

Thesis

Knotter, L. (2016). Geopolitical Anomalies: Exceptionalities and Regularities of International Politics. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Canterbury)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Knotter, L.

Conference

Knotter, L.Observing/Believing/Performing The Ritual: Why Unrecognised States Continue to Declare Independence. . Toronto
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Knotter, L.
Knotter, L.Regulating Unrecognised States: A Classical Realist Critique. . San Francisco
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Knotter, L.
Knotter, L. (2018, June). Observing the Ritual: Why Unrecognised States Continue to Declare Independence. Presented at EISA European Workshops in International Studies. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Knotter, L.
Knotter, L. (2018, April). Regulating Unrecognised States: A Classical Realist Critique. Presented at International Studies 59th Annual Convention. San Francisco.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Knotter, L.
Knotter, L. (2017, November). Temporalities of crisis: The continuities and discontinuities of De Facto sovereignty. Presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Knotter, L.
Knotter, L. (2017, August). Resolving unrecognised states: A classical realist critique. Presented at Statehood, Sovereignty, and Secession: The EU and Beyond International Symposium. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Knotter, L.
Knotter, L. (2016, July). Kosovo and the parallel state: De facto sovereignty and peaceful resistance. Presented at Oceanic Conference of International Studies. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Knotter, L.
Knotter, L. (2015, November). Geopolitical anomalies: Exceptionality and regularity in international politics. Presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Knotter, L.
Knotter, L.Geopolitical anomalies: Places that do not exist?. . Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Knotter, L.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: -
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Dutch
    Last used: -
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

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