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Dr Warwick Tie

Senior Lecturer

School of People, Environment and Planning

Extending my long standing interest into what happens when peacemakers fight, my research has, over recent years, merged my study of the politics of conflict resolution with inquiry into the state of academic knowledge production. This direction has been propelled by a growing sense that mainstream inquiry into those politics (for me, around the issues of crime control, public law, human rights law, restorative justice, democratic and political policing) have been dominated by theoretical and methodological approaches which mimic the bio-political mechanisms by which those fields are administered. The ability of such work to engage the normative dimension of academic inquiry thereby suffers, with a kind of pragmatic administrativism coming to stand in for the scholarly consideration of how alternative futures might come into being. 

The way in which I intervene with these truncated horizons is to introduce into my substantive inquiries (into law, policing, and so on), analyses of the manner by which ideas are presently operating within the fields. Immanent critique of their dynamics becomes the basis upon which understandings can be generated about the means by which alternative socio-political futures might come into being.

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Contact details

  • Ph: 09 414 0800 x43477
    Location: AT2.33, Atrium Building
    Campus: Albany

Research Expertise

Research Interests

The politics of conflict resolution (crime control; restorative justice; policing (democratic and political); human rights)

Contemporary social theory

The contemporary production of knowledge

Utopian studies.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Law And Legal Studies (180000):
Social Theory (160806): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Completed Projects

Project Title: Completion of sole authored book - Utopia: Between Politics and Evolution

Considerable socio-political change has re-configured the discursive space once occupied by 'utopia'. Within the cultures of late capitalism and the organisational matrices of bio-political administration, that space is no longer animated by images of idealised states that are yet to come, or by a sense of simple failure in the production of those same states. Rather, it is overdetermined by a condition of differentiation in the representation of reality. The origins of that differentiation of representation appear to lie deep within the modernist project. In the Place of Utopia explores how that condition of representation might be animated anew by the discursive circuits through which modernity has come to operate, so as to enliven the ability of transformative ideas to lever change from within a range of organic crises current to the world system: the financialisation of global capitalism; the subsumption of worker subjectivities to the logic of capital; the broadening of the metabolic rift through industrial-capitalism. Central to this animation of transformative ideas is the relationship between language and the body.
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Date Range: 2010 - 2011

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Tie, WJ. (2017). On travelling future trails. Counterfutures: Left Thought and Practice Aotearoa. 1(3), 11-22
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2017). Feculent Hovel: Auckland's First Goal 1841-1865. Counterfutures: Left Thought and Practice Aotearoa. 1(3), 23-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2017). The subject supposed to design. CoDesign. 13(1), 16-31
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2016). When political demand meets video politics. Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online. 11(2), 104-115 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tnzk20
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2016). On the unbearable lightness of John Key. Counterfutures: Left thought and practice Aotearoa. 1(2), 143-170
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2015). Dreaming of Wet Utopias. New Zealand Sociology. 30(1), 30-50
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2009). Radical politics, utopia, and political policing. Journal of Political Ideologies. 14(3), 253-277
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, W. (2011). High policing theory and the question of 'What is to be Done". Critical Criminology. 19(2), 155-174
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2004). The psychic life of governmentality. Culture, Theory & Critique. 45(2), 161-176
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2011). Getting from 'Critic and Conscience' to Conscientious Criticism.. Griffith Law Review. 20(2), 362-384
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2009). Beyond the dislocation(s) of human rights. Social and Legal Studies. 18(1), 71-91
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2008). Belief in policing. Journal of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand. 23(2), 75-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2002). Credentialism and the governance of popular (restorative) justice. New Zealand Sociology. 17(2), 235-257
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, W. (2010). 11 views of Auckland. Between itself: The political economy of the metropolis. Social and Cultral Studies. 10, 56-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2010). Secular sermons: Essays on science and philosophy. Sites: New Series. 7(1), 163-166
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Pugh, J., Thien, D., Marres, N., Featherstone, D., Griffin, L., Banerjee Guha, S., . . . Celik, NB. (2009). What are the consequences of the 'spatial turn' for how we understand politics today? A proposed research agenda. Progress in Human Geography. 33(5), 579-586
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2008). Multiculturalism and law: a critical debate. From The Law and Politics Book Review. 19(2), 167-171
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2007). Book Review: 'Sociology: Place, time and division. New Zealand Sociology. 22(2), 329-331
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Maharaji, AS., Tie, WJ., & Ryba, KA. (2000). Deconstructing bullying in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Disclosing its liberal and colonial connections. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 35(1), 9-24
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2000). The silencing of liberalism's other. Sites: A Journal for South Pacific Cultural Studies. 38, 70-88
[Journal article]Authored by: Tie, W.

Book

Tie, WJ.(1999). Legal Pluralism. : Ashgate
[Authored Book]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ.(2014). In the place of Utopia: Affect and transformative ideas. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers
[Authored Book]Authored by: Tie, W.

Report

Tie, WJ. (2010). New Migrants Initiative.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Tie, W.

Conference

Tie, WJ.The ideology of counterhegemonic infrastructure. . Napier, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ.Taking them more seriously than they want.. . Victoria University of Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2015). The meaning of John Key. Again.. , Social Movements: Resistence and Social Change II
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2014, December). Dreaming of Wet Utopias. Presented at Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand. University of Canterbury.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2014, August). When Political Demand Meets Video-Politics. Presented at Social Movements, Resistance and Change in New Zealand. Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2013, February). The discourse of capitalism and the production of criticism.. Presented at Lacan and Capitalism, Massey University.. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2013, May). Spooking Dotcom. Presented at Sociology Seminar Series, University of Auckland.. Auckland..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2013, December). Finding the utopian within ideological resistance to state surveillance. Presented at 2013 SAANZ Conference. University of Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ.(2013, February 14). The discourse of capitalism and the production of criticism. , Lacan and the Discourse of Capitalism
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ.(2012, February 15). The Psychic Life of Ideas. , Working with Lacanian Discourse Analysis: Exploring the Social as Other
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tie, W.
Eweje, G., & Perry, M.(2012). Introduction. In Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability
[Conference Other]Authored by: Eweje, R., Tie, W.
Tie, W.(2010). Getting from 'critic and conscience' to conscientious criticism. . Victoria University, Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ.(2010). From political organisation to practices of the political. . Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2009). Postsecularism and public sociology. In Crunch Times: Can science make a difference?(pp. 1 - 5). : Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ.(2008). Utopian responses to political policing. . University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2007). Belief in policing. In B. Curtis, S. Matthewman, & T. McIntosh (Eds.) Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons. TASA / SAANZ 2007 Joint Conference 2007 Proceedings. (pp. unpaged - 8).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, W., Julich, SJ., & Walters, V. (2006). New frontiers in restorative justice: A reviewed selection of conference papers. Auckland: Centre for Justice and Peace Development, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Julich, S., Tie, W., Walters, V.
Tie, WJ., Julich, S., & Walters, VM. (Eds.)(2006). New frontiers in restorative justice: Advancing theory and practice. In New frontiers in restorative justice: Advancing theory and practice. Massey University, Auckland, NZ: Centre for Justice and Peace Development
[Conference Other]Edited by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2004, December). Restorative justice. Presented at New Frontiers in Restorative Justice Conference. Massey University, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.

Other

Tie, WJ. (2016, September). The ideology of counterhegemonic infrastructure. In SACS seminar, VUW.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2013, August). Spooking Dotcom.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Chrystall, AB., Heywood, B., & Tie, W. (2012, March). The paradox of One: A scholarly dialogue.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chrystall, A., Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2011, September). Do replicants dream of electric sheep?. In College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Albany.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, W. (2010, November). Heroism for lack-lustre times. In Man Alive AGM. Presented at Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2009). Polital policing: What is to be done?. Presented at University of Auckland: Department of Sociology.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2007). Political policing.
[Other]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2007). Political policing.
[Other]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2007). Political policing.
[Other]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2007). Political policing.
[Other]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2006). Keeping an open mind against the odds. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2006, August). Instituting the gap between human and rights. In Interstices 08 Disagreement: Under Construction Lecture Series. Presented at University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tie, W.
Sriramesh, K., Zerfass, A., & Kim, JN. (2013). Public relations and communication management: Current trends and emerging topics. (pp. 1 - 390).
[Other]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ. (2002). Legal pluralism. (pp. 885 - 888). ABC-CLIO Inc.
[Other]Authored by: Tie, W.
Tie, WJ.New Frontiers in Restorative Justice?. Australian Broadcasting Corporation
[Other]Authored by: Tie, W.

Supervision and Teaching

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Stella Pennell - PhD
    Trouble in paradise? Conflicts and contradictions of platform capitalism experienced by resident Airbnb hosts in regional tourist towns

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2013 - Penelope Anne Lysnar - PhD
    The koru and the unconscious: an articulation of national identity in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • 2012 - Wendy Anne Bolitho - PhD
    Silent Invocations: Music, Sublimation and Social Transformation
  • 2010 - Christopher Ward McMillan - PhD
    Universality and communist strategy: Zizek and the disavowed foundations of global capitalism
  • 2004 - Ms Helen Marie Potter - PhD
    He Manamana Mo Te Ahi: Exploring The Possibilities For Treaty Partnerships.

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2013 - Sylvia Yang Yuan - PhD
    "Kiwis" in the Middle Kingdom: A sociological interpretation of the history of New Zealand Missionaries in China from 1877 to 1952 and beyond
  • 2011 - Vicky Marie Walters - PhD
    The power to reform: Water and poverty of democracy and rights in the era of "good" governance
  • 2005 - Ms Chez Maree Leggatt-Cook - PhD
    Identity Viewed Askew: A Debate with Special Reference to a Feminist Theological Organisation.
  • 2004 - Ms Amritha Soburn Maharaj - PhD
    The Social Acceptance of Visible Ethnic Minority Adolescents of Asian Origin in Auckland Secondary Schools
  • 2003 - Mr Andrew Pieter Butcher - PhD
    No Place Like Home?: The Re-entry of East Asian University Students into their Countries of Origin
  • 2002 - Mrs Shirley Jean Julich - PhD
    Breaking the Silence: Restorative Justice and Child Sexual Abuse.

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