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Associate Professor Bethan Greener

Associate Professor

School of People, Environment and Planning

Roles and Responsibilities

Senior Fellow, Centre for Strategic Studies, Victoria University.

My research focuses on international relations and international security. Having fairly recently completed two book projects on international policing (2009) and police and military roles in peace and stability operations (2014), I continue to be interested in investigating how states seek to provide for security and what this means for world order. Ongoing interests also include the role of organisations such as the UN, the relationship between liberalism and the use of force, how states seek to use their various agencies for security provision, South Pacific security and the nature of the relationship between public and private security actors.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: ext 83628
    Location: 3.3, Social Sciences Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

- International security

- International relations theory

- International policing

- Peacekeeping and peacebuilding

- Regional security issues

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
International Relations (160607): Political Science (160600): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

- International security

- International relations

- International Policing

- South Pacific security

- Peacekeeping

- Peacebuilding

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

PositionCurrentCompleted
Project Leader14

Completed Projects

Project Title: Police-Military Interaction in Peace Operations

Funded by the Australian Civil Military Centre, this project was co-authored with W.J. Fish and was carried out over the years 2010-13. It considered issues arising in police and military interactions in peace operations. Tracing historical developments and investigating theoretical considerations arising from the police-military divide in liberal democracies, this project involved interviewing police and military personnel in the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Australia and New Zealand. Results have been published in working papers, journal articles and as a book chapter and a draft book manuscript is currently (2013) under review.
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Date Range: 2012 - 2012

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Project Title: The new international policing

This project began in 2005 in investigating the rise of international policing. Focusing on police involvement in peace operations, the project considered the nature of international policing, reasons for its rise, case study investigations of how such policing works in practice and the consequences of this 'new international policing' for international relations as a whole. In addition to book chapters and journal articles, the results of this research were published by Palgrave as a monograph entitled 'The New International Policing' in 2009 which received positive reviews.
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Date Range: 2007 - 2008

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Greener, BK. (2015). Is New Zealand as Like Minded as We Think?.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2015). Getting New Zealand Beyond the Great Power Game. : Victoria University Incline Blog
[Internet publication]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK., & Powles, AR. (2015). The 'sons - and daughters - of ANZAC?'.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Greener, B., Powles, A.
Greener, BK., & Powles, AR. (2015). Building natural disaster capacity in the Pacific. : ASPI Strategist
[Internet publication]Authored by: Greener, B., Powles, A.
Greener, BK., & Parsons, N. (2014). 'Careful steps needed over ISIS’. : The Dominion Post
[Internet publication]Authored by: Greener, B., Parsons, N.
Powles, AR., Powles, AR., & Greener, B. (2014). NZ must leave trenches if serious about UN role. : The New Zealand Herald
[Internet publication]Authored by: Greener, B., Powles, A.Contributed to by: Powles, A.
Greener, BK. (2013). Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges and Future of United Nations Peacekeeping Contributions. INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING. 20(5), 636-638
[Book Review]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2012). Popperian peacebuilding, policing and the liberal peace. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. 6(4), 407-426 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/risb20
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2012). International policing and international relations. International Relations. 26(2), 181-198
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2011). Pillars and Shadows; Statebuilding as Peacebuilding in Solomon Islands. ASIA PACIFIC VIEWPOINT. 52(3), 374-376
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2011). Reconciliation and Architectures of Commitment: Sequencing Peace in Bougainville. ASIA PACIFIC VIEWPOINT. 52(3), 374-376
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2011). The diplomacy of international policing: A case study of the New Zealand experience. Political Science. 63(2), 219-239
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2011). Statebuilding, peacebuilding, police and policing in the Solomon Islands. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. 6(2), 30-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2011). Revisiting the politics of post-conflict peacebuilding: Reconciling the liberal agenda?. Global Change, Peace and Security. 23(3), 357-368
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2011). The rise of policing in peace operations. International Peacekeeping. 18(2), 183-195
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK., Fish, WJ., & Tekulu, K. (2011). Peacebuilding, gender and policing in Solomon Islands. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 52(1), 17-28
[Journal article]Authored by: Fish, W., Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2010). Addressing the Causes of Offending: What is the Evidence?. POLITICAL SCIENCE. 62(1), 107-109
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2010). Security, defence, politics and the new white paper. New Zealand International Review. 35(1), 12-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2009). UNPOL: UN police as peacekeepers. Policing and Society. 19(2), 106-118
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2008). New Zealand's military and policing efforts in the pacific. Australian Defence Force Journal. 117, 73-84
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2007). Liberalism and the use of force: Core themes and conceptual tensions. Alternatives. 32(3), 295-318
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener Barcham, BK. (2007). Liberalism, liberal states and military forces. Global Change, Peace and Security. 19(2), 59-66
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener Barcham, BK. (2007). Crossing the green or blue line? Exploring the military-police divide. Small Wars and Insurgencies. 18(1), 90-112
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Emmers, R., Greener Barcham, BK., & Thomas, N. (2006). Institutional arrangements to counter human trafficking in the Asia Pacific. Contemporary Southeast Asia. 28(3), 490-511
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener Barcham, BK., & Barcham, MS. (2006). Terrorism in the South Pacific? Thinking critically about approaches to security in the region. Australian Journal of International Affairs. 60(1), 67-82
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener Barcham, BK. (2002). Before September: A history of counter-terrorism in New Zealand. Australian Journal of Political Science. 37(3), 509-524
[Journal article]Authored by: Greener, B.

Book

Greener, BK., & Stevens, K. (2017). The New Zealand Army, Peacekeeping and Masculinities in the Solomon Islands. In Army Fundamentals: From Making Soldiers to the Limits of the Military Instrument. (pp. 143 - 166). Auckland New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2017). Introducing army fundamentals. In Army Fundamentals: From Making Soldiers to the Limits of the Military Instrument. (pp. 17 - 30). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Fish, ., Greener, BK., Harding, ., & Sigley, C. (2017). The limits of the military instrument. In Army Fundamentals: From Making Soldiers to the Limits of the Military Instrument. (pp. 219 - 244). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.Edited by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (Ed.) (2017). Army Fundamentals: From Making Soldiers to the Limits of the Military Instrument. Auckland New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2015). UNPOL: UN police as peacekeepers. In B. Bowling, & J. Scheptycki (Eds.) The structures of global policing and law enforcement.
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2015). ‘International Policing and International Relations’. In B. Bowling, & J. Scheptycki (Eds.) Global Policing and Transnational Law Enforcement. : sage
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK., & Fish, WJ.(2014). Internal security and statebuilding: Aligning agencies and functions.
[Authored Book]Authored by: Fish, W., Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2014). Policing of Peacekeeping. In G. Bruinsma, & D. Weisburd (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. (pp. 3787 - 3795). : Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2014). Regional security issues in the South Pacific. In C. Hawksley, & N. Georgeou (Eds.) The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific. (pp. 52 - 55). Melbourne: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK., & Fish, WJ. (2013). Maintaining the police-military divide in policing peace. In D. Chandler, & TD. Sisk (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of International Statebuilding. (pp. 196 - 207). London and York: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Fish, W., Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2013). Policing in peace operations: Change and challenge. In Globalisation and the Challenge to Criminology. (pp. 79 - 90).
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK.(2011). Investigating the peacebuilding project in the Pacific: The experience of Solomon Islands and Timor Leste. Centre for Strategic Studies
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2011). Post Conflict State-Building. In R. Devetak, A. Burke, & J. George (Eds.) An Introduction to International Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK.(2010). Politics and success in peacebuilding. The Australian National University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2009). Policing peace: Evolving police roles in UN peace operations. In P. Grabosky, & C. Nam (Eds.) Community Policing and Peacekeeping. (pp. 231 - 248). United States of America: CRC Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK.(2009). The new international policing. Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan
[Authored Book]Authored by: Greener, B.
Emmers, R., Greener, BK., & Thomas, N. (2008). Securitising human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific: Regional organisations and response strategies. In Security and Migration in Asia: The Dynamics of Securitisation. (pp. 59 - 82).
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2007). International law in action: The Rainbow Warrior affair. In A. Cullen, & S. Murray (Eds.) The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific. (pp. 45 - 48). Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2007). The ethics of the 'new international policing'. In DB. MacDonald, RG. Patman, & B. Mason Parker (Eds.) The Ethics of Foreign Policy. (pp. 69 - 82). Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener Barcham, BK. (2005). RAMSI: The New Zealand experience. In J. Henderson, & G. Watson (Eds.) Securing a Peaceful Pacific. (pp. 215 - 218). Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Greener, B.

Thesis

Greener Barcham, BK. (2004). Liberalism and the use of force: A means to an end?. (Doctoral Thesis, Australian National University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener Barcham, BK. (2000). Counter-terrorism: The New Zealand context. (Master's Thesis, University of Canterbury)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Greener, B.

Conference

Greener, BK., & Bargh, M. (2015, November). Private Security: Issues at Play in NZ. Presented at New Zealand Political Science Association. Massey University Turitea Campus.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Greener, B.
Powles, AR., & Greener, B.After the Missions Symposium: A Less Operational World?. . Centre for Strategic Studies, Victoria University, Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Greener, B., Powles, A.Contributed to by: Powles, A.
Fish, WJ., & Greener, BK. (2013, September). The Changing Global Context of Civil-Military Interaction. Presented at Civil-Military Interaction Workshop. The Royal New Zealand Police College, Porirua.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fish, W., Greener, B.
Greener, BK., & Powles, AR. (2013, May). A Less Operational World? What Forces, and What will they be Doing?. Presented at After the Missions Symposium. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2013, May). Invited presentation on the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ to the annual Quinquepartite Combined Joint Warfare Conference (QCJWC) hosted by the NZDF, Wellington, 15 May.. Presented at Quinquepartite Combined Joint Warfare Conference (QCJWC). Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2009, October). Debating peace building. Presented at New Zealand Institute of International Affairs. Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK.(2008). Regional security in East Asia and beyond. . Tokyo, Japan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK.(2007). Unpol: un police as peaceskeepers. . Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Greener, B.

Other

Greener, BK. (2015). New Zealand profile Providing for Peacekeeping Project. Providing for Peacekeeping Project run by IPI, George Washington University, Griffith University
[Other]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2014, October). Invited to present on ‘Regional Security Issues in the Pacific’ to the Senior Command and Staff Course, Trentham, 9 October.. In Senior Military Staff Course, Command and Staff College, NZDF..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK., & Fish, WJ. (2013). Police-Military Interaction in Peace and Stability Operations: Working Towards Guidelines for Action..
[Other]Authored by: Fish, W., Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2009, September). Australia, New Zealand and East Asian Regional Cooperation. In Shanghai Institites of International Studies, 'East Asia and South Pacific in Regional Cooperation', 9-10 September 2009. Presented at Shanghai, China.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Greener, B.
Greener, BK. (2008, August). East Asian Regional Security Architecture. In New Zealand - Japan Dialogue Series, Japan Institute of Interntaional Affairs, Tokyo.. Presented at Tokyo.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Greener, B.
Roughan, P., Greener Barcham, BK., & Barcham, MS. (2006). Where to now for RAMSI?. (pp. 1 - 3). : Centre for Indigenous Governance and Development
[Working Paper]Authored by: Greener, B.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

PositionCurrentCompleted
Supervisor01
CoSupervisor14

Teaching

I currently coordinate two papers that are delivered here at Massey University's Turitea campus, via distance curricula, and at the NZDF Command and Staff College, Trentham.

Courses Coordinated

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Regeena Anne Kingsley - PhD
    Fighting Against Allies: An Examination of "National Caveats" within the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Campaign in Afghanistan & their Impact on ISAF Operational Effectiveness 2002-2012

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2016 - Nina Joy Harding - PhD
    "You Bring It, We'll Bring It Out": Becoming a Soldier in the New Zealand Army
  • 2015 - Sasiphattra Siriwato - PhD
    Women Policing: A Contemporary Study of Women's Experiences in the Royal Thai Police
  • 2011 - Laura Marie Garrod - PhD
    The humanitarian and the soldier: Partners in Peace? A study of us and New Zealand-NGO relations
  • 2010 - Carol May Neill - PhD
    Trading our way: Developments in New Zealand's Trade Policy 1930s to 1980s

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