Dr Ryerson Christie
Dr Ryerson Christie
Lecturer in East Asian Studies
1.11, 4 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 331 0985
Canadian Security and Defence Forum PhD Fellow at York University 2001-2003; Canadian Consortium for Human Security PhD Fellow at York University 2003-2005.
My main research interests focus on the application of critical security studies to the analysis of human security and peacebuilding, and how these practices affect the relationships between local communities, civil society and the state. I am particularly interested in the examination of the roles of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in current security practices. My research has had a geographic focus on Southeast Asia, and Cambodia in particular. Future research projects will be examining the ways in which 'technical' development programs are entwined with broader security practices, and how military-led development programs affect local politics.
From 2009 I will be teaching courses on Foreign Policy Analysis and Peacebuilding.
My approach to teaching derives directly from my engagement with critical theory. I strive to engage students a broad range of approaches to foreign policy analysis and peacebuilding, while encouraging them to enquire about the assumptions of theories, the type of politics they reproduce, and who they will benefit.
- Christie, R 2008, The Human Security Dilemma: Lost Opportunities, Appropriated Concepts or Actual Change?. in: PH Liotta, DA Mouat, WG Kepner, JM Lancaster (eds) Environmental Change and Human Security: Recognizing and Acting on Hazard Impacts. Springer, pp. 253 - 269
- Christie, R 2010, Critical Voices and Human Security: To Endure, Engage or Critique. Security Dialogue, vol 41., pp. 169 - 190
- Christie, R & Elizabeth, D 2005, The Ethics of Building Peace in International Relations. York Centre for International and Security Studies
- Acharya, A & Christie, R 2008, Human Security Research: Progress, Limitations and New Directions. Human Security Journal, vol 7., pp. 142 - 152
Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system