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Mark Beeson

Mark Beeson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Western Australia. Before rejoining UWA in 2015, he taught at Murdoch, Griffith, Queensland, York (UK) and Birmingham, where he was also head of department.

Mark’s work is centred on the politics, economics and security of the broadly conceived Asia-Pacific region. He is the author of more than 150 journal articles and book chapters, and the founding editor of Critical Studies of the Asia Pacific(Palgrave). Recent books include, Institutions of the Asia-Pacific: ASEAN, APEC and Beyond (Routledge, 2009), Securing Southeast Asia: The Politics of Security Sector Reform (with Alex Bellamy, Routledge, 2008), Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia: Politics, Security and Economic Development (Palgrave, 2007), and edited collections Issues in 21st Century World Politics (with Nick Bisley, Palgrave), and The Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism, Routledge (with Richard Stubbs). His latest book is Environmental Populism: The Politics of Survival in the Anthropocene, (Palgrave).

Articles by Mark Beeson (3)

  • After the vote comes the reckoning

    Sometimes cliches and hyperbole are inescapable. Britain’s decision to leave the EU really is momentous; it really will reshape Europe’s political landscape; things really will never be quite the same again. The implications of this entirely avoidable decision look uniformly bad, and not just for the UK itself —  in the unlikely event that it continues to exist, of course. It’s worth pointing out that ‘Britain’ didn’t really decide anything.