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Shane Barter, PhD

Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics

Associate Director of the Pacific Basin Research Center

Phone: 949-480-4487

Fax: 949-480-4158

Email: sbarter@soka.edu

http://sites.soka.edu/faculty/sbarter

Faculty - Full-Time

Education

  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of British Columbia
  • M.A. Comparative Politics, University of British Columbia
  • B.A. Comparative Politics and Southeast Asian History, University of Victoria

Positions Held

  • Associate Director, Pacific Basin Research Center, March 2013 — Present 
  • Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Soka University of America, August 2011 — Present
  • Instructor, University of British Columbia, 2010-2011 

Research Interests

  • Southeast Asian politics
  • Civilians in war
  • Autonomous areas and conflict resolution

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

Books

  • Explaining the Genetic Footprints of Catholic and Protestant Colonizers (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015)
  • Civilian Strategy in Civil War: Insights from Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014)
  • Neither Wolf, Nor Lamb: Embracing Civil Society in the Aceh Conflict (Bangkok: Forum-Asia, 2004)

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • “The Rebel State in Society: Accommodation & Governance in the Aceh Conflict,” in Rebel Governance in Civil War, edited by Ana Arjona, Nelson Kasfir, and Zachariah Mampilly (Cambridge University Press, 2015); 226-245
  • “Learning to Lose?  Not if UMNO Can Help It” (with Diane Mauzy), Political Transitions in Dominan Party Systems, edited by Joseph Wong and Edward Friedman,2008, 211-230 (with Diane Mauzy) 
  • "A Cosmopolitan Conflict?  Aceh as a New War,” Old Conflicts and New Wars in the Asia Pacific, edited by Rolf Jordan and Michael Waibel, 2006,  (Berlin: Pazifische Studien 14, 2006); pp. 27-40 

Book Reviews

  • “Religious Diversity in Muslim-Majority States in Southeast Asia by Bernhard Platzdasch and Johan Saravanamuttu,” Asian Journal of Social Science (2016) (with Gabrielle Garfunkel)
  • “The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesia, by Solahudin,” Pacific Affairs 88:4 (2015)
  • “Political Change & Territoriality in Indonesia by Ehito Kimura,” Canadian Journal of Political Science (2015)
  • “Soldiers and Diplomacy in Burma: Understanding the Foreign Relations of the Burmese Praetorian State by Renaud Egreteau and Larry Jagan,” IIAS Newsletter 72 (2015) (with Yuko Nakajima)
  • “Ghosts of the Past in Southern Thailand, edited by Patrick Jory,” IIAS Newsletter 69 (2014)
  • “Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia by Christopher R. Duncan,” Sojourn 29:2 (2014)
  • “From Colonization to Nation-State: The Political Demography of Indonesia by Riwanto Tirtosudarmo” IIAS Newsletter 67 (2014)
  • “Regime Change and Ethnic Politics in Indonesia: Dayak Politics of West Kalimantan by Taufiq Tanasaldy,” South East Asia Research 22:3 (2014)
  • “Ordering Power: Contentious Politics and Authoritarian Leviathans in Southeast Asia by Dan Slater,” The Southeast Review of Asian Studies 35 (2013)
  • “The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 44:04 (2011)
  • “Islam and Nation: Separatist Rebellion in Aceh, Indonesia by Edward Aspinall,” Pacific Affairs 83:2 (2010)
  • “From Rebellion to Riots: Collective Violence on Indonesian Borneo by Jamie S. Davidson,” South East Asia Research 18:1 (2010)
  • “Zones of Peace edited by Landon E. Hancock and Christopher Mitchell,” Peace Review 21:4 (2010)
  • “Realpolitik Ideology: Indonesia’s Use of Military Force by Leonard C. Sebastian,” Pacific Affairs 81:1 (2008)
  • “Verandah of Violence: Background to the Aceh Problem edited by Anthony Reid,” Pacific Affairs 80:3 (2007)

Other

  • “Intimate Economies: Sex Tourism in Southeast Asia,” Verge Magazine 4:2 (Spring 2014)
  • Strange Bedfellows: An Unlikely Alliance between Former Rebels and A Former Tormentor Will Test the Limits of Partai Aceh Loyalty,” Inside Indonesia 113 (September 2013)
  • “Indonesia 2014: Partai Aceh Loyalty & the Prabowo Test,” CCSEAS Newsletter 8:1 (Summer 2013)
  • “Minor Threat? Cracking Down on Punks in Aceh, Indonesia,” CAPI Newsletter (Spring 2013)
  • Featured in “How Holy is This Holy War,” by Kaela O’Brien, Portland State Vanguard (January 2013)
  • “Islam in Politics, not Political Islam in Indonesian Elections,” Sociology of Islam Newsletter 6 (2011)
  • “Boxing Day in Cotabato, Mindanao,” Explorations Southeast Asia 9 (2009); pp. 113-114
  • “A Deeper Look into the Recent Elections in Aceh,” Jakarta Post (28 April 2009)
  • “Language and the Southern Thai Conflict,” Malaysiakini (17 October 2008)
  • “Random Acts of Curiosity,” Verge Magazine (2008)
  • “Notes from Indonesia,” CCHS Human Security Bulletin 9:4 (March 2008)
  • Featured in “From the Ground Up,” by Tom Peacock, Verge Magazine 4:2 (Spring 2006)
  • Featured in “Tsunami Response: One Year Later,” by Brian Lin, UBC Reports 52:1 (January 2006)
  • “Reconstruction and Conflict Resolution in Aceh,” CANCAPS Bulletin (20 August 2005)
  • “Peace Talks in Post-Tsunami Aceh,” Human Security Bulletin (August 2005)
  • “Accountability for Abuses in Aceh,” Jakarta Post (17 July 2004)


PRESENTATIONS

  • “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
  • Southern Political Science Association Conference, Puerto Rico (07-09 January 2016)
  • “Explaining the Genetic Footprints of Catholic & Protestant Colonizers”
  • SSSR Annual Conference, Newport Beach CA (23-25 October 2015)
  • “Coffee: An Indian Ocean Perspective”
  • AAS-West Annual Conference, Salt Lake City UT (09-10 October 2015)
  • “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
  • ISA-West Annual Conference, Pasadena CA (25-27 September 2015)
  • “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia” (panel organizer)
  • American Political Science Association Conference, San Francisco CA (03-06 September 2015)
  • “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
  • Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, Coventry England (22-24 June 2015)
  • “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia” and “Coffee: An Indian Ocean Perspective”
  • Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC), Stockton CA (5-7 June 2015)
  • “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
  • AAS Annual Conference, Chicago IL (26-29 March 2015)
  • “Strife of the Soil: Unsettling Transmigrant Conflicts in Indonesia”
  • International Studies Association (ISA), New Orleans LA (18-21 February 2015)
  • “Coffee: An Indian Ocean Perspective”
  • Invited Speaker, University of California, Irvine (06 February 2015)
  • “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
  • Symposium on Social Resistance in Non-Democracies, Lund Sweden (24-26 November 2014)
  • “Strife of the Soil: Unsettling Transmigrant Conflicts in Indonesia” and “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”
  • AAS-West Annual Conference, Tempe AZ (03-04 October 2014)
  • “Transmigration and Armed Conflict in Southeast Asia: Militants and Misconceptions”
  • ISA-West Annual Conference, Pasadena CA (26-27 September 2014)
  • “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”
  • American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington DC (28-31 August 2014)
  • “The Best Ye Breed: Explaining the Genetic Footprints of Catholic & Protestant Colonizers” and “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”
  • Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC), Bellingham WA (20-22 June 2014)
  • “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”
  • International Studies Association (ISA), Toronto ON (26-29 March 2014)
  • "The Best Ye Breed: Explaining the Genetic Footprints of Catholic & Protestant Colonizers”
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR) West, Los Angeles CA (08-09 March 2014)
  • “Area Studies, Asian Studies, and the Pacific Basin”
  • Framing Asian Studies: Geopolitics, Institutions and Networks, Netherlands (18-20 November 2013)
  • “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”
  • Canadian Council for Southeast Asia Studies (CCSEAS), Montreal QC (17-19 October 2013)
  • “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts” and “The Best Ye Breed: Explaining the Genetic Footprints of Catholic and Protestant Colonizers”
  • Best paper award, ISA-West Annual Conference, Pasadena CA (27-28 September 2013)
  • “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ethnic Minorities in the Aceh Conflict”
  • CPSA Annual Conference, Victoria BC (4-6 June 2013)
  • “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ethnic Minorities in the Aceh Conflict” (panel organizer)
  • AAS Annual Conference, San Diego CA (21-24 March 2013)
  • “Shrouded: Indicators of Holy War in Southeast Asia”
  • Invited Speaker, Portland State University (16 January 2013)
  • “Shrouded: Indicators of Holy War in Southeast Asia”
  • SSSR Annual Conference, Phoenix AZ (09-11 November 2012)
  • “State Proxy or Security Dilemma? Understanding Anti-Rebel Militias in Civil War”
  • Yale Conference on Militias, New Haven CT (19-20 October 2012)
  • “State Proxy or Security Dilemma? Understanding Anti-Rebel Militias in Civil War”
  • CPSA Annual Conference, Edmonton AB (13-15 June 2012)
  • “State Proxy or Security Dilemma? Understanding Anti-Rebel Militias in Civil War”
  • Panel organizer: “Serving the State? Understanding Paramilitaries in War”
  • International Studies Association (ISA), San Diego CA (01-04 April 2012)
  • “Strong State, Smothered Society: Explaining Violence in Thailand’s Deep South”
  • AAS Annual Conference, Honolulu HA (31 March – 03 April 2011)
  • “Unarmed Forces: Civilian Options in Times of War”
  • International Studies Association (ISA), Montreal QC (16-19 March 2011)
  • “Rebel State, Strong Society: Civilian Influence on Rebel Governance in Aceh”
  • Symposium on Rebel Governance, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH (10-12 September 2010)
  • “Strong State, Smothered Society: Explaining Violence in Thailand’s Deep South”
  • Asian Studies, Pacific Coast (ASPAC), Portland OR (18-20 June 2010)
  • “Unarmed Forces: Village Authority and Non-Combatant Strategy in the Aceh Conflict”
  • International Studies Association (ISA), New Orleans LA (17-20 February 2010)
  • “Ulama, the State, and War: Islam-State Relations in the Aceh Conflict”
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Denver CO (23-25 October 2009)
  • “The State and War in Thailand’s South: Understanding Violence in Pattani”
  • Organized panel on the Southern Thailand conflict
  • Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS), Vancouver BC (15-17 October 2009)
  • “Ulama, the State, and War: Islam-State Relations in the Aceh Conflict”
  • Symposium: Religious Non-State Actors and Human Security, Seattle WA (6-8 May 2009)
  • “Peace by Piece: Traditional Leaders and Conflict Mitigation”
  • AAS Annual Conference, Chicago IL (26-29 March 2009)
  • “Peace by Piece: Village Peace Processes in Southeast Asia”
  • International Studies Association (ISA), New York NY (15-18 Feb 2009)
  • “Peace by Piece: Village-Level Conflict Resolution in Southeast Asia”
  • Canadian Association of Asian Studies (CASA), Waterloo ONT (13-16 November 2008)
  • "Ulama as Umpire: Islamic Leaders in the Aceh Conflict”
  •  Symposium: Religious Non-State Actors and Human Security, Seattle WA (8 May 2008)
  •  “Kota & Kampong: Micro-Level Conflict Resilience in Aceh”
  • Urban Human Security, CCHS / DAFAIT, Vancouver BC (4 March 2008)
  • “Learning to Lose? Not If UMNO Can Help It”
  • Learning to Lose Workshop, Toronto ON (31 March 2006)
  • “From Brazil to Banda Aceh: UBC Students Reflect on Global Citizenship”
  • Global Citizenship Speaker Series, Vancouver BC (30 January 2006)
  • “Insurgents or Resurgence? Islam and Identity in Aceh”
  • CPSA Annual Conference, London ON (3 June 2005)
  • “Aceh after the Tsunami: UBC’s Response”
  • Chapman Lecture Series, Vancouver BC (31 March 2005)
  • “Turning the Corner: The 2004 Indonesian Elections”
  • Canadian Consortium on Asia-Pacific Security, Quebec City QC (2-4 December 2004)
  • Neither Wolf, nor Lamb: Embracing Civil Society in the Aceh Conflict,” Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta Indonesia (14 April 2004) 

Courses Taught at SUA

  • INTS 365 State & Society; INTS 305 Democratization; INTS 450 Armed Conflict in Southeast Asia; INTS 381 Political Islam; INTS 390 Political Buddhism; Southeast Asian Studies; Introduction to the Pacific Basin
  • Learning Cluster Classes: Childhood in Sumatra (class abroad); Mass Transit on the West Coast (class abroad); Sex Tourism in Southeast Asia; Politics of Coffee in Aceh, Indonesia (class abroad), Liberal Arts Education 

Selected Honors & Awards

  • 2013-14 Co-recipient Best Professor Award, Soka University of America
  • 2013 Best Paper Award, ISA-West Conference
  • 2012 Visiting Scholar, Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI), University of Victoria
  • 2011 Leader of Tomorrow, St. Gallen Symposium, Switzerland
  • 2010 Dr. Ronald Baker Doctoral Scholarship (Department of National Defense) ($22,500)
  • 2010 Graduate Award, CASIS (Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies)
  • 2010 Esterline Prize, best student paper at ASPAC (AAS Pacific Coast)
  • 2009 Security and Defense Forum Fellowship (Department of National Defense) ($20,000)
  • 2009 Liu Institute Scholar
  • 2009 Kenneth Boulding Award, best graduate paper on Peace Studies at ISA
  • 2008 Canadian Consortium on Human Security Fellowship ($7,500)
  • 2007 DFAIT / CCHS Human Security Research Award
  • 2006 SSHRC Canadian Graduate Scholarship (CGS) ($105,000) 

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