Dr Ryan Griffiths
Phd, Columbia University
M.Phil, Columbia University
BA, University of California, Berkeley
+61 2 9351 4882
Griffiths’ research focuses on three loosely related areas. The first examines the dynamics of secession with a particular emphasis on the international and domestic causes of secessionist conflict over time. The second research area investigates the organization of the international system, with a specific interest in sovereignty and different types of political order, historically and in the future. The third research area looks at the rise of China, with a general interest in theories of power transition and a more focused attention to the question of whether China will seek to accept, overturn, or modify existing international norms. Before joining the department, Griffiths was a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. In 2010 he completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Columbia University.
- International Relations Theory
- The Rise of China
- Research Methods
- GOVT1105 - Geopolitics
- GOVT6119 - International Security
- GOVT6220 - The State, Secession and Civil War
Refereed Journal Articles
Griffiths, R (2013 forthcoming), "The Future of Self-Determination and Territorial Integrity in the Asian Century", The Pacific Review.
Griffiths, R & Butcher, C (2013 forthcoming), "Introducing the International System(s) Dataset (ISD), 1816-2011", International Interactions, Vol. 35, No. 5.
Griffiths, R 2010, "Security Threats, Linguistic Homogeneity, and the Necessary Conditions for Political Unification", Nations and Nationalism, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 169-188.
Fazal, T & Griffiths, R 2008, "A State of One’s Own: The Rise of Secession Since World War II", The Brown Journal of World Affairs, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 199-209.
Griffiths, R (forthcoming), "Secession", Encyclopedia of Political Thought.
Griffiths, R & Savic, I 2009, "Globalization and Separatism: The Influence of Internal and External Interdependence on the Strategy of Separatism", in J Harris (ed.), The Nation in the Global Era: Conflict and Transformation, Brill, Leiden, pp. 429-454
Griffiths, R 2012 "Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict", by Atzili, B, Australian Army Journal, vol. 9, no. 3.
Griffiths, R & Butcher, C 2012, "Sovereign States, 1816-2011".
Griffiths, R 2010, "Proto-States and Secessionist Movements, 1816-2005".