Dr Ryan Griffiths
BA, Berkeley, M.Phil, PhD, Columbia University
H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney
Griffiths' research focuses on two related areas. The first examines the dynamics of secession with a particular emphasis on the international and domestic causes of secessionist conflict over time. He has recently begun a second book that looks at the relationship between democracy and secessionist outcomes, a project that is being funded by an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award. 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. Griffiths is one of the lead investigators on the International System(s) Dataset (ISD) Project.
- International Relations Theory
- The Rise of China
- Research Method
Teaching and supervision
- GOVT1105 - Geopolitics
- GOVT6119 - International Security
- GOVT6220 - The State, Secession and Civil War
Griffiths, R (forthcoming), The Age of Secession: the International and Domestic Determinants of State Birth.
Griffiths, R & Butcher, C 2013, "International System(s) Dataset (ISD), 1816-2011". Codebook.
Griffiths, R 2013, "Proto-States, 1816-2005".
Griffiths, R 2013, "Secessionist Movements, 1816-2011".
In the media
- “España entre la espada y la pared,” El Diario, November 11, 2014 (with Pablo Guillén Álvarez and Ferran Martínez i Coma). Available here.
- “In Light of Scottish Referendum, What Future for Frustrated Secessionists?” Global Observatory, September 30, 2014 (with Tanisha Fazal). Available here.
- “Where Scotland led, others will follow,” The Drum (ABC), September 19, 2014. Available here.
- “Why is Statehood So Popular?” Global Observatory, June 27, 2014 (with Tanisha Fazal). Available here.
- Coggins, B, Fazal T & Griffiths, R 2012, "Atop the Sovereignty Bubble", Political Violence & a Glance. August 14, 2012. Available here.
- Waves of Democracy and Secessionist Conflict; Griffiths R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
- Sovereign States: Indonesia and the Politics of Detention; Anderson S, Ferng J, Griffiths R; Sydney Southeast Asia Centre/Collaborative Grant.