Susan J. Henders

Department of Political Science

Associate Professor
Faculty Associate, York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)

Office: Kaneff Tower, 832
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 44066
Emailhenders@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/laps/pols/
Secondary websitewww.yorku.ca/ycar/

Susan Henders specializes in international and comparative politics. Her fields of research include the international and domestic politics of minority territorial autonomy arrangements; territorial politics in culturally diverse societies; human rights, minority rights, and the arts; and societal and sub-state actors in global politics. Geographically, her work is mainly focused on eastern Asia, western Europe, and Canada. Her current projects concern: (1) the large numbers of Canadians resident in Hong Kong and their political identities and involvements, in light of ongoing contestation over Hong Kong's political development; and (2) non-state diplomacies in the making of Canadian-Asian relations, in collaboration with Dr. Mary M. Young. Henders normally teaches undergraduate courses on international relations theory and on international organizations and law, as well as on human rights in Asia and Asia in global order. She also normally teaches a graduate seminar on ethnonationalism in global politics.

Area of Specialization

Political Science, Asian Studies

Degrees

D.Phil (Politics), St. Antony’s College, Oxford UK
M.Phil (Government and Public Administration), Chinese University of Hong Kong
B. Journalism, Carleton University
B.A Honours (History), University of Saskatchewan
,

Professional Leadership

Director, York Centre for Asian Research, July 2007-July 2012
M.A. Coordinator, Graduate Programme in Political Science, July 2002-July 2005


Research Interests

Politics and Government , Asian/Pacific Studies , Non-state Actors and Diplomacies in Global Politics, Human Rights and Minority Rights, Substate Nationalisms and Territorial Politics

Selected Publications

Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia. Lanham: Lexington, 2014. (Co-edited with Lily Cho)

‘Internationalized minority territorial autonomy and world order: the early post-World War I-era arrangements’ in Will Kymlicka and Jane Boulden, eds., International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

'Intersectionality, Hybridity, and the Minority Rights Subject: The Macanese of Macau in Literature, Film, and Law' in Susan J. Henders and Lily Cho, eds., Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, Lanham: Lexington, 2014.

'Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: Conceptualizing Contexts' in Susan J. Henders and Lily Cho, eds., Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, Lanham: Lexington, 2014.(Co-authored with Lily Cho)

‘“Other Diplomacies” and the Making of Canada-Asian Relations’, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 18(3)(2012): 375-388. (co-authored with Mary M. Young)(Winner of Maureen Molot Best Paper Prize, 2012)

Territoriality, Asymmetry, and Autonomy: Catalonia, Corsica, Hong Kong, and Tibet. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Selected Publications

Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia. Lanham: Lexington, 2014. (Co-edited with Lily Cho)

‘Internationalized minority territorial autonomy and world order: the early post-World War I-era arrangements’ in Will Kymlicka and Jane Boulden, eds., International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

'Intersectionality, Hybridity, and the Minority Rights Subject: The Macanese of Macau in Literature, Film, and Law' in Susan J. Henders and Lily Cho, eds., Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, Lanham: Lexington, 2014.

'Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: Conceptualizing Contexts' in Susan J. Henders and Lily Cho, eds., Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, Lanham: Lexington, 2014.(Co-authored with Lily Cho)

‘“Other Diplomacies” and the Making of Canada-Asian Relations’, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 18(3)(2012): 375-388. (co-authored with Mary M. Young)(Winner of Maureen Molot Best Paper Prize, 2012)

Territoriality, Asymmetry, and Autonomy: Catalonia, Corsica, Hong Kong, and Tibet. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

All Publications

Books

Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia. Lanham: Lexington, 2014. (Co-edited with Lily Cho)

Territoriality, Asymmetry, and Autonomy: Catalonia, Corsica, Hong Kong, and Tibet. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Democratization and Identity: Constituting Regimes and Ethnicity in East and South-East Asia, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2004. (Editor; Contributor)(paperback edn. 2006)

Macao, Oxford University Press, 1997. (Co-Compiler/Co-Editor with Don Pittis) (Includes my translations from Portuguese)

Book Chapters

‘Internationalized minority territorial autonomy and world order: the early post-World War I-era arrangements’ in Will Kymlicka and Jane Boulden, eds., International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

'Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: Conceptualizing Contexts' in Susan J. Henders and Lily Cho, eds., Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, Lanham: Lexington, 2014.(Co-authored with Lily Cho)

'Intersectionality, Hybridity, and the Minority Rights Subject: The Macanese of Macau in Literature, Film, and Law' in Susan J. Henders and Lily Cho, eds., Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, Lanham: Lexington, 2014.

'Assessing hybridity in the People’s Republic of China: The impact of post-Mao decentralization’ in John Loughlin, Wilfried Swenden, and John Kincaid, eds., The Routledge Handbook on Regionalism and Federalism, New York: Routledge, 2013.

‘Asian values’ in Mark Bevir, ed., Encyclopedia of Political Theory, Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2010.

‘The New Self-Government: The Hong Kong Special Administration Region and International Political Legitimacy in the Post-Cold War Era’, in André Laliberté and Marc Lanteigne, eds., The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Century: Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy, RoutledgeCurzon, 2008, pp.106-29.

‘Emerging Post-National Citizenships in International Law: Implications for Transnational Lives and Organizing’, in Luin Goldring and Sailaja Krishnamurti, eds., Organizing the Transnational: Labour, Politics and Social Change. University of British Columbia Press, 2007, pp. 40-54.

‘Reimagining Minority and Aboriginal Self-government: Visions from Buddhist and Aboriginal Philosophies’, in Edmund Ryden and Barbara K Bundy, eds., Human Rights in the Pacific Rim: Imagining a New Critical Discourse, Fu Jen Catholic University Press (Taiwan), 2006, pp. 167-94.

‘Democratization and Identity: Beyond the Asian Values Debate’, in Susan J. Henders, ed., Democratization and Identity: Constituting Regimes and Ethnicity in East and South-East Asia, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2004, pp. 1-21.

‘The Self-Government of Unbounded Communities’, in David Laycock, ed., Representation and Democratic Theory, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2004.

‘Prefácio’, to Carlos José Caldeira, Macau em 1850: Crónica de Viagem, Lisbon: Quetzal Editores/Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, 1997, pp. 1-8.

Journal Articles

‘“Other Diplomacies” and the Making of Canada-Asian Relations’, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 18(3)(2012): 375-388. (co-authored with Mary M. Young)(Winner of Maureen Molot Best Paper Prize, 2012)

‘Ecological Self-Government: Visions from North American Indigenous and Tibetan Buddhist Thought’ Journal of Human Rights 4(1)(2005): 23-36.

‘So What if It’s Not a Gamble? Post-Westphalian Politics in Macau’, Pacific Affairs 74(3)(Fall 2001): 342-360.

‘Cantonisation: Historical Paths to Territorial Autonomy for Regional Cultural Communities’, Nations and Nationalism, in a special issue entitled ‘Nationalism: Theory and Practice’, 3(4) (1997): 521-540.

Conference Proceedings

‘Immigration and Multilevel Governance in Culturally Regionalized States: Québec in Comparative Perspective’, in Proceedings of the Impact of Migration and Cultural Diversity on Economic Development: Canada-China Symposium, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, Oct. 14-15, 2011, Beijing, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2011.

‘Hong Kong and Macau Return to China: The Intertwining of Separate Trends’, in Teresa Pinto Coelho, ed., Treaty of Windsor (1386) and 620 Years of Anglo-Portuguese Relations. Papers Presented at a Conference Organised by the Instituto Camões Centre for Portuguese Language, University of Oxford, 18 October 2006, Camões Centre for Portuguese Language, University of Oxford, 2007.

‘Sub-state Governments in International Relations: China Pushes Back the Envelope’, ‘Ontario: Exploring the Region-State Hypothesis: Proceedings of a Colloquium held at the University of Toronto, Friday, March 26, 1999, University of Toronto, March 1999, pp. 23-27.

Professional Journal Articles

‘“Other Diplomacies” and the Making of Canada-Asian Relations: An Interdisciplinary Conversation’. Asia Colloquia Papers 2(1)(Aug. 2012). Toronto: York Centre for Asian Research. (Co-authored with Mary M. Young)

‘Democracy and Identity Conflicts in Asia: Identifying the Issues for Canada and Multilateral Institutions’, Canadian Foreign Policy 9(1)(Fall 2001): 55-66.(Principal co-author; co-authors included Carole Channer, Linda Hershkovitz, André Laliberté, David Nan-Yang Lee, Judith Nagata, Katharine Rankin, Don Rickerd, and Frank Yong Siew-kee)

‘Hong Kong and Macau in Intergovernmental Organizations,’ Policy Options 21(1) (January-February 2000): 88-89.

Book Reviews

Jacques Bertrand and André Laliberté, eds. Multination States in Asia: Accommodation or Resistance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), Pacific Affairs, Vol. 84(2)(June 2011): 332-34.

Quansheng Zhao, ed., Future Trends in East Asian International Relationa (Portland: Frank Cass, 2002), Political Science Quarterly 118(2)(2003): 330-32.

Gary G. Hamilton, ed. Cosmopolitan Capitalists: Hong Kong and the Chinese Diaspora at the End of the Twentieth Century (Seattle: University of Washington, 1999), Journal of Asian Studies 59(2)(2000): 405-406.

Lo Shiu Hing, Political Development in Macau (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 1995), Pacific Affairs, 71(1)(Spring 1998): 100-101.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2015 AP/POLS3240 3.0  Multilateralism I: The United Nations, Regional Organizations and International Law LECT  


Susan Henders specializes in international and comparative politics. Her fields of research include the international and domestic politics of minority territorial autonomy arrangements; territorial politics in culturally diverse societies; human rights, minority rights, and the arts; and societal and sub-state actors in global politics. Geographically, her work is mainly focused on eastern Asia, western Europe, and Canada. Her current projects concern: (1) the large numbers of Canadians resident in Hong Kong and their political identities and involvements, in light of ongoing contestation over Hong Kong's political development; and (2) non-state diplomacies in the making of Canadian-Asian relations, in collaboration with Dr. Mary M. Young. Henders normally teaches undergraduate courses on international relations theory and on international organizations and law, as well as on human rights in Asia and Asia in global order. She also normally teaches a graduate seminar on ethnonationalism in global politics.

Area of Specialization

Political Science, Asian Studies

Degrees

D.Phil (Politics), St. Antony’s College, Oxford UK
M.Phil (Government and Public Administration), Chinese University of Hong Kong
B. Journalism, Carleton University
B.A Honours (History), University of Saskatchewan
,


Professional Leadership



Director, York Centre for Asian Research, July 2007-July 2012
M.A. Coordinator, Graduate Programme in Political Science, July 2002-July 2005


Research Interests:

Politics and Government , Asian/Pacific Studies , Non-state Actors and Diplomacies in Global Politics, Human Rights and Minority Rights, Substate Nationalisms and Territorial Politics

Selected Publications

Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia. Lanham: Lexington, 2014. (Co-edited with Lily Cho)

‘Internationalized minority territorial autonomy and world order: the early post-World War I-era arrangements’ in Will Kymlicka and Jane Boulden, eds., International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

'Intersectionality, Hybridity, and the Minority Rights Subject: The Macanese of Macau in Literature, Film, and Law' in Susan J. Henders and Lily Cho, eds., Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, Lanham: Lexington, 2014.

'Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: Conceptualizing Contexts' in Susan J. Henders and Lily Cho, eds., Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, Lanham: Lexington, 2014.(Co-authored with Lily Cho)

‘“Other Diplomacies” and the Making of Canada-Asian Relations’, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 18(3)(2012): 375-388. (co-authored with Mary M. Young)(Winner of Maureen Molot Best Paper Prize, 2012)

Territoriality, Asymmetry, and Autonomy: Catalonia, Corsica, Hong Kong, and Tibet. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

All Publications

Books

Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia. Lanham: Lexington, 2014. (Co-edited with Lily Cho)

Territoriality, Asymmetry, and Autonomy: Catalonia, Corsica, Hong Kong, and Tibet. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Democratization and Identity: Constituting Regimes and Ethnicity in East and South-East Asia, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2004. (Editor; Contributor)(paperback edn. 2006)

Macao, Oxford University Press, 1997. (Co-Compiler/Co-Editor with Don Pittis) (Includes my translations from Portuguese)

Book Chapters

‘Internationalized minority territorial autonomy and world order: the early post-World War I-era arrangements’ in Will Kymlicka and Jane Boulden, eds., International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

'Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: Conceptualizing Contexts' in Susan J. Henders and Lily Cho, eds., Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, Lanham: Lexington, 2014.(Co-authored with Lily Cho)

'Intersectionality, Hybridity, and the Minority Rights Subject: The Macanese of Macau in Literature, Film, and Law' in Susan J. Henders and Lily Cho, eds., Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, Lanham: Lexington, 2014.

'Assessing hybridity in the People’s Republic of China: The impact of post-Mao decentralization’ in John Loughlin, Wilfried Swenden, and John Kincaid, eds., The Routledge Handbook on Regionalism and Federalism, New York: Routledge, 2013.

‘Asian values’ in Mark Bevir, ed., Encyclopedia of Political Theory, Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2010.

‘The New Self-Government: The Hong Kong Special Administration Region and International Political Legitimacy in the Post-Cold War Era’, in André Laliberté and Marc Lanteigne, eds., The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Century: Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy, RoutledgeCurzon, 2008, pp.106-29.

‘Emerging Post-National Citizenships in International Law: Implications for Transnational Lives and Organizing’, in Luin Goldring and Sailaja Krishnamurti, eds., Organizing the Transnational: Labour, Politics and Social Change. University of British Columbia Press, 2007, pp. 40-54.

‘Reimagining Minority and Aboriginal Self-government: Visions from Buddhist and Aboriginal Philosophies’, in Edmund Ryden and Barbara K Bundy, eds., Human Rights in the Pacific Rim: Imagining a New Critical Discourse, Fu Jen Catholic University Press (Taiwan), 2006, pp. 167-94.

‘Democratization and Identity: Beyond the Asian Values Debate’, in Susan J. Henders, ed., Democratization and Identity: Constituting Regimes and Ethnicity in East and South-East Asia, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2004, pp. 1-21.

‘The Self-Government of Unbounded Communities’, in David Laycock, ed., Representation and Democratic Theory, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2004.

‘Prefácio’, to Carlos José Caldeira, Macau em 1850: Crónica de Viagem, Lisbon: Quetzal Editores/Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, 1997, pp. 1-8.

Journal Articles

‘“Other Diplomacies” and the Making of Canada-Asian Relations’, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 18(3)(2012): 375-388. (co-authored with Mary M. Young)(Winner of Maureen Molot Best Paper Prize, 2012)

‘Ecological Self-Government: Visions from North American Indigenous and Tibetan Buddhist Thought’ Journal of Human Rights 4(1)(2005): 23-36.

‘So What if It’s Not a Gamble? Post-Westphalian Politics in Macau’, Pacific Affairs 74(3)(Fall 2001): 342-360.

‘Cantonisation: Historical Paths to Territorial Autonomy for Regional Cultural Communities’, Nations and Nationalism, in a special issue entitled ‘Nationalism: Theory and Practice’, 3(4) (1997): 521-540.

Conference Proceedings

‘Immigration and Multilevel Governance in Culturally Regionalized States: Québec in Comparative Perspective’, in Proceedings of the Impact of Migration and Cultural Diversity on Economic Development: Canada-China Symposium, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, Oct. 14-15, 2011, Beijing, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2011.

‘Hong Kong and Macau Return to China: The Intertwining of Separate Trends’, in Teresa Pinto Coelho, ed., Treaty of Windsor (1386) and 620 Years of Anglo-Portuguese Relations. Papers Presented at a Conference Organised by the Instituto Camões Centre for Portuguese Language, University of Oxford, 18 October 2006, Camões Centre for Portuguese Language, University of Oxford, 2007.

‘Sub-state Governments in International Relations: China Pushes Back the Envelope’, ‘Ontario: Exploring the Region-State Hypothesis: Proceedings of a Colloquium held at the University of Toronto, Friday, March 26, 1999, University of Toronto, March 1999, pp. 23-27.

Professional Journal Articles

‘“Other Diplomacies” and the Making of Canada-Asian Relations: An Interdisciplinary Conversation’. Asia Colloquia Papers 2(1)(Aug. 2012). Toronto: York Centre for Asian Research. (Co-authored with Mary M. Young)

‘Democracy and Identity Conflicts in Asia: Identifying the Issues for Canada and Multilateral Institutions’, Canadian Foreign Policy 9(1)(Fall 2001): 55-66.(Principal co-author; co-authors included Carole Channer, Linda Hershkovitz, André Laliberté, David Nan-Yang Lee, Judith Nagata, Katharine Rankin, Don Rickerd, and Frank Yong Siew-kee)

‘Hong Kong and Macau in Intergovernmental Organizations,’ Policy Options 21(1) (January-February 2000): 88-89.

Book Reviews

Jacques Bertrand and André Laliberté, eds. Multination States in Asia: Accommodation or Resistance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), Pacific Affairs, Vol. 84(2)(June 2011): 332-34.

Quansheng Zhao, ed., Future Trends in East Asian International Relationa (Portland: Frank Cass, 2002), Political Science Quarterly 118(2)(2003): 330-32.

Gary G. Hamilton, ed. Cosmopolitan Capitalists: Hong Kong and the Chinese Diaspora at the End of the Twentieth Century (Seattle: University of Washington, 1999), Journal of Asian Studies 59(2)(2000): 405-406.

Lo Shiu Hing, Political Development in Macau (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 1995), Pacific Affairs, 71(1)(Spring 1998): 100-101.


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2015 AP/POLS3240 3.0  Multilateralism I: The United Nations, Regional Organizations and International Law LECT