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Susan J. Henders

Department of Political Science

Associate Professor
Faculty Associate, York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)
 
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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. Henders has recently taught undergraduate courses on international relations theory, international organizations, and Asia in global order and a graduate seminar on ethnonationalism in global politics.

   Area of Specialization

Political Science



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

All Publications

Books

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, Maryland: 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, 2013 (In Press, Oxford University Press).

'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, 2013 (In Press, Routledge).

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

Henders, Susan J. ‘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.

Henders, Susan J. ‘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.

Henders, Susan J., ‘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, Maryland: 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’ (co-authored with Mary M. Young), Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 18(3)(2012): 375-388. (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.


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. Henders has recently taught undergraduate courses on international relations theory, international organizations, and Asia in global order and a graduate seminar on ethnonationalism in global politics.

Area of Specialization

Political Science


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

All Publications

Books

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, Maryland: 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, 2013 (In Press, Oxford University Press).

'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, 2013 (In Press, Routledge).

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

Henders, Susan J. ‘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.

Henders, Susan J. ‘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.

Henders, Susan J., ‘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, Maryland: 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’ (co-authored with Mary M. Young), Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 18(3)(2012): 375-388. (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.