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Susan J. Henders

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Department of Politics

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director, Political Science
Faculty Associate, York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)

Office: Ross South, 634
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 22552
Email: henders@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/laps/pols/
Secondary website: http://www.yorku.ca/ycar/

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Susan Henders specializes in global/international and comparative politics, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research concerns the domestic and international politics of decentralized state architectures/multi-level governance and regions claiming distinct identities, where her current research is on nationalist-infused politics and on intersecting gender, class, race, ethnicity and other power fields in minority autonomous regions. She also studies the diplomatic practices of non-state actors and world orders, particularly focused on Canadian-Asian interactions and using insights from critical approaches to global politics. Her current individual research examines Canadian nationals living in Hong Kong as “other diplomats”. She has been a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and at KU Leuven, in Belgium. She is particularly interested in Asia and is a Faculty Associate at the York Centre for Asian Research, where she is a past Director.

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 , International Relations, Non-state Actors & Diplomacies in Global Politics, Human Rights & Minority Rights in International and Domestic Politics, Nationalisms, Territorial Politics, & Decentralization in Multinational States, Asian Politics & International Relations
Books

Publication
Year

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

2014

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

2010

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

2004

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

1997

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

‘Territorial autonomy, nationalisms, and women's equality and rights: the case of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’ in Jon Mulholland, Nicola Montagna, and Erin Sanders-McDonagh, eds., Gendering Nationalism: Intersections of Nation, Gender, and Sexuality, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave, 2018.

2018

‘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.

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)

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.

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.

2013

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

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.

2008

‘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.

2007

‘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.

2006

‘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.

2004

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

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.

1997

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

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.

2011

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

2003

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.

2000

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

1998

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

‘“Other diplomacies” of non-state actors: the case of Canadian-Asian relations’, Hague Journal of Diplomacy: 11(4): 331-350. (Co-authored with Mary M. Young)

2016

‘“Other diplomacies” and world order: historical insights from Canadian-Asian relations”, Hague Journal of Diplomacy 11(4): 351-382.

2016

‘“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)

2012

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

2005

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

2001

‘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.

1997

Professional Journal Articles

Publication
Year

‘“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)

2012

‘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)

2001

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

2000

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

‘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.

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.

2006

‘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.

1999


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2018 GS/POLS7000 .0 A Dissertation Proposal Workshop DISS
Fall/Winter 2018 GS/POLS6200 6.0 A Adv. Study In International Relations SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2019 AP/POLS3240 3.0 M Multilateralism I LECT
Fall/Winter 2018 GS/POLS6200 6.0 A Adv. Study In International Relations SEMR

Susan Henders specializes in global/international and comparative politics, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research concerns the domestic and international politics of decentralized state architectures/multi-level governance and regions claiming distinct identities, where her current research is on nationalist-infused politics and on intersecting gender, class, race, ethnicity and other power fields in minority autonomous regions. She also studies the diplomatic practices of non-state actors and world orders, particularly focused on Canadian-Asian interactions and using insights from critical approaches to global politics. Her current individual research examines Canadian nationals living in Hong Kong as “other diplomats”. She has been a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and at KU Leuven, in Belgium. She is particularly interested in Asia and is a Faculty Associate at the York Centre for Asian Research, where she is a past Director.

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 , International Relations, Non-state Actors & Diplomacies in Global Politics, Human Rights & Minority Rights in International and Domestic Politics, Nationalisms, Territorial Politics, & Decentralization in Multinational States, Asian Politics & International Relations

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

‘Territorial autonomy, nationalisms, and women's equality and rights: the case of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’ in Jon Mulholland, Nicola Montagna, and Erin Sanders-McDonagh, eds., Gendering Nationalism: Intersections of Nation, Gender, and Sexuality, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave, 2018.

2018

‘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.

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)

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.

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.

2013

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

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.

2008

‘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.

2007

‘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.

2006

‘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.

2004

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

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.

1997

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

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.

2011

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

2003

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.

2000

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

1998

Books

Publication
Year

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

2014

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

2010

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

2004

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

1997

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

‘“Other diplomacies” of non-state actors: the case of Canadian-Asian relations’, Hague Journal of Diplomacy: 11(4): 331-350. (Co-authored with Mary M. Young)

2016

‘“Other diplomacies” and world order: historical insights from Canadian-Asian relations”, Hague Journal of Diplomacy 11(4): 351-382.

2016

‘“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)

2012

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

2005

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

2001

‘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.

1997

Professional Journal Articles

Publication
Year

‘“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)

2012

‘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)

2001

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

2000

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

‘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.

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.

2006

‘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.

1999


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2018 GS/POLS7000 .0 A Dissertation Proposal Workshop DISS
Fall/Winter 2018 GS/POLS6200 6.0 A Adv. Study In International Relations SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2019 AP/POLS3240 3.0 M Multilateralism I LECT
Fall/Winter 2018 GS/POLS6200 6.0 A Adv. Study In International Relations SEMR