Professor Nick Bisley
Executive Director, La Trobe Asia
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Politics and Philosophy
SS 328, Melbourne (Bundoora)
BA (Hons) Melbourne, MSc Econ (London School of Economics), PhD (London School of Economics)
Area of study
Nick Bisley is the Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and Professor of International Relations. His research and teaching expertise is in Asia's international relations, great power politics and Australian foreign and defence policy. Nick is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs, the country’s oldest scholarly journal in the field of International Relations. Nick is a member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs national executive, the board of the Australia-India Institute, a member of the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and and is part of the advisory board of China Matters. He has been a Senior Research Associate of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and a Visiting Fellow at the East West-Center in Washington DC. Nick is the author of many works on international relations, including Issues in 21st Century World Politics, 3rd Edition (Palgrave, 2017), Great Powers in the Changing International Order (Lynne Rienner, 2012), and Building Asia’s Security (IISS/Routledge, 2009, Adelphi No. 408). He regularly contributes to and is quoted in national and international media including The Guardian, The Economist, CNN and Time Magazine. Nick also regularly hosts Asia Rising, the podcast of La Trobe Asia which examines the news and events of Asia's states and societies.
- International relations of the Asia-Pacific
- International relations of the great powers
During my secondment I am not teaching subjects on a regular basis.
- Bisley, N (2015) ‘Australia and the Region that 1945 Created: The Long History of Contemporary Strategy’ in Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 27.2, 2015, 247-61
- Bisley, N and Taylor B (2015) China’s Engagement with Regional Security Multilateralism: The Case of the Shangri-La Dialogue’ in Contemporary Southeast Asia 37.1, pp. 29-48.
- Bisley, N (2014) ‘Theoretical Approaches to Asia’s Changing Security Order’ in Elena Atanassova-Cornelis, Frans-Paul van der Putten (eds) Changing Security Dynamics in East Asia: A Post-US Regional Order in the Making? Basingstoke: Palgrave,
- Bisley, N (2014) ‘Engagement, India and the Changing International Order’ in Ian Hall (ed) The Engagement of India: Strategies and Responses Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, pp. 185-201.
- Bisley, N (2014) ‘Asia’s Security and the Prospects of Multilateralism: Australian Perspectives’ in National Institute for Defence Studies (ed) Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Tokyo: NIDS, pp. 25-44.
- Bisley, N (2014) 'Australia and Asia’s Trilateral Dilemmas: Between Beijing and Washington?’ in Asian Survey 54.2, pp. 297-318.
- Bisley, N and Phillips A (2013) 'A Rebalance to Where? US Strategic Geography in Asia’ in Survival: Global Politics and Strategy 55.5, pp. 95-114, with Andrew Phillips.
- Bisley, N (2013) ‘“An ally for all the years to come”: why Australia is not a conflicted US ally’ in Australian Journal of International Affairs 67.4, pp. 403-18.
- Bisley, N (2013), ‘Asia’s Emerging Strategic Landscape: Change and Continuity in the “Asian Century”’ in Griffith Asia Quarterly 1.1, pp. 1-29.
- Beeson, M and Bisley, N (eds), 2013, Issues in 21st Century World Politics, Palgrave-Macmillan.
- Bisley, N (2013) ‘Emerging Powers and the Changing Landscape of World Politics’ in Mark Beeson and Nick Bisley Issues in 21st Century World Politics 2nd edition, Palgrave-Macmillan, pp. 13-29.
- Bisley, N (2012), Great Powers in the Changing International Order Lynne Rienner.
- Bisley, N (2012) ‘Never Having to Choose: China’s Rise and Australia’s Security’ in James Reilly and Jingdong Yuan (eds) Australia and China at 40 Sydney: UNSW Press, pp. 66-84.
- Bisley, N (2012), ‘Issues in Australian Foreign Policy, July to December 2011’ in Australian Journal of Politics and History 58.2, 2012, pp. 268-82.
- Bisley, N (2012) ‘APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’ in Mark Beeson and Richard Stubbs (eds) Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism London: Routledge, 2012, pp. 350-363.
- Bisley, N (2012) 'China's Rise and the Making of East Asia's Security Architecture' in Journal of Contemporary China 21.73, pp. 19-34.
- Bisley, N (2011) 'Asia's Transformation, International Relations and Public Policy' in Australian Journal of International Affairs 65.1, pp. 102-08.
- Bisley N, (2011), 'Biding and Hiding No Longer: A More Assertive China Rattles the Region' in Global Asia 6.4, 2011, pp. 62-73.
American Power and Asia's Regional Order book project under contract with Palgrave Macmillan
South China Sea Disputes and Regional Order
The Future of Asia's Regional Order
Institutionalizing Asian security multilateralism