Emeritus Joseph

Emeritus Joseph Camilleri

Emeritus Professor

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

Melbourne (Bundoora)



Area of study

International Development
International Relations

Brief profile

Professor Camilleri is one of Australia's leading International Relations scholars. With over 30 years experience, Professor Camilleri has pursued a wide range of research interests covering almost the entire gamut of the International Relations discipline. These include regional and global governance, the political economy of Asia-Pacific, thee role of religion and culture in international affairs, the politics of oil and the Middle East, and security policy (including weapons non-proliferation). He has supervised more than 30 PhD and MA candidates; published over 15 books, several of which have been translated into Arabic, Japanese and Mandarin; has produced over 20 chapters in books since 1993; and has had 20 refereed articles published in academic journals.

Research interests

Human Rights and Justice Issues

- Peace, security and strategic studies

International Relations

- Asia-Pacific regionalism

- International relations

Recent publications

  • Camilleri, JA and Falk, J 2009, Worlds in Transition: Evolving Governance Across a Stressed Planet, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.
  • Anceschi, L, Camilleri, JA and Tolosa Jr, BT (eds), 2009, Conflict, Religion, and Culture: Domestic and International Implications for Southeast Asia and Australia, Phippines-Australia Studies Network and Ateneo de Manila University.
  • Camilleri, JA and Anceschi, L 2009, 'Introduction', in L Anceschi, Joseph A Camilleri, and BA Tolosa Jr (eds), Conflict, Religion and Culture: Domestic and International Implications for Southeast Asia and Australia, Ateneo de Manila University Press, Quezon City, pp 7-17.
  • Anceschi, L, Camilleri, JA and Petito, F 2009, 'Europe, the United States and the Islamic World: Conceptualising a triangular relationship', International Politics, 46(5): 505-516.
  • Camilleri, JA 2009, 'The Alliance of Civilisations: Possible pathways for Asia Pacific', Soka University Peace Research Institute, Tokyo, 23 March.
  • Camilleri, JA 2008, 'The "War on Terror": Reassessing its Rationale and Efficacy', in Hans Kochler (ed.), The "Global War on Terror" and the Question of World Order, International Progress Organisation, Vienna, pp 57-83.
  • Camilleri, JA 2008, 'The Competition for Power and Legitimacy in an Age of Transition', in Hussein Solomon (ed.), Challenges to Global Security, IB Tauris & Co Ltd, London, pp 27-52.
  • Camilleri, JA 2008, 'Sovereignty Discourse and Practice - Past and Future', in Trudy Jacobsen, Charles Sampford and Ramesh Thakur (eds), Re-envisioning Sovereignty the End of Westphalia?, Hampshire, Ashgate, pp 33-49.
  • Camilleri, JA 2008, 'Europe between Islam and the United States: interests, identity and geopolitics’, Global Change, Peace & Security, 20(1): 9-24.
  • Michael, MS, Marshall, L, Seigel, M and Camilleri, JA (eds), 2007, Asia-Pacific Geopolitics: Hegemony versus Human Security, Edward Elgar, London.

Research projects

  • Central Asia between Islam and the Great Powers since September 11.
  • Globalisation and Governance: A Study of Patterns and Thresholds.
  • Australia’s handling of tensions between Islam and the West since September 11.