My research agenda has two core components. The first centers on norms and practice within ASEAN and other organizations in the Global South. The second examines interpretive methodologies and methods. You can read about each component and find links to recent publications below. In addition, I am interested in questions of global governance and multilateralism, and have published on those themes as well.

Below I note the publications (*peer reviewed or **editor-reviewed) within each component of my research agenda. Please click the links for copies, abstracts, and more information.

I. Regional Security Norms and Practice

The core of my research examines diplomacy and governance in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other regional organizations in the Global South. In particular, I am interested in how diplomatic officials understand and respond to conflict and crises. This focus leads me to investigate and theorize governance norms and practices. I have conducted more than 120 interviews with officials at a number of organizations, including ASEAN, the African Union (AU), and the Organization of American States (OAS).

Recent Publications:

  • Aarie Glas and David Zarnett (2020), “Regional Organizations” in Fen Osler Hampson, Alp Özerdem, and Jonathan Kent (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Peace, Security and Development. New York: Routledge, pp. 348-366.** Link: Publisher’s site.
  • Aarie Glas (2017), “Habits of Peace: Long-Term Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia,” European Journal of International Relations 23(4): 833–856.* Links: Article PDF; Publisher’s site and abstract.


  • Aarie Glas (n.d.), Practicing Peace: Conflict Management in Southeast Asia and South America. Book manuscript under review.
  • Stéphanie Martel and Aarie Glas (n.d.) “The Contested Meaning-Making of Diplomatic Norms: Competence in Practice in Southeast Asian Multilateralism” Article under review. *An early version of this article won two awards at ISA Asia-Pacific 2019, including the “Best Paper Award” and “Best New Scholar Award.”
  • Aarie Glas and Marion Laurence (n.d.), “Norms, Practices, and Global Governance: Non-Interference and the Evolution of Conflict Management Practices.” Article under review.
  • Aarie Glas (n.d.), “‘This is not the 90s’: Change in ASEAN’s Normative Order.” Article in progress.

II. Interpretive Methodologies and Methods

The second core component of my research is an exploration of the interpretive methodologies and methods that are at the heart of my substantive research. In particular, I am interested in the effects of positionality in the production of knowledge.

Recent Publications:

  • Aarie Glas (2021) “Power, Positionality, and Positions of Power: Reflexivity in Elite Interviewing,” PS: Political Science and Politics. FirstView. doi:10.1017/S1049096520002048.* Link: Publisher’s site.
  • Aarie Glas and Jessica Soedirgo (2018) “A Posture of Active Reflexivity: Learning from Lee Ann Fujii’s Approach to Research,” Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 16(1): pp. 53-55.** Links: Article PDF; Publisher’s site.


  • Aarie Glas and Alesha Porisky (n.d.), “Insiders, Outsiders, and Credible Visitors in Elite Interviewing.” Article in progress.
  • Aarie Glas and Jessica Soedirgo (n.d.), “Reflexive Methodologies and Methods.” Invited chapter and section co-associate editor in Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, and Dino Christenson (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Methodological Pluralism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter in progress.

For more on related methodological issues, please visit the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods (IMM) Group at APSA, which I have worked with for the last six years in a number of capacities, and the Qualitative Inquiry Collaborative (QUIC) at NIU where I am a member of the executive committee.

Additional Research: Global Governance 

Beyond the two core components of my research, I am interested in questions of contemporary global governance, multilateralism, and the structures and practices that constitute the international system of states. These interests have driven a few additional publications:

  • Aarie Glas and John Kirton (2012), “Global Governance from America, Canada and the Responsible Rest” in Sean Clark and Sabrina Hoque (eds.). Debating a Post-American World: What Lies Ahead. London: Routledge, pp. 221-225.** Link: Chapter PDF; Publisher’s site.

*peer reviewed publication; **editor-reviewed publication

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