My current research centers on two broad themes:
I. Regional Security Norms and Practice
The core of my research agenda examines regional diplomacy and security governance in ASEAN and elsewhere in the Global South. I am particularly interested in the evolution and contestation of ASEAN’s regional conflict management norms and in comparative regionalism, examining how different communities of officials understand and enact governance norms and respond to regional crises and conflicts. I explore these issues in a number of recent publications and works in progress:
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.
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.) “Debunking the ‘ASEAN Way’: The Contested Meaning and Practice of Diplomatic Norms in Southeast Asia.” 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 in progress.
Aarie Glas (n.d.), “‘This is not 1967’: Stigma and Change in ASEAN’s Normative Order.” Article in progress.
Aarie Glas (n.d.), “Diplomacy in the ASEAN.” Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations. Invited contribution in progress.
II. Interpretive Methodologies and Methods
Central to my research agenda 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 – from how a researcher interacts in the field, to how she interprets and represents her experiences. These issues are explored in a number of pieces (often co-authored with Dr. Jessica Soedirgo):
Aarie Glas (n.d.) “Power, Positionality, and Positions of Power: Reflexivity in Elite Interviewing.” Article under review.
Aarie Glas (n.d.), “Insiders, Outsiders, and Credible Visitors in Elite Interviewing.” Article in progress.
In addition, 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 ongoing research, I remain interested in contemporary global governance and in the structures and practices that constitute the international system of states. These interests have driven a few additional publications:
Aarie Glas, Clifton van der Linden, Matthew J. Hoffmann, and Robert Denemark (2018), “Understanding Multilateral Treaty-Making as Constitutive Practice” Journal of Global Security Studies 3(3): 339-357. Replication data is available here.
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.