Dr Joe Burton
Qualifications: BScEcon (Aberystwyth), MInt.St, PhD (Otago)
I am Senior Lecturer in the Political Science and Public Policy Programme and the New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science. My research focuses on regional responses to transnational security challenges, most notably cyber security, and with a focus on the Euro Atlantic and Asia Pacific regions. My doctoral research analysed NATO’s durability in the post-Cold War era and how the alliance was able to adapt to a changing security environment.
American Politics; Asian Politics; Cyber Security; East Asian Studies; Eastern Europe; European Union; Human Computer Interaction; International Relations; New Zealand Politics; Politics; Security; Technology; Terrorism; Violence
I am interested in research collaborations and supervision in the following areas:
Cyber Security; US Foreign Policy; NATO and Transatlantic Security; Information Warfare and Strategic Communications; Science, Technology and International Security (including Artificial Intelligence and Drone Warfare); Asia Pacific Security; Terrorism and Failed States.
Burton, J. (2015). NATO’s cyber defence: strategic challenges and institutional adaptation. Defence Studies, 15(4), 297-319. doi: 10.1080/14702436.2015.1108108
Burton, J. (2013). Small states and cyber security: The case of New Zealand. Political Science, 65(2), 216-238. doi: 10.1177/0032318713508491
Headley, J., Reitzig, A., & Burton, J. (Eds.) (2012). Public Participation in Foreign Policy (1 ed.). United Kingdom: Palgrave macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9780230367180
Burton, Joe (2018). NATO's Durability in a Post Cold War World, SUNY Press: New York (under contract and in production).
Burton, J. (2017). Explaining the militarisation of cyberspace: historical imperatives, strategic culture and collective cyber defense. In Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies- Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS/ISA): Cooperation and Contestation in World Politics. Conference held at University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
Chaban, N., Bacon, P., Burton, J., & Vernygora, V. (2017). NATO global perceptions – Views from the Asia-Pacific region. Asian Security, -online, 1-7. doi:10.1080/14799855.2017.1361726
Yoon, S. -W., Jamiyandagva, A., Vernygora, V., Burton, J., Luguusharv, B., & Dorjraa, M. (2017). Views on NATO from Mongolia and the Republic of Korea: Hedging strategy, and “perfunctory partnership”?. Asian Security, -online, 1-15. doi:10.1080/14799855.2017.1361733
Wellings, B., Kelly, S., Wilson, B., Burton, J., & Holland, M. (2017). Narrative alignment and misalignment: NATO as a global actor as seen from Australia and New Zealand. Asian Security, -online, 1-14. doi:10.1080/14799855.2017.1361731
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In 2018 I will be teaching the following courses:
300 level - Cyber Security and the Global Politics of the Internet
500 level - Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare
500 level - International Security, Strategy and Technology