Professor Paul James

Professor Paul James

Director, Institute for Culture & Society,
Institute for Culture and Society

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Melbourne

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Institute for Culture and Society

Contact

Email: paul.james@westernsydney.edu.au
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Location: EM.G.35
Parramatta
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Publications

Books

  • Hinkson, J., James, P., Caddick, A., Cooper, S., Hinkson, M. and Tout, D. (2016), 'Cold War to Hot Planet: Fifty Years of Arena', : Arena 9780980415858.
  • James, P., Magee, L., Scerri, A. and Steger, M. (2015), 'Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of Sustainability', : Routledge 9781138025721.
  • Pascoe, S., Rey, V. and James, P. (2015), 'Making Modernity: From the Mashriq to the Maghreb', : Arena Publications 9780980415841.
  • Steger, M. and James, P. (2015), 'Globalization: The Career of a Concept', : Routledge 9781138887299.
  • James, P. and Mittelman, J. (2014), 'Globalization and Politics. Volume III, Political Critiques and Social Theories of the Global', : Sage 9781412919555.
  • James, P. (2014), 'Globalization and Politics. Volume IV, Political Philosophies of the Global', : Sage 9781412919555.
  • James, P. and Soguk, N. (2014), 'Globalization and Politics. Volume I, Global Political and Legal Governance', : Sage 9781412919555.
  • James, P. and Van Seters, P. (2014), 'Globalization and Politics. Volume II, Global Social Movements and Global Civil Society', : Sage 9781412919555.
  • James, P., Nadarajah, Y., Haive, K. and Stead, V. (2012), 'Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea', : University of Hawaii Press 9780824835880.
  • James, P. (2006), 'Nationalism Tribalism : Bringing Theory Back In', : Sage 9780761955139.
  • Nairn, T. and James, P. (2005), 'Global Matrix : Nationalism, Globalism and State-Terrorism', : Pluto Press 9780745322919.
  • Sleeth, M. and James, P. (2002), 'Tour of Duty : Winning Hearts and Minds in East Timor', : Hardie Grant Books 9780957955318.

Chapters in Books

  • James, P. (2018), 'Creating capacities for human flourishing : an alternative approach to human development', Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing: Theories, Histories and Policies, Routledge 9781138234543.
  • James, P. (2017), 'Alternative paradigms for sustainability : decentring the human without becoming posthuman ', Reimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times, Springer 9789811025488.
  • James, P. (2017), 'Culture', Handbook of Globalisation and Development, Edward Elgar 9781783478644.
  • James, P. (2017), 'Vers une comprehension globale des systemes alimentaires par les cercles de vie sociale', Construire des Politiques Alimenaires Urbaines: Concepts et Demarches, Quae 9782759226184.
  • James, P. (2017), 'Humanitarian intervention? : responding ethically to globalising violence in the age of mediated violence', Rethinking Humanitarian Interventions in the 21st Century, Edinburgh University Press 9781474423816.
  • James, P. and Steger, M. (2016), 'Globalization and global consciousness : levels of connectivity', Global Culture: Consciousness and Connectivity, Routledge 9781472423498.
  • James, P. (2016), 'Overcoming the new Tordesillas divide', Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in Changing Global Landscape, Palgrave 9781137501912.
  • James, P. and Magee, L. (2016), 'Domains of sustainability', Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer 9783319318165.
  • James, P. (2016), 'Urban change in global perspective : principles for re-making our cities', Globalization, Modernity and Urban Change in Asian Cities, Knowledge Publishing House 9786049433924.
  • James, P. and Verrest, H. (2015), 'Beyond the network effect : towards an alternative understanding of global urban organizations', Geographies of Urban Governance: Advanced Theories, Methods and Practices, Springer 9783319212715.
  • Pascoe, S., Rey, V. and James, P. (2015), 'Making modernity from the Mashriq to the Maghreb', Making Modernity from the Mashriq to the Maghreb, Arena 9780980415841.
  • James, P. (2015), 'They have never been modern? : then what is the problem with those Persians?', Making Modernity: From the Mashriq to the Maghreb, Arena Publications 9780980415841.
  • James, P. and Mittelman, J. (2014), 'Political Critiques and Social Theories of the Global : a critical overview', Globalization and Politics. Vol. 3, Political Critiques and Social Theories of the Global, SAGE Publications 9781412919555.
  • James, P. (2014), 'Human security as a military security leftover, or as part of the human condition?', Human Security and Japan's Triple Disaster: Responding to the 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Crisis, Routledge 9781138013131.
  • James, P. and Kath, E. (2014), 'Global reconciliation : responding to tension through a local-global process', The SAGE Handbook of Globalization. Vol. 2, SAGE 9781446256220.
  • James, P. (2014), 'Political philosophies of the global : a critical overview', Globalization and Politics. Vol. 4: Political Philosophies of the Global, Sage 9781412919555.
  • Soguk, N. and James, P. (2014), 'Global political and legal governance : a critical overview', Globalization and Politics. Vol. 1: Global Political and Legal Governance, Sage 9781412919555.
  • James, P. and Van Seters, P. (2014), 'Global social movements and global civil society : a critical overview', Globalization and Politics, Vol. 2: Global Social Movements and Global Civil Society, Sage 9781412919555.
  • James, P. (2014), 'Urban design for the global south : ontological design in practice ', Design in the Borderlands, Routledge 9780415725187.
  • James, P. (2014), 'Arguing globalizations : propositions towards an investigation of global formation', Globalization and Politics. Volume III, Political Critiques and Social Theories of the Global., Sage 9781412919555.
  • James, P. (2014), 'Beyond a postnationalist imaginary : grounding an alternative ethic', Globalization and Politics. Vol. 4: Political Philosophies of the Global, Sage 9781412919555.
  • James, P. and Scerri, A. (2013), 'Australia : Melbourne', Asian and Pacific Cities : Development Patterns, Routledge 9780415632041.
  • James, P. and McNevin, A. (2013), 'Would-be citizens and 'strong states' : circles of security and insecurit', Migration and Insecurity: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era, Routledge 9780415665490.
  • James, P. and Scerri, A. (2011), 'Auditing cities through circles of sustainability', Cities and Global Governance: New Sites for International Relations, Ashgate 9781409408932.
  • James, P. (2010), 'Displacement : in cities of the unrecognized', Being Arab: Arabism and the Politics of Recognition, Arena 9780980415810.
  • James, P. (2010), 'Arguing globalizations : propositions towards an investigation of global formation', Globalization: The Greatest Hits, a Global Studies Reader, Paradigm Publishers 9781594516610.
  • Szeman, I. and James, P. (2010), 'Introduction : global-local consumption', Globalization and Culture. Volume III, Global-Local Consumption, Sage 9781412919531.
  • Mandaville, P. and James, P. (2010), 'Introduction : globalizing religions', Globalization and Culture. Volume II, Globalizing Religions, Sage 9781412919531.
  • Tulloch, J. and James, P. (2010), 'Introduction : globalizing communications', Globalization and Culture. Volume I, Globalizing Communications, Sage 9781412919531.
  • James, P. (2010), 'In the name of freedom comes a totalizing war-machine', Globalization and Culture. Volume IV, Ideologies of Globalism, Sage 9781412919531.
  • Steger, M. and James, P. (2010), 'Introduction : ideologies of globalism', Globalization and Culture. Volume IV, Ideologies of Globalism, Sage 9781412919531.
  • Scerri, A., James, P., Humphery, K. and Mulligan, M. (2009), 'Towards meaningful indicators of wellbeing : community arts, inclusion and avowal in local-global relationships', Leisure and Tourism: International Perspectives on Cultural Practice, Leisure Studies Association 9781905369171.
  • James, P. and Friedman, J. (2009), 'Globalization and the changing face of war', Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence: Beyond Savage Globalization?, Routledge 9780415432269.
  • Grenfell, D. and James, P. (2009), 'Debating insecurity in a globalizing world : an introduction', Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence: Beyond Savage Globalization?, Routledge 9780415432269.
  • James, P. (2008), 'Reconciliation : from the usually unspoken to the almost unimaginable', Pathways to Reconciliation: Between Theory and Practice, Ashgate 9780754675136.

Journal Articles

  • Collin, P., Fullagar, S., Healy, S., Crabtree, L. and James, P. (2018), 'Resilience', The Occasional Papers, Institute for Culture and Society (tOPICS), vol 9, no 1 .
  • James, P. (2017), 'On being religious : towards an alternative theory of religion and secularity', The Occasional Papers, Institute for Culture and Society (tOPICS), vol 8, no 2 .
  • James, P. and Rose, N. (2017), 'Food, and the unsettling of the human condition', Arena Journal, vol 47/48 , pp 232 - 250.
  • James, P. (2016), 'Changing forms of economy and class', Arena Journal, vol 45/46 , pp 74 - 100.
  • James, P. (2015), 'Despite the terrors of typologies : the importance of understanding categories of difference and identity', Interventions, vol 17, no 2 , pp 174 - 195.
  • James, P. and Steger, M. (2014), 'A genealogy of globalization : the career of a concept', Globalizations, vol 11, no 4 , pp 417 - 434.
  • James, P. (2014), 'Faces of globalization and the borders of states : from asylum seekers to citizens', Citizenship Studies, vol 18, no 2 , pp 208 - 223.
  • James, P. (2014), 'Emotional ambivalence across times and spaces : mapping Petrarch's intersecting worlds', Exemplaria, vol 26, no 1 , pp 81 - 104.
  • James, P. and Mandaville, P. (2013), 'Globalizing religions : world without end, or the end of religion?', Arena Journal, vol 39/40 , pp 229 - 252.
  • Magee, L., Scerri, A., James, P., Thom, J., Padgham, L., Hickmott, S., Deng, H. and Cahill, F. (2013), 'Reframing social sustainability reporting : towards an engaged approach', Environment, Development and Sustainability, vol 15, no 1 , pp 25 - 43.
  • James, P. (2013), 'Closing reflections : confronting contradictions in biographies of nations and peoples', Humanities Research, vol 19, no 1 , pp 121 - 137.
  • James, P. (2013), 'Human security and the darkness in the world', Arena Journal, vol 32 , pp 2 - 10.
  • Steger, M. and James, P. (2013), 'Levels of subjective globalization : ideologies, imaginaries, ontologies', Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, vol 12, no 1-2 , pp 17 - 40.
  • Magee, L., Scerri, A. and James, P. (2012), 'Measuring social sustainability : a community-centred approach', Applied Research in Quality of Life, vol 7, no 3 , pp 239 - 261.
  • James, P. and Scerri, A. (2012), 'Globalizing consumption and the deferral of a politics of consequence', Globalizations, vol 9, no 2 , pp 225 - 240.
  • Steger, M. and James, P. (2011), 'Three dimensions of subjective globalization', ProtoSociology, vol 27 , pp 53 - 70.
  • Scerri, A. and James, P. (2010), 'Communities of citizens and 'indicators' of sustainability', Community Development Journal, vol 45, no 2 , pp 219 - 236.
  • Scerri, A. and James, P. (2010), 'Accounting for sustainability : combining qualitative and quantitative research in developing 'indicators' of sustainability', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, vol 13, no 1 , pp 41 - 53.
  • James, P., Stead, V., Nadarajah, Y. and Haive, K. (2009), 'Remote communities : Wisini group of villages, Morobe Province; Omarakana and Kiriwina Island, Milne Bay Province; Yule Island, Central Province', Local-Global, vol 5 , pp 116 - 154.
  • James, P., Stead, V., Nadarajah, Y. and Haive, K. (2009), 'Hinterland communities : Tokain group of villages, Madang Province; Boera Village, Central Province; Inuma and Alepa Villages, Central Province; Vanapa area, Central Province', Local-Global, vol 5 , pp 64 - 114.
  • James, P., Stead, V., Nadarajah, Y. and Haive, K. (2009), 'Urban and peri-urban communities : Vanagi Settlement, Central Province; Divinai Village, Milne Bay Province; Kananam Community, Madang Province; Yalu Village and surrounds, Morobe Province', Local-Global, vol 5 , pp 18 - 62.
  • James, P. and Patomaki, H. (2008), 'Globalization and finance capitalism : beyond all-or-nothing arguments', Arena Journal, vol 29/30 , pp 101 - 130.

Conference Papers

  • Cahill, F., Ryan, E., Magee, L. and James, P. (2013), 'When public participation meets resettlement : the Vila Chocolat?o experience in Porto Alegre, Brazil', People and the Planet Conference, Melbourne, Vic..

Other Publications

  • 2017, 'Gen nbn: 2020 and Beyond: The Future of a Connected Australia', Research Report
  • 2016, 'PrepCity II Report', Research Report
  • 2016, 'PrepCity: Cities in Dialogue Responding to Habitat III 2016', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Report: Metropolis Peer-Review Process: The Metropolis International Training Institute: Achievements and Challenges: Workshop in Seoul, March 12-14, 2014', Research Report

Current Projects

Title: Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • University of Tasmania
  • Hobart City Council
  • Department of State Growth
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Universidad de Magallanes
  • Instituto Antartico Chileno
  • University of Canterbury
Western Researchers: Juan Francisco Salazar, Paul James and Liam Magee
Years: 2016-12-16 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00023079

Previous Projects

Title: Metropolis Initiative Integrated Urban Governance - successful policy transfer
Funder:
  • Land Berlin
Western Researchers: Paul James
Years: 2014-12-03 - 2014-12-31
ID: P00022519
Title: Food System Background Report
Funder:
  • City of Whittlesea
Western Researchers: Paul James
Years: 2014-12-08 - 2015-01-30
ID: P00022509
Title: Digital Capacity Index: Measuring the Digital Capacity of Australian Families
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Google Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Amanda Third, Paul James, Philippa Collin, Liam Magee, Tanya Notley and Louise Crabtree
Years: 2015-10-15 - 2016-10-14
ID: P00022941
Title: Land Berlin Policy Transfer
Funder:
  • World Association of Major Metropolises
Western Researchers: Paul James
Years: 2016-11-10 - 2017-01-18
ID: P00024237
Title: LMRC-Circles of Social Life in Liverpool
Funder:
  • Community Migrant Resource Centre
Western Researchers: Karen Soldatic, Liam Magee and Paul James
Years: 2017-01-23 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00024240
Title: One Green Bean project for NBN Co
Funder:
  • One Green Bean Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Glenn Stone, Brett Neilson, Liam Magee and Paul James
Years: 2016-11-08 - 2017-07-10
ID: P00024284
Title: Penrith City Council - Gap Filler
Funder:
  • Penrith City Council
Western Researchers: Teresa Swist, Sheree Gregory and Paul James
Years: 2017-03-24 - 2017-10-30
ID: P00024191
Title: Integrated Urban Governance: Successful Policy Transfer (Stage 2)
Funder:
  • Land Berlin
Western Researchers: Paul James
Years: 2015-11-06 - 2016-01-31
ID: P00023135
Title: Globalisation and the formation of meaning: the career of a key concept
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Paul James
Years: 2014-01-14 - 2015-06-30
ID: P00022295

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