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Kristi Govella Kristi Govella
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Asia Pacific regional security and political economy, Japanese politics and foreign policy, economic-security linkages, trade agreements, foreign direct investment, multinational corporations, regional institutional architecture.

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Kristi Govella is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her work deals with the intersection of economics, politics, and security in Asia, with a particular focus on Asian regionalism and Japanese politics. She is currently working on a number of projects related to economics-security linkages, regional institutional architecture, trade agreements, multinational firms, recent Japanese security reforms, and the global commons.

Prior to joining the University of Hawaiʻi, Dr. Govella was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University and an Associate Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. She has also been a visiting research fellow at the University of Tokyo and Waseda University.

Selected Publications

Books

Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States (co-edited with Vinod Aggarwal). New York: Springer (2013).

Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States (co-edited with Vinod Aggarwal). New York: Springer (2012).

 

Articles and Book Chapters

“Technology and Tensions in the Global Commons.” Fletcher Security Review, vol. 6, no. 1 (2019).

The Trade-Security Nexus in the Asia-Pacific” (with Vinod Aggarwal). In Aggarwal & Govella (eds.) Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States. New York: Springer (2012).

Trade Linkages to Traditional and Non-Traditional Security: Lessons and Prospects” (with Vinod Aggarwal). In Aggarwal & Govella (eds.) Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States. New York: Springer (2012).

Introduction: The Fall of the Soviet Union and the Resurgence of Russia” (with Vinod Aggarwal). In Aggarwal & Govella (eds.) Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States. New York: Springer (2011).

Russian Foreign Policy: Challenging the Western Liberal International Order?” (with Vinod Aggarwal). In Aggarwal & Govella (eds.) Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States. New York: Springer (2011).

Japan in 2007: A Divided Government” (with Steven Vogel). Asian Survey, vol. 48, no. 1 (January 2008), pp. 97-106.

Kristi Govella is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her work deals with the intersection of economics, politics, and security in Asia, with a particular focus on Asian regionalism and Japanese politics. She is currently working on a number of projects related to economics-security linkages, regional institutional architecture, trade agreements, multinational firms, recent Japanese security reforms, and the global commons.

Prior to joining the University of Hawaiʻi, Dr. Govella was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University and an Associate Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. She has also been a visiting research fellow at the University of Tokyo and Waseda University.

Selected Publications

Books

Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States (co-edited with Vinod Aggarwal). New York: Springer (2013).

Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States (co-edited with Vinod Aggarwal). New York: Springer (2012).

 

Articles and Book Chapters

“Technology and Tensions in the Global Commons.” Fletcher Security Review, vol. 6, no. 1 (2019).

The Trade-Security Nexus in the Asia-Pacific” (with Vinod Aggarwal). In Aggarwal & Govella (eds.) Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States. New York: Springer (2012).

Trade Linkages to Traditional and Non-Traditional Security: Lessons and Prospects” (with Vinod Aggarwal). In Aggarwal & Govella (eds.) Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States. New York: Springer (2012).

Introduction: The Fall of the Soviet Union and the Resurgence of Russia” (with Vinod Aggarwal). In Aggarwal & Govella (eds.) Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States. New York: Springer (2011).

Russian Foreign Policy: Challenging the Western Liberal International Order?” (with Vinod Aggarwal). In Aggarwal & Govella (eds.) Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States. New York: Springer (2011).

Japan in 2007: A Divided Government” (with Steven Vogel). Asian Survey, vol. 48, no. 1 (January 2008), pp. 97-106.

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