Jarrett Blaustein

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Jarrett Blaustein is an Associate Professor and the Director of Education in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) in the College of Asia and the Pacific at ANU. His interdisciplinary research explores how and why societies govern and deliver security during or in anticipation of complex crises. Much of his work to date is anchored in the idea that policing is best conceptualised and studied as networks or webs of actors whose interactions collectively serve to advance or reproduce particular versions of social order. His current work examines how different policing networks and actors in Australia and globally are adapting to risks, harms and crises associated with climate change.

Jarrett has also published on the topic of global crime governance and his most recent book Unraveling the Crime Development Nexus (with Tom Chodor and Nathan Pino; Rowman & Littlefield 2022) featured third on the prestigious International Affairs 2023 Summer Reading List.

Jarrett is also an Associate Editor of Policing and Society and a Research Affiliate at the ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Research Centre based at York University in the UK. Prior to joining ANU in 2022, Jarrett held tenure-track positions at Aberystwyth University (2013-2015) and Monash University (2015-2022).

Available student projects

Jarrett is keen to connect with prospective PhD students who are interested in the impacts of climate change on policing and security governance. 

Current student projects

Maegan Miccelli's doctoral research examines how policing may serve to mitigate or exacerbate vulnerabilities during complex disasters. Primary Supervisor, 2023 - Present.

Lakshmin Mudaliar's doctoral research examines the geographical patterns of policy convergence and divergence in managing human mobility caused by environmental stressors across the region. Associate Supervisor, 2023 - Present.

Anna Fieldhouse's doctoral research considers the regulatory governance of welfare services and the role of civil society as intermediaries representing marginalised welfare service users. Associate Supervisor, 2023 - Present.

Joseph Chitambo. Informal social control in migrant communities: a case study of South Sudanese families in Melbourne. External Supervisor, 2018 - Present.

Past student projects


Ariel Athwal-Yap. Conceptualising Singapore's Detention Painscape: Trauma, Identity and Resilience. Awarded 2022.

Nicole Ruslim. Civil Society and Counter-Memories: The World Tribunal on Iraq and The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal. Awarded 2019.

Imogen Richards. Neoliberalism and 21st Century Neo-Jihadism: Capitalising on Anti-Capitalist Sentiments. Awarded 2018.


Maegan Miccelli. ‘They did their best’: Resilience Policing during the Black Summer Bushfires 2019-2020. Awarded ANZSOC Prize for Best Honours/Masters 2022.

Chantelle Langdon. ‘A Big Band-Aid: Understanding the Provision of Hotel Crisis Accommodation by the Salvation Army Crisis Support Services in Victoria, Australia’. Awarded ANZSOC Prize for Best Honours/Masters 2020.

Greg Koumouris. Theorising journalistic practice during a multi-mediated moral panic.

Jessica Sischey. Examining the politics of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session. Awarded ANZSOC Prize for Best Honours/Masters 2018.

Expertise Areas

  • Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
  • Complexity, risk and resilience
  • Crime, violence and justice
  • Climate change and energy transitions


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