Emeritus Professor James Cotton

Emeritus Professor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 2 6268 6251
+61 2 6268 8879


Building 29 Room 102


James Cotton graduated with first class honours and was a University medal winner at Flinders University. He was a 1975-76 Procter Fellow at Princeton University, and studied at the Beijing Language Institute (1980). He has held academic positions in Western Australia, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Singapore, the Australian National University, and Tasmania (head of Politics School, 1993-1997); he is a former head of the School of Politics, University of NSW, ADFA. In 2001 he was Centennial Professor in International Relations and in the Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics, and in 2004 and 2007 he was Visiting Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong. He was a member of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington DC, as Australian Scholar, Session 2, 2009. In 2013 he was Harold White Fellow, National Library of Australia.

BA (Flinders), MA (Durham), MScEcon PhD (London School of Economics), FRAS, FAIIA

Research Interests / Projects
  • Australian foreign and security policy
  • Proliferation in North Korea and its regional consequences
  • Early Australian international relations
  • Asian regional organizations and security

He is currently working on several projects including on the documentary record of Australian foreign relations, 1920-1936 (in collaboration with Historical Documents, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), on the history of the international relations discipline in Australia; and on current regional relations.

Professional Activities

Between 1997 and 2003 James Cotton was a foundation member of the Foreign Minister?s Advisory Council convened by the Foreign Minister of Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and also of the Australian Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP); he is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (London) and of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. Having previously served as Editor, he is on the Editorial Board of The Australian Journal of International Affairs


Cotton JA; Olson PD, 2016, Introduction: studying diversity in an era of ubiquitous genomics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139236355.001

Olson PD; Hughes J; Cotton JA, 2016, Next generation systematics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139236355

Cotton J, 2013, The Australian School of International Relations

Cotton J, 2012, Australia and the United Nations

Cotton J, 2010, International relations for Australia : Michael Lindsay, Martin Wight, and the first department at the Australian National University, Working Paper 2010/2, Australian National University: Department of International Relations, Canberra, http://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ir/pubs/work_papers/10-2.pdf

Cotton J, (ed.), 2007, Trading on Alliance Security: Australia in World Affairs 2001-2005, First, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

Cotton J; Ungorer C; Harris S, 2006, The Road to a Nuclear North Korea: Regional Reactions, Global Impacts, Australian Interests, Strategic Insights 32, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra

Cotton J, 2006, East Timor, Australia and Regional Order, paperback, Routledge, London & New York

Cotton J, 2004, East Timor, Australia and regional order: Intervention and its aftermath in Southeast Asia, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203420997

Williams M, 2004, The national interest in a global era: Australia in World Affairs 1996-2000, 1, CARFAX PUBLISHING

Cotton J, 2002, Crossing Borders in the Asia Pacific, Original, Nova Science Publications, New York, USA

Cotton J, (ed.), 1999, East Timor and Australia: AIIA contributions to the policy debate, Original, Canberra ADSC/AIIA, Canberra

Cotton J, 1989, Asian Frontier Nationalism Owen Lattimore and the American Policy Debate

Cotton J; Neary I, 1989, The Korean War in History, Manchester University Press

Book Chapters

Cotton J, 2018, '‘Relations with Indonesia in the Whitlam Era: the Centrality of the East Timor issue’', in Ministers for Foreign Affairs 1972-83, edn. Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Australian Institute of International Affairs, Canberra, pp. 115 - 143

Cotton J, 2016, 'Diplomacy in the 1990s: Issues for the Washington embassy.', in Lowe, D; Bridge, C; Lee D (ed.), Australia goes to Washington : 75 years of Australian representation in the United States, ANU EPress, Canberra, pp. 209 - 232

Cotton JA, 2016, 'From sequence reads to evolutionary inferences', in Next Generation Systematics, pp. 305 - 335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139236355.016

Cotton J, 2015, 'Ideology and the legitimation crisis in North Korea', in Communism and Reform in East Asia, pp. 86 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315697833

Cotton J, 2014, 'Barwick, Hasluck and the Management of Foreign Policy towards Northeast Asia: the Limits of Australian "Realism"', in Tyler (ed.), Ministers for Foreign Affairs 1960-72, Australian Institute of International Affairs, Canberra, pp. 151 - 180

Cotton J, 2009, 'Australia and the Asian Strategic Context: Balancing Relations with the Major Powers', in Sisodia NS; Krishnappa V (ed.), Global Power Shifts and Strategic Transition in Asia, edn. Original, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, pp. 151 - 179

Peterson KJ; Cotton JA; Gehling JG; Pisani D, 2009, 'The Ediacaran emergence of bilaterians: Congruence between the genetic and the geological fossil records', in Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549429.003.0002

Cotton J, 2008, 'Australia and Asian institutional networks: Bilateral preferences, multilateral gains', in Governance and Regionalism in Asia, pp. 146 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203883853

Cotton J; Ravenhill J, 2007, 'Trading on Alliance Security: Foreign Policy in the post-11 September era', in Cotton J; Ravenhill J (ed.), Trading on Alliance Security: Australia in World Affairs 2001-2005, edn. First, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 3 - 19

Cotton J, 2007, 'After the Flood: Foreign Policy and the Management of Intelligence', in Cotton J; Ravenhill J (ed.), Trading on Alliance Security: Australia in World Affairs 2001-2005, edn. First, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 329 - 351

Cotton J, 2007, 'The Crisis in East Timor: Understanding the Past, Imagining the Future', in The Crisis of the Timor-Leste State in Comparative Perspective, edn. Original, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, pp. 13 - 22

Cotton J, 2006, 'Regionalization, Marketization and Political Change in the Pacific Rim', in East Timor/timor Leste: national, Regional and International Sources of Political Legitimacy, edn. First, UTS and Universidad de Guadalaljara, Mexico, pp. 147 - 177

Cotton J, 2006, 'ASEAN and Regional Institutions in the Asia-Pacific: Ambitions Versus Performance', in Globalization and Regionalization: Views from the Pacific Rim, edn. Original, UTS and Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, pp. 73 - 111

Wilkinson M; Cotton JA, 2006, 'Supertree methods for building the tree of life: Divide-and-conquer approaches to large phylogenetic problems', in Reconstructing the Tree of Life: Taxonomy and Systematics of Species Rich Taxa, pp. 61 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781420009538

Cotton J, 2005, 'The domestic sources of regional order in Michael Leifer's analysis of Southeast Asia', in Order and Security in Southeast Asia: Essays in memory of Michael Leifer, pp. 212 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203014813

Cotton J, 2003, 'The rhetoric of Australia's regional policy', in Asia-Pacific Security: Policy Challenges, pp. 29 - 46

Cotton J, 2002, 'North Korea and the Axis of Evil', in Williams M; Suh C-S (ed.), The Inter-Korean relationship in the post September 11 environment, edn. Original, Korea-Australasia Research Centre (KAREC), Sydney, Australia, pp. 42 - 56

Cotton J, 2001, 'Sun Zi: Diplomacy and war', in The Strategists, edn. Original, Australian Defence Studies Centre, Canberra, pp. 15 - 26

Cotton J, 2000, 'The Asian crisis and the perils of enterprise association: explaining the different outcomes in Singapore, Taiwan and Korea', in Politics and Markets in the Wake of the Asian Crisis, edn. Original, Routledge Press, London & New York, pp. 151 - 168

Cotton J, 1998, 'The Rajin-Sonbong Free Trade Zone experiment: North Korea in pursuit of new international linkages', in North Korean foreign policy in the post-Cold War era, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 212 - 233

Journal articles

Doyle SR; Cotton JA, 2019, 'Genome-wide Approaches to Investigate Anthelmintic Resistance', Trends in Parasitology, vol. 35, pp. 289 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2019.01.004

Coghlan A; Tyagi R; Cotton JA; Holroyd N; Rosa BA; Tsai IJ; Laetsch DR; Beech RN; Day TA; Hallsworth-Pepin K, 2019, 'Comparative genomics of the major parasitic worms', Nature Genetics, vol. 51, pp. 163 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41588-018-0262-1

Cotton J, 2018, 'On the Chatham House project: interwar actors, networks, knowledge', International Politics, vol. 55, pp. 820 - 835, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41311-017-0100-6

Cotton J, 2018, 'A century of Wilsonianism: a review essay', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 53, pp. 398 - 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10361146.2018.1477916

Cotton J, 2018, 'E.T. Sheaf, Australian ‘trade commissioner in the east’, 1922–25', History Australia, vol. 15, pp. 271 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2018.1439250

Cotton J, 2018, 'Sir Alfred Zimmern lectures Australia, 1938: a utopian on Munich?', Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 31, pp. 494 - 515, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2018.1549020

Thiele EA; Eberhard ML; Cotton JA; Durrant C; Berg J; Hamm K; Ruiz-Tiben E, 2018, 'Population genetic analysis of Chadian Guinea worms reveals that human and non-human hosts share common parasite populations', PLoS neglected tropical diseases, vol. 12, pp. e0006747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006747

Gilchrist CA; Cotton JA; Burkey C; Arju T; Gilmartin A; Lin Y; Ahmed E; Steiner K; Alam M; Ahmed S, 2018, 'Genetic diversity of cryptosporidium hominis in a bangladeshi community as revealed by whole-genome sequencing', Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 218, pp. 259 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy121

Cotton JA; Berriman M; Dalén L; Barnes I, 2018, 'Eradication genomics—Lessons for parasite control', Science, vol. 361, pp. 130 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aar6609

Cuypers B; Berg M; Imamura H; Dumetz F; De Muylder G; Domagalska MA; Rijal S; Bhattarai NR; Maes I; Sanders M, 2018, 'Integrated genomic and metabolomic profiling of ISC1, an emerging Leishmania donovani population in the Indian subcontinent', Infection, Genetics and Evolution, vol. 62, pp. 170 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2018.04.021

Böhme U; Otto TD; Cotton JA; Steinbiss S; Sanders M; Oyola SO; Nicot A; Gandon S; Patra KP; Herd C, 2018, 'Complete avian malaria parasite genomes reveal features associated with lineage-specific evolution in birds and mammals', Genome Research, vol. 28, pp. 547 - 560, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/gr.218123.116

Sallé G; Laing R; Cotton JA; Maitland K; Martinelli A; Holroyd N; Tracey A; Berriman M; Smith WD; Newlands GFJ, 2018, 'Transcriptomic profiling of nematode parasites surviving vaccine exposure', International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 48, pp. 395 - 402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.01.004

Coughlan S; Taylor AS; Feane E; Sanders M; Schonian G; Cotton JA; Downing T, 2018, 'Leishmania naiffi and Leishmania guyanensis reference genomes highlight genome structure and gene evolution in the Viannia subgenus', Royal Society Open Science, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.172212

Doyle SR; Laing R; Bartley DJ; Britton C; Chaudhry U; Gilleard JS; Holroyd N; Mable BK; Maitland K; Morrison AA, 2018, 'A Genome Resequencing-Based Genetic Map Reveals the Recombination Landscape of an Outbred Parasitic Nematode in the Presence of Polyploidy and Polyandry', Genome Biology and Evolution, vol. 10, pp. 396 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evx269

Zackay A; Cotton JA; Sanders M; Hailu A; Nasereddin A; Warburg A; Jaffe CL, 2018, 'Genome wide comparison of Ethiopian Leishmania donovani strains reveals differences potentially related to parasite survival', PLoS Genetics, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1007133

Sargison ND; Redman E; Morrison AA; Bartley DJ; Jackson F; Naghra-van Gijzel H; Holroyd N; Berriman M; Cotton JA; Gilleard JS, 2018, 'A method for single pair mating in an obligate parasitic nematode', International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 48, pp. 159 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2017.08.010

Iantorno SA; Durrant C; Khan A; Sanders MJ; Beverley SM; Warren WC; Berriman M; Sacks DL; Cotton JA; Grigg ME, 2017, 'Gene expression in Leishmania is regulated predominantly by gene dosage', mBio, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mBio.01393-17

Cotton J, 2016, 'The Institute’s seventieth volume: the journal, its origins and its engagement with foreign policy debate', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 70, pp. 471 - 483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2016.1167836

Cotton J, 2016, 'Chatham House and Africa c1920–1960: The Limitations of the Curtis Vision', South African Historical Journal, vol. 68, pp. 147 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02582473.2016.1182206

Cotton J, 2016, '‘The Standard Work in English on the League’ and Its Authorship: Charles Howard Ellis, an Unlikely Australian Internationalist', History of European Ideas, vol. 42, pp. 1089 - 1104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01916599.2016.1182568

Cotton J, 2016, 'An Australian internationalist parts company with the league of nations: H. Duncan Hall and the Freudian response to global irrationalism', Modern Intellectual History, vol. 13, pp. 653 - 680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1479244314000341

Cotton J, 2015, 'William Morris Hughes, Empire and nationalism: The legacy of the First World War', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 46, pp. 100 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2014.995114

Cotton J, 2015, 'The emergence of international studies in New Zealand', International History Review, vol. 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07075332.2014.933744

Watanabe J; Hattori M; Berriman M; Lehane MJ; Hall N; Solano P; Aksoy S; Hide W; Touré Y; Attardo GM, 2014, 'Genome sequence of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans ): Vector of African trypanosomiasis', Science, vol. 344, pp. 380 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1249656

Cotton J, 2013, 'Middle powers in the Asia pacific: Korea in Australian comparative perspective', Korea Observer, vol. 44, pp. 593 - 621

Cotton J, 2013, 'Cold War Southeast Asia', JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, vol. 44, pp. 345 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022463413000118


Cotton J, 2013, 'Rejoinder to 'Menzies' Asia Policy and the Anachronistic Fallacy'', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 67, pp. 235 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2013.774305

Cotton J, 2012, 'The Unknown Nation: Australia after Empire.', AUSTRALIAN HISTORICAL STUDIES, vol. 43, pp. 134 - 135

Cotton J, 2012, 'Dancing with Warriors: A Diplomatic Memoir', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, vol. 71, pp. 96 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2012.00752_3.x

Cotton J, 2011, 'In Memoriam: J. D. B. Miller', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 65, pp. 143 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2011.559905

Cotton J, 2011, ''If You Leave Us Here We Will Die': How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 65, pp. 127 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2011.535607

Loader SP; Wilkinson M; Cotton JA; John Measey G; Menegon M; Howell KM; Müller H; Gower DJ, 2011, 'Molecular phylogenetics of Boulengerula (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) and implications for taxonomy, biogeography and conservation', Herpetological Journal, vol. 21, pp. 5 - 16

Cotton J, 2009, 'Peacebuilding in the Pacific: the Australian military experience', Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development, vol. 14, pp. 1 - 13, http://www.peacestudiesjournal.org.uk/dl/Issue%2014%20Article%207%20Final%20version%201.pdf

Cotton J, 2009, 'Imperialism and internationalism in early Australian international relations: The contribution of W. Harrison Moore', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 44, pp. 639 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10361140903296552

Cotton J, 2009, 'W.K. Hancock and international relations in Australia: The commonwealth as a model of world government', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 55, pp. 475 - 495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8497.2009.01528.x

Cotton J, 2009, 'Realism, rationalism, race: On the early international relations discipline in Australia', International Studies Quarterly, vol. 53, pp. 627 - 647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2478.2009.00549.x

Cotton J, 2008, 'Asian regionalism and the Australian policy response in the Howard era', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 32, pp. 115 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443050801995169

Cotton J, 2008, 'Celebrating 75 years: The Australian Institute of International Affairs and Australian international relations', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 62, pp. 541 - 557, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357710802480741

Cotton JA; Wilkinson M, 2008, 'Quantifying the potential utility of phylogenetic characters', Taxon, vol. 57, pp. 131 - 136

Cotton J, 2007, 'North Korea and the Six-Party Process: Is a Multilateral Resolution of the Nuclear Issue Still Possible', Asian Security, vol. 3:1, pp. 27 - 44

Cotton J, 2007, 'Timor-Leste and the Discourse of State Failure', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 61:4, pp. 1 - 13

Cotton J, 2007, 'Australia's arc of instability: The political and cultural dynamics of regional security.', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 61, pp. 146 - 148

Cotton J, 2007, ''Arc of instability'? Melanesia in the early 2000s.', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 61, pp. 146 - 148

Cotton J, 2007, 'Timor-Leste and the discourse of state failure', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 61, pp. 455 - 470, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357710701684914

Cotton J; Ravenhill J, 2006, '`Radical Conservative`', The Diplomat, pp. 40 - 47

Cotton J, 2006, 'Australian Foreign Policy and the Management of Intelligence Post-September 11', Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, vol. 0603, pp. 1 - 35

Cotton J, 2005, 'Whither the six-party process on North Korea?', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 59, pp. 275 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357710500231156

Cotton J, 2005, 'The proliferation security initiative and North Korea: Legality and limitations of a coalition strategy', Security Dialogue, vol. 36, pp. 193 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0967010605054648

Cotton J, 2005, 'East Timor in 2004: It is all about oil', Asian Survey, vol. 45, pp. 186 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/as.2005.45.1.186

Cotton J, 2005, 'Transparency and authoritarian rule in Southeast Asia: Singapore and Malaysia.', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 59, pp. 569 - 571

Cotton J, 2004, 'The Near North, the East Asian hemisphere, the Asia-Pacific: seeking direction in Australian foreign policy', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 58, pp. 143 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1035771032000184818

Cotton J, 2003, 'From `Timor Gap` to `Timor Sea`', Australian Quarterly, vol. 75(2), pp. 27 - 32

Cotton J, 2003, 'Dealing with North Korea', Sydney Papers, vol. 15(1), pp. 56 - 64

Cotton J, 2003, 'Still a Fateful Conflict: The Korean War Fifty Years On', Quadrant, vol. 402, pp. 50 - 55

Cotton J, 2003, 'The second North Korean nuclear crisis', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 57, pp. 261 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357710301753

Cotton J, 2003, 'Southeast Asia after 11 September', Terrorism and Political Violence, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09546550312331292997

Cotton J, 2003, 'The rhetoric of Australia's regional policy', The 2nd ASEAN Reader, pp. 443 - 449

Cotton J, 2003, 'The second Korean nuclear crisis and Australia: Introduction', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 57, pp. 259 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1035771032000098581

Cotton J, 2003, 'Korea after the crash. The politics of economic recovery', PACIFIC REVIEW, vol. 16, pp. 129 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0951274032000043271

Cotton J, 2003, 'The second North Korean nuclear crisis', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 57, pp. 261 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1035771032000098590

Cotton J, 2002, 'Australia in Pursuit of Bilateral Relations with Indonesia', Daxiyangguo, vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 139 - 157

Cotton J, 2002, 'North Korea: Trouble Ahead', Asia Pacific Defence Reporter, vol. 28, pp. 47 - 48

Page RD; Cotton JA, 2002, 'Vertebrate phylogenomics: reconciled trees and gene duplications.', Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, pp. 536 - 547

Cotton J, 2001, 'Australia`s commitment in East Timor', Contemporary Southeast Asia, pp. 552 - 568

Cotton J, 2001, 'Nova esperança no compromisso australiano para com Timor Leste', Janus 2002: anuario de relac?es exteriores, pp. 90 - 91

Mackerras MH; Cotton J, 2001, 'Australia', European Journal of Political Research, pp. 313 - 322

Cotton J, 2001, 'Against the grain: The East Timor intervention', Survival, vol. 43, pp. 127 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00396330112331343015

Cotton J, 2001, 'Saving strangers. Humanitarian intervention in international society', SURVIVAL, vol. 43, pp. 180 - 181

Cotton J, 2001, 'A new profusion of planktonic eukaryotes', Genome Biology, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/gb-2001-2-7-reports0016

Cotton J, 2001, 'Retroviruses from retrotransposons', Genome Biology, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/gb-2001-2-2-reports0006

Cotton J, 2001, 'Homologous recombination in animal mitochondria', Genome Biology, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/gb-2001-2-10-reports0034

Cotton J, 2001, ''Part of the Indonesian world': Lessons in East Timor policy-making, 1974-76', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 55, pp. 119 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/713613549

Cotton J, 2000, 'The Emergence of an Independent East Timor: National and Regional Challenges in Contemporary Southeast Asia', Contemporary Southeast Asia, pp. 1 - 22

Mackerras M; Cotton J, 2000, 'Special Issue Political Data Yearbook 1999 - Australia', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH, vol. 38, pp. 313 - 322

Cotton J, 2000, 'The retrocession of macau and the limitations of the ‘hong kong model’', Pacific Focus, vol. 15, pp. 49 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1976-5118.2000.tb00242.x

Cotton J, 1999, 'The Effects of the financial Crisis in the Mature Asian NICs: `Enterprise Association` and its Modifications', Asian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 21, pp. 3 - 28

Cotton J, 1999, 'ASEAN and the Southeast Asian `haze`: challenging the prevailing modes of regional engagement', Pacific Affairs

Cotton J, 1999, 'North Korea`s nuclear and missile proliferation and regional security', Current Issues Brief, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Group

Cotton J, 1999, 'The Koreas in 1999: between confrontation and engagement', Research Paper 14, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Group

Cotton J, 1999, ''Peacekeeping' in East Timor: An Australian policy departure', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 53, pp. 237 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049919993836

Cotton J, 1999, 'The state, society and big business in South Korea.', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 53, pp. 216 - 218

Cotton J, 1999, 'The 'haze' over Southeast Asia: Challenging the ASEAN mode of regional engagement', Pacific Affairs, vol. 72, pp. 331 - 351, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2672225

Cotton J, 1998, 'Bilateral accomplishments and multilateral tasks in Northeast Asian security', Contemporary Southeast Asia, vol. 20, pp. 137 - 153

Cotton J; Meldrum B, 1998, 'The US-DPRK Agreed Framework, Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation (KEDO), and `four-party talks`¿the vicissitudes of engagement', Issues and Studies, pp. 121 - 143

Cotton J, 1998, 'A radical experiment: the evidence is in from North Korea`s Rajin-Sonbong area', Harvard Asia Pacific Review, vol. 2, pp. 57 - 60

Cotton J, 1998, 'The new insecurity in Asia', Quadrant, pp. 17 - 21

Cotton J, 1998, 'Defection of North Korea's ideologist a sign of regime crisis', Pacific Review, vol. 11, pp. 107 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749808719246

Cotton J, 1998, 'Democracy in Asia.', AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, vol. 92, pp. 967 - 967, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2586355

Cotton J, 1997, 'Korea and australian foreign policy priorities in the 1990s', Pacific Focus, vol. 12, pp. 5 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1976-5118.1997.tb00009.x

Cotton J, 1997, 'Australia, Hong Kong and China: A welcome transition?', Asian Studies Review, vol. 21, pp. 181 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03147539708713172

Cotton J, 1996, 'State and society in singapore', Pacific Review, vol. 9, pp. 278 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749608719184

Cotton J, 1996, 'Opposition in Asian constitutional systems: Characteristics and potential for democratic consolidation', Government and Opposition, vol. 31, pp. 175 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-7053.1996.tb00603.x

Cotton J, 1996, 'China and Tumen River cooperation: Jilin's coastal development strategy', Asian Survey, vol. 36, pp. 1086 - 1100

Cotton J, 1995, 'Review article interpreting singapore: Class or power?', Pacific Review, vol. 8, pp. 558 - 563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749508719157

Cotton J, 1994, 'Signs of change in North Korea', Pacific Review, vol. 7, pp. 223 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749408719090

Milner A; Cotton J; Kerr P; Kikuchi T, 1993, 'Perceiving National Security: A Report on East Asia and Australia', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 47, pp. 221 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357719308445109

Cotton J, 1992, 'The pacific between opportunity and risk', Pacific Review, vol. 5, pp. 306 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749208718996

Cotton J, 1992, 'The two koreas and rapprochement: Foundations for progress?', Pacific Review, vol. 5, pp. 162 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749208718971

Cotton J; Van Leest KHA, 1992, 'Korea: Dilemmas for the ‘golf republic’', Pacific Review, vol. 5, pp. 360 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749208719004

Cotton J, 1992, 'Understanding the state in south korea: Bureaucratic-Authoritarian or State Autonomy Theory?', Comparative Political Studies, vol. 24, pp. 512 - 531, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0010414092024004005

Cotton J, 1991, 'Singapore scrutinized', Pacific Review, vol. 4, pp. 185 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749108718914

Cotton J, 1991, 'Guest editor’s introduction', Pacific Review, vol. 4, pp. 287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749108718935

Cotton J, 1990, 'Modernization in East Asia', Pacific Review, vol. 3, pp. 180 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749008718862

Cotton J, 1990, 'APEC: Australia hosts another pacific acronym', Pacific Review, vol. 3, pp. 171 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749008718859

Cotton J, 1990, 'Pyongyang cast adrift', Pacific Review, vol. 3, pp. 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512749008718877

Cotton J, 1989, 'Vietnam: Reform and resistance', Pacific Review, vol. 2, pp. 256 - 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512748908718825

COTTON J, 1989, 'From Authoritarianism to Democracy in South Korea', Political Studies, vol. 37, pp. 244 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9248.1989.tb01481.x

Cotton J, 1988, 'Patriarchs and politics: Prospects for the Korean peninsula', Third World Quarterly, vol. 10, pp. 79 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436598808420045

Cotton J, 1988, 'The pacific century: The political impact?', Pacific Review, vol. 1, pp. 145 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512748808718761

Cotton J, 1988, 'Guest editor’s introduction', Pacific Review, vol. 1, pp. 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512748808718782

Cotton J, 1988, 'Sino-soviet relations and Korea', Pacific Review, vol. 1, pp. 296 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512748808718777

Cotton J, 1987, 'Ideology and the Legitimation Crisis in North Korea', Journal of Communist Studies, vol. 3, pp. 86 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13523278708414892

Cotton J, 1987, 'Hong Kong: Convergence or divergence?', Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, vol. 6, pp. 3 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03025164

Cotton J, 1985, 'Asymmetry on the Korean Peninsula: Pyongyang and the North-South Dialogue of 1984', Journal of Communist Studies, vol. 1, pp. 152 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13523278508414767

Cotton J, 1981, 'Sir William Petty and the Political Theory of Information', Politics, vol. 16, pp. 331 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00323268108401821

Conference Papers

Cotton J, 1999, 'The Strategic importance of Taiwan in the Asia-Pacific region', in In Search of Peaceful Coexistence between Taiwan and China: Strategies and Approaches, In Search of Peaceful Coexistence between Taiwan and China: Strategies and Approaches, pp. 36 - 43, presented at In Search of Peaceful Coexistence between Taiwan and China: Strategies and Approaches, 01 January 1999

Cotton J, 1998, 'CSCAP North Pacific Working Group meeting, Makuhari, 14-16 December, 1997: a report', in CSCAP North Pacific Working Group Meeting, CSCAP North Pacific Working Group Meeting, Makuhari, pp. 12 - 15, presented at CSCAP North Pacific Working Group Meeting, Makuhari, 14 - 16 December 1997

Meldrum B; Cotton J, 1998, 'The US-DPRK agreed framework, KEDO, and "four-party talks" - The vicissitudes of engagement', in ISSUES & STUDIES, INST INTERNAT RELATIONS, BEIJING, PEOPLES R CHINA, pp. 121 - 143, presented at 4th CSCAP North Pacific Working Group Meeting, BEIJING, PEOPLES R CHINA, 08 - 10 November 1998


Cotton J, 2018, Australia in the League of Nations: a centenary view, Parliament of Australia, Canberra, Parliament of Australia: RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2018–19, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1819/AustraliaLeagueofNations