Emeritus Professor James Cotton

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

LOCATION

Building 29 Room 102

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

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several projects including on the documentary record of Australian foreign relations, 1920-1936 (in collaboration with Historical Documents, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), on the history of the international relations discipline in Australia; and on current regional relations.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

Books

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

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

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

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, 2004, East Timor, Australia and Regional Order: intervention and its aftermath in SE Asia, Routledge Curzon, London and NY, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203420997

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

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

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

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

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 J, 2015, 'Ideology and the legitimation crisis in North Korea', in , 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

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

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

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

Cassis G; Wall M; Schuh R, 2007, 'Insect Biodiversity and Industrializing the Taxonomic Process: The Plant Bug Case Study (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae)', in Hodkinson TR; Parnell JAN (ed.), Reconstructing the tree of life: taxonomy and systematics of species rich taxa, edn. Systematics Association Special Volume Series, CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 193 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781420009538

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, 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; 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, 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

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, 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, ISEAS Publishers, Singapore, 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; Ke HM; Kuo TH; Lee TJ; Martin J; Maizels RM; Mutowo P; Ozersky P; Parkinson J; Reid AJ; Rawlings ND; Ribeiro DM; Swapna LS; Stanley E; Taylor DW; Wheeler NJ; Zamanian M; Zhang X; Allan F; Allen JE; Asano K; Babayan SA; Bah G; Beasley H; Bennett HM; Bisset SA; Castillo E; Cook J; Cooper PJ; Cruz-Bustos T; Cuéllar C; Devaney E; Doyle SR; Eberhard ML; Emery A; Eom KS; Gilleard JS; Gordon D; Harcus Y; Harsha B; Hawdon JM; Hill DE; Hodgkinson J; Horák P; Howe KL; Huckvale T; Kalbe M; Kaur G; Kikuchi T; Koutsovoulos G; Kumar S; Leach AR; Lomax J; Makepeace B; Matthews JB; Muro A; O’Boyle NM; Olson PD; Osuna A; Partono F; Pfarr K; Rinaldi G; Foronda P; Rollinson D; Samblas MG; Sato H; Schnyder M; Scholz T; Shafie M; Tanya VN; Toledo R; Tracey A; Urban JF; Wang LC; Zarlenga D; Blaxter ML; Mitreva M; Berriman M, 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

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

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

Doyle SR; Laing R; Bartley DJ; Britton C; Chaudhry U; Gilleard JS; Holroyd N; Mable BK; Maitland K; Morrison AA; Tait A; Tracey A; Berriman M; Devaney E; Cotton JA; Sargison ND, 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

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

Sallé G; Laing R; Cotton JA; Maitland K; Martinelli A; Holroyd N; Tracey A; Berriman M; Smith WD; Newlands GFJ; Hanks E; Devaney E; Britton C, 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

Böhme U; Otto TD; Cotton JA; Steinbiss S; Sanders M; Oyola SO; Nicot A; Gandon S; Patra KP; Herd C; Bushell E; Modrzynska KK; Billker O; Vinetz JM; Rivero A; Newbold CI; Berriman M, 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

Cuypers B; Berg M; Imamura H; Dumetz F; De Muylder G; Domagalska MA; Rijal S; Bhattarai NR; Maes I; Sanders M; Cotton JA; Meysman P; Laukens K; Dujardin JC, 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

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

Gilchrist CA; Cotton JA; Burkey C; Arju T; Gilmartin A; Lin Y; Ahmed E; Steiner K; Alam M; Ahmed S; Robinson G; Zaman SU; Kabir M; Sanders M; Chalmers RM; Ahmed T; Ma JZ; Haque R; Faruque ASG; Berriman M; Petri WA, 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

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

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

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, '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, '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

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, 'An Australia 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, 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