Dr. Claire Slatter -  School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA)

Dr. Claire Slatter

Senior Lecturer



Governance Program
School of Government, Development and International Affairs
The University of the South Pacific
Laucala Bay Campus
Fiji Islands

Tel (679) 323 2533
Fax (679) 323 1524
Email: slatter_c@usp.ac.fj


Claire has more than 20 years of teaching experience in politics, governance, and gender and development at the University of the South Pacific. She taught ethics for close to three years at the Fiji National University where she set up, with Dr Margaret Mishra, FNU’s ethics programmme in 2008. Claire also has a background in civil society and NGO work, in trade unionism and in journalism.  She is a founder member of the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum of Fiji, the Pacific Network on Globalization (of which she remains a Steering Committee member) and the South feminist network, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) of which she is the Board Chair.  


Academic Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

BA in History and Politics - University of the South Pacific

MA in Political Science - Australian National University

PhD in Public Policy - Massey University (New Zealand)



Coordinator of the following courses:

PL101 Politics of Development

PL305 Politics of Human Rights


Contributor to:

DG413 Feminist Perspectives in Governance and  Development

MA/ PhD Supervisions

MA/ PhD Supervisions

MA Supervision (with Andreea Torre): 

Leone Tupua -  Young Women, Political Empowerment and Elections in Fiji. 



The politics of reform in Pacific island countries

The global influence of neoliberal ideas and impacts of neoliberal economic reforms in PICs

Constitutional, political and electoral reforms in Fiji and other PICs

The empowerment/disempowerment of activist NGOs in PICs

Gender issues in public policy



Recent Publications:

(With Asenati Liki ) (2015) ‘Control, Alt, Delete: How Fiji’s new PR Electoral System and Media Coverage Affected Election Results for Women Candidates in the 2014 Election’ in Vijay Naidu and Sandra Tarte (eds) 

The 2014 Fiji Elections Study: Special Issue of the Journal of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Suva.


‘The New Framework for Pacific Regionalism: Old Kava in a New Tanoa?’ (2015)  Chapter 5 in Greg Fry and Sandra Tarte (eds) The New Pacific Diplomacy, ANU Press, 201, pp49-63, 

‘The State of States’ (2014), Chapter 11 in Gita Sen and Marina Durano (eds)  The Remaking Social Contracts: Feminists in a Fierce New World,  Zed Press, London, 

‘Building ‘Shared Societies’ in Pacific Island States: Prospects and challenges’ (2014) in Development, (2014) 57 (1), pp 104–111.

(With Teresia Teaiwa) (2013) ‘Samting Nating: Pacific Waves at the Margins of Feminist Security Studies’, International Studies Perspectives, Special Issue: Feminism in International Relations, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 447–450, November 2013

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