Dr Jarrett Blaustein

Associate Professor and Director of Education
School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

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 different types of 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. Much of his research builds on the tradition of ‘nodal governance’ scholarship (pioneered at RegNet nearly two decades ago) by illuminating how global forces and transnational linkages shape the governance and delivery of security in different contexts. His current work draws on these ideas to explore how different policing networks and actors around the world are adapting to risks, harms and crises associated with climate change.

Jarrett has also written extensively on the topic of global crime governance and his most recent book Unraveling the Crime Development Nexus (as lead author) explores how successive international attempts to govern crime through multilateral institutions and organisations have served to reproduce the interests of global capital since the 19th Century. His other books include Speaking Truths to Power: Policy Ethnography and Police Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Oxford University Press 2015), Reflexivity and Criminal Justice (Palgrave 2017, as co-editor), the Emerald Handbook of Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development (Emerald 2020, as lead editor), and Place, Race and Politics: The Anatomy of a Law and Order Crisis (Emerald 2021, as co-author).

He has also published in several leading journals including the British Journal of Criminology, the International Journal of Drug Policy, Policing & Society, and Theoretical Criminology.

    Research interests

    • Policing
    • Resilience and climate adaptation
    • Global crime governance
    • Policy transfer/mobilities
    • Law and order politics