Stewart Firth

Stewart Firth is a Research Fellow at the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

He was Professor of Politics at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, 1998-2004. He co-edited From Election to Coup in Fiji: the 2006 campaign and its aftermath (2007), Politics and State-Building in Solomon Islands (2008) and The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: a coup to end all coups?(2009), all published by ANU E Press.

His most recent book is Australia in International Politics: an introduction to Australian foreign policy, (3rd edition, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2011), and his most recent article is on China in the Pacific Islands in the Journal of Contemporary China. He teaches Pacific Politics in the College of Asia and the Pacific.