LISS Carolin, PhD

  • Position :
  • Assistant Professor

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • E-mail :
  • Office hours :
  • By appointment
  • Nationality :
  • German
  • Languages :
  • German, English
  • Education :
  • Ph.D. in Politics and Asian Studies – Murdoch University, Australia (2008)

    Masters (Magister) in History and Politics, University of Hannover, Germany (2003)

    Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Asian Studies, Murdoch University (2001)

    Bachelor  of  Arts  in  History,  Politics  and  International  Studies, Murdoch University, (2000)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: starting in Spring 2020

    Vesalius College (Adjunct) 2019

    Tokyo University 2012

    Murdoch University, 2007, 2009

  • Research area(s) :
    • International Security
    • Maritime Security
    • Privatisation of Security
    • History and politics of Southeast Asia
  • Selected Publications :
  • Books

    Piracy in Southeast Asia. Trends, Hot Spots and Responses, (eds), Routledge 2017. (with Ted Biggs).

    Oceans  of  Crime:  Maritime  Piracy  and  Transnational  Security in Southeast Asia and Bangladesh, International Institute for Asian Studies and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 2011.

    Peer-reviewed journal articles

    ‘Global Corporate Crime-Fighters: Private Transnational Responses to Piracy and Money Laundering’, in: Review of International Political Economy, Volume 22, Issue 4, 2015 (with Jason Sharman).

    ‘(Re-)Establishing Control? Flag State Regulation of Anti-piracy PMSCs’, Ocean Development and International Law, vol.46:2, 2015, pp. 84-97.

    ‘The Privatisation of Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: The Impact on  Regional Security Cooperation’ in: Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol.68:2, April 2014.

    ‘The Unique Challenges and Difficulties of Maritime Security Research’,  SAIS Review of International Affairs, vol. XXXIII no. 2 (Summer–Fall 2013).  

    ‘New Actors and the State: Addressing Maritime Security Threats in  Southeast Asia’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 35(2), August 2013, pp.141-62.


    Journal Special Issues

    Ocean Development and International Law, ‘(Re)Establishing Control? Regulation of Anti-piracy PMSCs by States with National Registers’, 46(2), 2015 (with Patricia Schneider).

    Contemporary Southeast Asia, ‘New Actors in Maritime Security Governance in Southeast Asia’. 35(2), August 2013 (with John Butcher).

    Book chapters

    ‘Non-state actors in the maritime domain: Non-state responses to maritime security challenges’ in Lisa Otto (ed), Global Challenges in Maritime Security: An Introduction, Springer (forthcoming 2019).

     ‘PMSCs in Maritime Security and Anti-piracy Control’ in: Leander, Anna and Rita Abrahamsen (eds), Routledge Handbook of Private Security, Routledge 2016.

    ‘Contemporary Maritime Piracy in Malaysia’, in: Meredith Weiss (ed),Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Malaysia, Routledge, 2015.

    ‘Security Sector Reform in Southeast Asia: The role of Private Military and Security Companies’, in: Felix Heiduk (ed), Moving from Policy to Practice: Security Sector Reform in Southeast Asia, LIT Verlag, 2014.

    ‘Private Military and Security Companies in Maritime Security Governance’, in A. P. Jakobi and K. D. Wolf (eds), The Transnational Governance of Violence and Crime. Non-State Actors in Security. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2013.

    ‘Privatising Anti-piracy Services in Southeast Asia’, in: Patrick Cullen and Claude Berube (eds), Maritime Private Security: Market Responses to Piracy, Terrorism and Waterborne Security risks in the 21st Century, Routledge 2012, pp. 51-64.