Connor Pokoati- People - NCRE - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Connor Tamiva Pokoati

Masters by Thesis - European Studies Connor Pokoati


NPE vs. MPE - Examining the European Union’s ability to influence within Partner Third Countries - Indonesia and Malaysia


Senior Supervisor: Professor Natalia Chaban

Associate Supervisor: Doctor Serena Kelly

Details of the Research

Examining whether, in the current political and economic climate, the theoretical frameworks of ‘Market Power Europe’ and/or ‘Normative Power Europe’ negate or support the notion of the European Union as a global power. Where recent events impacting the EU (Brexit, Migrant Crisis and ongoing Eurozone issues) could affect the perception of the EU as a global power from partner third countries, in this case a comparative study between two countries in Southeast Asia – Indonesia and Malaysia.


  • BA in Polticial Science and Europe and European Union Studies, University of Canterbury
  • BA (Hons) First Class - European Union Studies 2015

Conference Presentations

  • EUCN postgraduate workshop January 2016, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok


  • 2015 & 2016 NCRE Domestic Tuition Fees Scholarship

Contact details


Postal Address

c/o National Centre for Research on Europe
University of Canterbury
Logie, Level 4
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand

Main Research Interests

External Perceptions of the European Union in the Asia-Pacific

Three things you might not know about me

  • I play rugby for New Brighton Rugby Football Club in Christchurch
  • My father is of Cook Island decent
  • I was Head Prefect at my High School in 2010
  • National Centre for Research on Europe logo
  • National Centre for Research on Europe
    University of Canterbury
    Logie Building - Level Four,
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
  • Phone +64 3 364 2348
  • Contacts page
  • Follow us
    FacebookYoutubetwitterLinked In