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Associate Professor SungYong Lee

SungYong Lee March15

Contact

Email sungyong.lee@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 4547

Teaching

Supervision


Associate Professor Lee is interested in supervising students with projects in the following areas:

  • Peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction
  • Conflict resolution and third-party mediation
  • Civil conflicts and peacebuilding in Southeast Asia
  • The debates on a post-liberal peace

Research

Associate Professor Lee's areas of research expertise and writing for publication include:

  • Third-party mediation
  • UN Peacekeeping operation
  • Development projects in conflict-affected societies
  • Social reconciliation in post-conflict peacebuilding
  • Liberal peacebuilding and its alternatives
  • Local-international partnership in peacebuilding

Associate Professor Lee’s research primarily centres on post-liberal models of peacebuilding as well as conflict resolution and post-conflict peacebuilding in Southeast Asia. His articles have been published in Global Governance, Third World Quarterly, International Peacekeeping, and International Interactions among others. He is serving as an editorial board member of Comparative Democratic Studies and as a regional council member of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

He received a 2018 Humanities Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Otago. Prior to involving the academic research, he had engaged with local peacebuilding programmes in India, Afghanistan and Cambodia as a field practitioner.

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Publications

Clements, K. P., & Lee, S. (Eds.). (2021). Multi-level reconciliation and peacebuilding: Stakeholder perspectives. London, UK: Routledge, 280p. doi: 10.4324/9781003017851

Lee, S. (2021). Local resistance and hybrid peace. In O. P. Richmond & G. Visoka (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of peacebuilding, statebuilding, and peace formation. (pp. 597-612). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190904418.013.44

Lee, S. (2020). Local resilience and the reconstruction of social institutions: Recovery, maintenance and transformation of Buddhist Sangha in post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 14(3), 349-367. doi: 10.1080/17502977.2020.1736448

Lee, S. (2020). Roles of religious leaders as bridge-builders: A case study of Cambodia. In Y. Uesugi (Ed.), Hybrid peacebuilding in Asia. (pp. 89-114). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18865-8

Lee, S. (2020). Understanding everyday peace in Cambodia: Plurality, subtlety, and connectivity. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1542316620974371

Clements, K. P., & Lee, S. (Eds.). (2021). Multi-level reconciliation and peacebuilding: Stakeholder perspectives. London, UK: Routledge, 280p. doi: 10.4324/9781003017851

Edited Book - Research

Lee, S. (2021). Local resistance and hybrid peace. In O. P. Richmond & G. Visoka (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of peacebuilding, statebuilding, and peace formation. (pp. 597-612). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190904418.013.44

Chapter in Book - Research

Lee, S. (2020). Local resilience and the reconstruction of social institutions: Recovery, maintenance and transformation of Buddhist Sangha in post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 14(3), 349-367. doi: 10.1080/17502977.2020.1736448

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S. (2020). Roles of religious leaders as bridge-builders: A case study of Cambodia. In Y. Uesugi (Ed.), Hybrid peacebuilding in Asia. (pp. 89-114). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18865-8

Chapter in Book - Research

Lee, S. (2020). Understanding everyday peace in Cambodia: Plurality, subtlety, and connectivity. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1542316620974371

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S. (2020). Reflection on the "local turn" in peacebuilding: Practitioners' views. Journal of Human Security Studies, 9(2), 25-38. doi: 10.34517/jahss.9.2_25

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S., & Park, W. (2020). The dual track of democracy promotion in post-war peacebuilding in Cambodia: The gap between institutional development and civil society mobilisation. Peacebuilding, 8(1), 78-97. doi: 10.1080/21647259.2018.1498671

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S. (2020). Local peacebuilders' ownership development in Southeast Asia. In S. Byrne, T. Matyók, I. M. Scott & J. Senehi (Eds.), Routledge companion to peace and conflict studies. (pp. 120-130). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Mac Ginty, R., Joshi, M., & Lee, S. (2019). Liberal peace implementation and the durability of post-war peace. International Peacekeeping, 26(4), 457-486. doi: 10.1080/13533312.2019.1618189

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S. (2019). Cambodia. In A. Özerdem & R. Mac Ginty (Eds.), Comparing peace processes. (pp. 92-106). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Lee, S. (2019). To-giteki Fukusuu Shugi: Shakaiteki wakugumiwo kikyuusurutameno wakugumi [Agonistic pluralism as a framework for pursuing social reconciliation]. Waseda Asia Review, 21, 116-117.

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S. (2018). Local ownership in Asian peacebuilding: Development of local peacebuilding models. Springer, 199p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-98611-1

Authored Book - Research

Soeung, B., & Lee, S. (2017). The revitalisation of Buddhist peace activism in post-war Cambodia. Conflict, Security & Development, 17(2), 141-161. doi: 10.1080/14678802.2017.1300356

Journal - Research Article

Joshi, M., Lee, S., & Mac Ginty, R. (2017). Built-in safeguards and the implementation of civil war peace accords. International Interactions, 43(6), 994-1018. doi: 10.1080/03050629.2017.1257491

Journal - Research Article

Özerdem, A., & Lee, S. (2016). International peacebuilding: An introduction. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 168p.

Authored Book - Research

Lee, S., Mac Ginty, R., & Joshi, M. (2016). Social peace vs. security peace. Global Governace, 22, 491-512.

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S., & Abdelrahman, A. (2016). The intervention of  “neighbor” countries in civil war peace negotiations. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 33(4), 355-381. doi: 10.1002/crq.21160

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S. (2015). Motivations for local resistance in international peacebuilding. Third World Quarterly, 36(8), 1437-1452. doi: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1052063

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S., & Özerdem, A. (Eds.). (2015). Local ownership in international peacebuilding: Key theoretical and practical issues. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 220p.

Edited Book - Research

Lee, S., & Özerdem, A. (2015). Exit strategies. In R. Mac Ginty & J. H. Peterson (Eds.), Routledge companion to humanitarian action. (pp. 372-384). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Joshi, M., Lee, S., & Mac Ginty, R. (2014). Just how liberal is the liberal peace? International Peacekeeping, 21(3), 364-389. doi: 10.1080/13533312.2014.932065

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S., & Mac Ginty, R. (2012). Context and postconflict referendums. Nationalism & Ethnic Politics, 18(1), 43-64. doi: 10.1080/13537113.2012.654085

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S., & Park, W. B. (2015). Nurturing local voice: The UNDP’s local empowerment programmes in Cambodia. In S. Lee & A. Özerdem (Eds.), Local ownership in international peacebuilding: Key theoretical and practical issues. (pp. 135-155). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

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