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Dr SungYong Lee

SungYong Lee March15

Contact

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

Teaching 2019

Supervision

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

  • Peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction
  • Conflict resolution and peace negotiation
  • Civil conflicts in Southeast Asia
  • Post-liberal peace

Research

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

  • Third-party mediation in civil war peace negotiation
  • Early phase recovery in the aftermath of violent conflicts
  • Liberal peacebuilding and its alternatives
  • Local-international interaction in peacebuilding

His research centres on Southeast Asia (Cambodia, the Philippines and South Thailand) and Central America (El Salvador and Guatemala).

Dr Lee earned his PhD from the University of St Andrews and had taught at Coventry University as a lecturer/senior lecturer. He has been serving as a co-managing editor of Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security (JCTS) and as a regional council member of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He received a 2018 Humanities Teaching Excellence Award. Previously, he had engaged with local peacebuilding programmes in India, Afghanistan and Cambodia as a field practitioner.

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Publications

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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Edited Book - Research

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

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Chapter in Book - Research

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). 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.

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

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.

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.

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Journal - Research Article

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

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.

Lee, S., & Park, W. (2018). The dual track of democracy promotion in post-war peacebuilding in Cambodia: The gap between institutional development and civil society mobilisation. Peacebuilding. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/21647259.2018.1498671

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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