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Dr SungYong Lee

SungYong Lee March15

Contact

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

Teaching

Supervision


Dr 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

Dr 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

Dr 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

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., & 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

Lee, S. (2020). Reflection on the "local turn" in peacebuilding: Practitioners' views. Journal of Human Security Studies, Special Issue(1), 25-38.

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17502977.2020.1736448

Other Research Output

Lee, K. & Lee, S. (2015, July). The reunification of the Korean Peninsula: Challenges and future prospects. National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Public Seminar].

Lee, S. (2014, April). Local ownership in the post-war peacebuilding in Cambodia. National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Seminar Series, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Public Seminar].

Lee, S. (2014, May). Local actors in peacebuilding. Understanding War & Building Peace Series, University of the Third Age, Alexandra, New Zealand. [Public Lecture].

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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). Conclusion. In S. Lee & A. Özerdem (Eds.), Local ownership in international peacebuilding: Key theoretical and practical issues. (pp. 195-208). 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.

Özerdem, A., & Lee, S. (2015). Introduction. In S. Lee & A. Özerdem (Eds.), Local ownership in international peacebuilding: Key theoretical and practical issues. (pp. 1-16). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17502977.2020.1736448

Lee, S. (2020). Reflection on the "local turn" in peacebuilding: Practitioners' views. Journal of Human Security Studies, Special Issue(1), 25-38.

Daskon, C., & Lee, S. (2019). Buddhist approaches to local peacebuilding and development. Peace Review, 31(3), 381-390. doi: 10.1080/10402659.2019.1735175

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

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.

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

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

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). Peacebuilding and Islamic leadership in southern Thailand. Peace Review, 27(3), 328-336. doi: 10.1080/10402659.2015.1063376

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. (2014). Seeking a new generation of the critical scholarship [Review]. Peacebuilding, 2(3), 351-357. doi: 10.1080/21647259.2014.928554

Lee, S. (2013). Lost in translation: The problem of perceptual limitations in civil war peace negotiation. International Interactions, 39(2), 144-166. doi: 10.1080/03050629.2013.768469

Lee, S. (2013). Patterns of national factions' strategic moves in peace negotiations: A perception-oriented typology. Civil Wars, 15(1), 54-77. doi: 10.1080/13698249.2013.781303

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

Lee, S. (2011). The limit of ethnocentric perceptions in civil war peace negotiations. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 28(3), 349-373. doi: 10.1002/crq.20027

Lee, S. (2010). Orchestrating regional security cooperation in peace negotiations: A comparative study of the civil wars in Cambodia and El Salvador. Civil Wars, 12(3), 261-281. doi: 10.1080/13698249.2010.509559

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Journal - Research Other

Lee, S. (2018). [Review of the book The interaction between local and international peacebuilding actors: Partners for peace]. H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences. Retrieved from http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=52095

Lee, S. (2016). [Review of the book Livelihoods, natural resources, and post-conflict peacebuilding]. H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences, (June). Retrieved from http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=46794

Lee, S. (2016). [Review of the book Popular protest in Palestine: The uncertain future of unarmed resistance]. Peacebuilding, 4(3), 334-336. doi: 10.1080/21647259.2016.1156815

Lee, S. (2015). [Review of the book Comparative peace processes]. H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences. Retrieved from http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=42369

Lee, S. (2015). [Review of the book International mediation bias and peacemaking: Taking sides in civil wars]. H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences. Retrieved from https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=43616

Lee, S. (2013). [Review of the book Peacebuilding and local ownership: Post-conflict consensus-building]. Peacebuilding, 1(1), 167-169. doi: 10.1080/21647259.2013.756287

Lee, S. (2010). [Review of the book Promoting Conflict or Peace through Identity]. Political Studies Review, 8(2), 242. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-9302.2010.00211_2.x

Lee, S. (2010). [Review of the book War and peace in transition: changing roles of external actors]. International Affairs, 86(4), 1004-1005. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2010.00924.x

Lee, S. (2010). [Review of the book Resolving the Cyprus Conflict: Negotiating History]. Round Table, 99(410), 569-570. doi: 10.1080/00358533.2010.509954

Lee, S. (2009). [Review of the book Truth recovery and justice after conflict: Managing violent pasts]. Political Studies Review, 7(2), 269-270. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-9299.2009.00183_4.x

Lee, S. (2009). [Review of the book International democracy assistance for peacebuilding: Cambodia and beyond]. International Affairs, 85(1), 169-170. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2009.00787.x

Lee, S. (2009). [Review of the book States, nations and the great powers: The sources of regional war and peace]. Political Studies Review, 7(3), 389-390. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-9302.2009.00198_2.x

Lee, S. (2008). [Review of the book Cultural contestation in ethnic conflict]. International Affairs, 84(4), 854-855. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2008.00739.x

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Cleverley, M., Lee, S., & Shibata, R. (2019). Climate change conflict and the Pacific Islands. In A. Finigan, P. Vakaoti, R. Richards & M. Schaaf (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices XVI. (pp. 9). Dunedin, New Zealand: The Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/pacific

Lee, S. (2017). Nonviolent resistance of the Buddhist Sangha in contemporary Cambodia. Proceedings of the Rethinking Pacifism for Revolution, Security and Politics Conference. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/ncpacs/otago638243.html#programme

Lee, S., & Abdelrahman, A. (2014). Dealing with 'Neighbour Countries' in civil war peace negotiations. Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference. (pp. 63). Retrieved from http://nzpsa.com/past-nzpsa-conferences/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Lee, S. (2015, February). Local resistance to international peacebuilding: A typology based on motivation and power disparity. Verbal presentation at the 56th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention: Global IR and Regional Worlds, New Orleans, USA.

Clements, K., Nissanka, M., & Lee, S. (2014, November). Career development and peacebuilding: Prospects and ethical dilemmas. Panel discussion at the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet) Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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