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Dr SungYong Lee

SungYong Lee March15

Contact

email:  sungyong.lee@otago.ac.nz
phone: +64 3 479 4547

Teaching 2018 (Semester 2 only)

Supervision

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

  • Peacebuilding
  • Conflict resolution
  • Civil conflicts in South East Asia
  • Theories relevant to post-liberal peace

Research

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

  • Conflict resolution and post-conflict peacebuilding processes in civil war
  • Post-liberal peacebuilding
  • Local ownership in post-war reconstruction
  • Third party mediation

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

Dr Lee earned his PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2011 and had taught at Coventry University as a lecturer/senior lecturer until February 2014. He has also been serving as a co-managing editor of Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security (JCTS) and review panel of Peacebuilding. SungYong is a council member of Otago Institute (The Otago Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand) and the coordinator of South & Southeast Asian Studies Group at Otago. Previously, he had engaged with local peacebuilding programmes in India, Afghanistan and Cambodia between 2003 and 2007, as a field practitioner.

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Publications

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

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

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

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., & 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

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

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). 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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