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Catherine Jones


Short bio

Catherine Jones is a lecturer at the University of St Andrews, UK. Her research focuses on China’s interaction with and contribution to international norms and their implementation. Her work on Sino-DPRK relations was funded by the Korea Foundation through their Next Generation of Scholars award in 2017–2018. Her research recent project, explored East Asian cooperation and coordination in the areas of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and was funded by the British Academy and Leverhulme trust.

She teaches on Northeast Asian international relations and the politics and development of Southeast Asia, previously, she was the director for the MA in International Politics and East Asia at the University of Warwick and taught both International Relations of the Asia Pacific and East Asian Development models. Her publications have appeared in The Pacific Review, Pacific Focus and International Politics, Contemporary Politics, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Asia Policy, the Australian Journal of International Affairs and her first monograph, China’s Challenge to Liberal Norms, was published by Palgrave in 2018.

Affiliation(s) and current position at institute

Lecturer, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews

Kkeywords of research fields (both on Indo-Pacific and other)

China, Global Norms, Regionalism, North Korea, Southeast Asia, ASEAN.

Works/publications on Indo-Pacific

(2018) China’s Challenge to Liberal Norms: The Durability of International Order, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

(2018) ‘Interrogating Middle Powers’, in Tanguy De Swaizlande, Dorothee Van Damme, David Walton and Thomas Wilkins Rethinking Middle Powers in the Asian Century: New theories, new cases, in the Routledge, Critical Studies of the Indo-Pacific. Routledge.

(2018) ‘Sanctions as tools to Signal, Constrain, Coerce’ Asia Policy Roundtable, July 2018 pp.20-27.

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