'writing' Category

  • New chapter on Myanmar’s Kachin ceasefire

    October 15, 2016

    I’m delighted to be among the contributors to a new edited book called War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar, edited by Mandy Sadan at SOAS. The book is about the rise and fall of the ceasefire between the Myanmar government and the Kachin Independence Organisation, from many different perspectives – geopolitical, economic, cultural, […]

  • Governing Borderless Threats

    July 10, 2015

    Today, my book – coauthored with my longtime collaborator, Shahar Hameiri – called Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation, has finally been published by Cambridge University Press. This is the culmination of a three year research project funded by the Australian Research Council. It is also the work of which […]

  • Rising Powers and State Transformation: The Case of China

    April 17, 2015

    I have a new article, co-authored with Shahar Hameiri, in the European Journal of International Relations, which you can download here. Abstract: This article draws attention to the transformation of statehood under globalisation as a crucial dynamic shaping the emergence and conduct of ‘rising powers’. That states are becoming increasingly fragmented, decentralised and internationalised is […]

  • Explaining the failure of the ASEAN economic community: the primacy of domestic political economy

    March 31, 2015

    A new article of mine is now available early-online with the Pacific Review, here. You can download a copy here. Abstract: All reliable indicators suggest that ASEAN’s (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Economic Community (AEC) will not be successfully established by its 2015 deadline. Why? Against technocratic, realist and constructivist accounts, this article offers an […]

  • New Special Issue: Political Economy of New Security Issues

    March 24, 2015

    Shahar Hameiri and I have co-edited a special issue of International Politics on the political economy of new security issues. It is out in print in the autumn but is now available early online. The special issue is the first collective attempt to theorise the relationship between political economy and the rise of non-traditional security […]

  • The Ruling Elite of Singapore

    May 5, 2014

    My review of Michael D. Barr’s The Ruling Elite of Singapore has been published in ASEASUK News no. 55 (spring 2014), 17-19. You will shortly be able to read the review here. In the meantime, here it is: MICHAEL D BARR The ruling elite of Singapore: networks of power and influence London: IB Tauris, 2014 […]

  • 7th review of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia

    April 3, 2014

    The book continues to be favourably reviewed. The latest review comes from Kai Chen of Zhejiang University in China: ASEAN, Sovereignty, and Intervention in Southeast Asia develops its own alternative perspective of sovereignty, interference, and noninterference in ASEAN, and disproves the stereotype that ASEAN has been “socialized into a norm of non-interference”. Academics, researchers, and […]

  • Sixth review of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia

    March 7, 2014

    I stumbled across another review of my book, this time in Millennium. The reviewer calls it a challenging book… pioneers a new approach to the understanding of regional politics in Southeast Asia… Jones bravely investigates what sovereignty really means in Southeast Asia today. The full review is here.  

  • Explaining Myanmar’s Regime Transition: The Periphery is Central

    January 30, 2014

    My latest article, Explaining Myanmar’s Regime Transition: The Periphery is Central, has now been published early-online by Democratization. It is an open-access article so it is free to download. Here’s the abstract: In 2010, Myanmar (Burma) held its first elections after 22 years of direct military rule. Few compelling explanations for this regime transition have emerged. […]

  • The Political Economy of Myanmar’s Transition

    February 7, 2013

    My new article has appeared ‘early online‘ in the Journal of Contemporary Asia. Here is the abstract. Since holding elections in 2010, Myanmar has transitioned from a direct military dictatorship to a formally democratic system and has embarked on a period of rapid economic reform. After two decades of military rule, the pace of change […]

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