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East Asia & the Pacific

The role of ASEAN, multilateralism, human security, gender and development, the diplomatic history of East Asia, and labor issues, are among the research areas of our faculty with expertise in East Asia and the Pacific.

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Amitav Acharya

aacharya@american.edu

AMITAV ACHARYA

EXPERTISE

  • Southeast Asia

  • Multilateralism and global governance

  • Human security

  • International relations theory

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Non-Western International Relations Theory: Perspectives On and Beyond Asia. Edited with Barry Buzan. Routledge, 2010.

  • Whose Ideas Matter: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism. Cornell, 2009.

  • Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia. Routledge, 2001, 2009.


Christine Chin

cchin@american.edu

CHRISTINE CHIN

EXPERTISE

  • Global tourism

  • International migration

  • Gender and development in Southeast Asia

  • Intercultural communication

  • International education


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Cruising in the Global Economy: Profits, Pleasure and Work at Sea. Ashgate Press, 2008.

  • "Diversification and Privatization": Securing Insecurities in the Receiving Country of Malaysia in Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 9, 4 (2008): 285-303.

  • "Labour Flexibilisation at Sea: The 'Mini U[nited] N[ations] Crew on Cruise Ships"in International Feminist Journal of Politics 10, 1 (2008): 1 – 18. 2007).


Derek Cogburn

dcogburn@american.edu

DERRICK COGBURN

EXPERTISE

  • International communication

  • Global information and communication technology

  • Transnational NGOs and global civil society

  • Cyberinfrastructure

  • Virtual organizations and teams

  • Geographically distributed collaborative learning

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Globalization, Education and Learning in the Information Economy," Derek C. Mulenga (ed.) Globalization and Lifelong Education: Critical Perspective, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2008.

  • "Enabling Effective Multistakeholder Participation in Global Internet Governance Through Accessible Cyberinfrastructure," The Handbook of Internet Politics, Routledge, March 2008.

  • "Help Me, Help You: Maximizing Collaborative Learning In Complex, Cross-National Virtual Teams," (with Nanette Levinson). In Orvis. K.L and A.R. Lassiter (eds.) Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Best Practices and Principles for Instructors. Idea Group, 2007.


Pek Koon Heng-Blackburn

pheng-b@american.edu

PEK KOON HENG-BLACKBURN

EXPERTISE

  • Identity politics

  • Ethnic relations

  • Governance and economic development in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

  • Nexus between Islam and gender relations in Southeast Asia

  • Increasing salience of non-traditional/human security issues

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "A Constructivist Perspective of the Regional Order in Southeast Asia: Norms Transformation in ASEAN and the ASEAN Charter," Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, October 2009.

  • "Globalization with Chinese Characteristics: Building China-ASEAN Regional Cooperation," Globalization and East Asia, Tamkang University (Taiwan), 2007.

  • "The Mahathir Generation and Nation Building in Malaysia," Reflections: The Mahathir Years, John Hopkins University Press, 2004.


Miles Kahler

mkahler@ucsd.edu

MILES KAHLER

EXPERTISE

  • International relations

  • International political economy

  • Global governance

  • Asian regional institutions

  • Evolution of the nation-state

  • Political economy of international finance


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective (co-editor with David A. Lake). Cornell University Press, 2013.

  • Integrating Regions: Asia in Comparative Context (co-editor with Andrew MacIntyre). Stanford University Press, 2013.

  • “Rising Powers and Global Governance: Negotiating Change in a Resilient Status Quo,” International Affairs, 89, 3 (May 2013), pp. 711-729.


Ji-Young Lee

jyoungl@american.edu

JI-YOUNG LEE

EXPERTISE

  • East Asian security

  • Korean politics and foreign policy

  • The diplomatic history of East Asia

  • International relations theory

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Diplomatic Ritual as a Power Resource: the Politics of Asymmetry in Early Modern Chinese-Korean Relations,” Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 13, no. 2 (May-Aug. 2013), pp. 309-36.

  • “Politics of South Korea,” in Richard Valelly, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Political Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013); with Victor Cha.

  • “Politics of North Korea,” in Richard Valelly, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Political Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013); with Victor Cha.


James Mittelman

jmittel@american.edu

JAMES MITTELMAN

EXPERTISE

  • Global political economy

  • Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Asia

  • Globalization

  • Global governance

  • International relations theory

  • Development

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Political Critiques and Social Theories of the Global, coeditor, Sage, 2014.

  • Contesting Global Order: Development, Globalization, and Global Governance. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.

  • Hyperconflict: Globalization and Insecurity, Stanford University Press, 2010 (winner of the 2010 Outstanding Academic Title Award, sponsored by Choice).


Neil Shenai

shenai@american.edu

NEIL SHENAI

EXPERTISE

  • The Post-Keynesian model of financial instability

  • The relationship between economic ideas and financial stability

  • Central banking and shadow banking during the global financial crisis


Jessica Trisko Darden

trisko@american.edu

JESSICA TRISKO DARDEN

EXPERTISE

  • The role of international actors in local conflict dynamics

  • The relationship between aid, conflict, and development

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Jessica Trisko Darden. Finacing Repression: Foreign Assistance, Coercive Capacity and Patterns of State Violence. Book manuscript in progress.

  • Izabela Steflja and Jessica Trisko Darden. "Making Civilian Casualties Count: Approaches to Documenting the Human Cost of War." Human Rights Review Vol. 14, No. 4: 347-366.

  • Stéfanie von Hlatky and Jessica N. Trisko. “Sharing the Burden of the Border: Layered Security Cooperation and the Canada-US Frontier.” Canadian Journal of Political Science Vol. 45, No. 1: 63-88.