Hello! I am a Reader (Associate Professor) in international politics in the
School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of
London, and a Research Associate at the Asia Research Centre of
Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.
I specialise in the study of political economy, social conflict, state
transformation and security in the global south, particularly in East Asia. I
am an expert in the politics, political economy and international relations of
Southeast Asia (ASEAN) and China. I have also worked on Iraq, South
Africa and Israel/ Palestine. I have written about revolution, intervention,
state-building, economic sanctions, non-traditional security,
democratisation and regime change, among other things. My current work
is on the rise of China and Chinese relations with Southeast Asia, including
the Belt and Road Initiative, the South China Sea, Chinese development
financing and non-traditional security cooperation. See my research and
publications links above for full details. Journalists can read about my
media expertise on the media page.
Students and fellow teachers can also access information about my
teaching, while the articles link provides a list of my non-scholarly articles,
essays and reviews. You can also access my blog where I post occasional
updates on my research and media activities. I also blog at The Disorder of
Things and The Current Moment.
You can contact me by emailing l.c.jones[at]qmul.ac.uk. Please note I am
on research sabbatical until January 2019.
20.2.19: new article on how state
transformation is shaping China’s Belt and
4.2.19: new article on whether China’s BRI
challenges the liberal rules-based order
4.2.19: new chapter comparing the South
Africa and Israel BDS campaigns