Lee Jones
Hello! I am Professor of Political Economy and International Relations in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. I am also a Research Associate at the Asia Research Centre of Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, and Senior Research Fellow at the Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations in California. I specialise in the study of state transformation, political economy, social conflict, governance and security. I am a leading expert on the politics, political economy and international relations of Southeast Asia (ASEAN) and China. I have also worked on other parts of the developing world and increasingly write and teach about the UK and Western politics. Much of my research is about the interaction between domestic and international politics. I have written about sovereignty and intervention, state-building, economic sanctions, non-traditional security, democratisation and regime change and, most recently, the rise of China and its Belt and Road Initiative. See my research and publications links above for details. Journalists can read about my media expertise. Students and fellow teachers can also access information about my teaching. You can also read my blog where I post occasional updates on my research and media activities. I also blog at The Northern Star. You can contact me by emailing l.c.jones[at]qmul.ac.uk. Journalists seeking a quick repsonse should DM me via Twitter, or call QMUL’s press office.