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Catherine Jones

profile.jpgEast Asia Post-Doc Research Fellow
BA (Hons) Politics (Exeter), MSc International Development and Security (Bristol), PhD (Reading)

Email: Catherine dot Jones at warwick dot ac dot uk

Tel: 024 761 51731

Room: E1.25

Advice and Feedback Hours: By Appointment Only


I joined Warwick in October 2012 as the East Asian Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. My field of research focuses on China’s engagement with international institutions and the potential normative contributions of East Asia as a rising region particularly with reference to security, peace and conflict norms. The central guiding question of my research to date has explored how emerging states are able to make normative as well as practical contributions to the current international order. In terms of my future research plans, I have three projects that have been developed during my time at Warwick:

1) China and Global order: leading from my PhD, I have a book under contract with Palgrave on The Durability of International Order: China's Challenge to Liberal Norms. Jointly with Shogo Suzuki and Andre Broome, we also co-organised a conference held at Manchester in March 2017 on China and global order funded by Hallsworth and the University of Warwick one output from which will be an edited selection of working papers published as the Hallsworth Forum, through CSGR will be available in September 2017.

2) China’s role in providing Non-Traditional Security to North Korea: funded by the Korea Foundation, with Co-I Sarah Teitt. This project will last 12months and include a journal article, edited collection.

3) East Asian states’ contributions to peacekeeping: I am working on a submission of a special issue proposal concerning East Asian states and partnership peacekeeping. Finally, I am developing a book project on ‘Failures of International Imagination’ exploring the agency of contributing states to changes within the UN focused on the agency within UN committtees and processes within the UN.

Research interests

  • China’s roles in International Institutions
  • Normative and Ideological Change
  • East Asian Regionalism – particularly issues of Development and Security
  • Changing Global Order: especially agency of rising powers and regions in shaping global order


From 2012-2017 I directed and taught the core MA course:

PO920 International Relations of the Asia Pacific

Previously I have also taught:
PO902 East Asian Development Models