|Post:||Senior Lecturer in International Relations (International Relations, School of Global Studies)|
|Other posts:||Lecturer in International Relations (International Development)|
|Research Fellow (Centre for Global Political Economy)|
|Location:||Arts B B368|
|International:||+44 1273 678947|
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I did my undergraduate study at the University of Leeds, and postgraduate study at the University of Newcastle. My doctoral research engaged with contemporary debates surrounding the relationship between labour and globalisation. Specifically, it explored the effect that processes of late-democratisation and neoliberal globalisation have had on labour union strategies in South Korea, and at the processes of the incorporation into the new institutions of neoliberal governance. Before I became a lecturer at Sussex, I was an ESRC-funded Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Geography, University of Durham and an RCUK Fellow in Emerging Global Capitalisms here at the Dept. of IR at Sussex.
Senior Lecturer in International Relations
My research interests broadly cover the area of International Political Economy with a regional focus on East Asia. My current research project involves examining the dynamic interaction between social forces, geopolitics and development in the East Asian region (in particular, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and mainland China). I am also interested in the politics of China and the two Koreas, as well as various theoretical debates concerning late development and 'the international.' I am also the PI in an international network funded by the Leverhulme Trust titled 'Southgovnet' which examines the relationship between rising powers and the future of global governance.
MA Module: East Asia in the International System (988M9).
Undergraduate Year 3: Development and Geopolitics in East Asia.
Undergraduate Year 2: International Political Economy II: Origins, Evolution and Contemporary Issues (L2025).
Undergraduate Year 1: Gobal Issues (L2006).
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-12pm (Arts B368).
Gray, Kevin (2013) Political cultures of South Korea. New Left Review, 79. pp. 85-101. ISSN 0028-6060
Gills, Barry K and Gray, Kevin (2012) People power in the era of global crisis: rebellion, resistance, and liberation. Third World Quarterly, 33 (3). pp. 205-244. ISSN 0143-6597
Gills, Barry K and Gray, Kevin, eds. (2012) People power in an era of global crisis: rebellion, resistance and liberation. Thirdworlds . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415500098 (hbk.)
Gray, Kevin (2011) The social and geopolitical origins of state transformation: the case of South Korea. New Political Economy, 16 (3). pp. 303-322. ISSN 1356-3467
Gray, Kevin (2011) Taiwan and the geopolitics of late development. Pacific Review, 24 (5). pp. 577-599. ISSN 0951-2748
Gray, Kevin (2010) Labour and the state in China's passive revolution. Capital and Class, 34 (3). pp. 449-467. ISSN 0309-8168
Gray, Kevin (2010) Book review: Iain Pirie The Korean developmental state: from dirigisme to neo-liberalism. Capital and Class, 34 (2). pp. 277-279. ISSN 0309-8168
Gray, Kevin (2008) The IMF crisis and the crisis of the Korean labour movement. In: South Korea : challenging globalisation and the post-crisis reforms. Chandos. ISBN 9781843344728
Gray, Kevin (2008) The global uprising of labour?: The Korean labour movement and neoliberal social corporatism. Globalizations, 5 (3). pp. 483-499. ISSN 1474-7731
Gray, Kevin (2008) Challenges to the theory and practice of polyarchy: the rise of the political left in Korea. Third World Quarterly, 29 (1). pp. 107-124. ISSN 0143-6597
Gray, Kevin (2007) Korean workers and neoliberal globalization. Routledge advances in Korean studies . Routledge. ISBN 9780415419093
Gray, Kevin (2007) From human to workers' rights?: the emergence of a migrant workers' union movement in Korea. Global Society, 21 (2). pp. 297-315. ISSN 1360-0826