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On China’s Doorstep, Laos Plays a Careful Game of Balancing

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China, connectivity, infrastructure, Laos, Violence

SSEAC Stories – Connectivity and Displacement in Laos: Exploring Intersectional Infrastructure Violence

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BRI, China, covid-19, debt, Global Development, Laos

Sims, K. 2021, ‘Lao PDR in 2020: Pandemic, Debt and Resource Extraction’, in Daljit Singh and Malcolm Cook (ed), Southeast Asian Affairs 2021, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.

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Belt and Road Initiative, infrastructure, Laos, Retroliberalism, Violence

Sims, K. (2021) ‘Infrastructure Violence and Retroliberal Development: Connectivity and Dispossession in Laos’, Third World Quarterly

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cambodia, China, international relations, non-interference

Po, Sovinda and Sims, Kearrin (2021) ‘The Myth of Non-Interference: Chinese Foreign Policy in Cambodia, Asian Studies Review,

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Development Studies, Global Development, Human Rights, Laos, Sombath Somphone, Thinking and Working Politically, TWP

Sims, Kearrin (2021) ‘Risk navigation for Thinking and Working Politically: the work and disappearance of Sombath Somphone’, Development Policy Review, 39(4), 604-620

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Bangladesh, climate change, Development Studies, Global Development

Roy, S. and Sims, K. (2020) ‘Climate change mitigation and adaptation in Bangladesh: The need for community-based approaches’, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, online view

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China, Development Studies, Global Development

Sims, K. 2020, ‘China’s development contribution to Laos: Beyond growth and connectivity’, in Don Emmerson (ed), The Deer and the Dragon, Stanford University Press, California.

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China, Development Studies, Global Development

Sims, Kearrin (2020) ‘The ADB and AIIB: Cooperation, Competition and Contestation’ in Max Kelly, Viktor Jakupec and Jonathan J. Makuwira, Rethinking Multilateralism in Foreign Aid: Beyond the Neoliberal Hegemony, Routledge, UK., pp. 145-159.

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Development Studies, Global Development

Sims, K. 2018, ‘Teaching Development Studies in Times of Change’, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 59(2), 147-158. SPECIAL ISSUE

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China, Development Studies, Global Development

Sims, K., 2017, ‘More growth, less freedom: Charting international development pathways in Lao PDR’, in Brendan Howe (ed.), The Securitization of Governance in Asia, Palgrave Macmillan, UK.

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Development Studies, Global Development, Laos, Poverty Alleviation

Sims, K., 2017, ‘Gambling on the Future: Casino Enclaves, Development and Poverty Alleviation in Laos’, Pacific Affairs, 90(4), 675-700.

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Human Rights, Laos

Sims, K., 2017, ‘Economic Growth and Development in Lao PDR: Who Pays for Progress?’, Human Rights Defender, University of New South Wales, (26)2.

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Book Review

Book Review – Changing Lives in Laos: Society, Politics, and Culture in a Post-Socialist State. Edited by Vanina Bouté and Vatthana Pholsena. Singapore: NUS Press, 2017. Softcover: 457pp.

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China, Development Studies, Global Development

Sims, K. and Winter, T., 2016, ‘In the slipstream of development: World Heritage and development-induced displacement in Laos’, in Colin Long and Sophia Labadi (eds.), Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability: International Frameworks, National and Local Governance, Routledge, UK, pp. 23-36.

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Book Review, Laos, post-conflict

Book Review – Sims, Kearrin. (2016) ‘Review of S.P. Stobbe “Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos”’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 38(2): 324 – 326.

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Community-oriented learning, Culture & Development, Development Studies, Global Development, Laos, Participatory Development, Post-2015, Sombath Somphone

Sims, K., 2015, ‘Culture, community-oriented learning and the post-2015 development agenda: a view from Laos’, Third World Quarterly, 36(10): 1922-1943.

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China, Development Studies, Global Development

Sims, K., 2015 ‘Uneven geographies of transnational capitalism in Laos’, in Jeb Sprague (ed.), Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania, Routledge, UK, pp. 199-213.

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Asian Development Bank, Development Studies, Global Development, Laos, Neoliberalism, Poverty Alleviation

Sims, K., 2015, ‘The Asian Development Bank and the production of poverty: Neoliberalism, technocratic modernization and land dispossession in the Greater Mekong Subregion’, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 36(1): 112-126

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Development Studies, displacement, Laos

Sims, Kearrin. (2013) ‘Raising Homes for a Rising Asia: Development-induced-displacement and Regionalism in Laos’, LEWI Working Paper Series, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

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Development, Development Studies, Global Development, Human Security, Laos, Unexploded Ordinance

Howe, B. and Sims, K., 2011 ‘Human Security and Development in Lao PDR: A responsibility to provide and protect’, Asian Survey, 51(2): 333-355.

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ADB, AIIB, Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China, Multilateral Development Bank

Laos sets its own Debt Trap

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China, Human Rights, Laos, Poverty Alleviation

Looking Ahead: Laos in 2020 and Beyond

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ADB, AIIB, Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China, Multilateral Development Bank

Cooperation and contestation between the ADB and AIIB

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The Wall Street Journal on the Geopolitics of the AIIB

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Launch of the Development Studies Association of Australia

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Can the Land of a Million Elephants Survive the Belt and Road?

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Development Studies, Global Development, learning and teaching, pedagogy

Pedagogy in Practice: How we teach (and learn) in Development Studies

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Development Studies, Global Development, learning and teaching, pedagogy

New Visions for International Development Education

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Laos in 2016: Sustainable Development and the Work of Sombath Somphone

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Is Laos’ ASEAN Chairmanship a Threat to Southeast Asian Regionalism?

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Laos, Sombath Somphone

Why A Missing Lao Activist Should Concern Us All

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Playing Dirty: Everyday Laotians are Finding that Joining the Asian Century comes with Hidden Costs

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Trump, Brexit, Humanities and Citizen Scholars

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