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Name Dr Ryerson Christie
Job title Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies
Department School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA(Car), PhD
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Membership of professional bodies BISA
Keywords critical security studies
human security
state-civil society interaction
Cambodian politics
Areas of expertise My main research interests focus on the application of critical security studies to the analysis of human security and peacebuilding, and how these practices affect the relationships between local communities, civil society and the state. I am particularly interested in the examination of the roles of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in current security practices. My research has had a geographic focus on Southeast Asia, and Cambodia in particular. Future research projects will be examining the ways in which 'technical' development programs are entwined with broader security practices, and how military-led development programs affect local politics.