Researchers – Loughlin

Loughlin, Dr. Neil

Neil Loughlin is a postdoctoral researcher in Political Science at KITLV. His research to date has focused on the political economy of Cambodia’s authoritarianisms since 1979. At KITLV Neil is working on turning his doctoral thesis into a book manuscript. He is also preparing a comparative project on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its impact on political settlements in four Southeast Asian countries.

Loughlin completed his PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London in 2019. Prior to this he worked in Cambodia and the UK for various local and international human rights and environmental rights organisations.

Selected Publications

With Sarah Milne, ””After the Grab”: Land Control and Regime Survival in Cambodia, Post-2012′, Journal of Contemporary Asia (in press).

Authoritarian Regime Durability: An Analysis of Cambodia’s Coercion-Dominant Winning Coalition, PhD dissertation, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2019.

With Suzanne Kelly-Lyle and Kimchoeun Pak, ‘Cambodia: Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Assessment. Final Assessment Report’, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 2018.

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