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School of Government & International Affairs

Staff Profiles

Dr David Kerr, M.A., M.Phil., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Glasgow)

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45665
Room number: 216, The Al-Qasimi Building

(email at david.kerr@durham.ac.uk)

Biography and Research Specialism

David Kerr is Lecturer in the International Relations of China and a member of Durham University's Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies. He joined Durham University in 2002 after studying and teaching at the University of Glasgow.

David Kerr specialises in three areas: the foreign relations of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation; the security politics of Asia, especially Inner Asia; and international relations between China and the European Union.

Research Supervision

Current supervision
Phan-orn Powcharoen (Thailand) 'North Korea and Rational Deterrence'; Y. Xu (PRC) 'China and International Responsibility in Africa'; J. Orenstein (USA) 'China and World Order'; D. Xu (PRC) 'Maritime Environmental Regimes in East and South China Seas'; R. Contreras Luna (Mexico) 'Siberia and the Asian Century'; S. Uslu (Turkey) 'Turkey-China strategic relations'; X. Zhang (PRC) 'Strategic distrust in US-China relations'; S. Chen (PRC) 'Trust and mistrust in China-Japan relations'; Gerard Charles (UK) 'Acculturation of Hui populations in Qinghai'; M. Sunuodula (UK) 'Multilingual education policy in Xinjiang'; Y. Kim (ROK) 'China's Soft Power and Africa'.

Successful defences:
D. Amaraegbu (Nigeria) 'Corruption strategies in West Africa'; G. Filis (Greece) 'Geopolitics of the Caucasus'; Chenchen Wu (PRC) 'China's Economic Statecraft'; A. Aborhmah (Saudi Arabia) 'The Saudi-China Strategic Partnership'; R. Bouveng (Sweden) 'Messianism in Russian Foreign Policy'; M.T.Khan (Pakistan) 'Missile Regime for South Asia'; Ying Yu (PRC) 'Political Contestation in China'; N. Al-Tamimi (Palestine) 'China's Oil Strategy and the Partnership with Saudi Arabia'; S.Fergus (UK) 'US foreign policy pluralism and China'; M. Drake (USA) 'China's entrepreneurs and democratic change'; Hsin-che Wu (Taiwan) 'Confucian Cultures and East Asian Democracy'.

Research Groups

  • Asian Politics and Political Economy
  • Contemporary Chinese Studies

Research Interests

  • European and Asian Security Regionalism
  • Human Security of Inner Asia
  • Security and Diplomacy of China and the Russian Federation

Publications

Books: edited

  • David Kerr, Durham. & Liu Fei, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. (2007). The International Politics of EU-China Relations. British Academy Occasional Papers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Edited works: contributions

Journal papers: academic

Journal papers: online

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