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Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Ramon Pacheco PardoLecturer in International Relations

Associate, Lau China Institute
Chair of Undergraduate Exam Board (Department of European & International Studies)


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Dr Pacheco Pardo is a Lecturer in the fields of Political Science and Political Economy. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Before he completed an MA in International Relations at the University of New South Wales and a BA in Journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid. Besides King’s, he has also taught at the LSE, Queen Mary, University of London, and Oxford Brookes University.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • East Asian political economy and international relations
  • European Union foreign and economic policy
  • Spanish politics and economics

Dr Pacheco Pardo’s is currently engaged in three main research projects. The first one examines the political economy of East Asia from a comparative perspective. The focus of this project is on the similarities and differences between the financial markets and government monetary and fiscal policies of different East Asian countries. Dr Pacheco Pardo seeks to explain how and why markets behave differently from each other across East Asia and with respect to those in Western countries. Concurrently, he wants to ascertain how the policies of different governments in East Asia affect their respective domestic markets as well as economic dynamics in the region.

His second main research project studies Northeast Asian international relations, with special emphasis on economic and security cooperation. Dr Pacheco Pardo analyses how regionalism through institutions such as the China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Summit, the Six-Party Talks and the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation can foster better relations in the region. He aims to ascertain whether regionalism can create sustainable, peaceful relations in Northeast Asia. In addition, this project will eventually examine whether links between regionalism and regionalization in Northeast Asia exist and, if they do, how and why they can reinforce each other to foster a more stable environment in the region.

The third main research project Dr Pacheco Pardo is developing focuses on actual and possible cooperation between the EU and East Asia. He focuses on how the EU can enhance cooperation with countries such as China, Japan and South Korea on areas in which a common foreign security policy can be said to exist, such as non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. This project aims at showing the similarities and differences between the policies of the EU and selected East Asian countries in terms of objectives and implementation, with the goal of highlighting areas in which enhanced cooperation is possible.

Areas of supervision interest include: East Asian international political economy and international relations, especially regional integration, EU-Asia relations, foreign and economic policy of the EU, and contemporary Spanish affairs.

For more details, please see Ramon's full research profile.

Selected publications
  • ‘China and Northeast Asia’s Regional Security Architecture: The Six-Party Talks as a Case of Chinese Regime-Building?’, East Asia (forthcoming in print, published online in August 2012 - DOI 10.1007/s12140-012-9181-4)
  • ‘EU Membership and the Europeanization of Spanish Political Parties’, International Journal of Iberian Studies 25:1 (2012), pp. 3-19.
  • ‘Leadership, Decision-making and Governance in the EU and East Asia: Crisis and Post-crisis’, Asia Europe Journal 9:2 (2012), pp. 77-90.
  • ‘Normal Power Europe: Non-proliferation and the Normalization of the EU’s Foreign Policy’, Journal of European Integration 34:1 (2012), pp. 1-18.
  • ‘The Political Weakness of the EU in East Asia: A Constructivist Approach’, Asia Europe Journal 7:2 (2009), pp. 265-280.

For a complete list of publications, please see Ramon's full research profile.


Dr Pacheco Pardo teaches on different aspects of contemporary Spanish affairs at the undergraduate level. At the postgraduate level he teaches on the political economy of East Asia and EU-Asia relations.

6AAYEU12 Contemporary Spanish Politics
5AASB073 Spain in the World
4AASA025 Spain in the Twentieth Century

7AAYM209 The EU and Asia: Economics, Politics and Security
7AAYM213 The Political Economy of China and East Asia

Expertise and public engagement

Dr Pacheco Pardo has been interviewed by Al Jazeera, BBC, Cadena SER, Ceska Tiskova Kancelar (Czech News Agency), Channel NewsAsia, CNN, CNN En Español, Deutsche Welle, Folha de Sao Paulo, Global Post, Los Angeles Times, Metro, Monocle 24, NTN24, Onda Cero, Punto Radio, Radio Hispana, Radio Nacional de España, Rzeczpospolita, The Australian, The Times of India and Thomson Reuters, among others. His writings have appeared in Aspenia online, El País, El Periódico de Catalunya, Leader Magazine (China) and The Majalla. Dr Pacheco Pardo is currently a Research Fellow at LSE IDEAS and at the Global Studies Institute in Hong Kong.

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