Refereed Journal Articles


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

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


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


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.


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.


Refereed Book Chapters


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

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.


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.


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.


Published Working Papers


Sims, K., 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.


Research Reports/Policy Documents


Sims, K., 2017, ‘James Cook University Submission: Australian Government First Voluntary National Review on the 2030 Agenda’, Delivered RDI Network, 19 October 2017.

Sims, K., 2015, ‘Laos in 2016: Sustainable Development and the Work of Sombath Somphone’, Focus on the Global South, English and Lao language version available through Focus on the Global South

Sims, K., 2013, ‘La Chine Dans La Région Du Mékong’, Asia Centre, Paris.


Sims, K., 2009, ‘Consolidating Post-Conflict Development: Unexploded Ordnance and the Legacy of Conflict in Laos’, Geneva International Centre For Humanitarian Demining: Honours Thesis re-published as a report.


Book Reviews


Sims, K., 2017, ‘Review of V. Boute and V. Pholsena (eds.) “Changing Lives in Laos: Society, Politics and Culture in a Post-Socialist State”, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 39(3), pp.583-586.

Sims, K., 2016, ‘Review of S.P. Stobbe “Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos”’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 38(1), pp. 324-26


Media Articles

Sims, K., 2018, 'How We Teach (and learn) In Development Studies', RDI News,

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


Sims, K., 2017, New Visions for International Development Education, RDI News, 

Sims, K., 2016, ‘Is Laos’ ASEAN Chairmanship a Threat to Southeast Asian Regionalism?’, The Diplomat,

Sims, K., 2014, ‘Missing Sombath a Test for ASEAN’, Asian Currents, Asian Studies Association of Australia, June, 14-15.

Sims, K., 2014, ‘The Disappeared’, Southeast Asia Globe Magazine, June, 66-67.


Sims, K., 2013, ‘The Case of Sombath Somphone’, New Mandala.


Sims, K., & Arvanitakis, J., 2013 ‘Why A Missing Lao Activist Should Concern Us All’, New Matilda,


Sims, K., 2013, ‘Playing Dirty: Everyday Laotians are Finding that Joining the Asian Century comes with Hidden Costs’, Southeast Asia Globe Magazine, March, 38-41.


Sims, K., 2012, ‘Finding Laos a place in the Asian Century’, Asian Currents, Asian Studies Association of Australia, October, 10-12