- S Sundaram, S. and Thakur, V. (2021). A pragmatic methodology for studying international practices. Journal of International Political Theory, 17(3), pp. 337–355. doi:10.1177/1755088219879177.
- Sundaram, S.S. (2021). Strategic Legitimation through Rhetorical Dissociation in International Relations. Journal of Global Security Studies, 6(2). doi:10.1093/jogss/ogaa001.
- Sundaram, S.S. (2020). Varieties of political rhetorical reasoning: norm types, scorekeepers, and political projects. International Theory, 12(3), pp. 358–386. doi:10.1017/s175297191900023x.
- Sundaram, S.S. (2020). The Practices of Evaluating Entitlements: Rethinking “Reputation” in International Politics. International Studies Quarterly, 64(3), pp. 657–668. doi:10.1093/isq/sqaa041.
- Thakur, V. and Sundaram, S. (2019). India, South Africa and the Cape Town Agreement: A Diplomatic History. Indian Politics & Policy, 2(2). doi:10.18278/inpp.2.2.2.
- Sundaram, S.S. (2017). Norm Contestation and Global Governance: Taking Actor Configurations and Practical Reasoning Seriously. Polity, 49(1), pp. 139–148. doi:10.1086/689980.
- Sasikumar, S. (2010). India's Nuclear Command and Control: Perspectives from Organisation Theory. Strategic Analysis, 34(3), pp. 381–396. doi:10.1080/09700161003659061.
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Dr Sasikumar S. Sundaram is a Lecturer at the Department of International Politics at City, University of London. He was a postdoctoral researcher in International Relations at the University of São Paulo, Brazil and American University, Washington DC. He earned his doctorate in 2017 from Central European University (CEU). In his doctoral years, he taught in Brazil, engaged with higher education internationalization project in Myanmar, and researched with Erasmus-Mundus scholarship at the Nordic Institute of Asia Studies (NIAS), Denmark. Before his PhD, he worked at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (now MP-IDSA), New Delhi; held a visiting researcher position at the Norwegian Institute of Defence Studies (IFS), Oslo; and worked on a major research project on Indian Parliament and India’s nuclear and missile policy making.
Dr Sasikumar S. Sundaram’s main research interests lie in International Relations Theory; Status and Reputation concerns of Global South states, with special reference to India, Brazil, and China; and critical geopolitics of Sino-Indian rivalry on global order. His research was published in International Theory, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of International Political Theory, Journal of Global Security Studies among others.
- PhD, Central European University, Hungary, 2012 – 2017
- M.A. International Relations and European Studies, Central European University, Hungary, 2011 – 2012
- M.A. Public Administration, University of Madras, India, 2004 – 2006
- B.Com Accounting and Management, American College, Madurai, India, 2001 – 2004
Portuguese (can read, write, understand spoken and peer review) and Tamil (can read, write, speak and understand spoken).
- Americas - Latin
- Asia - South Central
Publications by category
- Sundaram, S. (2014). The Political Problem of Pakistan’s Nuclear Command and Control Organization. In Kanwal, G. and Chansoria, M. (Eds.), Pakistan's Tactical Nuclear Weapons Conflict Redux New Delhi: K W Publishers Pvt Limited. ISBN 978-93-81904-76-3.
Internet publications (2)
- Sundaram, S. (2021). Review of Andrew Neal, Security as Politics: Beyond the State of Exception. E-IR.
- Sundaram, S. (2010). Terror without Tags: Need for a Comprehensive National Security Policy in India. CBW Magazine, Journal of Chemical and Biological Weapons.