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Profile: Dr William Brown

Dr William Brown

About me

William is a Senior Lecturer in Government and Politics at The Open University. He joined The Open University in 2000, after lecturing at Portsmouth and Leeds Universities. William has published in the field of International Relations and was a founder of the British International Studies Association (BISA) Working Group on Africa and International Studies. He researches on Africa, the international politics of development aid and UK Africa policy. His current research explores the international relations of African development and questions of statehood and sovereignty. 

William has contributed over many years to the OU’s teaching in Politics and International Studies including chairing the award winning module International Relations: Continuity and Change in Global Politics (DD313).


Dr William Brown's research

William Brown (2018) Labour, international development and Africa: policy rethinking in opposition, Manchester University Press

William Brown (2019-07) Labour, international development and Africa: policy rethinking in opposition, Manchester University Press

William Brown (2018) Still one size fits all? Uneven and combined development and African gatekeeper states, In Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal(3), Informa UK Limited

William Brown (2016-09-01) Navigating uneven and combined development: Britain’s Africa policy in historical perspective’, Rowman & Littlefield

William Brown and Sophie Harman (2013-03-11) African agency in international politics: an introduction, Routledge

William Brown and Sophie Harman (editors) (2013-03-11) African Agency In International Politics, Routledge

Sophie Harman and William Brown (2013-01) In from the margins? The changing place of Africa in international relations, In International Affairs 1(89)

William Brown (2013) Sovereignty matters: Africa, donors, and the aid relationship, In African Affairs 447(112)

William Brown (2012-11) A question of agency: Africa in international politics, In Third World Quarterly 10(33)

William Brown et al. (2009-06) Editorial: new directions in international relations and Africa, In The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs 402(98)

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