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Professor Archie Brown

Post
Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College
Specialisms
Communist Politics, Political Leadership, End of the Cold War, Transitions from Authoritarian Rule
Biography
Archie Brown (Archibald Haworth Brown) is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Oxford. He is the author or editor and co-author of eighteen books, two of which - The Gorbachev Factor (1996) and The Rise and Fall of Communism (2009) won the W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize for best Politics book of the year. The latter has been translated in nine different countries. His most recent book is The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age (2014; paperback, 2015). Professor Brown was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and appointed CMG in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2005. In 2010 the Political Studies Association gave him their Diamond Jubilee Award for Lifetime Achievement in Political Studies. Brown has been a Visiting Professor of Political Science at Yale, Columbia University and the University of Texas at Austin and was Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies of the University of Notre Dame. His research interests and publications include work on political leadership, Communism, the end of the Cold War, Soviet politics (especially Gorbachev and perestroika) and political culture.
Past appointments
  • Fellow, St Antony's College University of Oxford, 1971 - 2005
  • Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College University of Oxford, 2005 -
  • Lecturer in Politics, University of Glasgow, 1964 - 1971
  • Professor of Politics, University of Oxford, 1989 -
  • Professor of Politics, University of Oxford and Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford, 1971 -
  • Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Oxford, 2005 -
Website
http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/emeritus/archie-brown.html
Fellow type
UK

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