The history and politics of modern China; history of twentieth-century China, in particular the Republican period (1912-1949) and Cold War; contemporary Chinese nationalism and Sino-Japanese relations
Professor Archie Brown FBA
About this Fellow
Archie Brown taught for 34 years at the University of Oxford, the last sixteen of them as Professor of Politics. Earlier he lectured at Glasgow University for seven years, having previously studied as an undergraduate and graduate student at the London School of Economics. He 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 of 2005 'for services to UK-Russian relations and the study of political science and international affairs'. He has twice been the recipient of the W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize for best political science book of the year from the Political Studies Association of the UK and twice awarded the Alec Nove Prize for best book on Russia, Communism or post-Communism. In 2010 he received a Lifetime Achievement in Political Studies award from the PSA, and in 2015 he was given the Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Award of the American association, ASEEES. Brown has been Visiting Professor of Political Science at Yale, the University of Connecticut, Columbia University and the University of Texas at Austin and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame.
Political and moral philosophy: the nature of the emotions; the ‘capabilities approach’ to social and global justice; related work in the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy
The comparative study of welfare state politics and policy, with special emphasis on medical care and pension issues in North America and Western Europe
International Relations theory; historiography; Realism and English school thinking; intervention into civil wars; the balance of power; the historical evolution of the international society