Chris Brown

Chris Brown is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. An LSE graduate (BSc (Econ) International Relations, 1968), he returned to the Department of International Relations at the School as Professor in 1998 and ‘retired’ in 2014. He held the Chair of Politics at Southampton University from 1994-98, and before that was a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on international political theory and of International Society, Global Politics (2015), Practical Judgement in International Political Theory (2010), Sovereignty, Rights and Justice (2002), International Relations Theory: New Normative Approaches (1992), editor of Political Restructuring in Europe: Ethical Perspectives (1994) and co-editor (with Terry Nardin and N.J. Rengger) of International Relations in Political Thought (2002) and (with Robyn Eckersley) of The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (2018). His textbook Understanding International Relations (2009) is now in its 5th edition and has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Turkish and Basque. The Politics of International Political Theory: Reflections on the Work of Chris Brown (2018) edited by Mathias Albert and Anthony F Lang Jr examines his work. He was Chair of the British International Studies Association 1998 – 2000, and, at LSE, Head of the Department of International Relations 2004 – 2007 and Vice-Chair of the Academic Board 2007 - 2010.
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Chris Brown is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

An LSE graduate (BSc (Econ) International Relations, 1968), he returned to the Department of International Relations at the School as Professor in 1998 and ‘retired’ in 2014. He held the Chair of Politics at Southampton University from 1994-98, and before that was a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on international political theory and of International Society, Global Politics (2015), Practical Judgement in International Political Theory (2010), Sovereignty, Rights and Justice (2002), International Relations Theory: New Normative Approaches (1992), editor of Political Restructuring in Europe: Ethical Perspectives (1994) and co-editor (with Terry Nardin and N.J. Rengger) of International Relations in Political Thought (2002) and (with Robyn Eckersley) of The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (2018).

His textbook Understanding International Relations (2009) is now in its 5th edition and has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Turkish and Basque. The Politics of International Political Theory: Reflections on the Work of Chris Brown (2018) edited by Mathias Albert and Anthony F Lang Jr examines his work.

He was Chair of the British International Studies Association 1998 – 2000, and, at LSE, Head of the Department of International Relations 2004 – 2007 and Vice-Chair of the Academic Board 2007 - 2010.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. An LSE graduate (BSc (Econ) International Relations, 1968), he returned to the Department of International Relations at the School as Professor in 1998 and ‘retired’ in 2014. He held the Chair of Politics at Southampton University from 1994-98, and before that was a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on international political theory and of International Society, Global Politics (2015), Practical Judgement in International Political Theory (2010), Sovereignty, Rights and Justice (2002), International Relations Theory: New Normative Approaches (1992), editor of Political Restructuring in Europe: Ethical Perspectives (1994) and co-editor (with Terry Nardin and N.J. Rengger) of International Relations in Political Thought (2002) and (with Robyn Eckersley) of The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (2018). His textbook Understanding International Relations (2009) is now in its 5th edition and has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Turkish and Basque. The Politics of International Political Theory: Reflections on the Work of Chris Brown (2018) edited by Mathias Albert and Anthony F Lang Jr examines his work. He was Chair of the British International Studies Association 1998 – 2000, and, at LSE, Head of the Department of International Relations 2004 – 2007 and Vice-Chair of the Academic Board 2007 - 2010.
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Chris Brown is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

An LSE graduate (BSc (Econ) International Relations, 1968), he returned to the Department of International Relations at the School as Professor in 1998 and ‘retired’ in 2014. He held the Chair of Politics at Southampton University from 1994-98, and before that was a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on international political theory and of International Society, Global Politics (2015), Practical Judgement in International Political Theory (2010), Sovereignty, Rights and Justice (2002), International Relations Theory: New Normative Approaches (1992), editor of Political Restructuring in Europe: Ethical Perspectives (1994) and co-editor (with Terry Nardin and N.J. Rengger) of International Relations in Political Thought (2002) and (with Robyn Eckersley) of The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (2018).

His textbook Understanding International Relations (2009) is now in its 5th edition and has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Turkish and Basque. The Politics of International Political Theory: Reflections on the Work of Chris Brown (2018) edited by Mathias Albert and Anthony F Lang Jr examines his work.

He was Chair of the British International Studies Association 1998 – 2000, and, at LSE, Head of the Department of International Relations 2004 – 2007 and Vice-Chair of the Academic Board 2007 - 2010.

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Fun and Games in Delhi

The Commonwealth Games begin tomorrow in Delhi, which offers a good excuse for some thoughts on two neglected topics in contemporary international relations – India and the Commonwealth. With 54 nations involved the Games are a major international sporting event, and...