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Christopher Browning

chris browning

Reader of Politics and International Studies

Email: c.s.browning@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: (024 765) 72556
Room: E1.08

ADVICE AND FEEDBACK HOURS:

Monday 16.00-17.00

Thursday 16.00-17.00

Engagement

 

Chris joined the department in August 2007. Prior to coming to Warwick he held positions at Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, the Danish Institute for International Studies, the University of Birmingham and Keele University. He has held visiting scholar/researcher positions at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, the University of Lapland, Tampere University, and is presently a visiting professor at the University of Oslo as part of a project on Nordic Branding. He holds a PhD from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and recently finished a stint as Associate and Acting Editor for the Journal of International Relations and Development.

His published work includes: Vicarious Identity in International Politics (forthcoming), International Security: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013); The Struggle for the West: A Divided and Contested Legacy (eds. with Marko Lehti) (Routledge, 2010); Constructivism, Narrative and Foreign Policy Analysis: A Case Study of Finland (Peter Lang, 2008); Remaking Europe in the Margins: Northern Europe after the Enlargements (ed.) (Ashgate, 2005). He has published over 30 articles in international refereed journals and is editor of three journal Special Issues on subjects including 'Nation Branding and Competitive Identity in World Politics', 'Humour in Global Politics' and 'Baltic Sea Politics'. His research has appeared in journals including: Alternatives, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Cooperation and Conflict, European Journal of International Relations, European Security, Foreign Policy Analysis, Geopolitics, Journal of International Relations and Development, Nationalities Papers, Political Geography, Political Psychology, Problems of Post-Communism and Security Dialogue.

Research Interests

  • Critical approaches to security (especially issues connected to identity, ontological security and anxiety)
  • Critical geopolitics
  • Borders, margins and hybrid spaces in international politics
  • Nation branding, Humour and Public Diplomacy
  • Nordic/Baltic regionalisation, European Neighbourhood, Civilizational politics, the identity politics of Brexit

Funding

Recent Articles

  • (2019) 'Brexit Populism and Fantasies of Fulfilment', Cambridge Review of International Affairs 32(3), pp.222-44 (free eprint).
  • (2018) 'Brexit, Existential Anxiety and Ontological (In)Security', European Security 27(3), pp.336-55.
  • (2018) 'REF Impact and the Discipline of Politics and International Studies', British Politics 13(3), pp.249-69. With Chris Moran.
  • (2018) 'Geostrategies, Geopolitics and Ontological Security in the Eastern Neighbourhood: The European Union and the "New Cold War"', Political Geography 62(1), pp.106-115.
  • (2018) '"Je suis en terrasse": Political Violence, Civilisational Politics and the Everyday Courage to Be', Political Psychology 39(2), pp.243-61.
  • Click here for a full list of publications

Completed PhDs

  • Lisa Soares - 'Recasting Rights in the Caribbean: The Formation of a Regional Fisheries Policy'.
  • Johanna Vuorelma - 'Western Narratives of Losing Turkey'.
  • Ilke Dagli - 'Securitization of Ethnic Communities in Contested States and its Implications for Reconciliation Processes: Can Desecuritization Facilitate Peace Processes?'
  • Atsuko Watanabe - 'Geopolitics as Traveling Theory: The Evolution of Geopolitical Imagination in Japan, 1925-1945'.
  • Jakub Eberle - 'Logics of Foreign Policy: Discourse, Fantasy and Germany's Policies in the Iraq Crisis' (Winner of the BISA Michael Nicholson Prize)
  • Oguzhan Yanarisik - 'The Role of Ideas, Perceptions and Emotions in Foreign Policy Change: The Turkish Case'.
  • Elisa Lopez Lucia - 'Discourses and Practices of the Regionalisation of Foreign and Security Policies: The Cases of West Africa and South America'.
  • Domenico Ferrara - 'EU-Russia Energy Relations: A Discursive Approach'.
  • Eun-Jeong Cho - 'EURATOM: Nuclear Norm Competition between Allies, 1955-1957'.
  • Caroline Kuzemko - 'Energy and Power: An Analysis of Energy Relations between Russia and the UK'.