Peter Burnell is a Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. He was educated at the University of Bristol and University of Warwick. His long established research interests are in democratization, the political economy of foreign aid, and politics and policy in Zambia, in total comprising eleven books including three single-authored monographs, over thirty articles in refereed journals and many chapters in edited collections. He is a founding editor of the international journal Democratization. A present research focus is a critical examination of how standard conceptions of democracy are being diffused globally through networks of democracy promotion actors based mainly in the West. Another examines the political drivers of international assistance to developing regions against a backdrop of competing, sometimes contradictory policy objectives and theories of economic, social and political change.
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