I completed my PhD in the Sociology Department of Maynooth in 2018 where I examined the emergence and development of left-led democratization processes in Bolivia and Venezuela. Before my doctorate, I completed a masters in International Development in DCU, while I studied for my undergraduate degree in Business, Economics, and Social Studies at Trinity College Dublin. My research focuses on the causes for the emergence of outsider parties and how such parties relate to social movement constituent bases. I have received several awards to carry out my research, including from the Irish Research Council, The National University of Ireland, The Fulbright Commission, and Maynooth University. I started lecturing in the department in 2018, teaching courses on state-society relations, political institutions, Irish politics and society, Latin American politics, revolutions, and political ideologies. I also work with final year students who are working on their dissertations and am supervising a PhD student who is exploring the far-right in Ireland and Greece. I have recently finished writing a book on the emergence, development, and legacies of the presidencies of Evo Morales in Bolivia and Hugo Chávez in Venezuela. I am currently working as PI on an SFI-IRC Pathway funded 4-year project, examining radical left parties and social movement interactions in Southern Europe and the Andes.
Democratization, neoliberalism, post-neoliberalism, populism, Latin America politics, Left parties, popular sector organisations, anti-system parties, Southern European politics
|2022||John Brown (2022) Deepening Democracy in Post-Neoliberal Bolivia and Venezuela: Advances and Setbacks. London: Routledge. [Link] https://www.routledge.com/Deepening-Democracy-in-Post-Neoliberal-Bolivia-and-Venezuela-Advances-and/Brown/p/book/9781032201481|
|2023||John Brown (2023) 'Crisis de democracia, oligarquía, y populismo: Evo Morales y El Proceso de Cambio en Bolivia' In: Repensando Populismo: Perspectivas Latinoamericanas. Buenos Aires : CLACSO, Agenda.|
|2022||John Brown (2022) 'Party-base linkages, contestatory mobilization and ‘creative tensions’ in Bolivia' In: Progressive Governments and Social Movements: Resistance, Convergence and ‘Creative Tensions’. Maryland : Rowman and Littlefield. [Full-Text]|
|2023||John Brown (2023) 'Populist responses to crises of market democracy: The case of Bolivia’s Evo Morales' In: Populism: Latin American Perspectives. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne : Agenda. [Link]|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2020||Brown J. (2020) 'Neoliberalization, De-democratization, and Populist Responses in Western Europe, the US, and Latin America'. Critical Sociology, . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2020||Brown, J (2020) 'Party-base linkages and contestatory mobilization in Bolivia’s El Alto: Subduing the Ciudad Rebelde'. Latin American Perspectives, . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2018||Brown J. (2018) 'Escaping the Confines of Market Democracy: Lessons From Venezuela'. Socialism and Democracy, 32 (2):14-31. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2017||Cannon, B; Brown, J (2017) 'VENEZUELA 2016: THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY'. Revista de Ciencia Politica, 37 :613-633. [Full-Text]|
|2022||John Brown (2022) “I Left Venezuela to Defend the Constitution”: An Interview with Luisa Ortega Díaz. [Magazine Article] [Link]|
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Honors and Awards
Comparative politics, Political Institutions; Irish Politics and Society; Latin American Politics, Social Movements, Democratisation, Revolution, Power, Political Ideologies, Political Economy of Development.