Dr John Brown

Biography

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, Latin American politics, revolutions, and political ideologies. I also work with final year students who are working on their dissertations. I am currently writing a book on the emergence, development, and legacies of the presidencies of Evo Morales in Bolivia and Hugo Chávez in Venezuela.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'Party-base linkages, contestatory mobilization and ‘creative tensions’ in Bolivia’s El Alto: Subduing the Ciudad Rebelde'
John Brown (2021) 'Party-base linkages, contestatory mobilization and ‘creative tensions’ in Bolivia’s El Alto: Subduing the Ciudad Rebelde' In: Steve Ellner, Ronaldo Munck and Kyla Sankey (eds). Progressive Governments and Social Movements: Resistance, Convergence and ‘Creative Tensions’. Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Neoliberalization, De-democratization, and Populist Responses in Western Europe, the US, and Latin America'
Brown J. (2020) 'Neoliberalization, De-democratization, and Populist Responses in Western Europe, the US, and Latin America'. Critical Sociology, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'Party-Base Linkages and Contestatory Mobilization in Bolivia's El Alto: Subduing theCiudad Rebelde'
Brown, J (2020) 'Party-Base Linkages and Contestatory Mobilization in Bolivia's El Alto: Subduing theCiudad Rebelde'. Latin American Perspectives, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Escaping the Confines of Market Democracy: Lessons From Venezuela'
Brown J. (2018) 'Escaping the Confines of Market Democracy: Lessons From Venezuela'. Socialism and Democracy, 32 (2):14-31 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'VENEZUELA 2016: THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY'
Cannon, B;Brown, J (2017) 'VENEZUELA 2016: THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY'. Revista de Ciencia Politica, 37 :613-633 [full-text] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Inequality and Democratisation in Evo Morales’ Bolivia: Advances, limitations and lessons for the Left.
John Brown (2019) Inequality and Democratisation in Evo Morales’ Bolivia: Advances, limitations and lessons for the Left. [Oral Presentation], Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI), Maynooth [Details]
2018 Beyond the confines of market democracy? Lessons from Bolivarian Venezuela.
John Brown (2018) Beyond the confines of market democracy? Lessons from Bolivarian Venezuela. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of Americanistas (ICA), Salamanca [Details]
2018 Popular power and the ‘proceso de cambio’ in Bolivia: The view from El Alto.
John Brown (2018) Popular power and the ‘proceso de cambio’ in Bolivia: The view from El Alto. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Barcelona [Details]
2016 Venezuela’s Multiple Public Spheres: The influence of historical organization on contemporary participation.
John Brown (2016) Venezuela’s Multiple Public Spheres: The influence of historical organization on contemporary participation. [Oral Presentation], Democratization and the Radical-Left in Latin America: Lessons and legacies from Bolivia and Venezuela, Tulane University, New Orleans [Details]
2015 The Responsible State: An analysis of post-neoliberal power networks in Left-led Latin America.
John Brown (2015) The Responsible State: An analysis of post-neoliberal power networks in Left-led Latin America. [Oral Presentation], Swinging back? Winds of change after a decade of the Latin American Left, ILAS, London [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 John and Pat Hume Scholarship Maynooth University
2021 Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow Irish Research Council
2016 Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Irish Research Council
2019 National University of Ireland Early Career Academic National University of Ireland
2016 Fulbright Scholar Fulbright Commission, Ireland

Teaching Interests

Comparative politics, Latin American Politics, Social Movements, Democratisation, Revolution, Power, Political Ideologies, Political Economy of Development.