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Research at St Andrews

Roddy Brett


Roddy Brett
Postal address:
School of International
Arts Building The Scores
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 461980

Research overview

Dr. Brett is interested in the international, regional and national socio-political, legal and cultural factors determining and shaping armed conflict, war and authoritarian regimes and the transformation and resolution of said contexts. In particular, he is interested in the paths taken by emerging polities in the aftermath of conflict and the relationship between how conflicts are settled and the nature of the subsequent political regime that emerges. This research is regionally focused on Latin America. A further specific research interest in this regard are the forms in which States, the international community and civil society resolve conflict and ‘build peace’.

A different strand of research relates to the ways in which non-violent conflict practices and platforms have been developed to confront contexts of violence, both during and in the aftermath of conflict and war. Of particular interest are the forms through which war and conflict impact upon the State, political society and civil society and how civil society and social movements engage with and seek to transform these contexts.

Finally Dr. Brett is particularly interested in genocide, ethnic conflict and horizontal group-based inequalities. In this regard, he is developing a project to investigate mass atrocities and their endings.

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