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Department of Politics and International Studies

Mr Peter Brett

BA History with French (UCL), MSc African Politics (SOAS)


Peter Brett
Department of Politics and International Studies


Mr Peter Brett
Email address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Thesis title:
The Judicialisation of Politics in Southern Africa
Year of Study:
Passed doctoral viva in 2015.

PhD Publications

PhD Conferences

  • 'The politics of international judicialisation' paper co-authored with Line Gissel (University of Aarhus) and delivered at annual conference of European Consortium for Political Research, Bordeaux, September 2013
  • 'The judicialisation of politics and judicial threat in southern Africa' paper delivered at biennial European Conference of African Studies, Lisbon, June 2013
  • ''Lawyer's work' and the pitfalls of transformative justice' paper delivered at biennial African Studies Association UK Conference, Leeds, September 2012
  • 'International Lawyers: IR theorists and practitioners', paper delivered at 'Out of the Ivory Tower', annual conference of Millennium: Journal of International Studies at LSE on October 22nd 2011
  • 'Media (new and old) and the transnational governance of African public spheres', paper delivered at  'New Media: Alternative Politics' conference at University of Cambridge October 15th 2010
  • 'Legal implications of reparations', paper delivered at Postcolonial Europe? A panel debate at the Cambridge University Modern History Faculty seminar, 6th May 2014


Political science of Africa, socio-legal studies, political theory, historical approaches to international relations.