SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Alastair Fraser

MA (Edinburgh), MSC (SOAS), DPHIL (Oxford)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications

Overview

Alastair Fraser
Department of Politics and International Studies

PhD Research Tutor

Name:
Dr Alastair Fraser
Email address:
Telephone:
+44(0) 20 7898 4733
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Room 4404
Academic Support Hours:
Fridays, 10.00 - 12.00 PM
Website:
http://soas.academia.edu/AlastairFraser

Publications

For a list of and links to a longer list of Alastair’s publications, see: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations.

Affiliations

Alastair is a Member of the Editorial Working Group of the Review of African Political Economy, 2010-present (www.roape.net).

He is also a Fellow of the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research, Lusaka, Zambia. 2014-present (www.saipar.org).

Teaching

Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Calum Fisher, Being political in Malawi: The lives and work of MPs
  • Hang Zhou, Bring African Bureaucracies back in: Negotiations and Implementation of Chinese Development Engagement in Uganda
  • Hangwei Li, Media Politics In A Globalised World:The transformation of Chinese media in Africa
Principal supervisor - completed:

Stuart John Barton, History. (Cam, 2015)

Policy Signals and Market Responses: A History of Zambia’s Relationship with Foreign Capital. http://cambridge.academia.edu/ StuartBarton

 

Maha Rafi Atal, Politics. (Cam, 2018)

When Companies Rule: Multinational corporations as governing authorities in India, Kenya and South Africa

http://cambridge.academia.edu/ MahaRafiAtal

 

Second supervisor - completed

Stephanie Diepeveen, Politics. (Cam, 2016)

Information flows, mobile phones and practices of citizenship in Kenya.

http://cambridge.academia.edu/ StephDiepeveen

 

Principal supervisor - ongoing

Gabrielle Bayle, Politics. (SOAS, 2015 entry)

National self-perception and international aid conditionality: A case study of Ethiopia

https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/ staff107434.php
 

Ibrahim Nyei, Politics (SOAS, 2016 entry)

Decentralisation reforms and the implications for power and authority relations in a centralised unitary state. A study of decentralisation reforms in Liberia

https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/ staff121451.php

 

Second supervisor - ongoing

Calum Fisher, Politics. (SOAS, 2014 entry)

Being Political in Malawi – The lives and work of MPs.

http://soas.academia.edu/ CalumFisher

 

Committee member

Mr Matthew Beck Gordon, Politics, (SOAS, 2017 entry)

Ms Stephanie Griffin Hale, Politics, (SOAS, 2016 entry)

Miss Sheenah Kaliisa, Politics, (SOAS, 2016 entry)

Mr Mesrob Kassemdjian, Politics, (SOAS, 2016 entry)

Mr Dwi Kiswanto, Politics, (SOAS, 2016 entry)

Mr Chung Yin Kwan, Politics, (SOAS, 2016 entry)

Mr Magsud Mammadov, Politics, (SOAS, 2016 entry)

Mr Joshua Eliot Rigg, Politics, (SOAS, 2016 entry)

Mr Hang Zhou, Politics, (SOAS, 2016 entry)

Ms Leda Betti, Politics, (SOAS, 2016 entry)

Ms Robyn Waite, Development. (SOAS, 2015 entry)




Examiner

Dr Kate Brennan, Politics. (Oxford, 2014)

The World Bank and the Rhetoric of Social Accountability in Ethiopia

https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/ uuid%3A4d3d8e55-086c-4b0a- b1fa-9925bf429437

 

Dr Alexandra Lowe, Development. (Oxford, 2015)

The Politics of Hunger and Aid Dependence in Malawi. http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/ arDetails?qeh_id=LOW6AF2458

 

Dr Jon Philips, Geography (Kings College London, 2016)

Contested Spaces of Offshore Oil and Gas: Territory, Materiality and Politics in Ghana. https://kcl.academia.edu/ JonPhillips

 

Dr Portia Roelofs, Development (LSE, 2017)

The Lagos Model and the politics of competing conceptions of good governance in Oyo State, Nigeria 2011-2015. https://lse.academia.edu/ PortiaRoelofs

Research

Most of Alastair’s research is about how foreign aid donors, international NGOs and multinational companies promote their preferred economic and social agendas in Africa, and how African elites and citizens respond to these influences. He returns repeatedly to Zambia as a main case study.
Alastair’s research has looked at: the politics of ‘call-in’ radio and television shows; the privatisation of the copper mining industry, including relations between workers, the state and both Western and Chinese investors; the strategies African states deploy to negotiate with foreign aid donors; the ideological effects on trade union leaders and NGO workers of ties to the international development industry; and the relationships between technocracy, democratisation and populist modes of political mobilisation.

Publications

Articles

Fraser, Alastair (2017) 'Post-populism in Zambia: Michael Sata’s rise, demise and legacy'. International Political Science Review, (38) 4, pp 456-472.

Monographs and Working Papers

Fraser, Alastair (2016) Let's Be Responsible Citizens! Contesting the agenda of a sponsored call-in radio programme. PIMA Working Paper #6. Cambridge, UK: Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR).

Fraser, Alastair (2016) The Political Economy of Sponsored Call-In Radio in Zambia. PiMA Working Paper #5. Cambridge, UK: Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR).

Lopes, Claudia Abreu and Mudhai, Okoth Fred and Mitullah, Winnie V. and Simutanyi, Neo and Balongo, Sam and Diepeveen, Stephanie and Fraser, Alastair and Milapo, Nalukui and Mwangi, Sammy and Tembo, Emmanuel and Srinivasan, Sharath (2015) Interactive media audiences in Africa : A comparison of four constituencies in Kenya and Zambia. Cambridge: CGHR.

Simutanyi, Neo and Fraser, Alastair and Milapo, Nalukui (2015) Background Pape: Politics and Interactive Media in Zambia. Cambridge: CGHR.

Other

Mudhai, Okoth Fred and Lopes, Claudia Abreu and Mitullah, Winnie and Simutanyi, Neo and Fraser, Alastair and Milapo, Nalukui and Mwangi, Sammy and Srinivasan, Sharath (2014) 'Background Paper: PiMA Survey Design and Methodology'.

 

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