Dr Jeff Bridoux

BA Free University of Brussels MA Free Univer

Dr Jeff Bridoux

Darlithydd Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol

Manylion Cyswllt


Jeff Bridoux is Lecturer in International Politics. He joined the department in 2010 as a postdoctoral fellow on the 'Political Economies of Democratisation' project, funded by the ERC. He holds a BA in Political Science/International Relations and a Master in Political Science from the Free University of Brussels (ULB), and a PhD from The University of Kent (Canterbury). His research interests are located in the future of the liberal world order, the use of the concept of power in International Relations, especially regarding American Foreign Policy, international politics of the Middle East and East Asia, post-conflict reconstruction, democracy promotion and democratisation. He is Assistant Editor for the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.



Jeff's current research concentrates on the future of the liberal word order with a focus on the United States as provider and guardian of said order. Other areas of interest include US foreign policy, post-conflict reconstruction and the concept of power in IR theory.

Oriau Swydda (Amseroedd Cyswllt Myfyrwyr)

  • Dydd Mawrth 16.30-17.30
  • Dydd Mercher 13.30-14.30


Bridoux, J-F 2017, Stronger than Strong. Perceptions and Misperceptions of Power. in SSF Regilme & J Parisot (eds), American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers : Cooperation or conflict?. Global Cooperation Series, Taylor & Francis, pp. 19-39.
Bridoux, J-F 2017, 'The Puzzle of Non-Western Democracy' International Affairs, vol 93, no. 2, pp. 475-476. DOI: 10.1093/ia/iix042
Bridoux, J-F & Kurki, M 2016, Cosmetic agreements and the cracks beneath: ideological convergences and divergences in US and EU's democracy promotion in civil society. in J Orbie, A Wetzel & F Bossuyt (eds), Comparative Perspectives on EU Democracy Promotion. Taylor & Francis.
Bridoux, J-F 2016, 'Violence after War: Explaining Instability in Post-Conflict States, by Michael J. Boyle' International Journal: Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysis, vol 71, no. 1, pp. 179-182. DOI: 10.1177/0020702015622995
Bridoux, J & Kurki, M 2015, 'Cosmetic agreements and the cracks beneath: Ideological convergences and divergences in US and EU democracy promotion in civil society' Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol 28, no. 1, pp. 55-74. DOI: 10.1080/09557571.2014.902653
Bridoux, J & Kurki, MH 2014, Democracy Promotion: A Critical Introduction. Intervention, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon.
Bridoux, J-FP & Russell, M 2013, 'Liberal Democracy Promotion in Iraq: A Model for the Middle East and North Africa?' Foreign Policy Analysis, vol 9, no. 3, pp. 327-346. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-8594.2012.00181.x
Bridoux, J 2013, 'US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion: In Search of Purpose' International Relations, vol 27, no. 2, pp. 235-240. DOI: 10.1177/0047117813489655b
Bridoux, J & Kurki, M 2013, Liberal democracy: its multiple meanings in United States democracy promotion. in M Kurki (ed.), Democratic Futures: Re-Visioning Democracy Promotion. Interventions, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, pp. 121-145.
Bridoux, J & Gebel, A 2012, 'Flexibility versus Inflexibility: discursive discrepancy in US democracy promotion and anti-corruption policies' Third World Quarterly, vol 33, no. 10, pp. 1945-1963. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2012.728323
Hobson, CE, Kurki, M & Bridoux, JRethinking Democracy Support.
Bridoux, J 2011, 'Building Pyramids: Post-conflict Reconstruction in Libya', pp. 6; 8, International Studies Today, 1 2.
Bridoux, J 2011, American Foreign Policy and Postwar Reconstruction: Comparing Japan and Iraq. Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy, Taylor & Francis.
Bridoux, J 2011, ''It’s the Political, Stupid’: National versus Transnational Perspectives on Democratisation in Iraq' International Journal of Human Rights, vol 15, no. 4, pp. 552-571. DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2011.561987
Bridoux, J, Why Libya will not be a second Iraq, 2011, Web publication/site, openDemocracy, openSecurity.
Bridoux, J 2011, 'Postwar Reconstruction, the Reverse Course and the New Way Forward: Bis Repetitas?' Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 43-66. DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2011.541782