Dr Jeff Bridoux BA Free University of Brussels MA Free University of Brussels PhD Prfysgol Caint

Dr Jeff Bridoux

Lecturer in International Politics

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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.

Office Hours (Student contact times)

  • Tuesday 16.30-17.30
  • Wednesday 13.30-14.30



Bridoux, J. 2017. Stronger than Strong. Perceptions and Misperceptions of Power. In S. S. F. Regilme., J. Parisot. (eds) American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers : Cooperation or conflict? Global Cooperation Series Taylor & Francis pp. 19-39. Cadair

Bridoux, J. 2017. The Puzzle of Non-Western Democracy. International Affairs 93 (2) pp. 475-476. 10.1093/ia/iix042 Cadair


Bridoux, J., 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 Cadair

Bridoux, J. 2016. Violence after War: Explaining Instability in Post-Conflict States, by Michael J. Boyle. International Journal: Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysis 71 (1) pp. 179-182. 10.1177/0020702015622995 Cadair


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 28 (1) pp. 55-74. 10.1080/09557571.2014.902653 Cadair


Bridoux, J., Kurki, M.H. 2014. Democracy Promotion: A Critical Introduction. Intervention Taylor & Francis, Abingdon Cadair


Bridoux, J.P., Russell, M. 2013. Liberal Democracy Promotion in Iraq: A Model for the Middle East and North Africa? Foreign Policy Analysis 9 (3) pp. 327-346. 10.1111/j.1743-8594.2012.00181.x Cadair

Bridoux, J. 2013. US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion: In Search of Purpose. International Relations 27 (2) pp. 235-240. 10.1177/0047117813489655b Cadair

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. Cadair


Bridoux, J., Gebel, A. 2012. Flexibility versus Inflexibility: discursive discrepancy in US democracy promotion and anti-corruption policies. Third World Quarterly 33 (10) pp. 1945-1963. 10.1080/01436597.2012.728323 Cadair

Hobson, C.E., Kurki, M., Bridoux, J. 2012. Rethinking Democracy Support. Cadair Other


Bridoux, J. 2011. Building Pyramids: Post-conflict Reconstruction in Libya. Cadair

Bridoux, J. 2011. American Foreign Policy and Postwar Reconstruction: Comparing Japan and Iraq. Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy Taylor & Francis Other Cadair

Bridoux, J. 2011. 'It’s the Political, Stupid’: National versus Transnational Perspectives on Democratisation in Iraq. International Journal of Human Rights 15 (4) pp. 552-571. 10.1080/13642987.2011.561987 Cadair

Bridoux, J. 2011. Why Libya will not be a second Iraq. Other Cadair

Bridoux, J. 2011. Postwar Reconstruction, the Reverse Course and the New Way Forward: Bis Repetitas? Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 5 (1) pp. 43-66. 10.1080/17502977.2011.541782 Cadair