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Samuel Brazys

Lecturer/Assistant Professor In Politics & Interna

School Of Politics & Int Relations
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: x8387
Email: samuel.brazys@ucd.ie

Biography

Samuel Brazys is Assistant Professor and Director of the International Political Economy MA/MSc programme in the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) at University College Dublin. He completed his PhD at Indiana University (IN, USA).  Prior to coming to UCD he worked as an Economic Adviser to the Federated States of Micronesia and taught at the College of William and Mary (VA, USA). His work focuses on the nexus between international political economy and development and has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Electoral Studies, the European Journal of Political Research, the European Journal of Development Research, European Politics and Society, the International Political Science Review, the Journal of Development Studies, Perspectives on Politics, the Review of International Political Economy, and the Review of International Studies among other outlets. @sbrazys_ucd

Professional

 

Associations

Association: International Studies Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Political Science Association Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Political Science Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: British International Studies Association, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Brazys, S. (2014) The Politics of Foreign Investment in Developing Countries. [Chaired Session], American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC , 26-AUG-14 - 31-AUG-14.
Brazys, S. (2013) Trade Preferences. [Chaired Session], International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA , 02-APR-13 - 07-NOV-12.
   

Education

Year 2004 Institution: Marquette University, Milwauke
Qualification: BA Subject: Political Science/Economics
Year 2005 Institution: London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
Qualification: MSc Subject: Politics of the World Economy
Year 2010 Institution: Indiana University
Qualification: MA Subject: Economics
Year 2011 Institution: Indiana University, IN. USA
Qualification: PhD Subject: Political Science
         

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Brazys, S; Dukalskis, A (2017) 'Canary in the Coal Mine? China, the UNGA and the Changing World Order'. Review of International Studies, . [Details]
Brazys, S; Regan, A. (2017) 'The Politics of Capitalist Diversity in Europe: Explaining Ireland's Divergent Recovery from the Euro Crisis'. Perspectives on Politics, . [Details]
Brazys, S. (2017) 'Aid-dependence as Aid-persistence? Non-declining Aid and Growth'. Journal of International Relations and Development, . [Details]
Brazys, S; Panke, D (2017) 'Where does inconsistency come from? Vote-shifts in the UNGA'. Diplomacy and Statecraft, . [Details]
Brazys, S. (2016) 'Aid and governance: Negative returns?'. European Journal of Development Research, 28 (2):294-313. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Kumah, S.; Brazys, S. (2016) 'Democracy or accountability? Governance and social spending in Africa'. Journal of Development Studies, 52 (2):286-299. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Brazys, S.; Lightfoot, S. (2016) 'Europeanisation in Aid for Trade: The Impact of Capacity and Socialisation'. European Politics and Society, 17 (1):120-135. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Brazys, S; Hardiman, N. (2015) 'From Tiger to PIIGS: Ireland and the use of heuristics in comparative political economy'. European Journal of Political Research, 53 (1):23-42. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Brazys, S.; Panke, D. (2015) 'Why do states change positions in United Nations General Assembly?'. International Political Science Review, . Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Brazys, S.; Heaney, P.; Walsh, P.P. (2015) 'Fertilizer and Votes: Does Strategic Economic Policy Explain the 2009 Malawi Election?'. Electoral Studies, 39 :39-55. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Brazys, S. (2014) 'Outside looking in: Non-accession to the WTO'. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 27 (4):644-665. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Brazys, S (2014) 'Paradise Lost: The cost of removing tax and trade provisions from the Compact of Free Association'. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, 1 (1):204-215. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Brazys, S. (2013) 'Evidencing Donor Heterogeneity in Aid for Trade'. Review of International Political Economy, 20 (4):947-978. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Brazys, S. (2010) 'Race to Give? The Selective Effectiveness of United States Trade Capacity Building Assistance'. Review of International Political Economy, 17 (3):537-561. Available Online [Details]
Brazys, S. (2010) 'Dutch Disease in the Western Pacific: an overview of the FSM economy under the Amended Compact of Free Association'. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 25 (3). Available Online [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Brazys, S.; Panke, D. (2013) It Takes Two (Levels) to Tango: Explaining Vote Shifts in the UNGA Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association Chicago, IL, , 27-AUG-13 - 31-AUG-13 [Details]
Brazys, S. (2013) Outside Looking In: Vulnerable States and WTO Accession European Political Science Association Annual Meeting Barcelona, Spain, , 20-JUN-13 - 22-JUN-13 [Details]
Brazys, S.; O'Hagan, A.; Panke, D. (2013) Can't Buy Me Love: New Evidence on Vote Buying in the UNGA International Studies Association Annual Convention San Francisco, CA, , 02-APR-13 - 07-APR-13 [Details]
Brazys, S. (2013) Aid Dependency: What does it mean? When does it matter? International Studies Association Annual Convention San Francisco, CA, , 02-APR-13 - 07-APR-13 [Details]
Brazys, S. (2013) Aid and Governance: A Non-Linear Relationship? European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions Mainz, Germany, , 12-MAR-13 - 16-MAR-13 [Details]
Brazys, S. (2011) Explaining Donor Heterogeneity in Aid for Trade American Political Science Association Annual Meeting Seattle, WA, , 01-SEP-11 - 04-SEP-11 [Details]
Brazys, S. (2009) A Race to Give? The Selective Effectiveness of United States Trade Capacity Building Assistance International Studies Association Annual Convention New York, NY, , 15-FEB-09 - 18-FEB-09 [Details]
Brazys, S. (2008) Evaluating the Impact of Trade Capacity Building Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting Chicago, IL, , 03-APR-08 - 06-APR-08 [Details]

Published Reports

Brazys, S; Goddard, L; Nimea, F; Stovall, J. (2012) Five Year Review of the Amended Compact of Free Association. National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, Palikir, Federated States of Mirconesia. [Details]
Brazys, S; Calvert, M; Haddick, P; Lowe, S; Nimea, F; Njie, M; Salle, S. (2011) Long Term Fiscal and Economic Framework. National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, Palikir, Federated States of Micronesia. [Details]
                                                                                                               

Research

Research Interests

Samuel Brazys' research focuses on the nexus between International Political Economy, International Organizations, and Development.  Recent and current research projects include examinations of donor heterogeneity in Aid for Trade, the consequences of aid dependency, non-linear effects of aid on governance, vote-buying in the United Nations General Assembly, the universality deficit in international institutions, social movements and the backlash to Latin American trade agreements, the PIIGS and the use of heuristics in comparative political economy, the lack of an EU shared competence in aid, economic voting and ethnic cleavages in Malawi, the role of accountability on social spending in sub-Saharan Africa, and the political economy of aid receipt. 
     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy