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Christopher Hobson

Research Associate

Christopher Hobson
UNU Centre, Tokyo
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Christopher Hobson joined the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) in 2010. He previously worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science/History) and a Master of International Politics from the University of Melbourne, and a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the Australian National University.
His doctoral thesis examined the historically shifting relationship between conceptions of democracy and legitimacy within modern international politics. To date, Dr. Hobson’s research has focused primarily on the various ways in which democracy intersects with international politics. In addition to his ongoing research on democracy, he is currently working on a number of different projects at UNU-ISP:

Christopher has recently published a co-edited book, The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion (Routledge 2011), and has articles in a range of peer reviewed journals, including: Review of International Studies, International Relations, Alternatives, Millennium and Global Society.

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