Dr. Brett Bowden
Brett Bowden works on the building democracy and justice after conflict project. Brett undertook his PhD in the Political Science Program in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University (2001-2004). He then taught politics at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy before returning to ANU as Project Manager of the ARC funded Democratic Audit of Australia. Most recently he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland. He has also been a Visiting Research Associate in the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, London. Brett’s research interests fall broadly within the history of Western social, legal and political thought, with particular attention being paid to its significance to issues and events unfolding in the contemporary international political arena.