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Dr Mahrukh Doctor

Reader in Political Economy

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • School of Law and Politics

Qualifications

  • MA (John Hopkins University)
  • PhD (University of Oxford)

Summary

Mahrukh Doctor joined the lecturing staff in January 2006 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is Director of Learning and Teaching/Education Lead for the Department of Politics (previously the School of Law and Politics).

Previous positions include the Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Europe/Bologna Center, the Centre for Brazilian Studies, St. Antony's College at the University of Oxford, University of Reading, and the World Bank. She has also spent time as a visiting academic at the University of Sao Paulo, Federal Fluminense University and the Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Europe.

Her main research interests are in the field of international political economy and comparative political economy.

Mahrukh has a special interest in development policy, trade and industry, infrastructure (ports), and regionalism in Latin America, with a particular focus on Brazil.

She has published on Brazilian business-state relations, Brazilian foreign policy in the context of rising powers, and EU-Mercosur negotiations / relations.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

- Introduction to the Politics of the World Economy (UG-1)

- The Global South and Development (UG-2)

- Pathways of Research, research methods (UG-2)

- Understanding America (UG-2)

- BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs (UG-3)

- Comparative Legislatures (UG-3)

Postgraduate

- The Political Economy of Development

- Dissertation Coordinator

Book

Business-State Relations in Brazil: Challenges of the Port Reform Lobby

Doctor, M. (2017). Business-State Relations in Brazil: Challenges of the Port Reform Lobby. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203744031

Journal Article

Assessing the changing roles of the Brazilian Development Bank

Doctor, M. (2015). Assessing the changing roles of the Brazilian Development Bank. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 34(2), 197-213. https://doi.org/10.1111/blar.12210

Interregionalism's impact on regional integration in developing countries: the case of Mercosur

Doctor, M. (2015). Interregionalism's impact on regional integration in developing countries: the case of Mercosur. Journal of European Public Policy, 22(7), 967-984. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2014.992932

Brazil's role in institutions of global economic governance : the WTO and G20

Doctor, M. (2015). Brazil's role in institutions of global economic governance : the WTO and G20. Global Society, 29(3), 286-300. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600826.2015.1025041

Brazilian business and Itamaraty in the PT era: foreign policy-making in the context of ‘graduation dilemmas’

Doctor, M. (2017). Brazilian business and Itamaraty in the PT era: foreign policy-making in the context of ‘graduation dilemmas’. International Affairs, 93(3), 643-660. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iix077

Postgraduate supervision

Mahrukh Doctor welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in

- political economy of development (especially Latin America)

- democratisation in Latin America

- business-state relations in Latin America

- regionalism and regional integration (especially south-south)

- emerging powers and global governance