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Dr Mahrukh Doctor

Reader in Political Economy

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Department of 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

'Country Focus: Brazil',

Doctor, M. (2016). 'Country Focus: Brazil',. Political Insight, 7(2), 32-35. https://doi.org/10.1177/2041905816666148

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