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Dr Sean Fox

Dr Sean Fox

Dr Sean Fox

Senior Lecturer in Global Development

Area of research

Political Economy of Development & Urban Geography

Office 2.14n
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 11792 87414

Research summary

My research revolves around four interrelated themes: the process of urbanisation, the political economy of development, contentious politics, and urban governance, particularly (but not exclusively) in Africa and Asia. I am committed to an interdisciplinary approach to social research, drawing on theoretical insights and methodological tools from the fields of demography, economics, geography, political science and sociology.


Current Projects

Quantifying Cities for Sustainable Development

This project addresses a critical gap in social research methodology that has important implications for combating urban poverty and promoting sustainable development in low and middle-income countries. Simply put, we're creating a low-cost tool ...

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Prior to joining Bristol I was a Research Associate with the DfID-funded Crisis States Research Centre (2006-2010) and a Teaching Fellow in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics (2007-2011). I hold an MSc in Development Management from the LSE and Bachelor’s degrees in Literature and Economics from the University of California Santa Cruz.


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Recent publications

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