Dr Adrian Flint

Dr Adrian Flint

Dr Adrian Flint
Senior Lecturer in Development Politics

1.12, 4 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 331 0842

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

B.A.(Hons) (Rhodes University, South Africa), M.A. (Rhodes University, South Africa), Ph.D. (Dundee). Tutor at Dundee and St Andrews 2001-2005; Teaching Fellow at Dundee 2005-2006; Teaching Fellow at Bristol 2006-2008; Lecturer at Bristol from 2008; Senior Lecturer at Bristol from 2014. 

I am the School Undergraduate Teaching Director. 


My research interests centre on the politics of development and North-South relations, in particular the interface between poverty, sustainable development, disease and political economy. I have become increasingly interested in the politics of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, especially with respect to matters of international political economy, governance and policymaking.

Recent publications include:

  • (2015) 'Traditional Healing, Biomedicine and the Treatment of HIV/AIDS: Contrasting South African and Native American Experiences', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(1): 4321-4339 [OPEN ACCESS].

  • (with Vernon Hewitt) (2015) 'Colonial Tropes and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Sex, Disease and Race', Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 53(3): 294-314 [OPEN ACCESS]. 
  • (with Christian Meyer zu Natrup) (2014) ‘Ownership and Participation: Towards a Development Paradigm based on Beneficiary-Led Aid’, Journal of Developing Societies, 30(3): 273-295.

  • (with Jill Payne) (2013) ‘Intellectual Property Rights and the Potential for Universal Access to Treatment: TRIPS, ACTA and HIV/AIDS Medicines’Third World Quarterly, 34(3): 505-520.

  • (with Jill Payne) (2013) ‘Reconciling the Irreconcilable? HIV/AIDS and the potential for middle ground between the traditional and biomedical healthcare sectors in South Africa’, Forum for Development Studies, 40(1): 47-68.


I am teaching the following units (2018 - 2019):

Teaching Block 1

  • 31381: The Politics of Post-Apartheid South Africa
  • 21231: The Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

Teaching Block 2

  • Administration 

Key publications

  1. Flint, A, 2009, ‘The End of a 'Special Relationship'? The new EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements’. Review of African Political Economy, vol 36., pp. 79 - 92
  2. Flint, A, 2008, ‘Trade, Poverty and the Environment: The EU, Cotonou and the African-Caribbean-Pacific Bloc’. Palgrave Macmillan
  3. Flint, A, 2008, ‘Marrying Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development? An Analysis of the EU-ACP Cotonou Agreement’. Journal of International Relations and Development, vol 11., pp. 55 - 74
  4. Flint, A, 2003, ‘Sustainable Development: An Impediment to Environmentally Sound Growth in the South?’. Perspectives on European Politics and Society, vol 4., pp. 191 - 215

Latest publications

  1. Flint, A & Natrup, C, 2019, ‘Aid and development by design: local solutions to local problems’. Development in Practice, vol 29., pp. 208-219
  2. Flint, AG & Hewitt, VM, 2015, ‘Colonial tropes and HIV/AIDS in Africa: sex, disease and race’. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, vol 53., pp. 294-314
  3. Flint, AG, 2015, ‘Traditional Healing, Biomedicine and the Treatment of HIV/AIDS: Contrasting South African and Native American Experiences’. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 12., pp. 4321-4339
  4. Flint, AG & Natrup, C, 2014, ‘Ownership and Participation: Towards a Development Paradigm based on Beneficiary-Led Aid’. Journal of Developing Societies , vol 30., pp. 273-295
  5. Flint, A, 2014, ‘Review: Liberation movements in power: party and state in Southern Africa’. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, vol 52., pp. 329-330
  6. Flint, AG & Payne, JR, 2013, ‘Reconciling the Irreconcilable? HIV/AIDS and the Potential for Middle Ground Between the Traditional and Biomedical Healthcare Sectors in South Africa’. Forum for Development Studies, vol 40., pp. 47-68

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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