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Dr E A (Teddy) Brett

brett-t-113x148Visiting Professor
Department of International Development

Other appointments

Visiting Professor, School of Social Science, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa


Joined the Development Studies Institute in 1993, having been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University for the previous five years. Previously Reader in Political Science at Sussex University, and lecturer at Witwatersrand, Makerere (Uganda), and Wisconsin Universities. PhD in Political Science at the London School of Economics in 1966.

Research interests

  1. The Political Economy of Development
  2. Institutional and Organisational Reform
  3. Problems of Crisis and Reconstruction in Africa, and especially in Uganda, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Selected publications


  • Reconstructing Development Theory, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
  • Uganda: Landmarks in Rebuilding a Nation, Kampala, Fountain Press, 1996. (with John Munene, James Katorobo, and Petter Langseth)
  • Providing for the Rural Poor: Institutional Change and Transformation in Uganda, Brighton, Institute of Development Studies, 1992, Republished Kampala, Fountain Press, 1993
  • The World Economy Since the War, London, Macmillan, 1985 (Reprinted 1985, 1986, 1988)
  • International Money and Capitalist Crisis, London Heinemann, 1983, (Reprinted 1986)
  • Colonialism and Underdevelopment in East Africa, London, Heinemann, 1973 (Reprinted 1974, 1978, 1984, republished 1992)
  • African Attitudes, Johannesburg, South African Institute of Race Relations, 1963


  • 'Problematising the democratic imperative: the challenges of transition and consolidation' (forthcoming)
  • 'State failure and success in Zimbabwe and Uganda: The logic of political decay and reconstruction in Africa', Journal of Development Studies, 44(3) 339-367, 2008.
  • 'From corporatism to liberalisation in Zimbabwe: economic policy regimes and political crisis 1980-1997', International Political Science Review, 26(1) 93-106, 2005.

Commissioned Report/Paper

'Managing an Aid Relationship Under Political Stress: Facilitating a Return to Good Governance and Growth in Zimbabwe', A Briefing Paper for the International Development Committee, House of Commons, UK, 2009.

Contact details

Room: CON8.17, Connaught House
              London School of Economics and Political Science
              Houghton Street
              WC2A 2AE
Email:  e.a.brett@lse.ac.uk
Fax:      +44 (0) 20 7955 6844