Publications

Brown, Stephen. “Foreign Aid and National Ownership in Mali and Ghana”. Forum for Development Studies, DOI: 10.1080/08039410.2017.1344728 (advance access), 22 pages.

Brown, Stephen and Liam Swiss. “Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy: Game Changer or Fig Leaf?”. In Katherine Graham and Allan Maslove, eds. How Ottawa Spends, 2017-2018. Ottawa: Carleton University (in press).

Epprecht, Marc and Stephen Brown. “Queer Canada? The Harper Government and International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Rights”. In Rebecca Tiessen and Stephen Baranyi, eds. Omissions and Obligations: Canada’s Ambiguous Actions on Gender Equality. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017, pp. 69-90.

Brown, Stephen. “National Development Agencies and Bilateral Aid”. In Paul A. Haslam, Jessica Schafer and Pierre Beaudet, eds. Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, Issues, and Practice. Third Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 141-160 • Earlier versions published in ibid., First Edition, 2008, pp. 135-51 and Second Edition, 2012, pp. 143-58 • French versions published as « Le développement et l’aide bilatérale ». In Pierre Beaudet et Paul Haslam (dir.). Enjeux et défis du développement international. Ottawa, Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa, 2014, pp. 147-165 and « Les agences nationales de développement et l’aide bilatérale ». In Pierre Beaudet, Jessica Schafer et Paul Haslam (dir.). Introduction au développement international : approches, acteurs et enjeux. Ottawa, Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa, 2008, pp. 119-138.

Brown, Stephen. “‘The System is Broken’: Canada’s Latest Rationale for Stinginess”. Blog entry, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, October 2, 2017.

Brown, Stephen. “Harper Lite? The Trudeau Government on Foreign Aid”. Blog entry, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, April 2, 2017 • Published in French as « Harper Lite? Le gouvernement Trudeau et l’aide au développement » on the same website and Blogue Un seul monde, Huffington Post Québec, April 9, 2017.

Brown, Stephen. “Putting Paris into practice: Foreign aid, national ownership and donor alignment in Mali and Ghana”. WIDER Working Paper 2016/145. Helsinki: United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), 2016, 18 pp.

Brown, Stephen, Molly den Heyer and David R. Black, eds. Rethinking Canadian Aid, Second Edition. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2016, 339 pp. (First Edition, 2014, 338 pp.) Open access: free download of the entire book here (PDF, 7.3 MB). Volume includes the following chapters:

Brown, Stephen. “Canadian Aid Policy during the Harper Years”. In Adam Chapnick and Christopher J. Kukucha, eds. The Harper Era in Canadian Foreign Policy: Parliament, Politics, and Canada’s Global Posture. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016, pp. 167-180.

Brown, Stephen. “The Instrumentalization of Canadian Foreign Aid under the Harper Government”. Studies in Political Economy, vol. 97, no. 1 (April 2016), pp. 18-36 • A portion of this article was previously published as « Le gouvernement Harper et l’aide au développement ». Nouveaux Cahiers du socialisme, nº 13 (hiver 2015), pp. 337-345.

Brown, Stephen and Jörn Grävingholt, eds. The Securitization of Foreign Aid. Basingstoke, UK and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 296 pp. Volume includes the following chapters:

Brown, Stephen. “The International Assistance Review: What They Heard”. Blog entry, McLeod Group, December 19, 2016.

Brown, Stephen. “Whatever happened to the Aid Effectiveness Agenda” and « Qu’est-il advenu de l’efficacité de l’aide? ». Blog entries, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, December 6, 2016 • Earlier versions posted as blog entries, McLeod Group, November 29, 2016 and Blogue Un seul monde, Huffington Post Québec, November 30, 2016.

Brown, Stephen. “Pros and cons of writing a book chapter”. Blog entry, University Affairs online, August 29, 2016.

Liam Swiss and Stephen Brown. “Opaque Transparency in Canada’s Foreign Aid”. Blog entry, McLeod Group, June 30, 2016.

Brown, Stephen. “Policy Coherence for Development: Putting it into Practice”. Blog entry, McLeod Group, June 23, 2016. Reposted on the blog of the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, June 24, 2016.

Brown, Stephen. “Budget 2016: Postponing Decisions on Canada’s Foreign Aid”. Blog entry, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa and the McLeod Group, March 24, 2016.

Brown, Stephen. “Migration as a Threat to Foreign Aid?”. Blog entry, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, March 16, 2016 • Published in French as « La migration, une menace à l’aide au développement ? ». Blogue Un seul monde, Huffington Post Québec, March 14, 2016.

Brown, Stephen. “How to put together a great edited volume”. University Affairs online, February 2, 2016.

Brown, Stephen. “Canada’s Development Interventions: Unpacking Motives and Effectiveness in Canadian Foreign Aid”. In Fen Osler Hampson and Stephen M. Saideman, eds. Canada Among Nations 2015. Elusive Pursuits: Lessons From Canada’s Interventions Abroad. Waterloo, ON: Centre for International Governance Innovation, 2015, pp. 139-159.

Brown, Stephen. “Foreign Aid and Policy Coherence for Development”. In B. Mak Arvin and Byron Lew, eds. Handbook on the Economics of Foreign Aid. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2015, pp. 477-487.

Brown, Stephen. “A backwards decade on foreign aid”.  Toronto Star, October 16, 2015, p. A19.

Swiss, Liam and Stephen Brown. “The Aid Orphan Myth“. Third World Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 2 (February 2015), pp. 240-256.

Brown, Stephen. “Aid Effectiveness and the Framing of New Canadian Aid Initiatives”. In Duane Bratt and Christopher J. Kukucha, eds. Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas. Third Edition. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 467-81 • Earlier version published in ibid., Second Edition, 2011, pp. 469-86 and republished in Stephen Brown, ed. Struggling for Effectiveness: CIDA and Canadian Foreign Aid. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012, pp. 79-107.

Brown, Stephen. “15 Proposals for Canadian Foreign Aid”. Blog entry, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, January 11, 2015 • Published in French as « 15 propositions pour l’aide canadienne ». Blogue Un seul monde, Huffington Post Québec, January 8, 2015.

Brown, Stephen and Rosalind Raddatz, “Dire Consequences or Empty Threats? Western Pressure for Peace, Justice and Democracy in Kenya”. Journal of Eastern African Studies, vol. 8, no. 1 (February 2014), pp. 43-62.

Brown, Stephen. “Foreign Aid in a Changing World”. In Vandana Desai and Robert B. Potter, eds. The Companion to Development Studies. Third Edition. London: Routledge, 2014, pp. 539-542.

Stuart, Rieky and Stephen Brown. “Mr. Harper’s Maternal and Child Health Summit: What’s Still Missing?”. McLeod Group Blog, June 10, 2014.

Brown, Stephen. “CIDA’s Underspending: The Minister’s Explanations Don’t Add Up”. Blog entry, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, April 28, 2014.

Brown, Stephen. “When Policy Coherence is a Bad Thing”. Blog entry, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, February 3, 2014. Published in French as « Quand la cohérence des politiques nuit au développement ». Blogue Un seul monde, Huffington Post Québec, March 28, 2014.

Brown, Stephen and Liam Swiss. “The Hollow Ring of Donor Commitment: Country Concentration and the Decoupling of Aid Effectiveness Norms from Donor Practice”. Development Policy Review, vol. 31, no. 6 (November 2013), pp. 737-755.

Brown, Stephen. “Canada’s foreign aid before and after CIDA: Not a Samaritan state”. International Journal, vol. 68, no. 3 (September 2013), pp. 501-512.

Brown, Stephen and Michael Olender. “Canada’s Fraying Commitment to Multilateral Development Cooperation”. In Hany Besada and Shannon Kindornay, eds. Multilateral Development Cooperation in a Changing Global Order. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp. 158-188.

Brown, Stephen. “Canadian Aid to Africa”. In Rohinton Medhora and Yiagadeesen Samy, eds. Canada Among Nations 2013. Canada-African Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead. Waterloo, ON: Centre for International Governance Innovation, 2013, pp. 181-94.

Brown, Stephen. “Democracy Promotion in Africa”. In Nic Cheeseman, David M. Anderson and Andrea Scheibler, eds. Routledge Handbook of African Politics. London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 404-13.

Brown, Stephen. “The National Accord, Impunity and the Fragile Peace in Kenya”. In Chandra Lekha Sriram, Jemima García-Godos, Johanna Herman and Olga Martin-Ortega, eds. Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding on the Ground: Victims and Ex-Combatants. London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 238-254.

Brown, Stephen. “The Life and Death of CIDA (1968-2013)”. Canadian Dimension, vol. 47, no. 5 (September/October 2013), p. 13.

Brown, Stephen. “Still a Bumpy Road. The Multiple Challenges of External Democracy Promotion”. Global Governance Spotlight. Bonn: Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden/Development and Peace Foundation, April 2013 (4 pp.) • Published in German as “Ein steiniger Weg. Herausforderungen externer Democratieförderung”.

Brown, Stephen. “Killing CIDA: The Wrong Solution to Real Problems”. Blog entry, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, March 25, 2013.

Brown, Stephen, ed. Struggling for Effectiveness: CIDA and Canadian Foreign Aid. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012, 384 pp. Volume includes the following chapters:

  • Brown, Stephen. “Canadian Aid Enters the Twenty-First Century”, pp. 3-23 • Excerpt published in World Financial Review, May-June 2013, pp. 40-43.
  • Brown, Stephen. “CIDA’s New Partnership with Canadian NGOs: Modernizing for Greater Effectiveness?”, pp. 287-304.
  • Brown, Stephen and Rosalind Raddatz. “Taking Stock, Looking Ahead”, pp. 327-343.

Brown, Stephen. “Why we still need CIDA and foreign aid”. uOttawaExpert Blog, Gazette, University of Ottawa, October 17, 2012.

Brown, Stephen. “Foreign aid: More of the same?”. Embassy, September 19, 2012, p. 17.

Brown, Stephen. “Bev Oda’s Real Legacy at CIDA”. Blog entry, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, July 10, 2012.

Brown, Stephen. “Transitional Justice as Subterfuge”, Canadian International Council website, May 9, 2012 • Republished in the blog of the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, May 10, 2012.

Brown, Stephen with Chandra Lekha Sriram. “The Big Fish Won’t Fry Themselves: Criminal Accountability for Post-Election Violence in Kenya”. African Affairs, vol. 111, no. 443 (April 2012), pp. 244-260.

Sriram, Chandra Lekha and Stephen Brown. “Kenya in the Shadow of the ICC: Complementarity, Gravity and Impact”. International Criminal Law Review, vol. 12, no. 2 (2012), pp. 219-244.

Brown, Stephen. “Lessons Learned and Forgotten: The International Community and Electoral Conflict Management in Kenya”. In David Gillies, ed. Elections in Dangerous Places: Democracy and the Paradoxes of Peacebuilding. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011, pp. 127-143.

Brown, Stephen and Ian Smillie. “CIDA: The Shape of Things to Come”, The Mark, September 29, 2011 • Previously published as “Expect CIDA minister, debate to have low profile – but watch behind the scenes”. Embassy, September 14, 2011, p. 15.

Brown, Stephen and John Sinclair. “Transparency and Canadian Foreign Aid”. Huffington Post Canada, August 1, 2011. Previously published in Embassy, July 27, 2011, p. 8.

Brown, Stephen.  “‘Well, what can you expect?’: Donor officials’ apologetics for hybrid regimes in Africa”. Democratization, vol. 18, no. 2 (April 2011), pp. 512-534 • Also published in Gordon Crawford and Gabrielle Lynch, eds. Democratization in Africa: Challenges and Prospects. London: Routledge, 2012, pp. 238-260.

Brown, Stephen. « Justice pénale internationale et violences électorales : les enjeux de la CPI au Kenya ». Revue Tiers Monde, nº 205 (mars 2011), pp. 85-100.

Brown, Stephen. “The Rule of Law and the Hidden Politics of Transitional Justice in Rwanda”. In Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martín-Ortega and Johanna Herman, eds. Peacebuilding and the Rule of Law in Africa: Just Peace? London: Routledge, 2011, pp. 179-196.

Sriram, Chandra Lekha and Stephen Brown. “A Breakthrough in Justice? Accountability for Post-Election Violence in Kenya” Policy Paper. London: University of East London Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, August 2010 (7 pp.).

Brown, Stephen. “Politische Gewalt in Kenia und die Suche nach Verantwortlichkeit” [Political Violence in Kenya and the Quest for Accountability]. IMS–Internationales Magazin für Sicherheit, no. 3, October 2010, pp. 8-10.

Brown, Stephen. “Two Cheers for Kenya’s New Constitution”. Current Column. Bonn: German Development Institute, August 9, 2010 • Also published in Deutsche Welle online, August 9, 2010 • German version published as “Ein Hoch auf Kenias neue Verfassung”, Zeit Online, August 13, 2010.

Brown, Stephen. “Aid Effectiveness, Mom and Apple Pie”. CIC Commentary. Toronto: Canadian International Council, April 22, 2010 • Also published in slightly different form as “Make Aid Effective, Put Recipients First”. The Mark, July 29, 2010.

Brown, Stephen. “Donor Responses to the 2008 Kenyan Crisis: Finally Getting it Right?Journal of Contemporary African Studies, vol. 27, no. 3 (July 2009), pp. 389-406 • Also published in Peter Kagwanja and Roger Southall, eds. Kenya’s Uncertain Democracy: The Electoral Crisis of 2008. London: Routledge, 2010, pp. 129-146.

Brown, Stephen. “CIDA Under Attack (from its Own Minister)”. The Mark, June 23, 2009.

Brown, Stephen. “Dilemmas of Self-Representation and Conduct in the Field”. In Chandra Lekha Sriram, John C. King, Julie A. Mertus, Olga Martín-Ortega and Johanna Herman, eds. Surviving Field Research: Working in Violent and Difficult Situations. New York and London: Routledge, 2009, pp. 213-226.

Brown, Stephen and Marie-Joëlle Zahar. “Committing to Peace: Soft Guarantees and Alternative Approaches to Power Sharing in Angola and Mozambique”. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, vol. 4, no. 2 (2008), pp. 75-88.

Brown, Stephen. “Putting Foreign Aid Back on the Agenda”. Embassy, October 16, 2008, p. 17.

Baines, Erin, Stephen Brown and Susan Thomson. “Inside Rwanda’s gender revolution”, The Guardian Online, October 13, 2008.

Brown, Stephen, Chandra Lekha Sriram and Marie-Joëlle Zahar. “For Zimbabwe, talking is no cure”, The Guardian Online, August 20, 2008.

Brown, Stephen and Bill Morton. “Reforming aid and development cooperation: Accra, Doha and beyond”, Policy Note, Ottawa: North-South Institute, August 2008, 8 pp. • Published in French as « La réforme de l’aide et la coopération au développement : Accra, Doha et au-delà », Note politique, Ottawa, Institut Nord-Sud, août 2008, 10 pp.

Brown, Stephen and Chandra Lekha Sriram. “China’s Role in Human Rights Abuses in Africa: Clarifying Issues of Culpability”. In Robert I. Rotberg, ed. China into Africa: Trade, Aid, and Influence. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008, pp. 250-271.

Brown, Stephen. « L’aide publique canadienne à l’Afrique : vers un nouvel âge d’or ? ». In François Audet, Marie-Eve Desrosiers et Stéphane Roussel (dir.). L’aide canadienne au développement. Montréal, Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2008, pp. 267-290.

Brown, Stephen. “Transition from a Personal Dictatorship in Malawi: Democratization and the Legacy of the Past”. In Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o, ed. The African Search for Stable Forms of Statehood: Essays in Political Criticism. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2008, pp. 187-227.

Brown, Stephen. “CIDA under the Gun”. In Jean Daudelin and Daniel Schwanen, eds. Canada Among Nations 2007: What Room to Manoeuvre? Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008, pp. 91-107.

Brown, Stephen and Paul Kaiser. “Democratisations in Africa: Attempts, Hindrances and Prospects”. Third World Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 6 (September 2007), pp. 1131-1149 • Also appears in slightly different form in Jose V. Ciprut, ed. Democratizations: Comparisons, Confrontations, and Contrasts. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009, pp. 233-258.

Brown, Stephen. « Le Rapport du Sénat sur l’aide canadienne à l’Afrique : une analyse à rejeter ». Le Multilatéral, vol. 1, nº 3 (juillet/août 2007), pp. 1, 6-7.

Brown, Stephen. “‘Creating the world’s best development agency’? Confusion and Contradictions in CIDA’s New Policy Blueprint”. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, vol. 28, no. 2 (June 2007), pp. 213-228 • Published in French as « “Devenir le meilleur organisme de développement au monde” ? Confusion et contradictions dans les nouvelles orientations de l’Agence canadienne de développement international ». In Dimitrios Karmis et Linda Cardinal (dir.). Les politiques publiques au Canada : Pouvoir, conflits et idéologie. Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2009, pp. 327-347.

Brown, Stephen. “From Demiurge to Midwife: Changing Donor Roles in Kenya’s Democratisation Process”. In Godwin Rapando Murunga and Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o, eds. Kenya: The Struggle for Democracy. London: Zed Books, 2007, pp. 301-329.

Brown, Stephen. “Achieving the Development Objectives of Canada’s International Policy Statement”. McGill International Review, vol. 6, no. 1 (Fall 2005), pp. 52-55.

Brown, Stephen. “Foreign Aid and Democracy Promotion: Lessons from Africa”. European Journal of Development Research, vol. 17, no. 2 (June 2005), pp. 179-198.

Brown, Stephen. “‘Born-Again Politicians Hijacked Our Revolution!’: Reassessing Malawi’s Transition to Democracy”. Canadian Journal of African Studies, vol. 38, no. 3 (2004), pp. 705-722.

Brown, Stephen. “Theorising Kenya’s Protracted Transition to Democracy”. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, vol. 22, no. 3 (September 2004), pp. 325-342.

Brown, Stephen. “Deteriorating Human Security in Kenya: Domestic, Regional and Global Dimensions”. In J. Andrew Grant and Fredrik Söderbaum, eds. The New Regionalism in Africa. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2003, pp. 93-109.

Brown, Stephen. “Quiet Diplomacy and Recurring ‘Ethnic Clashes’ in Kenya”. In Chandra Lekha Sriram and Karin Wermester, eds. From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2003, pp. 69-100.

Brown, Stephen. “‘Con discriminación y represión, no hay democracia’: The Lesbian and Gay Movement in Argentina”. Latin American Perspectives, vol. 29, no. 2 (March 2002), pp. 119-138 • Abridged version published in Javier Corrales and Mario Pecheny, eds. The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America: A Reader on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010, pp. 86-101.

Brown, Stephen. “Authoritarian leaders and multiparty elections in Africa: how foreign donors help to keep Kenya’s Daniel arap Moi in power”. Third World Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 5 (October 2001), pp. 725-739.

Brown, Stephen. “Malawi: The Trouble with Democracy”. Southern Africa Report, vol. 15, no. 4 (November 2000), pp. 19-23.