International Forum for Democratic Studies Research Council Member

Jason Brownlee

University of Texas

Jason Brownlee is Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, where he researches and teaches about Middle East politics, U.S. foreign policy, and democratization. He graduated summa cum laude from Emory University and then received his doctorate in politics from Princeton University.

His second book, Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian Alliance, was published in 2012 by Cambridge University Press and is being translated into Arabic. Professor Brownlee’s scholarship has also appeared in World Politics, the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Political Science Quarterly, and other academic journals. In 2010–2011, he was a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. During 2012–2013, Professor Brownlee’s research was supported by a grant from the United States Institute of Peace.

Forum Publications

“Tracking the Arab Spring: Why the Modest Harvest?” co-authored with Tarek Masoud and Andrew ReynoldsJournal of Democracy (Oct. 2013) 

Related Publications

“Why the Modest Harvest of the Arab Spring?” co-authored with Tarek Masoud and Andrew ReynoldsThe Monkey Cage Blog Post (Oct. 21, 2013)