Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill


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    Research interests

    Dr Hill's research examines and compares political processes, structures and cultures in contemporary North Africa and, increasingly, the wider Middle East. He recently completed a book for Edinburgh University Press entitled Democratisation in the Maghreb which draws on Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way’s democratisation model to chart and compare the political development of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania over the past 10 years.

    Biographical details

    Dr Hill joined King’s in 2005 after completing his PhD in the Department of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is an Associate Staff Member in the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London, a Visiting Fellow in the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a former Senior Associate Member of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is a member of the Board of Advisory Editors for the Middle East Journal and a Fellow of the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES). He has provided expert opinion on North Africa to a range of public and private organisations including the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence and Department for International Development, Sweden’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Energy Council.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy, Identity and Crisis in Algeria: A Postcolonial Critique of the Failed State Thesis, Aberystwyth University

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

    Master of Social Science, Aberystwyth University

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

    Bachelor of Social Science, Aberystwyth University

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1999


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