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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

Christ’s College


International prestige, status, and hierarchy; rules and rule-following in world politics; restraint; historical sociology of international law


Key publications: 

Brake, John, “Review: Rebel City: Hong Kong's Year of Water and Fire,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs, forthcoming.

 Brake, John, “North Korea and the ban treaty: two sides of the same coin,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (19 July 2017):


Thesis Title: Prestige and the Restraint of Power in International Relations
Supervisor: Professor Jason Sharman
 John  Brake