Dr Craig Browne

Senior Lecturer
Coordinator Development Studies Program

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2665

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Biographical details

On leave in Semester 1, 2014
Craig Browne works in the area of critical social theory. He is currently finalising a book comparing influential contemporary social theories and extending his research into the relationship between recognition, symbolic power and social imaginaries. He has received funding for research comparing pragmatist notions of creative democracy with ideas of democratic creativity in contemporary French social and political thought. This research into creative democracy builds on his Ph.D. dissertation: Projects and Anticipations: a Comparative Analysis of Habermas’ and Giddens’ Conceptions of the Social.

Research interests

His research interests include social change, processes of global transformation, subjectivity, intersubjectivity and sociological perspectives on democracy.

Teaching and supervision

Current Teaching:

  • SCLG2601 Sociological Theory (Semester 1)
  • SCLG2612 Self and Society (Semester 2)
  • SCLG2616 Global Transformations (Semester 2)
  • SCLG2618 Violence, Imaginaries and Symbolic Power (Semester 1)
  • SCLG3601 Contemporary Sociological Theory (Semester 2)
  • SCLG6903 New Debates in Social Theory (Semester 1)
  • SSCP6900 Critical Perspectives on Development A (Semester 1)

Supervisions

Postgraduate supervisions
Rowan Savage: Dehumanising Language and Genocide
Doctor of Philosophy Department of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney

Stephanie Baker: Emotions and Collective Fusion
Doctor of Philosophy Department of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney

Mai Hansford: Activist Publics
Doctor of Philosophy Department of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney

Completed Postgraduate and Honours Supervisions
Hatice Beyza Ozel, Recognition and Redistribution in the Context of Globalization

Nathalie Hudson, A Denial of Rights in Australia's Policies of Asylum

Marija Jovanovic: From Conflation to Constraint: A Critical Realist Critique of Anthony Giddens's Theory of Structuration

Associations

Associate Board Member The Research Committee on Sociological Theory (RC16)

The International Sociological Association

2006-2010

Consultancies

Allen and Unwin Publishers 2003
The University of Technology Sydney 2004

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2004

  • Creative democracy: dimension or model; Browne C; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Browne, C., McGill, J. (2010). Violence in France and Australia: Disorder in the postcolonial welfare state. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Browne, C. (2010). Civil Solidarity and Social Struggles. In W. Ommundsen, M. Leach and A. Vandenburg (Eds.), Cultural Citizenship and the Challenges of Globalization, (pp. 67-80). Cresskill: Hampton Press, Inc.
  • Browne, C., Mar, P. (2010). Enacting half-positions: creative disrespect in the 2005 French riots. In Craig Browne and Justine McGill (Eds.), Violence in France and Australia: Disorder in the postcolonial welfare state, (pp. 200-222). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Browne, C., McGill, J. (2010). Violence and the postcolonial welfare state in France and Australia. In Craig Browne and Justine McGill (Eds.), Violence in France and Australia: Disorder in the postcolonial welfare state, (pp. 5-25). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Browne, C. (2010). Democratic Justice as Intersubjective Freedoms. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 101, 53-62. [More Information]
  • Pixley, J., Browne, C. (2010). Festschrift for Maria Markus. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 101, 3-5. [More Information]
  • Browne, C. (2010). Postmodernism, Ideology and Rationality. Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 64(251), 79-99.
  • Browne, C. (2009). Democracy, Religion and Revolution. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 99(1), 27-47.
  • Browne, C. (2009). Pragmatism and radical democracy. Critical Horizons, 10(1), 54-75.
  • Browne, C. (2008). The End of Immanent Critique? European Journal of Social Theory, 11(1), 5-24.
  • Browne, C. (2006). A Moral Order of Mutual Benefit. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 86(August), 114-125.
  • Browne, C. (2006). Democratic Paradigms and the Horizons of Democratization. Contretemps: an online journal of philosophy, 6(January), 43-58.
  • Browne, C., Mar, P. (2006). The French Riots: Events and Circumstances. Australian Mosaic, 13(1), 27-29.
  • Browne, C. (2005). Castoriadis on the Capitalist Imaginary. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 13, 282-298.
  • Browne, C. (2005). Hope, Critique, and Utopia. Critical Horizons, 6(1), 63-86.

Conferences

  • Browne, C. (2003). On social hope: reconciling normative principles and temporal practices. TASA 2003 Conference, Australia: Australian Sociological Association.
  • Browne, C. (2002). A New Nexus of Social Change. Social Change in the 21st Century Conference, http://www.socialchange.qut.edu.au/conferences/socialchange/2006proceedings.jsp: Centre for Social Change Research, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Browne, C. (2002). Deliberative Democracy and late modernity. Jubilee conference of the Australasian Political studies Association, Sydney: Australasian Political Studies Association.
  • Browne, C. (2001). An unrealised project: Remarks on Giddens' alternatives to Habermas' Social Theory. TASA 2001 Conference, Sydney: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Browne, C., Van Krieken, R., Edwards, K., Watson, V. (2001). Tasa 2001. TASA 2001, : World Scientific Publishing.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Browne, C. (2006). A Personal Memoir of the ISA World Congress 2006. Theory: The Newsletter of the Research Committee on Sociological Theory of the International Sociological Association Fall/Winter 2006.

2010

  • Browne, C. (2010). Civil Solidarity and Social Struggles. In W. Ommundsen, M. Leach and A. Vandenburg (Eds.), Cultural Citizenship and the Challenges of Globalization, (pp. 67-80). Cresskill: Hampton Press, Inc.
  • Browne, C. (2010). Democratic Justice as Intersubjective Freedoms. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 101, 53-62. [More Information]
  • Browne, C., Mar, P. (2010). Enacting half-positions: creative disrespect in the 2005 French riots. In Craig Browne and Justine McGill (Eds.), Violence in France and Australia: Disorder in the postcolonial welfare state, (pp. 200-222). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Pixley, J., Browne, C. (2010). Festschrift for Maria Markus. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 101, 3-5. [More Information]
  • Browne, C. (2010). Postmodernism, Ideology and Rationality. Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 64(251), 79-99.
  • Browne, C., McGill, J. (2010). Violence and the postcolonial welfare state in France and Australia. In Craig Browne and Justine McGill (Eds.), Violence in France and Australia: Disorder in the postcolonial welfare state, (pp. 5-25). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Browne, C., McGill, J. (2010). Violence in France and Australia: Disorder in the postcolonial welfare state. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2009

  • Browne, C. (2009). Democracy, Religion and Revolution. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 99(1), 27-47.
  • Browne, C. (2009). Pragmatism and radical democracy. Critical Horizons, 10(1), 54-75.

2008

  • Browne, C. (2008). The End of Immanent Critique? European Journal of Social Theory, 11(1), 5-24.

2006

  • Browne, C. (2006). A Moral Order of Mutual Benefit. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 86(August), 114-125.
  • Browne, C. (2006). A Personal Memoir of the ISA World Congress 2006. Theory: The Newsletter of the Research Committee on Sociological Theory of the International Sociological Association Fall/Winter 2006.
  • Browne, C. (2006). Democratic Paradigms and the Horizons of Democratization. Contretemps: an online journal of philosophy, 6(January), 43-58.
  • Browne, C., Mar, P. (2006). The French Riots: Events and Circumstances. Australian Mosaic, 13(1), 27-29.

2005

  • Browne, C. (2005). Castoriadis on the Capitalist Imaginary. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 13, 282-298.
  • Browne, C. (2005). Hope, Critique, and Utopia. Critical Horizons, 6(1), 63-86.

2003

  • Browne, C. (2003). On social hope: reconciling normative principles and temporal practices. TASA 2003 Conference, Australia: Australian Sociological Association.

2002

  • Browne, C. (2002). A New Nexus of Social Change. Social Change in the 21st Century Conference, http://www.socialchange.qut.edu.au/conferences/socialchange/2006proceedings.jsp: Centre for Social Change Research, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Browne, C. (2002). Deliberative Democracy and late modernity. Jubilee conference of the Australasian Political studies Association, Sydney: Australasian Political Studies Association.

2001

  • Browne, C. (2001). An unrealised project: Remarks on Giddens' alternatives to Habermas' Social Theory. TASA 2001 Conference, Sydney: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Browne, C., Van Krieken, R., Edwards, K., Watson, V. (2001). Tasa 2001. TASA 2001, : World Scientific Publishing.

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