Dr Peter Clegg

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About me

Dr Peter Clegg is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations.
Peter achieved his BA in History and Politics and MSc in International Relations at the University of Southampton. He continued his studies at Southampton, achieving his PhD in 2000. Peter joined the staff at UWE soon after.
In 2004-05 Peter was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London. In 2009-10 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, and in 2013 and 2014 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute of South East Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden.
Peter has given advice on the Caribbean to the British and Jamaican governments, the UN, the UK Overseas Territories Association, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He is also co-editor of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics and on the editorial board of the journal The Round Table, The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.

Area of expertise

The international political economy of the Commonwealth Caribbean. 
Governance and development issues in non-independent territories. 
Small states in the international system. 
Trade relations in the Americas.

As well as his academic writing (see below) Peter provides contributions to political science annuals and encyclopedias, for example The Annual Register: A Record of World Events, founded and first edited by Edmund Burke. He is also a regular contributor on Caribbean politics for Oxford Analytica.

​Peter has organised several international conferences, and has presented papers in the UK, Europe, and the Americas.


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