Colin Leys

Professor Emeritus


Political Studies

Arts and Science


Before coming to Queen's in 1975 Colin Leys taught at Balliol College, Oxford; Kivukoni College in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda; and the Universities of Sussex, Nairobi, and Sheffield. His work has primarily been on the theory and politics of development, with particular reference to Africa and the UK. His publications include European Politics in Southern Rhodesia (Oxford, 1959); Underdevelopment in Kenya;The Political Economy of Neocolonialism (James Currey and University of California Press, 1975); Politics in Britain (2nd edition, Verso, 1989); Namibia's Liberation Struggle; The Two-Edged Sword (with John S. Saul and others, James Currey, 1995); The Rise and Fall of Development Theory (James Currey, 1996); The End of Parliamentary Socialism (with Leo Panitch, Verso, 1997); and Market Driven-Politics: Neoliberal Democracy and the Public Interest (Verso, 2001).