All my research has been preoccupied with understanding the forms of power in capitalism, with a particular interest around the nexus between material and symbolic power. Empirical work which investigates these larger tendencies is focused on three areas of global political economy: (1) trade (WTO; NGOs and trade policy); (2) finance (City of London institutional politics); and (3) ideology (neoliberalism, the politics of managerialism). My disciplinary location is within international political economy and international political sociology.
I am the author of Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization (Oxford, 2013) and Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2016). I have published in Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, International Political Sociology, and Millennium: Journal of International Studies, among others. I received a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (ESRC Funded).
Latest article: 'Historicizing the Ideology of "the Market"' Competition & Change, Published online April 14, 2021.
Recent article: 'Introduction: The Political Economy of Managerialism' (with Samuel Knafo), Review of International Political Economy, 27 (2020), 4, 763-779. (Part of a Co-Edited Special Issue on ‘The Political Economy of Managerialism’).
Recent article: 'The Rise of Managerialism in International NGOs', Review of International Political Economy, 27 (2020), 4, 970-994.
Recent article: 'Professionalizing Protest: Scientific Capital and Advocacy in Trade Politics', International Political Sociology, 12 (2018), 1, 233–255.
Recent book chapter: 'Neoliberalism', in Shaw, T. M. et al (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
Collective book project: Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary (Oxford University Press, 2018).
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