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Dr. Adam David Morton
Present Position Associate Professor

Co-Director, Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice

School of Politics and International Relations

University of Nottingham

Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Email: Adam.Morton@nottingham.ac.uk

Tel: 0115 951 4866 / Fax: 0115 951 4859
Visiting Fellowships

2008 Mexico Solidarity Network (msn) Guest Professor

A six week study abroad program based in Mexico (San Cristóbal, Chiapas and Mexico City) teaching on ‘Mexican Social Movements—Theory and Practice’, focused on indigenous and urban social movements in Mexico, namely the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (ezln) and the Frente Popular Francisco Villa Independiente (fpfv-i).

2008 Latin American Perspectives Visiting Fellow

University of California, Riverside

P.O. Box 5900

Riverside, ca 92517-5900

United States of America

2004 Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales e Historia

Universidad de Américas (udla) Puebla

Sta. Catarina Mártir, Cholula

72820 Puebla, México


Previous Appointments


    1. Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Department of Politics and International Relations

Lancaster University



    1. Postdoctoral Fellow

Economic and Social Research Council (esrc)

Department of International Politics

University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Higher Education


    1. Doctor of Philosophy (Awarded unconditionally)

Department of International Politics

University of Wales, Aberystwyth



    1. Master’s (Distinction) International Relations

Staffordshire University

    1. B.A. Honours (First Class) International Relations

Staffordshire University

Research Publications

Books and Special Journal Issues

6. Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development. Lanham, md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011, 320 pp. ‘Critical Currents in Latin American Perspective Series’. isbn: 978-0-7425-5489-4 (hbk).

5. Approaching Passive Revolutions, Special issue of Capital & Class, 34:3 (2010).

4. Unravelling Gramsci: Hegemony and Passive Revolution in the Global Political Economy. London: Pluto Press/Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007, 254 pp. ‘Reading Gramsci Series’. isbn: 0-7453-2384-7 (pbk); 0-7453-2385-5 (hbk).

Translated into Turkish as Gramsci'yi Çözümlemek: Küresel Politik İktisatta Hegemonya ve Pasif Devrim, trans. Barış İnce. Kalkedon Yayınları, 2011.



3. Global Restructuring, State, Capital and Labour: Contesting neo-Gramscian Perspectives. London: Palgrave, 2006, 237 pp. ‘ipe Series’ [co-author with Andreas Bieler, Werner Bonefeld and Peter Burnham]. isbn: 1-4039-9232-0 (hbk).

2. Images of Gramsci: Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations. London: Routledge, 2006, 186 pp. No.21 in the ‘Routledge / ripe Series in Global Political Economy’ [co-editor with Andreas Bieler]. isbn: 0-415-36670-4 (hbk).

1. Social Forces in the Making of the New Europe: The Restructuring of European Social Relations in the Global Political Economy. Foreword by Robert W. Cox. London: Palgrave, 2001, 244 pp. ‘ipe Series’ [co-editor with Andreas Bieler]. isbn: 0-333-92067-8 (pbk); 0-333-91321-3 (hbk).

Refereed Journal Articles

31. ‘Uneven and Combined Development and Unequal Exchange: the second wind of neoliberal “free trade”?’, Globalizations, 11:1 (2014): forthcoming [with Andreas Bieler].

30. ‘The Limits of Sociological Marxism?’, Historical Materialism, 2013: forthcoming. first published as a major article in turkish translation as ‘Sosyolojik Marksizmin Sınırları?’, Praksis, 27 (2012): forthcoming.

29. ‘Failed State Status and the War on Drugs in Mexico’, Global Dialogue, 13:1 (2011), electronic journal of the Centre for World Dialogue, www.worlddialogue.org.

28. ‘The Continuum of Passive Revolution’, Capital & Class, 34:3 (2010): 315-42.

27. ‘Acorns and Fruit: from totalisation to periodisation in the critique of capitalism’, Capital & Class, 34:1 (2010): 25-37 [co-authored with Andreas Bieler and Ian Bruff].

26. ‘Reflections on Uneven Development: Mexican Revolution, Primitive Accumulation, Passive Revolution’, Latin American Perspectives, 37:1 (2010): 7-34.

25. ‘The Deficits of Discourse in ipe: turning base metal into gold?’, International Studies Quarterly, 52:1 (2008): 103-28 [with Andreas Bieler].

24. ‘Global Capitalism and the Peasantry in Latin America: the recomposition of class struggle’, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 34:3-4 (2007): 441-73.

23. ‘Disputing the Geopolitics of the States-System and Global Capitalism’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 20:4 (2007): 597-615.



22. ‘A Geopolítica do sistema de estados e o capitalismo global en questão’, Revista de Sociologia e Política, 29 (2007): 45-62. a portuguese (brazil) translation of ‘disputing the geopolitics of the states-system and global capitalism’, cambridge review of international affairs, 20:4 (2007): 597-615.

21. ‘Waiting for Gramsci: State Formation, Passive Revolution and the International’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 35:3 (2007): 597-621.

20. ‘Unquestioned Answers / Unanswered Questions in ipe: A rejoinder to “non-Marxist” historical materialism’, Politics, 27:2 (2007): 132-6. this is a reply piece to: Randall D. Germain, ‘“Critical” Political Economy, Historical Materialism and Adam Morton’, Politics, 27:2 (2007): 127-31.

19. ‘The Grimly Comic Riddle of Hegemony in ipe: where is class struggle?’, Politics, 26:1 (2006): 62-72.

18. ‘A Double Reading of Gramsci: Beyond the Logic of Contingency’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 8:4 (2005): 439-53.

17. ‘The “failed state” of International Relations’, New Political Economy, 10:3 (2005): 371-9.

16. ‘The Age of Absolutism: Capitalism, the Modern State and International Relations’, Review of International Studies, 31:3 (2005): 495-517.



15. ‘Change within Continuity: The Political Economy of Democratic Transition in Mexico’, New Political Economy, 10:2 (2005): 181-202.

14. ‘“Another Europe is Possible”?: Labour and Social Movements at the European Social Forum’, Globalizations, 1:2 (2004): 303-26 [with Andreas Bieler].

13. ‘From “rogue” to “failed” states?: The fallacy of short termism’, Politics, 24:3 (2004): 169-80 [with Pinar Bilgin]. awarded the 2004 political studies association prize for best article published in politics.

12. ‘Unthinking Materialism?’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 6:2 (2004): 238-40 [with Andreas Bieler].

11. ‘A Critical Theory Route to Hegemony, World Order and Historical Change: neo-Gramscian Perspectives in International Relations’, Capital & Class, Issue 82 (2004): 85-113 [with Andreas Bieler]

10. ‘New Follies of the State of Globalisation Debate’, Review of International Studies, 30:1 (2004): 133-47

9. ‘Structural Change and Neoliberalism in Mexico: “passive revolution” in the global political economy’, Third World Quarterly, 24:4 (2003): 631-53.

8. ‘Globalisation, the State and Class Struggle: A “Critical Economy” Engagement with Open Marxism’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 5:4 (2003): 467-99 [with Andreas Bieler].

7. ‘Social Forces in the Struggle over Hegemony: neo-Gramscian Perspectives in International Political Economy’, Rethinking Marxism, 15:2 (2003): 153-79.

6. ‘Historicising Gramsci: situating ideas in and beyond their context’, Review of International Political Economy, 10:1 (2003): 118-46.

5. ‘The Social Function of Carlos Fuentes: a critical intellectual or in the “Shadow of the State”?’, Bulletin of Latin American Research, 22:1 (2003): 27-51.

4. ‘“La Resurrección del Maíz”: Globalisation, Resistance and the Zapatistas’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 31:1 (2002): 27-54.

3. ‘Historicising Representations of “Failed States”: Beyond the Cold War Annexation of the Social Sciences’, Third World Quarterly, 23:1 (2002): 55-80 [with Pinar Bilgin].

2. ‘The Gordian Knot of Agency-Structure in International Relations: A neo-Gramscian Perspective’, European Journal of International Relations, 7:1 (2001): 5-35 [with Andreas Bieler].

1. ‘On Gramsci’, Politics, 19:1 (1999), 1-8.

Book Chapters, Reports, Symposia

23. ‘Türkiye’de Pasif Devrim ve Hegemonya: Kavramsal Bir Yanılsama mı?’, Felsefelogos, forthcoming.

22. ‘A idade do Absolutism: capitalismo, o estado-sistema moderno e relações internacionais’, in Alberto Aggio, Luiz Sérgio Henriques and Giuseppe Vacca (eds) Usos contemporâneos de Gramsci. Brasília: Fundação Astrojildo Pereira. fap, 2012: forthcoming.

21. ‘Travelling with Gramsci: the spatiality of passive revolution’, in Michael Ekers, Gillian Hart, Stefan Kipfer and Alex Loftus (eds) Gramscian Geographies: Space, Ecology, Politics. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 forthcoming. isbn: 978-1444339703.

20. ‘Geopolitik und passive Revolution’ in Benjamin Opratko and Oliver Prausmüller (eds) Gramsci Global: Neogramscianische Perspektiven in der Internationalen Politischen Ökonomie. Argument Verlag Gmbh, 2012, pp. 184-203. isbn: 978-3867543101.

19. ‘Social Forces in the Struggle over Hegemony: neo-Gramscian Perspectives in International Political Economy’, in Marcus Green (ed.) Rethinking Gramsci. London: Routledge, 2011. isbn: 978-0-41577-973-9.

18. ‘The Gordian Knot of Agency-Structure in International Relations: A neo-Gramscian Perspective’, in Mike O’Donnell (ed.) Structure and Agency, 4 vol. set. London: Sage, 2010 [with Andreas Bieler]. Reprinted from European Journal of International Relations, 7:1 (2001): 5-35. isbn: 978-1-84860-031-7.

17. ‘The Geopolitics of Passive Revolution’, in Alexander Anievas (ed.) Marxism and World Politics: Contesting Global Capitalism. London: Routledge, 2010,. isbn: 978-0-4154-7803-8.

16. ‘Poststructuralism and the Randomisation of History: the “taboo” of historical materialism’, in Cerwyn Moore and Chris Farrands (eds) International Relations Theory and Philosophy: Interpretive Dialogues. London: Routledge, 2009, pp. 157-71 [with Andreas Bieler]. isbn: 978-0-4154-6226-6.

15. ‘The Gordian Knot of Agency-Structure in International Relations: A neo-Gramscian Perspective’, in Stephen Chan and Cerwyn Moore (eds) Approaches to International Relations, 4 vol. set edition. London: Sage Publications, 2009 [with Andreas Bieler]. Reprinted from European Journal of International Relations, 7:1 (2001): 5-35. isbn: 978-1-8478-7405-4.

14. ‘Sho-kokka sisutemu no chisei-gaku oyobi gurōbaru shihonshugi wo ronzuru’ [translated by Maruyama Shigeki], in Koichi Ohara (ed.) Guramushi botsugo 70-shunen kinen shimpojūmu hatsugen pēpā-shū. Tokyo: Guramushi-kai, 2007, pp. 46-60.

13. ‘Peasants as Subaltern Agents in Latin America: Neoliberalism, Resistance, and the Power of the Powerless’, in John M. Hobson and Leonard Seabrooke (eds) Everyday Politics of the World Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 120-38. isbn: 978-0-521-70163-1.

12. ‘L’era dell’assolutismo: capitalismo, Stato moderno e relazioni internazionali’, in Giuseppe Vacca e Giancarlo Schirru (a cura di), Studi Gramsciani nel Mondo, 2000-2005. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2007, pp. 295-319. isbn: 978-88-15-11822-6.

11. ‘Canalising Resistance: the historical continuities and contrasts of “alter-globalist” movements at the European Social Forums’, in Andrew Gamble et al., (eds) Labour, the State, Social Movements and the Challenge of Neo-liberal Globalisation. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007, pp. 204-22 [with Andreas Bieler]. isbn: 978-0-7190-7586-5.

10. ‘Rethinking “State Failure”: the Political Economy of Security’, in Tobias Debiel (ed.) Coming to Grips with ‘State Failure’: Critical Perspectives on Misunderstood Realities, No.84 (Duisburg: University of Duisburg-Essen, 2007) [with Pinar Bilgin]; available at http://inef.uni-due.de/page/englisch/start.html from the Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (inef) / Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisberg-Essen.

9. ‘Neo-Gramscianische Perspektiven’, in Siegfried Schieder und Manuela Spindler (eds) Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen, Second Edition. Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich & Farmington Hills, 2006, pp. 353-79 [with Andreas Bieler]. isbn: 3-8252-2315-1.

8. ‘A Double Reading of Gramsci: Beyond the Logic of Contingency’, in Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton (eds) Images of Gramsci: Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations. London: Routledge, 2006, pp. 45-59. isbn: 0-415-36670-4.

7. ‘Introduction: International Relations as Political Theory’ [with Andreas Bieler], in Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton (eds) Images of Gramsci: Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations. London: Routledge, 2006, pp. xv-xxiv. isbn: 0-415-36670-4.

6. ‘La era del absolutismo: capitalismo, el moderno sistema de Estados y las relaciones internacionales’, in Dora Kanoussi (ed.) Poder y hegemonía hoy: Gramsci en la era global. México d.f.: Plaza y Valdes Editorés, 2004, pp. 145-72. isbn: 970-722-311-1.

5. ‘The Anti-Globalisation Movement: Juggernaut or Jalopy?’, in Henry Veltmeyer (ed.) Globalization and Antiglobalization: Dynamics of Change in the New World Order. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2004, pp. 155-68. isbn: 0-7546-3489-2.

4. ‘Introduction: Neo-Gramscian Perspectives in International Political Economy and the Relevance to European Integration’, [with Andreas Bieler] in Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton (eds) Social Forces in the Making of the New Europe: The Restructuring of European Social Relations in the Global Political Economy. London: Palgrave, 2001, pp. 3-24. isbn: 0-333-92067-8.

3. ‘The Sociology of Theorising and neo-Gramscian Perspectives: The Problems of “School” Formation in ipe’, in Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton (eds) Social Forces in the Making of the New Europe: The Restructuring of European Social Relations in the Global Political Economy. London: Palgrave, 2001, pp. 25-43. isbn: 0-333-92067-8.

2. ‘Conclusion: Thinking About Future European Social Relations’, [with Andreas Bieler] in Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton (eds) Social Forces in the Making of the New Europe: The Restructuring of European Social Relations in the Global Political Economy. London: Palgrave, 2001, pp. 207-17. isbn: 0-333-92067-8.

1. ‘Mexico, Neoliberal Restructuring and the ezln: A neo-Gramscian Analysis’, in Barry K. Gills (ed.) Globalisation and the Politics of Resistance. London: Macmillan, 2000, pp. 255-79. isbn: 0-333-97030-6.



Work-in-Progress

Books



Global Capitalism, Class Struggle and World Order: Rethinking Historical Materialism, co-authored book project with Andreas Bieler to be submitted to the ‘Themes in Global Social Change Series’ with The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Antonio Gramsci and the Lyons Theses, co-authored book project with Derek Boothman, to be submitted to the ‘Historical Materialism Book Series’ with Brill.

Refereed Journal Articles

‘The War on Drugs in Mexico: a failed state?’, submitted to Third World Quarterly (May 2012).

‘The will-o’-the-wisp of the Transnational State’ [with Andreas Bieler], to be submitted to Historical Materialism (June 2012).

‘Axis of Evil or Access to Diesel?: Spaces of New Imperialism and the Iraq War’ [with Andreas Bieler], to be submitted to Antipode (June 2012).

‘The Architecture of Passive Revolution: Society, State and Space in Modern Mexico’, to be submitted to the Journal of Latin American Studies (August 2012).

Scholarships, Research Grants, Awards and Prizes

2012 Independent Social Research Foundation (isrf) Mid-Career Fellowship application for the project ‘Spaces of Indigenous Politics and Uneven Development in Latin America’: £59,475 [decision pending].

2012 Winner of a Dearing Award that, since 1999, recognises the outstanding achievements of University of Nottingham staff in enhancing the student learning experience. Since its inception, over 150 members of staff from a range of different staff groups have received an award, many of whom have been nominated by the students they teach and support. A Dearing Award is highly valued within the University of Nottingham and acknowledges the world-class input of staff in creating a student learning environment which is nurturing on the one hand, but, on the other, is challenging, creative and innovative.

2012 Nominated for the Political Studies Association (psa) W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize for the Best Book Published in Political Science in 2011 for Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

2012 Nominated for the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize for Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

2012 Nominated for the Marxist Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association for the Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award for Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

2012 Shortlisted for the British International Studies Association (bisa) International Political Economy Group (ipeg) Book Prize for Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

2012 Nominated for the British International Studies Association (bisa) Susan Strange Book Prize for Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

2012 Nominated for the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association for the Barrington Moore Book Award for Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

2012 Nominated for the Centre for Advanced International Theory (cait) Book Prize for Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

2011 Nominated for the Giuseppe Sormani International Prize at the Fondazione Istituto Piemontese Antonio Gramsci for Unravelling Gramsci: Hegemony and Passive Revolution in the Global Political Economy (Pluto Press, 2007).

2011 Integrating Global Society (igs) Research Priority Group seed corn funding for the project ‘Spaces of Indigenous Politics and Uneven Development in Latin America’. Award: £4,000 (Principal Investigator).

2011 Leverhulme Research Programme Grant — Science and Politics [RP2011-SP-013], ‘Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities’. Award: £1,656,329. Principal Applicant: Prof. Paul Martin (Institute for Science and Society). My role was as a team member in drafting, along with project leaders Dr. Susanne Seymour and Dr. Kate Millar (both School of Geography), the proposal on ‘Framing “food security” in the uk: policy-science intersections’.

2011 Lipman-Miliband Trust award to support the travel and accommodation expenses of an invitee from the Mexico Solidarity Network (msn) to attend the ‘Education and Social Change in Latin America’ workshop (1-2 July 2010). Award: £1,000.

2011 Centre for Advanced Studies (cas) Highfield Fellowship, Nomination of Professor Gerardo Otero (Simon Fraser University). Award: £6,082.

2011 ‘The Framing of Global Food Security: Regional Comparisons and Responses’. Award £1,000 (Lead Applicant).

2010 Santander Travel Research Fund to support field research on the production of space and resistance linked to civic monuments in Mexico City. Award: £2,000.

2009 British International Studies Association (bisa) International Political Economy Group (ipeg) Conference Funding for the ‘The Pink Tide: Reconfiguring Politics, Power and Political Economy in the Americas?’ conference, University of Nottingham/uk (22-24 January 2010) (with Sara Motta). Award: £2,000.

2009 Economic and Social Research Council (esrc) Research Grant ‘Global, Capitalism, Class Struggle and World Order: rethinking historical materialism’ (Reference: ris34965 [es/h008918/1]): £332,691.48 (with Andreas Bieler) [unsuccessful].

2008 Shortlisted for the British International Studies Association (bisa) International Political Economy Group (ipeg) Book Prize for Unravelling Gramsci: Hegemony and Passive Revolution in the Global Political Economy (Pluto Press, 2007).

2008 British Academy Small Research Grant Award (Reference: sg-51929) for ‘Antonio Gramsci and the Lyon Theses’ (with Derek Boothman). Award: £7,445.

2007 Nominated for the Giuseppe Sormani International Prize at the Fondazione Istituto Piemontese Antonio Gramsci for Images of Gramsci: Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations (Routledge, 2006).



2007 Nominated for the Giuseppe Sormani International Prize by the Fondazione Istituto Piemontese Antonio Gramsci for ‘The Age of Absolutism: Capitalism, the Modern State and International Relations’, Review of International Studies, 31:3 (2005): 495-517.

2007 Economic and Social Research Council (esrc) ‘Contesting Production and Consumption: towards a mapping of “global civil society”’ (Reference: ris30281 [es/f031807/1]): £893,331.59 (with Andreas Bieler and Simon Tormey) [unsuccessful].

2007 University of Nottingham Humanities Research Centre (hrc) Small Research Grant (Code: A2RTR2): £350 to support the workshop ‘Global Restructuring, State, Capital and Labour’, Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (cssgj), University of Nottingham (12 October 2007) co-organised with Andreas Bieler.

2007 University of Nottingham Research Innovation Services (ris), Research Leave Fund. Award: £11,000 (Code: SLF4051).

2007 University of Nottingham Humanities and Social Sciences Strategy Group (hsssg), Strategic Funds Initiative. Award: £7,500 (with Simon Tormey and Alf Nilsen) to support the project ‘Social Movements in the Developing World’ (Code: A2RV55).

2006 University of Nottingham Humanities and Social Sciences Strategy Group (hsssg), Strategic Funds Initiative. Award: £6,000 (with Simon Tormey and Andreas Bieler) to support the project ‘Global Civil Society’ (A2RCX1).

2006 University of Nottingham Humanities Research Centre (hrc) Overseas Conference Fund Award (Code: A2RT84). Award: £430 to support the presentation of ‘Waiting for Gramsci: State Formation, Passive Revolution and the International’, at the Rethinking Marxism 2006 Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst/us (26-28 October 2006).

2006 University of Nottingham Humanities Research Centre (hrc) Overseas Conference Fund Award (Code: A2RT21). Award: £500 to support the presentation of ‘Mexican Revolution, Primitive Accumulation, Passive Revolution’, at the 47th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (isa), San Diego/us (22-25 March 2006).

2005 Lancaster University Research Committee, Small Grant Award (Reference: PLA7621). Award: £5,990 to support the project ‘The Political Economy of “Failed States”: Team Janus’.

2004 Political Studies Association (psa) prize for the best article published in Politics for ‘From “rogue” to “failed” states? The fallacy of short-termism’, Vol.24, No.3, 2004, co-authored with Pinar Bilgin.

2004 Nominated for the Giuseppe Sormani International Prize by the Fondazione Istituto Piemontese Antonio Gramsci for ‘Historicising Gramsci: situating ideas in and beyond their context’, Review of International Political Economy, 10:1 (2003): 118-46.

2003 Images of Gramsci: Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations, Special Workshop (24-25 October 2003). Award: £5,600.

[bisa Special Workshops, psa Seminar Scheme, ipeg/bisa Conference Support, Lancaster University, University of Nottingham]

2001-2002 Economic and Social Research Council (esrc)

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Reference: T026271041). Award: £26,754.

1999 (December) British International Studies Association (bisa) conference bursary award

1999 (Jan-April) Guest Scholar at the Centre for us-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego

1996-1999 Economic and Social Research Council (esrc) Ph.D. Studentship (Reference: R0042963410)

1995-1996 Economic and Social Research Council (esrc)

MA Advanced Course—Pool Award—Studentship (Reference: K00429513625)



Conference Papers, Invited Presentations, Roundtables

41. ‘The Architecture of Passive Revolution: Society, State and Space in Modern Mexico’, Paper to be presented at 48th Annual Society of Latin American Studies (slas) Conference at the University of Sheffield (18-20 April 2012).

40. ‘Uneven and Combined Development and Unequal Exchange: the second wind of neoliberal “free trade”?’, Paper presented at the workshop on ‘Trade Unions, Free Trade and the Problem of Transnational Solidarity’ at the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (cssgj), University of Nottingham (2-3 December 2011) and at the Integrating Global Society (igs) workshop ‘Globalisations: The Return of History or the End of the Future?’, University of Nottingham (27 January 2012).

39. Desarrollo desigual y revolución/restauración en Mexico’, Paper presented to the Centro de Estudios Sociológicos in the Facultad de Ciencas Políticas y Sociales at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (unam), México (17 November 2011).

38. ‘Axis of Evil or Access to Diesel?: Spaces of New Imperialism and the Iraq War’, Paper presented at the 8th Annual Historical Materialism Conference, ‘Spaces of Capital, Moments of Struggle’, soas/London (10-13 November 2011) [with Andreas Bieler].

37. ‘A Critique of Passive Revolution in Turkey: The Limits of Sociological Marxism’, Paper presented as a specially-invited speaker at the conference ‘Religion, Civil Society and Political Society in Gramsci’, Büyükada, Istanbul (7-9 October 2011).

36. ‘Contesting Failed State Status and the War on Drugs in Mexico’, Paper presented as a specially-invited speaker at the international workshop ‘Neoliberal Crisis Management and the Reorganisation of Global Capitalism’, Simon Fraser University/Vancouver (9-10 September 2011).

35. ‘Travelling with Gramsci: the spatiality of passive revolution’, Paper presented as a plenary speaker at iv Seminário Cientifíco Internacional: ‘Teoria Política do Socialismo: Antônio Gramsci na Periferia’, Universidad Estadual Paulista “Julio de Mesquita Filho” (unesp)/Marília, Brazil (15-19 August 2011) and at the Seminário Internacional Comemorativo dos 120 anos de Nascimento de Antonio Gramsci: ‘Gramsci Histórico’, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (unirio)/Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (23-24 August 2011).

34. ‘The will-o’-the-wisp of the Transnational State’, Paper presented at the International Studies Association (isa) Annual Convention, Montreal (16-19 March 2011) [with Andreas Bieler].

33. ‘Producing Uneven Development: State Formation, Capital Accumulation and Industrialisation in Latin America’, Paper presented at the Standing Group of International Relations (sgir) 7th Pan-European International Relations Conference, Stockholm (7-9 September 2010).

32. ‘Antonio Gramsci and the Lyon Theses: The Dialectics of Living History’, Paper presented at the 6th annual Historical Materialism Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies/London (27-29 November 2009); at the workshop ‘New Insights into Gramsci’s Life and Work’, University of London (28 May 2010); and at the Manchester Workshop in Political Theory (1-3 September 2010).

31. ‘Travelling with Gramsci: the spatiality of passive revolution’, Paper presented as a specially-invited speaker at the workshop on ‘Gramscian Geographies’, Royal Holloway University of London (8-9 January 2009).

30. Specially invited speaker at the workshop ‘International Relations and the Politics of Discourse’, hosted by the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex (30 April 2008).

29. ‘Reflections on Uneven Development: Mexican Revolution, Primitive Accumulation, Passive Revolution’, Paper presented as the inaugural ‘Latin American Perspectives Fellow’ to the Latin American Studies Program at the University of California, Riverside (23 January 2008) and at the 5th annual Historical Materialism Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies/London (7-9 November 2008).

28. Specially invited speaker at the conference ‘Antonio Gramsci’s Revolutionary Legacy’, hosted by the journal International Socialism, London School of Economics (12 May 2007) and at the Augustine United Church, Edinburgh (6 October 2007).

27. ‘Disputing the Geopolitics of the States-System and Global Capitalism’, Paper presented at the 3rd International Gramsci Society Conference ‘Antonio Gramsci: A Sardinian in the “Vast and Terrible World”’, Cagliari/Sardinia (3-6 May 2007); at the bisa Working Group on Historical Sociology and ir workshop on ‘The Postcolonial in World Politics’, Queen Mary, University of London (7 June 2007); at the 4th European Consortium for Political Research (ecpr) General Conference, Pisa/Italy (6-8 September 2007); and at the 4th annual Historical Materialism Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies/London (9-11 November 2007).

26. ‘Unravelling Gramsci and the North/South Question of Uneven Development’, Paper presented to the Research Seminar Series in the Department of Government at the University of Manchester (14 February 2007) and as a specially-invited plenary speaker at the 3rd Hegemony Workshop ‘Globalisation and the Historical Bloc’ organised by the ‘Citizens, States, and Power Research Strength’ cluster within the School of History and Politics, at the University of Wollongong/Australia (27-28 November 2007).

25. Discussant on the roundtable ‘Critical Theories of Political Economy’, at the 31st Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (bisa), University of Cork/Ireland (18-20 December 2006).

24. ‘Waiting for Gramsci: State Formation, Passive Revolution and the International’, Paper presented at the 35th Anniversary Conference of Millennium: Journal of International Studies: ‘Theory of “the international” Today’, London School of Economics (21-22 October 2006) and at the 6th Rethinking Marxism International Conference, University of Massachusetts/Amherst (26-28 October 2006).

23. ‘Gramsci and the North/South Question of Uneven Development’, Paper presented at the 2nd ‘Gramsci in History’ Seminar Series, University of East Anglia, Norwich (19 July 2006).

22. ‘Mexican Revolution, Primitive Accumulation, Passive Revolution’, Paper presented at the 47th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego/California (22-25 March 2006); at the Annual Conference of the Society of Latin American Studies, University of Nottingham (31 March-2 April 2006); at the ‘Logics of Sovereignty ― Theory and History’ Workshop, co-hosted by the bisa Historical Sociology working group and the Sovereignty and Its Discontents (said) working group at the University of Oxford (12 May 2006); and on the panel ‘The International in the National: Theories and Histories’, at the 31st Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (bisa), University of Cork/Ireland (18-20 December 2006).

21. ‘Waiting for Gramsci: State Formation, Passive Revolution and the International System’, Specially invited presentation to the Political Economy Workshop in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield (8 February 2006) and to the Research Seminar Series in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews (27 February 2006).

20. ‘Globalisation, Security, and “State Failure”’, Paper to be presented on the panel ‘Trajectories of State Failure’ at the World International Studies Committee (wisc) conference, Bilgi University, İstanbul/Turkey (24-27 August 2005) and the 47th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego/California (22-25 March 2006) [with Pinar Bilgin].

19. ‘The grimly comic riddle of hegemony in ipe: where is class struggle?’, Specially invited presentation to the International Relations Theory Group at the University of Birmingham (9 May 2005).

18. ‘From “rogue” to “failed” states? The fallacy of short-termism’, Paper presented at the conference ‘Security Bytes’, Lancaster University (17-19 July 2004) [with Pinar Bilgin].

17. ‘Canalising Resistance: the historical continuities and contrasts of “alter-globalist” movements at the European Social Forum’, Paper presented at the ‘Labour Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Employment, States, Capital’ Conference, Political Economy Research Centre, University of Sheffield (1-3 July 2004) [with Andreas Bieler].

16. ‘Beyond Habermas’, Concluding reflections presented at the conference ‘Habermas and International Relations: A Useful Dialogue?’, European Research Institute, University of Birmingham (7 May 2004).

15. ‘The Deficits of Discourse in ipe: turning base metal into gold?’, Paper presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Montréal/Canada (17-20 March 2004); at the 30th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association, University of St. Andrews/Scotland (19-21 December 2005); and at the 4th Historical Materialism Annual Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies/London (9-11 November 2007) [with Andreas Bieler].

14. Convenor of the Roundtable ‘The Future of the Capitalist State: Putting Bob Jessop in His Place?’ at the 28th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association, University of Birmingham (15-17 December 2003).

13. ‘The “failed state” of International Relations’, Specially invited paper presented at ‘The Discipline of Development’ Conference, Graduate School of International Development Studies, Roskilde University/Denmark (30-31 October 2003).

12. ‘The Age of Absolutism: Capitalism, the Modern States-System and International Relations’, Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Gramscian Studies, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (buap), Puebla/México (7-10 October 2003); the ‘Images of Gramsci: Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations’ Conference, University of Nottingham (24-25 October 2003); and the 28th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association, University of Birmingham (15-17 December 2003).

11. ‘“Another Europe is Possible”?: Labour and social movements at the European Social Forum’, Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association Labour Movements Group, University of Salford (4 July 2003) and the 28th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association, University of Birmingham (15-17 December 2003) [with Andreas Bieler].

10. ‘Change within Continuity: The Political Economy of Democratic Transition in Mexico’, Paper presented at: 1) the Special Workshop ‘Mexico: The Fox Administration and the Future’, Institute of Latin American Studies, London (7 June 2002); 2) the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation Seminar Series, University of Warwick (24 June 2002); 3) the Annual Conference of the Society of Latin American Studies, Manchester (11-13 April 2003); 4) as Guest Speaker at the Universidad Iberoamericana de Puebla/México (21 May 2003); 5) as Guest Speaker at the División de Estudios de Posgrado y Centro de Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (unam), Mexico City/México (11 June 2004); and 6) at the xxv International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas (7-9 October 2004).

9. ‘The Juggernaut or Jalopy of Globalisation?: reflections on the “travelling circus” of anti-globalisation resistance’, Paper presented at ‘The Politics of Protest in the Age of Globalisation’ Special Workshop, University of Sussex (26-27 September 2002).

8. ‘Globalisation, the State and Resistance: A “Critical Economy” Engagement with Open Marxism’, Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association, Edinburgh (17-19 December 2001) and the 43rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New Orleans (24-27 March 2002) [with Andreas Bieler].

7. ‘Historicising Representations of “Failed States”: Beyond the Cold War Annexation of the Social Sciences?’, Paper presented at the conference ‘The Global Constitution of “Failed States”: The Consequences of a New Imperialism’, University of Sussex (18-20 April 2001) and the 26th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association, Edinburgh (17-19 December 2001) [with Pinar Bilgin].

6. ‘“La Resurrección del Maíz”: Some Aspects of Globalisation, Resistance and the Zapatista Question’, Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Chicago (20-24 February 2001).

5. Discussant on the roundtable ‘Globalisation and the Politics of Resistance’ at the 42nd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Chicago (20-24 February 2001).

4. ‘The Gordian Knot of Agency-Structure in ir: A neo-Gramscian Perspective’, Paper presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association, umist/Manchester (20-22 December 1999) [with Andreas Bieler].

3. ‘Labels on Lapels: Why There is No neo-Gramscian School and Why it Matters’, Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association, University of Sussex (14-16 December 1998).

2. ‘Mexico, Neoliberal Restructuring and the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (ezln): A neo-Gramscian Analysis’, Paper presented at the Postgraduate Institute of Latin American Studies (pilas) Conference, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool (6 December 1997).

1. ‘The Affinities of Robert W. Cox: A Critical Decade?’, Paper presented at the bisa Critical ir Theory Group Annual Workshop, City University of London (24 October 1997).



PhD students

Since my arrival at the University of Nottingham, I have been centrally involved in the principal/second supervision of the following Ph.D. students:



  1. Chi Zhang (2006-2009) ‘The Domestic Dynamics of China’s Energy Diplomacy: The Interaction of National and Corporate Interests’. Second supervisor.

  2. Chris Hesketh (2006-2010) ‘Spaces of Capital / Spaces of Resistance: Mexico and the Global Political Economy’. esrc funded. Principal supervisor. Nominated for the Political Studies Association (psa) Sir Ernest Barker Prize in Political Theory (2011).

  3. Chris Wood (2006-2010) ‘Social Capital and the Third Way in Britain and Australia’. esrc funded. Second supervisor. Winner of the Political Studies Association (psa) Sir Walter Bagehot Prize in Government and Public Administration (2011).

  4. Jennifer Martinez (2007-2011) ‘The Comités de Tierra Urbana (ctus) and the “Right to the City”: New Views on the Venezuelan Socialist State’. Principal supervisor. Winner of the British International Studies Association (bisa) Michael Nicholson Thesis Prize (2011).

  5. Adam Novák (2008-2012), ‘Development Aid in Struggles for World Order: Czechoslovak Foreign Aid during the Cold War’. esrc funded. Principal supervisor.

  6. Ertan Erol (2008-present) ‘The Role of Mexican and Turkish Capital in the Formation of Foreign Policy and Regional Integration’. Turkish government scholarship. Second supervisor.

  7. Philip Roberts (2010-present) ‘The mst Beyond Agrarian Reform: Class Struggle and Ideological Formation’. Faculty funded. Principal supervisor.

  8. Cemal Burak Tansel (2011-present) ‘Rethinking State Formation in Turkey: A Historical Materialist Analysis’. Faculty funded. Principal supervisor.



Research Students (Total)

8

Principal Supervisor

Second Supervisor



5

3


Successful Theses

(last 3 years)

5
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