Andrew Lawrence

Visiting Research Scholar, University of the Witwatersrand

Research areas include comparative political economy; social movements and collective action; energy and climate governance; state capacity and public policy.
He is the author of
South Africa's Energy Transition (Palgrave, 2019)

Previous books include
Employer and Worker and Collective Action: A Comparative Study of Germany, South Africa, and the United States (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Some other recent publications include:
Andrew Lawrence, Caroline Kuzemko, and Matthew Watson, “New Directions in the IPE of Energy” (Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2019
_____, “How Can Energy and Climate Justice Claims Be Reconciled?” in Andreas Goldthau, Michael Keating, and Caroline Kuzemko, eds., Handbook on the IPE of Energy and Resources (Edward Elgar, 2018)
_____, “The Role of Labor in Transforming Nigerian Oil Politics” in Touraj Atabaki, Elisabetta Bini, and Kaveh Ehsani, eds., Working for Oil. Comparative Social Histories of Labor in Petroleum (Palgrave, 2018)
_____, “The Political Economy of Active Labour Market Policies,” in S. Allais and Y. Shalem, eds., Knowledge, Curriculum, and Preparation for Work (SENSE Publishers, 2018)


  • –present
    Visiting Research Scholar, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2003 
    CUNY Graduate Center, PhD / political science