Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Brunel University London

Gareth worked at Birkbeck College, the London School of Economics and Swansea University before joining Brunel in 2005.He is on research leave from Sept 2017 to April 2018.His most recent books are Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left and Reconstructing Karl Polanyi: Excavation and Critique, and a critique of ‘Green Growth’ (all in 2016). His previous publications include books on Karl Polanyi (2010), the political economy of Eastern Europe, migrant labour in the European Union, and a trilogy on East Germany (its economic history, protest movements, and 1989 revolution). His work has appeared in Chinese, Korean, Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Croatian, French, Dutch and German. His articles are accessible here.

Gareth’s current research focuses on the idea/ideology of economic growth, and the political economy of the environment, particularly climate change. His previous interests include the life and work of Karl Polanyi, the history of East Germany, the political economy of Eastern Europe, social movement theory, and international migration.His most recent books are Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left and Reconstructing Karl Polanyi: Excavation and Critique, and a critique of ‘Green Growth’ (all in 2016). Previous publications include books on Karl Polanyi (2010), the political economy of Eastern Europe, migrant labour in the European Union, and a trilogy on East Germany (its economic history, protest movements, and 1989 revolution). His work has appeared in Chinese, Korean, Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Croatian, French, Dutch and German.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Brunel University

Education

  • 1999 
    University of Manchester, Ph.D. in Government