Gerry Strange

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M259), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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My research and teaching interests are broad but generally fall within the orbit of International Political Economy conceived as a set of critical and interdisciplinary approaches. I am specifically concerned with analyzing the relationships between globalization and issues such as regionalism, monetary union, development, and ecology. Within this frame, recent work has focused on the rise of China; regionalism and the developmental state in South America; and European Monetary Union and the euro crisis. Part of my work critically engages with theories and practices of global economics governance and seeks to identify possibilities for effective and equitable global governance from the viewpoint of relatively marginalized interests around developmental states labour, social democracy, and political ecology.

A focus of my current research is on exploring possibilities for a post-neoliberal political economy and involves critical engagements with the work of Hayek, Keynes, Schumpeter and Marx as well as critical scholarship around these core thinkers. A recent article on Marx, Keynes and the political economy of money and crisis won the British Journal of Politics and International Relations Best Article prize (2013).

At the University of Lincoln, I am part of a team of academics exploring questions of policy failure and success in recent British politics.

I have taught modules in political economy and international political economy both at the University of Lincoln (where I am Reader) and University of Western Australia (where I am Adjunct Professor).

I share many of my teaching and research outputs online as a member of the network.



Strange, G. 2014 - Post-Listian Actors and the Globalized Political Economy of Development (Palgrave Macmillan), pp. vii-254. (ISBN: 978-1-137-27736-7).

Strange, G. 2012 (with O. Worth) – European Regionalism and the Left (Manchester University Press), pp. 1-207. (ISBN: 978-0-7190-8573-4).

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Strange, G. 2014 – ‘Depoliticisation, the Management of Money and the Renewal of Social Democracy: New Labour’s Keynesianism and the Political Economy of “Discretionary Constraint”’, New Political Economy, Vol.19, No.1, pp.138-154.

Strange, G. 2013 – ‘Understanding the Fundamentals of Capital, the Crisis and the Alternatives: Marx’s Legacy Beyond Revolutionary Marxism’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol.15, pp.107-124. (Winner of Best Article Award).

Strange, G. 2012 – ‘The Euro, Social Democracy, and International Monetary Power’, Globalizations, Vol.9, No.2, pp. 257-272.

Strange, G. 2012 – ‘Between Open Regionalism and Social Democracy: the Euro and the Left in Europe’, in G. Strange and O. Worth (eds) European Regionalism and the Left (Manchester University Press), pp.107-130.

Strange, G. 2012 (with O. Worth) ‘Introduction: The Left and Europe’, in Strange, G. and Worth, O. (eds) European Regionalism and the Left (Manchester University Press), pp.1-28.

Strange, G. 2011 – ‘Saving the Euro – and Social Democracy’ Social Europe Journal (–-and-social-democracy/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SEJColumns+%28Social+Europe+Journal+»+Columns%29)

Strange, G. 2011 – ‘China’s Post-Listian Rise: Beyond Radical Globalisation Theory and the Political Economy of Neoliberal Hegemony’, New Political Economy, Vol.16, No.5, pp.539-559.

Strange, G. 2011 - ‘British Trade Unions and Europe during the Keynesian ‘Golden Age’’, in Peron, R and Thiemaeyer (eds) Multilateralism and the
 'Trente Glorieuses' in Europe Presses de l'Université Paris-Sorbonne
(PUPS)/Presses Universitaires Suisses, pp.103-118.

Strange, G. 2009 - World Order and EU Regionalism: Towards an Open Approach to New Constitutionalism, Asia Research Centre Working Paper No. 162, Murdoch University. (

Strange, G. 2009 - ‘Globalisation, Accumulation by Dispossession and the Rise of the Semi-Periphery: Towards Global Post-Fordism and Crisis?’, in O. Worth and P. Moore (eds) Globalization and the ‘New’ Semi-Peripheries, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp.40-57.

Strange, G. 2007 – ‘From Embedded Liberalism to ‘Negotiated Openness’: British Trade Unions and the European Union from the 1960s – a World Order Approach’, Capital and Class No.93, pp.233-253.

Strange, G. 2006 – ‘The Left Against Europe? A Critical Engagement with New Constitutionalism and Structural Dependence Theory’, Government and Opposition Vol.41, No.2, pp.197-229.

Strange, G. 2004 - (with J. Shorthose) ‘The new cultural economy, the artist and the social configuration of autonomy’, Capital and Class No.84, pp.43-59.

Strange, G. 2003 – ‘Beyond third-wave globalisation analysis: a critical review of the structural dependence approach’, European Political Science, Vol.2, No.2, Spring, pp.41-50.

Strange, G. 2002 – ‘Globalisation, Regionalism and Labour Interests in the New International Political Economy’, New Political Economy, Vol. 7, No.3, pp.343-365.

Strange, G. 2002 - ‘British Trade Unions and European Integration: Politics versus Political Economy’, Political Studies, Vol.50, No.2, June, pp.332-353.

Strange, G. 2000 - ‘The Political Economy of Environmental Crisis’ Capital and Class No.72.

Strange, G. 1997 - ‘Economic and Monetary Union and the British Trade Union Movement’, Capital and Class No.63, pp.13-24.

Strange, G. 1996 - ‘Which Path to Paradise? Political Economy and Political Ecology in the works of Andre Gorz and Alain Lipietz’ Capital and Class No.59, pp.81-121.

Strange, G. 1996 - ‘The Role of Economic Policy in the Europeanisation of the TUC’, Contemporary Politics, Vol.1, No.4, pp.25-43.

Co-edited Journal Special Issues

Strange, G. 2007 (with O. Worth) - The Left and Europe: Capital and Class Special Issue No. 93.

Strange, G. 2004 (with J. Shorthose) - Creative Industries: Production, Consumption and Resistance Capital and Class Special Issue No.84.

Strange, G. 2000 (with B. Lange) – Environmental Politics: Analyses and Alternatives: Capital and Class Special Issue No.72

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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