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Kasper Arabi

I am a PhD Candidate in PAIS working within the field of International Political Economy. I hold a BSc and a MSc in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen.

My project is supervised by Professor Matthew WatsonLink opens in a new window, Dr Chris RogersLink opens in a new window as well as Senior Researcher Rasmus Sinding S√łndergaardLink opens in a new window (Danish Institute for International Studies) and is fully funded by a PAIS studentship. I am also affiliated with the Danish Institute for International StudiesLink opens in a new window throughout the entire project period.

Research Interests

My doctoral research focuses on everyday perceptions of intra-state inequality and their relationship with the broader international system. More specifically, I am interested in whether subjective experiences of economic polarization within a hegemon influence its ability to act as the primary regulator of liberal international order. Exploring this question, my research revolves around the hegemonic projects of Pax Britannica and Pax Americana as I aim at contributing to the literature on the outward effects of domestic, intra-state dynamics on hegemony and the stability of word order.

My research has an obvious historical dimension, and I remain keen on exploring questions that are typically considered the domain of Political Science using archival research methods. As such, in my PhD project, I deploy a historicist approach whereby the socio-political meaning of inequality is contextualised and by which the relative importance of functional, individual, and other forms of economic inequality become objects of research. Hence, my research interests include:

  • Historical International Political Economy
  • Economic inequality
  • Hegemony and superpower
  • World order and hegemonic projects
  • Everyday Political Economy
  • Archival research methods
  • British politics
Published Work

Book Review (in Danish): Mike Savage's The Return of Inequality: Social Change and the Weight of the Past in Politica, 2022, 54(1), pp. 104-106.

Teaching Experience
  • 2020: Instructor, Public Policy, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.
Other Activities