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Global Leamington: A Brief History. S. Bolitho, M. Jeffs and B. Richardson (eds.). Leamington: Shay Books, 2023

I-PEEL: The International Political Economy of Everyday Life (with J. Brassett, J. Elias and L. Rethel). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022

Free Trade Agreements and Global Labour Governance: The European Union's Trade-Labour Linkage in a Value Chain World (with A. Smith, J. Harrison, L. Campling and M. Barbu). Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2020

Sugar. Cambridge, UK; Malden, US: Polity, 2015

Sugar: Refined Power in a Global Regime. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

Book Chapters

International Political Economy (with J. Brassett, J. Elias and L. Rethel) in A. Atchison (ed.) Political Science is for Everybody: An Introduction to Political Science, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021

Biofuels and the Ethics of Global Governance: Experimentalism, Disagreement, Politics (with J. Brassett and W. Smith) in B. J. Steele and E. A. Heinze (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations, Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018

Labour Provisions in the European Union-Republic of Moldova Association Agreement (with A. Smith, M. Barbu, J. Harrison and L. Campling) in International Labour Organization (eds.) Handbook on Labour Provisions, Geneva: ILO, 2016

Feeding the World in S. McGlinchey, ed. International Relations, E-International Relations Publishing, 2016

The Governance of Primary Commodities: Biofuel Certification in the European Union in A. Payne and N. Phillips, eds. Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2014

Journal Articles

Middle England's Empire: Social Reproduction in the Colonial Global Economy, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 26: 2, 2024, pp. 381–407

South Korea's Automotive Labour Regime, Hyundai Motors' Global Production Network and Trade‐Based Integration with the European Union (with L. Campling, J. Harrison, A. Smith and M. Barbu), British Journal of Industrial Relations, 59: 1, 2019, pp. 139-166

  • Top 10 most downloaded article in 2019-20 and top 10 cited article in 2021-22

Labour Standards Provisions in EU Free Trade Agreements: Reflections on the European Commission's Reform Agenda (with J. Harrison, M. Barbu, L. Campling, F. Ebert, D. Martens, A. Marx, J. Orbie and A. Smith), World Trade Review, 18: 4, 2019, pp. 635-657

  • Top 10 most downloaded article in 2018 (as early view)

Governing Labour Standards through Free Trade Agreements: Limits of the European Union's Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters (with J. Harrison, M. Barbu, L. Campling and A. Smith), Journal of Common Market Studies, 57: 2, 2019, pp. 260-277

  • Top 10 most downloaded articles in 2018 (as early view) and in 2021

The Trade-Labour Nexus: Global Value Chains and Labour Provisions in European Union Free Trade Agreements (with M. Barbu, L. Campling, A. Smith and J. Harrison), Global Labour Journal, 9: 3, 2018, pp. 253-280

Labor Regimes, Global Production Networks, and European Union Trade Policy: Labor Standards and Export Production in the Moldovan Clothing Industry (with A. Smith M. Barbu, L. Campling, and J. Harrison), Economic Geography, 94: 5, 2018, pp. 550-574

Poor Choice? Smith, Hayek and the Moral Economy of Food Consumption (with S. Glaze), Economy and Society, 46: 1, 2017, pp. 128-151

Working Beyond the Border? A New Research Agenda for the Evaluation of Labour Standards in EU Trade Agreements (with L. Campling, J. Harrison and A. Smith), International Labour Review, 155: 3, 2016, pp. 357-382

The Political Economy of Sugarcane Flexing: Initial Insights from Brazil, Southern Africa and Cambodia (with B. McKay, S. Sauer and R. Herre), Journal of Peasant Studies, 43: 1, 2015, pp. 195-223

Making a Market for Sustainability: The Commodification of Certified Palm Oil, New Political Economy, 20: 4, 2015, pp. 545-568

What Can Security Do for Food? Lessons from Brazil (with J. Nunes), Contemporary Politics, 21: 1, 2015, pp. 70-85

A Bitter Harvest: Child Labour in Sugarcane Agriculture and the Role of Certification Systems (with N. Schwarzbach), UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy, 21: 1, 2014, pp. 99-128. Republished in International Sugar Journal, 117: 1403, pp. 798-811

Aid for Trade and African Agriculture: The Bittersweet Case of Swazi Sugar (with P. Richardson-Ngwenya), Review of African Political Economy, 41: 140, 2014, pp. 201-215

Documentary Film and Ethical Foodscapes: Three Takes on Caribbean Sugar (with P. Richardson-Ngwenya), Cultural Geographies, 20: 3, 2013, pp. 339-356

Cut Loose in the Caribbean: Neoliberalism and the Demise of the Commonwealth Sugar Trade (with P. Richardson-Ngwenya), Bulletin of Latin American Research, 32: 3, 2013, pp. 263-278

Certification Schemes and the Governance of Land: Enforcing Standards or Enabling Scrutiny? (with E. Fortin), Globalizations, 10: 1, 2013, pp. 141-159

Private Experiments in Global Governance: Primary Commodity Roundtables and the Politics of Deliberation (with J. Brassett and W. Smith), International Theory, 4: 3, 2012, pp. 367-399

From a Fossil-Fuel to a Biobased Economy: The Politics of Industrial Biotechnology, Environment and Planning C, 30: 2, 2012, pp. 282-296

Big Sugar in Southern Africa: Rural Development and the Perverted Potential of Sugar/Ethanol Exports, Journal of Peasant Studies, 37: 4, 2010, pp. 917-938

Restructuring the EU-ACP Sugar Regime: Out of the Strong There Came Forth Sweetness, Review of International Political Economy, 16: 4, 2009, pp. 673-697

Path Dependency and the Politics of Liberalisation in the Textile and Clothing Industry (with T. Heron), New Political Economy, 13: 1, 2008, pp. 1-18

Policy Reports

Sugar Reduction in Post-Brexit UK: A Supply-Side Policy Agenda (with J. Winkler), Food Research Collaboration Brexit Briefing, February 2019

Labour Rights in Export Processing Zones with a Focus on GSP+ Beneficiary Countries (with J. Harrison and L. Campling), Study for Human Rights Subcommittee in European Parliament, June 2017

Taking Labour Rights Seriously in Post-Brexit Trade Agreements: Protect, Promote, Empower (with J. Harrison, L. Campling, A. Smith and M. Barbu), CSGR Working Paper, 284/17, June 2017

International Development and the UK Sugar Trade in E. Jones and C. Copeland (eds.) Making UK Trade Work for Development Post-Brexit: Workshop Report, June 2017, pp. 50-54

Sugar Shift: Six Ideas for a Healthier and Fairer Food System, Food Research Collaboration Briefing Paper, February 2016

Violations of Labour and Environmental Law by Sugarcane Mills in Sao Paulo State, Brazil (with D. De Jesus and O. Genevieve), Ethical Sugar Discussion Paper, May 2016

Civil Society Guide to Bonsucro, Ethical Sugar, August 2013 (and in Portuguese)

Sugarcane and the Global Land Grab: A Primer for Producers and Buyers, Ethical Sugar Discussion Paper, August 2012

Trade, Aid and Rural Development: EU Sugar Policy and Swaziland, ECDPM Discussion Paper, 133, July 2012

Sugar Cane in Southern Africa: A Sweet Deal for the Rural Poor?, Ethical Sugar Discussion Paper, October 2010

An Exclusive Engine of Growth: The Development Model of Brazilian Sugarcane (with M. Lehtonen and S. McGrath), Ethical Sugar Discussion Paper, January 2009


The EU Trade-Labour Linkage: Present Limits, Future Possibilities, War on Want, June 2021

Geopolitics and the British Empire: Halford Mackinder's Liberal Imperialism, E-International Relations, March 2021

Labour Standards in Trade Agreements: A Long View on the Level Playing Field, SPERI Comment, November 2020

Why Does Trade Matter for Labour?, Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, October 2020

Booker's Bitter Legacy: British Guiana After Empire, The Disorder of Things, February 2019

Perspectives On The Future Of The Guyanese Sugar Sector: Capital, Crop And Country, The Thinker, Volume 2, July-December 2018

Why the Conservatives Struggle With Empathy (with S. Glaze), SPERI Comment, August 2017

Workers' Rights are Now a Basic Element of Trade Deals: What Stance will Britain Take? (with J. Harrison, L. Campling, A. Smith and M. Barbu), LSE Brexit Blog, 27 June 2017

Hand to Mouth: Precarious Work and Dietary Pathology, Lacuna Magazine, June 2017

Labour Standards in EU Free Trade Agreements: Working Towards What End? (with J. Harrison, M. Barbu, L. Campling and A. Smith), ECDPM Great Insights, 5: 6, December 2016

Case Against Soft Drinks Levy is Sugar CoatedLink opens in a new window (with T. Van Rens), The Conversation, 27 September 2016

König Zucker erobert die Welt [King Sugar Conquered the World], Welt-Sichten, 9: 8, August 2016

Figuring Out the Food Consumer, Food Research Collaboration's Food Voices, November 2015

The SDGs on Hunger and Malnutrition, SPERI Comment, October 2015

Shame on You: Fat Discrimination and the Food Industry (with L. Gelhaus), Lacuna Magazine, September 2015

Our Unhealthy Addiction to Sugar is Harming the Poor and Making the Rich Richer, AlterNet, September 2015

Still Slaving Over Sugar, openDemocracy: Beyond Global Slavery, February 2015

The Politics of Sugarcane Flexing in Brazil and Beyond, Transnational Institute Think Piece Series on Flex Crops & Commodities, 4, September 2014

Zero Hunger Britain, SPERI Comment, May 2014

Two Ways to Value Sustainable Palm Oil, The Conversation Comment, September 2013

Austerity Politics and the IMF, Touchstone: Trade Union Congress Blog, August 2013

Food First, Fuel Second is the UN's Message on Biofuels, The Conversation Comment, July 2013

The Global Land Grab, SPERI Comment, May 2013

Good Sugar/Blood Sugar: Can Corporations Really Be Ethical? WIDS Magazine, November 2012

Refined Power: The Political Economy of Sugar in the 21st Century Food Ethics, 4: 2, June 2009, pp. 24-25

Book reviews

Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness April Merleaux, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015, in World Sugar History Newsletter, 51, 2019, pp. 8-10.

Alternative Trade: Legacies for the Future by Gavin Fridell, Black Point and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2013, in Journal of Agrarian Change, 14: 2, 2014, pp. 316-318.

Biofuels and Rural Poverty by Joy Clancy, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2013, in Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 35: 3, 2014, pp. 412-413.

Raising Cane in the ‘Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida by Gail Hollander, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2008 in Journal of Peasant Studies, 38: 1, 2011, pp. 196-198.

Global Trade: Past Mistakes, Future Choices by Greg Buckman, London and New York: Zed Books, 2005, in Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 38, 2008, pp. 405-407.