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Chris Rogers

Associate Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy

Email: c dot j dot rogers at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: (+44) 024 7652 3715
Room: D1.11

Advice & Feedback (Spring, except reading week)

Tuesday 11.30-12.30 D1.11 - drop in

Thursday 3-4 MS Teams - please email me to arrange an appointment.


Chris studied for his PhD in the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, where he was supervised by Professor Peter Burnham and Professor Wyn Grant. He then returned to Warwick for an ESRC post-doctoral fellowship before moving to the Department of Politics at the University of York, first as a Teaching Fellow in International Political Economy, and then as a Leverhulme Trust funded Early Career Fellow. Chris returned to PaIS as Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy in September 2014.

Research interests

Chris’ research interests focus on the politics of economic policy-making, Marxist political economy and Marxist state theory, and the co-operative movement. His doctoral thesis examined the politics of economic policy-making in Britain during the 1970s, and examined the extent to which external institutions were used to depoliticise the negative consequences of its economic policies. More recently, Chris has been considering the transformative potential of established and emerging forms of mutual and cooperative organisation, and the various ways in which they have been subjected to the discipline of the capitalist market economy.

Supervisory interests

  • British economic policy
  • The Labour Party
  • International Political Economy
  • Theory and Practice of Cooperative / Mutual Organisation


  • ESRC 1+3 PhD Scholarship
  • ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship


  • 2014 Capitalism and Its Alternatives, London: Zed Books

"Chris Rogers’ splendid book is lucid, and held together by a cool sense that good arguments might bring about better worlds." Martin Parker (2016) "Book Review: Capitalism and Its Alternatives, Alternative Work Organizations, and Cooperatives in a Post Growth Era" Organization 23:5, pp. 793-96

  • 2012 The IMF and European Economies: Crisis and Conditionality Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (International Political Economy series)
Journal Special Section

  • 2013 (editor) ‘The Political Economy of British Social Democracy after New Labour’ British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 13 (1) includes papers by David Coates, Patrick Diamond, Colin Hay, Alan Finlayson, Chris Rogers, and Matthew Watson
Journal Articles
  • 2021 'Privileging Privatization: Accounting Practices and State Transformation in the UK' British Politics (with Liam Clegg)
  • 2019 ‘V for Vendetta as Vernacular Critique: The Exceptional State of Liberal Political Economy’ New Political Economy, DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2018.1562433
  • 2018 ‘Robert Owen, Utopian Socialism, and Social Transformation’ Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 54 (3), 256-71
  • 2017 ‘Global Finance and Capital Adequacy Regulations: Recreating Capitalist Social Relations’ Review of Radical Political Economics DOI: 10.1177/0486613416666510
  • 2016 'Mainstreaming Social Finance: The Regulation of the Peer-to-Peer Lending Marketplace in the United Kingdom' British Journal of Politics and International Relations, DOI: 10.1177/1369148116651357 (with Chris Clarke)
  • 2015 'Global Economic Governance and the British Economy: From the Gold Standard to the G20' Global Society doi: 10.1080/13600826.2015.1031644
  • 2015 'Localism and the (re)creation of capitalist space in the United Kingdom' British Politics doi:10.1057/bp.2015.8
  • 2014 ‘From Union Legislation to Financial Reform: A Reflection on Thatcherism, Capital, and the British State’Capital & Class, 38 (2), 289-302
  • 2013 ‘‘Hang on a Minute, I’ve got a great Idea’: From the Third Way to Mutual Advantage in the Political Economy of the British Labour Party’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations 13 (1), 53-69
  • 2013, ‘Introduction: The Political Economy of British Social Democracy after New Labour’ British Journal of Politics and International Relations 13 (1) 1-5
  • 2013 ‘Crisis, Ideas, and Economic Policy in Britain during the 1970s Stagflation’ New Political Economy, 18 (1), 1-20
  • 2012 ‘Making Sense of Greek Austerity’ The Political Quarterly, 83 (4) 777-785 (with Sofia Vasilopoulou)
  • 2011 ‘Economic Policy and the Problem of Sterling under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan’ Contemporary British History, 25(3), 339-363
  • 2010 ‘The Economic Consequences of a Hung Parliament: Lessons from February 1974’ The Political Quarterly, 81(4), 501-510
  • 2010 ‘The Labour Government, the Treasury, and the £6 pay policy of July 1975’ British Politics, 5(2) 224-236
  • 2009 ‘From Social Contract to ‘Social Contrick’: the Depoliticisation of Economic Policy-Making under Harold Wilson 1974-75’ British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 11(4) 634-651
  • 2009 ‘The Politics of Economic Policy Making in Britain: A Re-assessment of the 1976 IMF Crisis’ Politics & Policy, 37(5), 971-994