Steve McGiffen, Ph.D.

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Thesis Advisor

Fields of expertise

  • The European Union

  • Neoliberalism, corporate power and resistance

  • Global inequalities

  • International environmental politics

Education

  • Ph.D, US political history, University of Manchester, England

  • M.A., British and American History, University of Manchester, England

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Leeds, England

  • B.A. with Honors, Humanities, Middlesex Polytechnic, England

Other current posts

  • Consultant, Socialist Party of the Netherlands

Previous experience

  • Tutor in Comparative British and American History, Open University, UK, 1986-93

  • Political assistant to Thomas Megahy, Member of the European Parliament, 1986-99

  • Member of the Secretariat and advisor on environmental affairs, European Parliament United Left Group, 1999-2005

Selected publications

Books

  • Poisoned Spring: The European Union and Water Privatisation (London: Pluto Press, 2009)

  • The European Union: A Critical Guide (2nd Edition; Dutch and Romanian translations) (London: Pluto Press, 2005)

  • Biotechnology: Corporate Power versus the Public Interest (London: Pluto Press, 2005)

  • Globalisation (Harpenden, England: Pocket Essentials, 2002)

  • Tennant's Rock (a novel) (New York: St Martin's Press, 2001)

  • Edits www.spectrezine.org, an English-language website sponsored by the Socialist Party of the Netherlands

Articles

  • “The European Union as ‘Universalist’ Project: Developing a Critical Left response” (Politika Annual Journal 2009, University of Hong Kong) 

  • “Bloodless Coup d’Etat: The European Union’s Response to the Eurozone Crisis” Socialism & Democracy  Vol 25/2, 56 (2011) pp25-44

  •  “European ‘Democracy Promotion’: dynamic versus passive revolutions in the Arab Spring”, Chapter 3 of Osha, Sanya (ed.) The Social Contract in Africa (Pretoria, RSA, Africa Institute of South Africa, 2014)

Contact

smcgiffen@sp.nl

 
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Emirjona CakeAlbania, United States
Ph.D. Candidate, 2017 

quote leftThe connections and networks I created at AGS, both with professors and fellow students, have been rewarding, providing me with access to distinguished thinkers and an extensive array of intellects whom I can call friends. AGS provided the base that I needed to catapult myself into the field of International Relations, helping me to gain access to such International Organizations as UNESCO, and allowing me to present at their contemporary and stimulating annual conference.quote right

 

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