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Alan W. Cafruny
Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs

Alan W. Cafruny (Ph.D.) Cornell (1983), Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, teaches in the areas of International Relations and European Politics.  He is the author or co-author of numerous books and edited volumes including most recently The Political Economy of the Pandemic: National and Global Perspectives (London: Palgrave MacMillan, with Leila Talani),  The European Union and Global Capitalism: Origins, Development, Crisis (co-authored with Magnus Ryner, 2017), The Handbook of Critical International Political Economy (co-edited with Leila Talani and Gonzalo Pozo, 2016), Exploring the Global Financial Crisis (co-edited with Herman Schwartz, 2013) and Europe at Bay: In the Shadow of US Hegemony (co-authored with Magnus Ryner (2007).  His articles have appeared in a variety of journals in the United States and Europe, including the New Left Review, Socialist Register, International Organization, Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, the International Spectator, Russia in Global Affairs, and Agone.  His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.  He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the European Studies Association (EUSA), a former Fulbright Scholar at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow (Russia), and a Valdai Club Expert. He is co-editor (with Herman Schwartz) of the series:  Advances in International Political Economy, sponsored by the International Political Economy Section of the International Studies Association.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Recent Articles:

  • (2012) “Over the Horizon?” New Left Review 73, January-February, with Timothy Lehmann.
  • (2011) “The Tragedy of the Euro and the Crisis of European Integration Theory” Perspectives on Europe: Journal of the Council for European Studies, 41, 2, Autumn, with Magnus Ryner.
  • (2013) "The Crisis of the Eurozone," Exploring the Global Financial Crisis, with Leila Simona Talani
  • "European integration studies, European Monetary Union, and resilience of austerity in Europe: Post-mortem on a crisis foretold, " Competition & Change
    2015, Vol. 19(2) 161–177, Alan W Cafruny
  • "Europe's Twin Crises: The Logic and Tragedy of Contemporary German Power," Valdai Papers #10 | February 2015
  • (2015), “The European Crisis and the Rise of German Power,” in Johannes Jager and Elisabeth Springler, eds., Asymmetric Crisis in Europe and Possible Futures: Critical Political Economy and Post-Keynesian Perspectives, RIPE Series on the Global Political Economy (London: Routledge).
  • (2016), “The Transatlantic Imperium After the Global Financial Crisis: Atlanticism Fractured or Consolidated,” in Alan Cafruny, Leila Simona Talani, and Gonzalo Pozo Martin, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of International Political Economy (London: Palgrave MacMillan).
  • (2017) “Is Atlanticism Fracturing?,” Russia in Global Affairs, 15,2 June.
  • "Global Trade War?  Contradictions of U.S. Trade Policy in the Trump Era"  Valdai International Discussion Club, September 2018. 
  • (2018), with Magnus Ryner, “Theories of Imperialism: Rivalries or Unity,” in Robert Jessop and Henk Overbeek, eds., Transnational Capital and Class Fractions: The Amsterdam School Reconsidered (London: Routledge, R.I.P.E Series)
  • (2019)  “Can the United States Contain China? Contradictions and Limitations of U.S. Trade Policy in the Trump Era and Beyond,” Russia in Global Affairs, 17(1) March-April.   

  • (2019) with Leila Talani “German Ordo-Liberalism and the Future of the European Union” Critical Sociology, 45,3, May.

  • (2020), with Ksenia Kirkham,  “ EU ‘Sovereignty’ in Global Governance: The Case of  Sanctions in Leonid Grigoriev and Adrian Pabst, eds., Global Governance in Transition: Challenges for International Cooperation (New York:  Springer). 

  • (2019), “The Left and Europe,” in Greg Albo and Leo Panitch, eds., Socialist Register 2019: A World Turned Upside Down? (London: The Merlin Press). 

  • (2022) “Ukraine, Multipolarity, and the Crisis of Grand Strategies,” Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 24(2), June.          

  • (2023), with Leila Simona Talani, The Political Economy of Global Responses to Covid-19.(London: Palgrave MacMillan), forthcoming in press.

  • (2023)  “The Political Economy of the Covid-19 Crisis: Neoliberalism, Populism, Autocracy” in Cafruny and Talani, in The Political Economy of Global Responses to Covid-19.

Contact Professor Cafruny:

Phone 315-859-4139
Fax 315-859-4477
Email acafruny@hamilton.edu


The European Union and Global Capitalism (2016)
The European Union and Global Capitalism (2016)
The Palgrave Handbook of Critical International Political Economy (2016)
The Palgrave Handbook of Critical International Political Economy (2016)
Exploring the Global Financial Crisis (2013)
Exploring the Global Financial Crisis (2013)
Europe at Bay (2007)
Europe at Bay (2007)
A Ruined Fortress? (2003)
A Ruined Fortress? (2003)