Professor Alex Callinicos


  • Ali Saqer Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
  • Ali Saqer Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick



Eurozone crisis, Greece, critical theory, euro, European Union


Professor Alex Callinicos is a renowned social theorist and scholar of international political economy. He conducts research on Marx and Marxism, European social and political theory, contemporary political philosophy, critical theory, historiography, and international political economy. His work provides invaluable insights on issues of race and racism, social justice, the Third Way, imperialism, austerity, and EU politics, among many other fascinating contemporary issues. Alex studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, and Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics before writing a DPhil on Marx's Capital, also at Balliol. He was a Junior Research Fellow in Contemporary Social Thought at St Peter's College, Oxford from 1979 to 1981, after which he taught social and political theory at the Department of Politics at the University of York until 2005, when he moved to King's College London. Alex is currently the Professor of European Studies at King's and editor of International Socialism. Alex has been an active contributor to the development of the movement for another globalization, participating in the World Social Forum and an animator of the European Social Forum. Among his best known books are The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx (1983), Against Postmodernism (1990), Social Theory (1999), An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto (2003), The Resources of Critique (2006), Imperialism and Global Political Economy (2009). His most recent book is entitled Deciphering Capital: Marx’s Capital and its Destiny (2014).


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Callinicos, A. (October 2015), ‘The internationalist case against the European Union’, International Socialism, 148:, accessed 11 October 2015

Callinicos, A. (2014), Deciphering Capital: Marx's Capital and its Destiny, London: Bookmarks

Callinicos, A. (2012), ‘Contradictions of Austerity’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 36 (1), 65-77

Callinicos, A. (October 2011), ‘The Crisis of Our time’, International Socialism, 132

Callinicos, A. (2010), Bonfire of Illusions: The Twin Crises of the Liberal World, London: Polity.

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