Lecturer in International Relations
- Dr Michael Albert
- Email address:
- SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
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- Academic Support Hours:
- Thursdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Michael J. Albert is a lecturer in International Relations working at the intersection of IR and political theory, critical political economy, and the transdisciplinary study of socio-ecological systems. His current book project, titled Mapping and Navigating the Planetary Crisis Convergence, analyzes the convergence between ecological, political-economic, and energy crises in order to illuminate possibilities for world system transformation in the coming decades. He is also interested in counter-hegemonic movements – including degrowth, ecosocialism, solidarity economies, and peasant-based agroecology movements – and their potential for creating alternative political economies as the crises of global capitalism and the earth system intensify. His future work will investigate the problem of meaning and existential crises in an era of far-right populism and planetary breakdown.
Marxist approaches to climate change and the Anthropocene, complexity theory, degrowth and post-growth economics, energy and food politics, emerging technological risks, community-led sustainability initiatives, post-capitalist futures.
Albert, Michael (2021) 'The global politics of the renewable energy transition and the non-substitutability hypothesis: towards a ‘great transformation’?'. Review of International Political Economy. [Forthcoming]
Albert, Michael (2021) 'The Climate Crisis, Renewable Energy, and the Changing Landscape of Global Energy Politics'. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, (46) 3, pp 89-98.
Albert, Michael (2021) 'COVID-19 and the Planetary Crisis Multiplicity: From Marxist Crisis Theory to Planetary Assemblage Theory'. Theory & Event. [Forthcoming]
Albert, Michael (2020) 'Beyond Continuationism: Climate Change, Economic Growth, and the Future of World (Dis)Order'. Cambridge Review of International Affairs. [Forthcoming]
Albert, Michael J. (2020) 'Capitalism and Earth System Governance: An Ecological Marxist Approach'. Global Environmental Politics, (20) 2, pp 37-56.
Albert, Michael J. (2020) 'The Dangers of Decoupling: Earth System Crisis and the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution''. Global Policy, (11) 2, pp 245-254.
Albert, Michael (2022) 'The alternative to capitalism for global sustainability: Interview with The Know Show Podcast'.
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