SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Michael Albert

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Michael Albert
Department of Politics and International Studies

Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Michael Albert
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Michael J. Albert is a lecturer in International Relations working at the intersection of International Relations, Political Theory, and Sustainability Studies. His dissertation, which will soon be formulated into a book project, develops a theoretical framework drawing from complex systems theory and Marxist political economy to map the converging crises of the 21st century – in particular the crises of global capitalism, energy, and the earth system – and illuminate possibilities for world system transformation in the coming decades. His future work will investigate counter-hegemonic movements – including degrowth, ecosocialism, transition towns, solidarity economies, and peasant-based agroecology movements – and consider their potential for creating alternative political economies as the crises of global capitalism and the earth system intensify.



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.