SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Matthew Eagleton-Pierce

BA (London); MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)
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Matthew Eagleton-Pierce
Department of Politics and International Studies

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Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce
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SOAS University of London
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Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce is a Lecturer in International Political Economy. His research interests cover a number of areas in political economy, but are mainly focused on (1) the history and contemporary forms of neoliberalism, and (2) the political economy of global trade. Matt also has strong interests in the conceptual analysis of power and legitimacy. He has a specific interest in applying the thought of Pierre Bourdieu to world politics. His first monograph, titled Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. He is also the author of a new book called Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2016), which seeks to critique the common vocabulary associated with neoliberal notions and policies. Elsewhere, in a new project, he is investigating the relationship between expertise and civil society groups in the recent history of trade policy struggles. Matt previously taught at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, and the University of Exeter. He is a Member of the Senior Common Room at St Antony's College, Oxford. He holds a DPhil in International Relations, also from St Antony's College, Oxford.

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Matt is very interested in receiving offers for PhD students in many areas of international political economy and the wider study of capitalism. Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to, neoliberalism, international trade, and theory. He is also willing to view offers within the areas of international relations theory, the conceptual analysis of power and legitimacy, and international organisations.



International political economy, particular politics of world trade and history of neoliberalism; conceptual analysis of power and legitimacy; international political sociology


Authored Books

Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew (2016) Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts. Abingdon: Routledge.

Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew (2013) Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew (2016) 'Historicising the Neoliberal Spirit of Capitalism.' In: Springer, Simon and Birch, Ken and MacLeavy, Julie, (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Neoliberalism. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 17-26. (Routledge International Handbooks)

Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew (2015) 'Symbolic Power and Social Critique in the Making of Oxfam’s Trade Policy Research.' In: Hannah, Erin and Scott, James and Trommer , Silke, (eds.), Expert Knowledge in Global Trade. Abingdon: Routledge.


Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew (2014) 'The Concept of Governance in the Spirit of Capitalism.' Critical Policy Studies, 8 (1). pp. 5-21.

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