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International Politics and Economics MA: Who teaches this course

About the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

FASS FacultyThis course is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

As a student on this course, you will benefit from a lively study environment, thanks to the wide range of postgraduate courses on offer. The Faculty's combination of academics and practitioners makes it a unique environment in which to further your studies and your career.

The Faculty provides a vibrant and forward-thinking environment for study with:

  • courses designed in collaboration with industry professionals – keeping you up to date with the latest developments;
  • established connections with the London arts and media scene – with a range of guest speakers, professors and lecturers visiting the University; and
  • committed and enthusiastic staff – many of whom are expert practitioners as well as leading academics and researchers.

The Faculty's combination of academics and practitioners makes it a unique environment in which to further your studies and your career.

Where is the Faculty based? Most students are based at the University's Penrhyn Road campus, with our music courses taught at the Kingston Hill campus.

Staff teaching on this course

Dr Ilaria Favretto

Title: Professor in Contemporary European History

Specialist subjects:

  • 20th century Italian history
  • 20th century British history
  • The European Left
  • Protest and industrial conflict in 20th century Europe
  • Cultural history

Recent publications:

  • 'Red Scare: 'Pericolo Rosso' e Gran Bretagna nel Ventesimo Secolo' (transl: 'Labour and the 'Red Threat' in 20th Century Britain'), in Fulvio Cammarano and Stefano Cavazza (eds), in Il Nemico in Politica. La Delegittimazione dell'avversario nell'Europa Contemporanea (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2010)
  • 'The parties of the Centre Left', in James Newell (ed.), Italian Political Elections 2008 (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 85-101
  • Socialism and Social Reform in the Twentieth Century: Cultures of Social Democracy in Historical and Comparative Perspective, co-editor (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006)

Dr Rex McKenzie

Dr Rex McKenzie earned his PhD from the New School for Social Research in New York. He has held lecturer, assistant professor and senior researcher posts in Jamaica, the USA and South Africa. His main research interest is in the area of international political economy. He is the editor of the World Economic Review-Contemporary Policy Issues and a volume on The Global South after the Crisis published in July 2016.

Dr Andy Higginbottom

Andy Higginbottom co-ordinates the masters programme in the politics and international relations area. He holds an Economics and Sociology BSc(Hons) from Bristol University (1979) and his PhD thesis was on Globalisation and Human Rights in Colombia (2005). He attained a Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education from Kingston University in 2007 and is engaged in pedagogic issues. His research interests are in human rights, Latin American studies, conflict and mass violence; and is oriented to solidarity action. Current research is focused on the political economy of foreign investment, especially the social and environmental impacts of extractive industries.

Dr Atsuko Ichijo

Dr Atsuko Ichijo's research interests are found at the intersection between nationalism studies and European studies, and the relationship between contemporary nationalism and development of European integration has been a major focus of my research. She has two monographs on the topic. In relation to this, she is also interested in theories of nationalism, the 'West'-'East' contrast in nationalism and nationalism's relationship to modernity. Currently Atsuko is co-ordinating a European Commission funded collaborative research project with nine partners across Europe on European identities.

Dr Ewa Karwowski

Dr. Karwowski's research focuses on finance and development, financialisation, financial stability, Islamic Banking and Kaleckian economics. She has worked as economic consultant for international organisations including the ILO, UNDESA, and the OECD. During her ODI fellowship, she worked for the National Treasury, South Africa. Ewa is on the board of the post-Keynesian Study Group (PKSG), the communications officer of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) and member of the New Economics Foundation's (NEF) Spokespersons Network.

Dr Robin Pettitt

Dr Robin Pettitt's research focuses on political organisations that serve as conduits between civil society and the state, particularly political parties. His interests have been largely based on national politics, but he is moving into the politics of representation at the EU level. Robin also has an interest in the uses and abuses of marketing techniques in politics and in research methodology.

Professor Steve Keen

Steve is an expert on modelling economic instability, and was one of the few economists to warn of the 2008 financial crisis before it happened. His best known academic work is the book Debunking Economics, which explains why the foundations of mainstream economics is unsound. He has over 70 academic publications on topics ranging from complex systems modelling to Islamic Finance and the history of economic thought, and developed the free Open Source modelling program Minsky.

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