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Randall Germain

Political economy of global finance; Global governance; Critical international political economy; International economic institutions; International monetary and financial relations

Degrees:BA (Victoria) MA, PhD (York University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8553
Office:D689 Loeb Building


Randall Germain obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from the University of Victoria (Canada) in 1984, and his doctorate in Political Science from York University (Canada) in 1994. Prior to joining Carleton University in 2003, he taught at McMaster University, the University of Sheffield, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Aberystwyth University. He has convened the ‘International Political Economy Group of the British International Studies Association’ (1998-2001), and co-edited the Routledge/RIPE Series in Global Political Economy (2000–2007). From 2009 – 2012 he was Chair of the Department of Political Science, and he is currently on the editorial board of Review of International Political Economy. His teaching and research interests focus on theoretical debates in IPE, global economic governance and the political economy of global finance. His current research examines the problem of history in IPE and the challenges of currency internationalization.

Selected Publications

“Welfare and World Money: the domestic foundations of currency internationalization”, Journal of International Relations and Development: DOI 10.1057/s41268-020-00203-x (published Nov. 24th 2020).

“E.H. Carr and IPE: an essay in retrieval”, International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 63, no. 4 (2019): 952-962.

“The Political Economy of Currency Internationalization: the case of the RMB”, Review of International Studies, Vol. 43, no. 4 (2017): 765-87 [with Herman Mark Schwartz].

Susan Strange and the Future of Global Political Economy, editor (Routledge 2016).

Global Politics and Financial Governance (Palgrave 2010).

Engaging Gramsci:  international relations theory and the new Gramscians”, Review of International Studies, Vol. 24, no.1 (1998), pp. 3-21 (with Michael Kenny).

The International Organization of Credit: states and global finance in the world-economy (Cambridge University Press 1997).

Record of Randall Germain’s Scholarly Activities