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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
Record of Scholarly Activities


Randall Germain is Professor of Political Science. He 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 the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has co-edited the Routledge/RIPE Series in Global Political Economy (2000–2007), and convened the ‘International Political Economy Group of the British International Studies Association’ (1998-2001). From 2009 – 2012 he was Chair of the Department of Political Science. His teaching and research interests focus on themes and questions in the field of international political economy, including theoretical debates in IPE, global economic governance and the political economy of global finance.

Selected Publications

“The Political Economy of Failure: the euro as an international currency”, Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 21, no. 5 (2014): 1095-1122 (with Herman Schwartz).

Global Politics and Financial Governance (Palgrave, 2010).

“Financial Governance and Transnational Deliberative Democracy”, Review of International Studies, Vol. 36, no. 2 (2010): 493-509.

“Global Financial Governance and the Problem of Inclusion”, Global Governance, Vol. 7, no. 4 (2001): 411-26.

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

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

“The Worlds of Finance: A Braudelian Perspective on IPE”, European Journal of International Relations, Vol.2, no.2 (1996): 201-230.

A Record of Randall Germain’s Scholarly Activities