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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 Randall Germain’s Scholarly Activities


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 has served on the editorial board of the Routledge/RIPE Series in Global Political Economy (2000–2007) and the Review of international Political Economy (2020-2023). From 2009 – 2012 he was Chair of the Department of Political Science. His teaching and research interests focus on theoretical debates in IPE, global economic governance and the political economy of global finance. He is currently completing a manuscript on the problem of history in IPE.

Selected Publications

‘Nearly Modern IPE? Insights from IPE at mid-century’, Review of International Studies, Vol. 47, no. 4 (2021): 528-548.

‘Welfare and World Money: the domestic foundations of currency internationalization’, Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol. 24, no. 3 (2020): 574-598.

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

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

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

Global Politics and Financial Governance (Palgrave 2010).

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