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Randall Germain

Professor, Department of Political Science

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 the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. 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. He is on the editorial or advisory boards of a number of journals, including the Review of International Studies and the 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 currency internationalization and the theoretical legacy of the idea of history in IPE.

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

Selected Publications

Susan Strange and the Future of Global Political Economy:  power, control and transformation, 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).

“Robert W. Cox and the Idea of History: political economy as philosophy”, Globalizations, Vol. 13, no. 5 (2016): 532-46.

“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 financial governance and the problem of inclusion”, Global Governance, Vol. 7, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2001), pp. 411-26.

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