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Joel Z. Garrod

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Degrees:Ph.D. (Carleton University)
Office:A701 Loeb Building
Website:Joel's website


Joel Z. Garrod is a historical and political sociologist who conducts research on the political economy of capitalism; in particular, on globalization, technology, corporate power, and the transformation of the nation-state. His research in these various areas is concerned with tracking the institutional reorientations whereby new global assemblages of territory, authority, and rights emerge out of still-existing national formations. His approach to these reorientations focuses on tracking changes to property relations – that is, the rights, entitlements, or obligations in or to things that allow a social formation to reproduce itself – and the practical and theoretical implications of those changes, especially as they relate to issues of power and social justice.

Selected Publications

Garrod, J. Z. (In press). On the property of blockchains: Comments on an emerging literature. Economy and Society.

Garrod, J. Z. (In press). Globalization and Canada’s Medicare identity: A longer view. Journal of Canadian Studies.

Garrod, J. Z. (2018). Imperialism or global capitalism? Some reflections from Canada. Studies in Political Economy, 99(3), 268–284.

Garrod, J. Z. (2017). A (reluctant) defence of the theory of the transnational state. Studies in Political Economy, 98(3), 279–297.

Garrod, J. Z., & Macdonald, L. (2016). Rethinking ‘Canadian mining imperialism’ in Latin America. In D. Kalowatie & M. Dougherty (Eds.), Mining in Latin America: Critical approaches to the “New Extraction” (pp. 100–115).

Garrod, J. Z. (2016). The real world of the decentralized autonomous society. triple C: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 14(1), 62–77.

Garrod, J. Z. (2015). A critique of Panitch and Gindin’s theory of American empire. Science & Society, 79(1), 38–62.