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Dr Gareth Dale
Senior Lecturer in Political Economy

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Gareth worked at Birkbeck, the LSE and Swansea University before joining Brunel in 2005. His most recent books are Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left and Reconstructing Karl Polanyi: Excavation and Critiqueand a critique of ‘Green Growth’ (all in 2016). His previous publications include books on Karl Polanyi (2010), the political economy of Eastern Europemigrant labour in the European Union, and a trilogy on East Germany (its economic historyprotest movements, and 1989 revolution).

His work has appeared in Arabic, Bengali, Catalan, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Farsi, Hindi, Indonesian, Kazakh, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

His articles are accessible either on this page or - at greater range - here and here.

Gareth has supervised doctoral dissertations on topics including environmental political theory, Karl Polanyi, the political economy of Hungary, European communism, the New Institutional Economic History, the geopolitics of the Arctic, and the EU's management of the Greek crisis. He has examined doctoral dissertations on topics including the ideology of economic growth, the life and work of Karl Polanyi, social democracy, migration and class conflict in post-communist Europe, Australia’s military interventions, and the ‘thought-practices’ of Plaid Cymru.


  • BA (Combined Studies) University of Manchester
  • PhD (Government) University of Manchester

Newest selected publications

Dale, G. (2021) 'The infinite silver of Xenophon: Money and growth in Classical Athens', in Ialongo, N., Rahmstorf, L. and Barjamovic, G. (eds.) Merchants, Measures and Money: Understanding Technologies of Early Trade in a Comparative Perspective. Wachholtz. ISBN 13: 9783529035418. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Dale, G. (2021) 'Lockdown politics: A response to panagiotis sotiris'. Historical Materialism, 24 (1). pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 1465-4466

Journal article

Dale, G. (2020) 'Karl Polanyi, the New Deal, and the Green New Deal'. Environmental Values, in press. pp. 1 - 25. ISSN: 0963-2719 Open Access Link

Journal article

Dale, G. (2020) 'Rule of nature or rule of capital? Physiocracy, ecological economics, and ideology'. Globalizations, in press. pp. 1 - 18. ISSN: 1474-7731 Open Access Link

Journal article

Dale, G. (2020) 'Global Fever: A review of Andreas Malm, Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century'. Spectre.Open Access Link

Journal article
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