Chris Howell.
  • James Monroe Professor of Politics


  • BA, Trinity College, Cambridge University, 1983
  • MA, Yale University, 1985
  • PhD, Yale University, 1989


Teaching Interests

Comparative Political Economy, Welfare State, Comparative Politics, West European Politics, Trade Unions and Industrial Relations, Socialism, Left Politics and Parties.

Research Interests

Comparative Political Economy of Advanced Capitalist Societies, Trade Unions and Industrial Relations, Social Democratic, Labor and Left Parties.

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Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformation: European Industrial Relations Since the 1970s [co-author Lucio Baccaro] (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017). 262 pages.

“Neoliberalism, Capitalist Growth Models and the State: An Agenda for Industrial Relations Theory” Journal of Industrial Relations 61:3 (August 2019), pp. 457-474.

“Labouring Under the New Capitalism,” in Russell D. Lansbury, Anya Johnson, Di Van Den Broek, eds., Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations (Melbourne: Routledge, 2019), pp. 239-253.

“The Neoliberal State and the Regulation of Class Relations ” in Gregor Gall, ed., Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar,  2019).

“The French Road to Neoliberalism” Catalyst 2:3 (Fall 2018), pp. 83-121.

“Unhinged: Industrial Relations Liberalization and Capitalist Instability” [with Lucio Baccaro]. Max Planck Institute Discussion Paper #17/19 (2017), pp.1-30.


Labor of Love

November 17, 2014
Once a politics and history major, John Kallas ’14 goes from studying contemporary American union strategy to practicing it on the streets of Cleveland.