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.

“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.

“Regulating Class in the Neoliberal Era: The Role of the State in the Restructuring of Work and Employment Relations” for Work, Employment and Society 30:4 (August 2016), pp. 573-589.

“The Changing Relationship Between Labor and the State in Contemporary Capitalism” Law, Culture and the Humanities 11:1 (February 2015), pp 6-16.


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.