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Dr. Owen Worth


Since arriving at UL in 2003, Owen has taught courses in International Relations, International Political Economy, Development Studies and European Politics at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. His research interests focus on the nature of power, class and in particular the role of hegemony in Global Political Economy and in Global Political Society. He is the author of Hegemony, International Political Economy and Post-Communist Russia (Ashgate, 2005), Resistance in the Age of Austerity: Nationalism, the Failure of the Left and the Return of God (Zed Books, 2013) and Rethinking Hegemony (Palgrave, 2015). He has also published work in a number of journals across the spectrum of Global Politics and has co-edited a number of other books. He also currently chairs the editorial board (Managing Editor) for the journal Capital and Class.

Research Interests

Neo-Gramscian and Critical Approaches to Global Political Economy and Global Politics The Politics of Globalisation and Global Governance Post-Communist Russia Global Development, Resistance and Exclusion.

Teaching Interests

PO4004 Global Political Eonomy
PO4018 International Relations
PO4127 Regionalism in World Politics
PO5008 International Political Economy

Professional Activities


  • 2009 Member, Political Studies Association
  • Member, British International Studies Association.


  • 1899 Royal Irish Institute of International Affairs,


  • - Policy reviewer for Combat Poverty, Dublin