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Dr Aleksandra Piletić

Lecturer in International Political Economy Education


Aleksandra joined the Department of European and International Studies in September 2023 as a lecturer in International Political Economy (education track). Before joining King’s, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam working on the ERC-funded Platform Labor Project. She completed her PhD at the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam in September 2020. 

Research interests

  • Capitalist variety
  • Post-2008 crisis neoliberalism
  • Changing role and spatiality of the state
  • Platform capitalism and Big Tech
  • Renewable energy promotion

Aleksandra’s research is situated at the intersection of international political economy and economic geography.

Her most recent research has focused on post-2008 crisis ‘mutations’ of neoliberalism, which has taken two broad lines: one has focused on the relationship between digital platforms and neoliberalism and the question of what is disruptive and what is continuous about platforms and so-called ‘platform capitalism’. The other has focused on the intensification of coercive and authoritarian practices for the purpose of solidifying post-2008 crisis forms of neoliberalism. Here, she has conducted research on urban and renewable energy politics.

Aleksandra has published her research in the Review of International Political Economy, Globalizations, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space and other journals. 

Office hours

Tuesday: 11.00 - 12.00

Thursday: 14.00 - 15.00


  • 7AAON036 The European Union and Global Capitalism
  • 7AAON010 The Political Economy of International Migration

Latest publications

Piletić, A. (2023). Continuity or change? Platforms and the hybridization of neoliberal institutional contexts. Review of International Political Economy, online first.

Piletić, A. (2023). Renewable energy and EU-led authoritarian neoliberalization: small hydropower in Rakita, Serbia and the upscaling of environmental struggles. Globalizations, online first.