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James Mowatt

PhD Candidate

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Biography

James is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. Through his research, he intends to explore the political economy of social and political movements in London during the ‘long Sixties’ (1955-75), in order to interrogate the political theory of solidarity. Tangential to this is his work on internationalist and diasporic political movements, oral history, and contemporary political movements.

James has previously trained in history (BA Hons. specialising in the political history of the Middle East) at the Universities of Southampton and Sydney, and in PPE (MSc) at Birkbeck, University of London. Beyond academia, he has had a career in policy research and political campaigning, particularly in relation to international tax justice (TJN, International Budget Partnership), climate politics (Green New Deal UK, Uplift), and UK healthcare (HSJ).

Research interests

  • Historical political economy
  • International political economy
  • Social movement theory
  • Political theory

Teaching

  • Political economy of the Middle East
  • Critical theory
  • Political theory

PhD supervisors

Dr Gabriel Leon-Ablan and Dr Steven Klein

Research

HistoryPolicy
History and Political Economy Research Group

The History and Political Economy Research Group at King's College London

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Comparative Politics Research Group

The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes.

Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Economics
Politics, Philosophy and Economics Research Group

The PPE research group studies questions spanning the disciplines of politics, philosophy, and economics.

Research

HistoryPolicy
History and Political Economy Research Group

The History and Political Economy Research Group at King's College London

talk-at-kings-thumbnail
Comparative Politics Research Group

The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes.

Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Economics
Politics, Philosophy and Economics Research Group

The PPE research group studies questions spanning the disciplines of politics, philosophy, and economics.