Bastiaan van Apeldoorn

Bastiaan van Apeldoorn is Reader in International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the VU University Amsterdam, and co-founder and Chair of the Amsterdam Research Centre for International Political Economy (ARCIPE), and previously co-founder and co-coordinator of its predecessor, the Amsterdam Centre for Corporate Governance Regulation (ARCCGOR). He studied political science at University of Amsterdam, obtained his Ph.D. in the social and political sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne.

Bastiaan van Apeldoorn’s research centres around the relationship between state power and social power within the European and global political economy and within contemporary geopolitics. His current research interests range from the transnational dynamics of the Eurozone crisis, the crisis of neoliberal global capitalism, and US foreign policy, in particular American grand strategy in the post-Cold War era within a changing global political economy.  With regard to the latter he – with Naná de Graaff – currently undertakes a large research project focusing on the nexus between state and capital in US grand strategy formation, in particular analyzing how this process is shaped by the corporate elite networks in which US grand strategy-makers are embedded. Bastiaan van Apeldoorn has published in journals like New Political Economy, Journal of International Relations and Development, Critical Sociology, European Journal of International Relations, and Globalizations. His books include Transnational Capitalism and the Struggle over European Integration (Routledge, 2002); Contradiction and Limits of Neoliberal European Governance (co-editor, Palgrave, 2009); Neoliberalism in Crisis? (co-editor, Palgrave, 2012); The State-Capital Nexus in the Global Crisis (co-editor, Routledge, 2013); American Grand Strategy and Corporate Elite Networks (with Naná de Graaff, Routledge, forthcoming).


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Bastiaan van Apeldoorn
Faculty of Social Sciences, Department Political Science
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Room Z-329
Telephone:+31 20 59 86897

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