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for Critical Catholic Inquiry


Andrew Gamble (FBA, AcSS, FRSA) is Professor Emeritus of Politics and Fellow Emeritus of Queens’ College Cambridge. At Cambridge he was the first Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies, and Deputy Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He was Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield (1986-2006), where he was a founder member and subsequently the Director of the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC), and a Pro Vice-Chancellor. He read economics at Cambridge for his first degree, then political theory at Durham before returning to Cambridge for his PhD in social and political sciences. He has been a joint editor of New Political Economy and The Political Quarterly, and is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences. He was awarded a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust in 2004, and in 2005 received the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies from the UK Political Studies Association. His 2003 book, Between Europe and America, won the W.J.M. Mackenzie prize for the best book published in political science in 2003.


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His main research interests lie in political economy, British politics, political theory and political history. His books include The free economy and the strong state (1988); Hayek: the iron cage of liberty (1996); Politics and Fate (2000); Between Europe and America (2003), The Spectre at the Feast (2009), and Crisis without end? the unravelling of western prosperity (2014). He is currently working on projects on the future of the welfare state, austerity policies in Europe, and the politics of Anglo-America.

Professor Emeritus of Politics and Fellow Emeritus of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
 Andrew  Gamble



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