Dr A. Wigger (Angela)
Associate professor - International Relations
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN
6500 HK NIJMEGEN
Angela Wigger is specialised in the discipline of Global Political Economy and researches capitalist crises and responses from a historical materialist perspective. Focal points are the geopolitics of EU industrial and antitrust policy, industrial re-shoring attempts, the "competitiveness" fetish, internal devaluation and debt-led accumulation in the age of rentier capitalism.
Angela co-edits the book series Progress in Political Economy, the journal Capital&Class, chairs the supervisory board of the Centre for Research of Multinational Corporations (SOMO), and is a Euromemogroup member.
She wrote "The Politics of European Competition Regulation. A Critical Political Economy Perspective" (with H.Buch-Hansen, Routledge) and published in journals like New Political Economy, New Political Science, RIPE, JCMS, Economy&Society, Globalizations, Geoforum, Capital&Class, Ephemera, and many more. Her PhD was titled Competition for Competitiveness. The Politics of Transformation of the EU Competition Regime (2008).
2023: The new EU industrial policy and deepening structural asymmetries: Smart Specialisation not so smart. Journal of Common Market Studies 61(1): 20-37.
2022: Continuing to fight the beast of the apocalypse: Reasons for a critical political economy perspective. Global Political Economy 1(1):188–96
2021: Shadow banking and the rise of global debt. In Critical Finance Studies/Routledge. With R. Fernandez
2021: Housing as a site of accumulation in Amsterdam and the creation of surplus populations. Geoforum 126(Nov).
2019: The new EU Industrial Policy: Authoritarian Neoliberal Structural Adjustment and the Case for Alternatives. Globalizations (16)3.
2018: Debunking the myth of ordoliberal influence on European integration. Hart Publishing
2016: Lehman Brothers in the Dutch offshore financial centre: The role of shadow banking in increasing leverage and facilitating debt. Economy&Society 45(3-4). With R. Fernandez
- Capitalism, Crises, Industrial Policy and Debt-Led Accumulation
- (2018) From dissent to resistance. Locating patterns of horizontalist self-management crisis responses in Europe. Comparative European Politics. 16(1): 32-49.
- (2014) Explaining (Missing) Regulatory Paradigm Shifts: EU Competition Regulation in Times of Economic Crisis. New Political Economy 19(1): 113-37. With H. Buch-Hansen. Full text
- (2012) The Political Interface of Financialisation and the Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions in the EU. Journal of European Integration 34(6): 623-41. Full text
- (2011) The Politics of European Competition Regulation. A Critical Political Economy Perspective. New York and London: Routledge/RIPE Series in Global Political Economy. With by Hubert Buch-Hansen. Full text
- (2010) Revisiting 50 Years of Market-Making: The Neoliberal Transformation of EC Competition Policy. Review of International Political Economy, 17(1): 20-44. With Hubert Buch-Hansen. Full text
- PhD Supervision (completed) BART-JAAP VERBEEK Project ‘The Making of the EU Investment Policy. A Critical Political Economy Perspective'. Successfully defended in September 2021. MARTHA EHRICH Project "Neither new, nor heterarchic. Inter-organizational networks throughout the history of the Dutch paper and board industry". Successfully defended in October 2020. BERND BONFERT Project "Allied Against Austerity Transnational Cooperation in European Anti-Austerity Movement". Successfully defended in September 2020.
- Temporary Supervision: GERARDO COSTABILE NICOLETTA. Project "Setting the limits of the Possible Politics of expertise in the Making of Neoliberal Europe", Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy. Visiting fellow at the Radboud University from April to June 2015. ADRIANO COZZOLINO. Project "State transformations and the making of the neoliberal order in Italy, 1976-2016", Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy. Visiting fellow at the Radboud University from May to July 2017.
- - PhD Supervision (ongoing) INDRA ROEMGENS. Project "Political Economy of EU corporate tax harmonisation". Started in October 2017. ESTHER WAHABU. Project "Safeguarding Trust in Climate Change Mitigation Projects in Ghana". Started in March 2022 NIKLAS HOLZHAUER Project: "The Completion of the Capital Markets Union. A Single Green Market for Capital?"
- Book Series Editor "Progress in Political Economy" The Progress in Political Economy (PPE) Book Series with Manchester University Press provides a space for innovative and radical thinking in political economy, covering interdisciplinary scholarship from the perspectives of critical political economy, historical materialism, feminism, political ecology, critical geography, heterodox economics, decolonialism and racial capitalism. We welcome manuscripts that realise the very best new research from established scholars and early-career scholars alike. https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/series/progress-in-political-economy/
- 09 December 2019 - Industrial planning: A winning strategy? Exploring the EU’s revived interest in industrial policy More information
- 19 September 2017 - EUobserver: Bayer-Monsanto merger could harm EU food sector More information
- 29 June 2017 - NY RAPPORT: EU STOPPER IKKE VIRKSOMHEDERS MEGA-FUSIONER More information
- 03 July 2017 - Too Big to Control? EU not stopping mega-mergers More information
- 29 May 2017 - Agroreuzen worden titanen, monopolies bedreigen de voedselzekerheid More information
Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) (previously member)
(01 January 2014)
Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)
Former Chair of the Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN)
(01 January 2013)
European Sociological Assocation (ESA), Paris, France
Member of the editorial board of the journal
(01 January 2015)
Capital & Class
Steering Committee member
(01 January 2020)
Associate Editorial Board Member of the journal
Structural Change and Economic Dynamics
Member of the International Political Economy Group (IPEG) Book Prize Jury
(01 January 2015)
British International Studies Association (BISA), Aberystwyth, United Kingdom