Dr Amin Samman
Dr Amin Samman (BSc UCL, MSc LSE, PhD Birmingham) joined City University London in January 2013. His research concerns the temporal and historical dimensions of contemporary capitalism, with specific reference to global finance.
Dr Samman's research interests include:
Aesthetics of finance
Futurity in economics
History of economic thought
Historical theory and method
Philosophies of time and history
Contemporary theories and approaches in IPE
He welcomes prospective PhD students interested in any of these or the following areas:
Theories of global order and change
History and politics of IPE theory
Contemporary visions of economic development
Constructivist and cultural political economy approaches
- Samman, A. and Seabrooke, L. (2016). International Political Economy. In Guillaume, X. and Bilgin, P. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology (pp. 46–59). London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-73225-3.
- Samman, A. (2015). Money's other worlds: On the magical underpinnings of our ostensibly rational economies. Stanford University Press Blog.
- Samman, A. (2016). The specter of capital. Journal of Cultural Economy, 9(1), pp. 108–114. doi:10.1080/17530350.2015.1100650.
- Samman, A. (2016). Conjuring the spirit of multilateralism: Histories of crisis management during the ‘great credit crash’. Review of International Studies, 42(2), pp. 227–246. doi:10.1017/S0260210515000133.
- Samman, A. (2015). Introduction: Money's other worlds. Finance and Society, 1(2), pp. 23–26. doi:10.2218/finsoc.v1i2.1382.
- Samman, A., Coombs, N, and Cameron, A, (2015). For a post-disciplinary study of finance and society. Finance and Society, 1(1), pp. 1–5. doi:10.2218/finsoc.v1i1.1366.
- Samman, A. (2015). Crisis theory and the historical imagination. Review of International Political Economy, 22(5), pp. 966–995. doi:10.1080/09692290.2015.1011682.
- Samman, A. (2014). Making financial history: The crisis of 2008 and the return of the past. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 42(2), pp. 309–330. doi:10.1177/0305829813511866.
- Samman, A. (2012). The 1930s as black mirror: Visions of historical repetition in the global financial press, 2007-2009. Journal of Cultural Economy, 5(2), pp. 213–229. doi:10.1080/17530350.2012.660792.
- Samman, A. (2011). History in finance and fiction in history. economic sociology_the european electronic newsletter, 12(3), pp. 26–34.
- Samman, A. (2011). The idea of crisis. Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, 4, pp. 4–9.
- Samman, A. (2008). Imagining East Asia. Naked Punch Review, 10, pp. 74–81.
Dr Samman convenes one core module in political economy, and two advanced electives in global development. He also contributes to the Department's new introductory module on world politics.
IP1014: Myths and Mysteries in World Politics
IP2022: States and Markets in an Era of Globalisation (Convener)
IP3021: The Global Political Economy of Development (Convener)
IPM104: Development and World Politics (Convener)
- Founding co-editor. Finance and Society, 2015-present
Co-editor. Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, 2010-2014
Writing editor. Under/Current Magazine, 2008–2010
Assistant editor. Naked Punch Review, 2007–2009.
- Dr Samman has acted as peer-reviewer for the following publications and publishers:
Review of International Political Economy
European Journal of International Relations
British Journal of Politics and International Relations
Cambridge University Press
Political Studies Review
He is also a member of the following professional organisations:
International Studies Association
European International Studies Association
European Sociological Association
British International Studies Association
UK Higher Education Association (Associate Member)