Vassilis Fouskas

Professor Vassilis Fouskas

Professor Of International Econimics and Politics

International history, politics and economics

Department of Business , Royal Docks School of Business and Law

I am the Research Degrees Leader for Business and the Chair of the Research Degrees Sub-Committee for the School; Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of States, Markets & People (STAMP); and the founding editor of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies (Routledge-Taylor & Francis, 8 issues annually since 1998). I teach International Economics and the Political Economy of Crises, as well as courses on Methods. I research the power-shift to Asia and China and the impact of this shift on power-politics arrangements for the West (NATO and the EU) and some Eurasian volatile peripheries, such as the Balkans and the Near/Middle East

Areas Of Interest

International Relations, International Political Economy, International and European History.

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He has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from, among others, the British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, Carnegie Trust and Princeton University. He teaches and researches in the fields of international history, politics and economics and has a regional interest in the field of European, Balkan and Near Eastern studies. Vassilis is the founding editor of the refereed periodical Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, published from Routledge six times a year since 1998 and his work has been translated into more than 10 languages, including Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Serbo-Croat, Greek and Italian. At UEL, Vassilis leads the Centre for the Study of States, Markets & People (STAMP) and supervises PhD students in the fields of political economy and international history/relations. He is particularly interested in the intensification of financial/economic crises and conflicts and the rise of new economic powers in Asia. His op-eds can be found in Open Democracy, the country's major digital commons, and in "The Editors' Newspaper", Greece's mainstream left-of-centre daily.


Vassilis is currently working on the Euro-zone crisis and the conflation between undemocratic politics and crisis economics caused by the constant cannibalization of markets and a pronounced power-shift to Asia.


(with Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, et al.) China and the USA, London & New York: Palgrave, 2020;

(with Bulent Gokay) The Disintegration of Euro-Atlanticism and New Authoritarianism (London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

(sole editor) The Politics of International Political Economy (Routledge, 2015)

(With Constantine Dimoulas) Greece, Financialization and the EU. The Political Economy of Debt and Destruction (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013)

(With Bulent Bülent Gökay) The Fall of the US Empire. Global Fault-lines and the Shifting Imperial Order (Pluto press, 2012)