Dr Adam Fishwick

Job: Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and Public Policy (VC2020)

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Department of Politics & Public Policy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8723

E: adam.fishwick@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk/bal


Personal profile

Adam Fishwick is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and Public Policy in the Department of Politics, People and Place at De Montfort University, Leicester.

He is interested in the political economy of work, labour movements and development in Latin America and has published across these areas. His current research interests are in the following areas:

(1) the political economy of work and labour in Latin America

(2) the international political economy of development

(3) urban labour and social movements Latin America

(4) radical alternative forms of social and economic organisation

(5) autonomist Marxist theories of labour and class composition.

He is the Programme Leader for the Politics and International Relations MA suite (MA Politics, International Relations, Diplomacy and World Order) and the CURA Institute Head of Research Students. He is interested in supervising PhDs and supporting postdoctoral applications in areas that include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • International political economy of development
  • Political economy of work and labour in Latin America
  • Urban labour and social movements in Latin America
  • Radical alternative forms of social and economic organisation
  • Autonomist Marxist theories of labour and class composition

Adam is also a co-founder of the Labour, Work and Development Network.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)

People, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)

Publications and outputs 


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Key research outputs

Fishwick, Adam (2019) 'Workplace occupation and the possibilities of popular power in Chile and Argentina, 1972-6', Globalizations

Fishwick, Adam & Heather Connolly (2018) Austerity and Working-Class Resistance: Survival, Disruption and Creation in Hard Times (Rowman and Littlefield International)

Fishwick, Adam (2018) 'Labour Control and Developmental State Theory: A New Perspective on Import-Substitution Industrialisation', Development and Change

Fishwick, Adam & Ben Selwyn (2016) 'Labour-Centred Development in Latin America: Two cases of alternative development', Geoforum, 74: 233-243

 For further details of publications see here

Research interests/expertise

  • International political pconomy
  • Political economy of development
  • Latin American political economy
  • Labour and social movements
  • Alternative socio-economic organisation
  • Autonomist Marxism theories of labour and class

Areas of teaching

  • International political economy
  • International relations
  • Development studies
  • Urban studies
  • Social Research Methods


PhD International Relations

MSc Comparative and Cross Cultural Research Methods

MA Global Political Economy

BA International Relations and Development Studies

Courses taught

POPP1104 Introduction to Contemporary International Relations

POPP2409 Making of a Global World

POPP2513 Political Research in Action

POPP5007 Globalisation

POPP5028 Democratising Urban Spaces

I am Programme Leader for the MA Politics, MA International Relations and MA Diplomacy and World Order.

Honours and awards

Future Research Leaders, De Montfort University (2017-18)

Membership of professional associations and societies

British International Studies Association (2013- )

International Studies Association (2014- )

Society for Latin American Studies (2015- )

International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (2016-2018)

European International Studies Association (2018- )

Professional licences and certificates

PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2018)

Conference attendance

‘Austerity and Labour Control in Latin America’, International Labour Process Conference, Vienna, 23-26 April 2019.

‘Flexibilisation, Precarity and the Re-ordering of Latin America: Work and the Workplace in Argentina at the End of the Pink Tide’, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, 27-30 March 2019.

‘Austerity and Working-Class Resistance: Survival, Disruption and Creation in Hard Times’, CURA Research Seminar Series (with Heather Connolly), 13 March 2019.

‘Fear and Hope at the End(ings) of Capitalism’ (with Nicholas Kiersey), Conference of the Caucus for a New Politics Science, Texas, 24-26 February 2019.

‘Mapping Postcapitalist Futures in the Dark: On the Political Economy of Exclusion and the Possibility of Possibility’, European International Studies Association Annual Conference, 12-15 September 2018.

‘Labour Organising in Latin America’, Radical Summer University, Iceland, 20-26 August.

‘Mapping Postcapitalist Futures in the Dark: On the Political Economy of Exclusion and the Possibility of Possibility’, BISA Research Workshop in International Studies, 12 June 2018.

For further details of conference attendance see here

Current research students

Heather Powell, 1st Supervisor (with Anita Hammer)

Marco Gottero, 2nd Supervisor (with Anita Hammer)

e.g Names of research students currently supervised, Mode, supervisory role (1 st supervisor / 2 nd supervisor)    (Extract from EIP report ‘Supervisors and their Students’ could be used)

Professional esteem indicators

I have been an editor with the following journals:

  • Sage Open (article editor)

 I have peer-reviewed articles for the following journals:

  • European Political Science
  • Globalizations
  • Journal of Labor and Society
  • Capital and Class
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Journal of Peasant Studies

I have peer-reviewed for the following academic publishers:

  • Oxford University Press
  • Sage
  • Zed Books

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