Chris Hesketh is a Reader in International Political Economy. He received his BA, MA and PhD all from the University of Nottingham. Before joining Oxford Brookes in 2012 he taught at the University of Nottingham and at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has an inter-disciplinary research agenda that combines international political economy, the historical sociology of international relations, political geography, political theory and Latin American studies. In 2019 he was awarded an ISRF fellowship in Political Economy to further his research on Indigenous movements in Latin America.
His current research interests are in the following areas:
- Historical Materialist approaches to Political Economy.
- Questions of state and class formation in Latin America linked to colonial and neo-colonial structures of power. Specifically here he has utilised the work of Antonio Gramsci and neo-Gramscians scholars, drawing on key Gramscian concepts such as hegemony, historical bloc and moreover, passive revolution to understand the development of Mexico and Bolivia in the 20th century to the present.
- Indigenous resistance to neo-extractivist development and the formation of 'counter-spaces'. Empirically this draws from fieldwork that he has conducted in Mexico and Bolivia.
Research grants and awards
ISRF Political Economy Fellowship 2019-2020
Hesketh C, 'Clean Development or the Development of Dispossession? The political economy of wind parks in Southern Mexico'
Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 5 (2) (2021) pp.543-565
ISSN: 2514-8486 eISSN: 2514-8494Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Hesketh C, 'Between Pachakuti and Passive Revolution: The Search for Post-Colonial Sovereignty in Bolivia'
Journal of Historical Sociology 33 (4) (2020) pp.567-586
ISSN: 0952-1909Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Hesketh C, Sulllivan J, 'The Production of Leisure: Understanding the Social Function of Football Development in China'
Globalizations 17 (6) (2020) pp.1061-1079
ISSN: 1474-7731 eISSN: 1474-774XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Hesketh C, 'A Gramscian conjuncture in Latin America? Reflections on violence, hegemony and geographical difference'
Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 51 (5) (2019) pp.1474-1494
ISSN: 0066-4812 eISSN: 1467-8330Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Chris Hesketh, 'Lost in Space: Putting the Transnational State in its Place'
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 25 (5) (2018) pp.576-591
ISSN: 1070-289X eISSN: 1547-3384Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Hesketh C, 'Passive revolution: a universal concept with geographical seats'
Review of International Studies 43 (3) (2017) pp.389-408
ISSN: 0260-2105Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Hesketh C, 'The survival of non-capitalism'
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 34 (5) (2016) pp.877-894
ISSN: 0263-7758 eISSN: 1472-3433Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Hesketh C, 'Producing State Space in Chiapas: Passive Revolution and Everyday Life'
Critical Sociology 42 (2) (2014) pp.211-228
ISSN: 0896-9205 eISSN: 1569-1632Abstract Published here
Hesketh C, Morton AD, 'Spaces of Uneven Development and Class Struggle in Bolivia: Transformation or Trasformismo?'
Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 46 (1) (2014) pp.149-169
ISSN: 0066-4812 eISSN: 1467-8330Abstract Published here
Hesketh C, 'The Clash of Spatializations: Geopolitics and Clash Struggles in Southern Mexico'
Latin American Perspectives (2013)
ISSN: 0094-582XPublished here
Hesketh C, 'From passive revolution to silent revolution class forces and the production of state, space and scale in modern Mexico'
Capital & Class 34 (3) (2010) pp.383-407
ISSN: 0309-8168 eISSN: 2041-0980Abstract Published here