Reading group

Each semester we pick a new book to read which relates to different aspects of global politics, economy and society. The book is chosen democratically by the group and we then meet every two weeks to discuss a section. Initially, the reading group was intended to have an International Relations focus, but this quickly spread to include all aspects of the GPES research remit.

Current books

Rethinking Racial Capitalism book cover

Semester 1: 2021-22

From September 2021, the group chose to read Bhattacharyya's (2018) Rethinking Racial CapitalismFor more information, please email Alex Sutton (

(B)Ordering Britain book cover

Semester 2: 2020-21

From January 2021, the group chose to read Nadine El-Enany’s (B)Ordering Britain. For information on 2021-22 and meeting times, please email Alex Sutton (

Past books