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John Kannankulam

John Kannankulam is Professor for Political Economy and European John KannakulamIntegration at the Institute for Political Science at Marburg University, Germany. He is a DAAD-Visiting Professor for the 2013 Fall-Term at the CCGES and at the Departement for Political Science at York where he teaches a class on the European Union and one on Classical Marxism with special attention to Historical Materialist State Theory. His research focuses on European Integration, the Political Economy of Germany and the UK, European Migration Policies and Historical Materialist State Theory. Currently he is finishing a collaborative publication which is the result of a DFG-sponsored research project ( on the struggles about a common European migration policy from a critical perspective. During his stay he is organising a transatlantic workshop together with Prof. Ulrich Best on Borders, Migration & Crisis which takes places on Nov 29/30 at the CCGES.
Recent publications include: Kämpfe um Migrationspolitik. Theorie, Methode und Analysen kritischer Europaforschung. [Struggles about Migrationpolicies. Theory, Method and Analyses of critical research about the EU] (with the research group ‘State Project Europe’). Bielefeld: Transcript 2013 (forthcoming); »Varieties of Capitalism or Varieties of Relationships of Forces? Outlines of a Historical Materialist Policy Analysis« (together with Fabian Georgi), in: Capital and Class 1/2014 (forthcoming). For Prof. Kannankulam’s personal website, click here.

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