C. J. Polychroniou

C. J. Polychroniou

C. J. Polychroniou is a political scientist/political economist who has taught at numerous universities in Europe and the United States and has also worked at various research centers. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Delaware and is author/editor of several books, including Marxist Perspectives on Imperialism (1991), Perspectives and Issues in International Political Economy (1992), Socialism: Crisis and Renewal (1993), Discourse on Globalization and Democracy: Conversations With Leading Scholars of Our Time (in Greek, 2001) and hundreds of articles and essays, many of which have been translated into scores of foreign languages. His latest book is a collection of interviews with Noam Chomsky titled Optimism Over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (Haymarket Books, 2017).

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09 July 2021
We have the technical know-how as well as the available economic resources to make the transition to a clean energy future. Now it must be done. The Declaration of Independence,…
16 June 2021
Massive debt levels are a feature of contemporary capitalism that cannot be eradicated without radical change, says political scientist Éric Toussaint. “The indebtedness of the…
11 June 2021
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: Why did you choose to become an economist, and focus on health policy?…
27 May 2021
Great power competition has emerged as a key priority for U.S. foreign policy under the Biden administration. In fact, we may be already at the start of a new New Cold War,…
20 May 2021
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by GP Columnist C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: You studied economics as an undergraduate student in Burundi,…
06 May 2021
C. J. Polychroniou argues that we must keep alive the memory of, and draw strength and inspiration from, the accomplishments of the labor movement. May Day is celebrated in…
20 April 2021
C. J. Polychroniou looks at the evidence and wonders if our leaders' ever consider that capitalism is at the core of what’s causing life on Earth to vanish. The theme of…
07 April 2021
C. J. Polychroniou argues that all financial and political links to the fossil fuel industry must be severely disrupted if any serious progress is to be made towards building…
31 March 2021
President Joe Biden’s domestic policies, especially on the economic front, are quite encouraging, offering plenty of hope for a better future. The same, however, cannot be…
01 February 2021
President Biden has released an economic plan to combat COVID-19 and get the country back on track which, according to many analysts, is inspired by FDR’s New Deal. In his first…
26 January 2021
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: Why did you chose to study economics? Omar Dahi: When I was young, I…
26 November 2020
What is Trump after with his legal challenges of a “rigged and stolen” election? Can he really hope for a legislative coup? Is the contemporary United States a country…