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Jonathan Hopkin

Department of Government



Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Government, London School of Economics

Research Interests:

Politics of Inequality; Redistribution and Welfare; Populism and Post-Truth Politics; Political Parties; Political Finance; Politics of Britain, Italy and Spain.

Contact details:

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6535
  • Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 6532
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  • Room number: CON.5.18 (Connaught House)



Recent Publications:

Hopkin, Jonathan ‘When Polanyi Met Farage: Market Fundamentalism, Economic Nationalism and Britain’s Exit from the European Union’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations forthcoming, September 2017.

Hopkin, Jonathan and Kate Alexander Shaw (2016) 'Organized Combat or Structural Advantage? The Politics of Inequality and the Winner-Take-All Economy in the United Kingdom', Politics and Society 44(3): 345-71.

Hopkin, Jonathan (2015) 'The Troubled South. The Euro Crisis in Italy and Spain', in Mark Blyth and Matthias Matthijs (eds.), The Future of the Euro. Oxford University Press, pp.161-86.

Hopkin, Jonathan (2014) 'The Politics of Piketty: What Political Science Can Learn From, and Contribute to, the Debate on Capital in the Twentieth-Century', symposium on Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twentieth-Century, British Journal of Sociology, 65(4): 678-695.

Hopkin, Jonathan (2013) 'The Trouble With Economic Reform: the Euro Crisis in Spain and Italy', in Francisco Panizza and George Philip (eds.), Moments of Truth. The Politics of Financial Crises in Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge, pp.140-57.

Hopkin, Jonathan and Mark Blyth (2012) 'What Can Okun Teach Polanyi? Efficiency, Regulation and Equality in the OECD',Review of International Political Economy 19(1): 1-33.

Work in Progress


'The Politics of Secession Movements: Institutional Change and Economic Crisis in Scotland and Catalonia'


'US Investors as Exporters of The Winner-Take-All Economy: Preliminary Evidence' (with Lukas Linsi and Corinne Renira Angeles)


'The False Choice of Cuddly or Cut-Throat Capitalism: Regulation, Redistribution and Innovation' (with Victor Lapuente and Lovisa Moller)


'Political Bullshit as a Form of Post-Truth Politics: The Case of Fiscal Policy in the UK' (with Ben Rosamond)


'Equity and Efficiency in Advanced Democracies: Revisiting the Leaky Bucket Hypothesis' (with Mark Blyth and Seth Werfel)


'Cartel Parties and the Crisis: Political Change and Ideological Stasis in the Advanced Democracies'

'From Flexicurity to Deregulation. The Politics of Employment and Welfare in Spain' (with Kenneth Dubin)




Hopkin, Jonathan (2016). 'Greece Is Kicking Another Can Down the Road', Fortune, 27 May.


Hopkin, Jonathan and Ben Rosamond (2015). 'Deficit fetishism and the art of political bullshit', SPERI Blog, University of Sheffield.


'Austerity Bites: Fiscal Lessons from the British General Election', (with Mark Blyth), Foreign Affairs, 18 May 2015.



Recent Book:


Gianfranco Baldini and Jonathan Hopkin (eds.)(2012) Coalition Britain. The UK Election of 2010. Manchester: Manchester University Press.


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