ten Brink, Tobias

Tobias ten Brink
Heuss Lecturer, Spring 2014


Tobias ten Brink (PhD, Political Science, University of Frankfurt, Germany) just earned his “Habilitation” on “Capitalist Development in China” from the Goethe-University Frankfurt.  He conducted research until June 2012 with the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. In 2012/13 he was a Visiting Scholar at MIT, Cambridge (Department of Political Science), and at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Since 2012 he has been a senior researcher at the DFG-project “A 'BICS'-Variety of Capitalism? The Emergence of State-Permeated Market Economies in Large Emerging Countries”.

He belongs to a new generation of researchers who systematically use insights from the comparative and international study of capitalisms for the analysis of China and other large emerging economies. He also does research on questions of the transformation of the state and the states system. His articles have appeared in Critical Asian Studies, dms – der moderne staat, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, China: An International Journal, Leviathan and Critique Internationale. His book “Geopolitik”, which he wrote at the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research,  received an award  by the German Publishers & Booksellers Association in the category “Humanities international” in 2010.

Visit his website.


Courses Taught:
The Political Economy of China’s New Capitalism
Recent Publications:

Global Political Economy and the Modern State System, 2014, Leiden/Boston: Brill.

Chinas Kapitalismus. Entstehung, Verlauf, Perspektiven [China's Capitalism: Emergence, Trajectory, Paradoxes], 2013, Frankfurt/New York: Campus.

Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5747 x 3381


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