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Prof. Werner Bonefeld

University of York, UK


Werner Bonefeld studied at the University of Marburg, the Free University of Berlin and the University of Edinburgh where he received his doctorate. Before coming to York he taught at the Universities of Frankfurt and Edinburgh. More recently he conducted post-graduate seminars on critical theory and the critique of political economy at the Universities of Puebla and Buenos Aires. His work contributed to the development of the internationally recognized Open Marxism school. Werner Bonefeld is a member of the Conference of Socialist Economists, and with Hugo Radice, Greig Charnock and Stuart Shields, he organises the Trans-Pennine Working Groups on Critical Theory and Political Economy. He is a keen gardener, cycles to work, and listens to Captain Beefheart and So-Called.

He is a member of the Critical Theories of Antisemitism network ( and an associated researcher of the research network ‘Right, History and Memory’ ( 
He serves on the Advisory Board of The Cooperative Institute of Transnational Studies.
His bibliography was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in the World (Marquis), starting in 2010.


Werner Bonefeld is interested in research students on topics in critical theory, critical political economy and political sociology, including state theory, global political economy, Marx and Marxism, German ordoliberalism, and the Frankfurt School.


Werner Bonefeld is currently completing a monograph on Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy for publication in 2014. With John Holloway he is co-editing a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, Duke University Press, on ‘Commune, Movement, Negation’. His article on Walter Benjamin and anti-austerity is forthcoming in Spanish in 2014 in Isegoria. Revista de Filosofia Moral y Political.


  • Globalisation and the Transformation of the German Model
  • European Union and the Crisis of the Growth and Stability Pact
  • The critical theory of Castoriadis, Papaioannou and Axelos
  • Globalisation and the crisis of the Korean state
  • From Dictatorship to Democracy: state and economy in Turkey
  • Thailand and the Politics of Social Forces: A Neo-Gramscian Account
  • Transforming China: Smith and Marx in Beijing
  • Badiou and Precariat