Dr Rafal Soborski

  • Professor of International Politics.
  • Department of Social Sciences.
  • Richmond: the American International University in London, CASS.
  • Queens Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 6JP, UK.
  • Contact: rafal.soborski@gmail.com

Dr Rafal Soborski is Professor of International Politics at Richmond: The American International University in London. He has taught extensively in areas of global studies and international politics and has published many articles and chapters on globalization, ideology, social movements and green political thought. His first monograph, Ideology in a Global Age: Continuity and Change, was published in 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan. His most recent book is Ideology and the Future of Progressive Social Movements (Rowman & Littlefield International 2018). He is the editor of The Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies.

Rafal has been a member of GSA UK since 2003 and GSA North America since 2006 and presented papers at several GSA conferences. In 2018 he became a member of the GSA UK Committee and helped to organize its 2018 conference at the University of Northampton, convening one of its main thematic sessions (Globalization and ideology).


Soborski, R. 2020. ‘Globalization and the Future of Ideology’ International Critical Thought, forthcoming (peer-reviewed journal article).

Soborski, R. forthcoming 2020. ‘End of Ideology? A Neoliberal Hoax and Lessons for the Left’. In S. A. Hamed Hosseini, B. K. Gills and J. Goodman (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies (book chapter).

Soborski, R. and M. Galent eds. forthcoming 2020. The “End Of History” 30 Years On: Globalization Then And Now. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks (edited book).

Soborski, R. 2019. ‘Prefigurative Politics in Anti-Neoliberal Activism: A Critique’. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Volume 19, Issue 1-2, 79-92 (peer-reviewed journal article).

Soborski, R. 2019. ‘Challenging Neoliberal Hegemony: Ideology for 21st Century Progressives’. global-e. Volume 12: Issue 33, https://bit.ly/2s1trcW (invited article).

Soborski, R. 2018. Ideology and the Future of Social Movements. Rowman and Littlefield (monograph).

Flood, C. and R. Soborski. 2017. ‘Euroscepticism as Ideology’. In N. Startin and S. Usherwood (eds) Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism, 36-47 (book chapter).

Soborski, R. 2016. ‘Ideological Imbalance Post the Credit Crunch: Neoliberalism Versus the Politics of Resistance’. In J. Smith et al. (eds) Social Movements and World-System

Transformation. Routledge, Political Economy of the World-System Annuals Series, 94-111 (book chapter).

Soborski, R. 2015. ‘Crisis of Ideology or Ideologies of Crisis? Ideological Continuity in a Destabilized Age’, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 8, Issue 3, 33-43 (peer-reviewed journal article).

Soborski, R. 2014. ‘Contrary to popular belief, traditional ideologies are not dead and continue to map the politics of the global age’, LSE European Politics and Policy blog, http://bit.ly/1dTHGAO (invited article).

Soborski, R. 2013. Ideology in a Global Age: Continuity and Change. Palgrave Macmillan (monograph).

Soborski, R. 2012. ‘Globalization and ideology: A critical review of the debate’, The Journal of Political Ideologies, Volume 17, Issue 3, 323-46 (peer-reviewed journal article).

Flood, C. and R. Soborski. 2011. ‘Ideology and the Rights of the Nation in Party Alignments on the EU: A Comparison of Conservative Parties in Britain, France and Poland’, SSRN Working Paper Series, https://bit.ly/2r4sikB (working paper).

 Soborski, R. 2009. ‘Globalization: the Case for Ideological Realignment?’, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 2, Issue 3, 87-96 (peer-reviewed journal article).

Soborski, R. 2007. ‘Is Ideological Unity against Capitalist Globalization Possible? A Conceptual Analysis’, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 3, 119-26 (peer-reviewed journal article).

Soborski, R. 2006. ‘Alternative Localizations: Anarchist and Ecologist Antiglobalisms from a Comparative Perspective’. In J. Harris (ed.) Alternative Globalizations. Change Maker Press, 369-83 (book chapter).

Soborski, R. 2004. ‘Antiglobalism and Ecologism in Comparative Perspective’. In B. Baxterand R. Dunphy (eds.) Europe, Globalisation and Sustainable Development. Routledge, 31-46 (book chapter).