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Dr Oscar Berglund

Dr Oscar Berglund

Dr Oscar Berglund
BA, MSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Teaching Associate in Public Policy

Area of research

Critical Political Economy and Contestation

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Research summary

International Political Economy, Austerity, Contestation, Neoliberalisation, Social Movements

My research interests are located within the field of International Political Economy and particularly Critical Political Economy. It looks at political contestation of the processes of neoliberalisation and austerity, including both non-violent contestation by social movements and parliamentary forms of contestation. My research draws on a historical materialist theoretical framework with a focus on political agency and contestation. 

My ESRC-funded PhD thesis, Contesting Austerity through Civil Disobedience: The PAH and the Spanish Housing Crisis, analysed the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH, Platform for the Mortgage-Affected) and examined what ...

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BA Internation Relations (First Class Hons, University of the West of England 2009), MSc International Security (Distinction, University of Bristol 2010), MSc Social Science Research Methods (Distinction, University of Bristol 2013), PhD Contesting Austerity through Civil Disobedience (University of Bristol 2017)

Latest Publications:

Berglund, O., 2017, 'Contesting Actually Existing Austerity', New Political Economy (online first)

Berglund, O., 2017, ‘Crisis and Revolt in Spain’, Historical Materialism (early view available)

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Recent publications

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