Curriculum Vitae

Dr James Muldoon

Senior Lecturer in Political Science, University of Exeter

Joint PhD, University of Warwick/Monash University

j.muldoon@exeter.ac.uk

Employment

University of Exeter, Senior Lecturer in Political Science 2021 – present

University of Exeter, Lecturer in Political Science, 2017 – 2021

L’institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po), Lecturer, 2015 – 2017.

Monash University, Associate Lecturer and Tutor, 2011 – 2013.

Education

University of Warwick/Monash University, PhD, 2013 – 2016.

Dissertation: Hannah Arendt and Council Democracy

Monash University, MA, 2012.

Dissertation: The Concept of the Drives in Hegel’s Philosophy

The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Arts, 2009.

Publications

Books

Platform Socialism: How to Reclaim our Digital Future from Big Tech (London: Pluto Press, 2022).

Building Power to Change the World: The Political Thought of the German Council Movements (Oxford University Press, 2020).

The German Revolution and Political Theory (eds., with Gaard Kets) (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

Council Democracy: Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics (ed.) (London: Routledge, 2018).

Trumping the Mainstream: The Conquest of Mainstream Democratic Politics by Far-Right Populism (eds., with Lise Herman) (London: Routledge, 2018).

Hegel’s Philosophy of Drives (Aurora, Colorado: Noesis Press, 2014).

Articles 

“A New Gig Economy? How Transport Platform Companies Adapt to Regulatory Challenges – A Comparative Analysis of Six Countries” Journal of Industrial Relations (forthcoming)

“Algorithmic Domination and the Gig Economy” European Journal of Political Theory (2022)

“‘Aux Ouvrières!’: Socialist Feminism in the Paris Commune” Intellectual History Review (2022)

“Institutionalizing Radical Democracy: Socialist Republicanism” New Political Science (2021)

“Conceptualising Party-Driven Movements,” British Journal of Politics and International Relations (2020)

“After Council Communism: The Post-War Rediscovery of the Council Tradition,” Intellectual History Review (2020)

“Luise Kautsky: The Forgotten Soul of the Socialist Movement” Historical Materialism (2020)

“A Socialist Republican Theory of Freedom and Government,” European Journal of Political Theory (2019)

“Arendtian Principles,” Political Studies, vol. 64, no. 1 (sup) (2016).

“The Origins of Hannah Arendt’s Council System,” History of Political Thought, vol. 37, no. 4 (2016) pp. 761-789.

“Arendt’s Revolutionary Constitutionalism: Between Constituent Power and Constitutional Form,” Constellations, vol. 22, no. 4 (2016) pp. 596-607.

“Lazzarato and the Micro-Politics of Invention,” Theory, Culture & Society, vol. 31, no. 6  (2014) pp. 57-76. 

“Foucault’s Forgotten Hegelianism,” Parrhesia vol. 21 (2014) pp. 102-112.

“The Lost Treasure of Arendt’s Council System,” Critical Horizons, vol. 12, no. 3 (2011) pp. 396-417. 

Book Chapters

“The ‘Forgotten’ German Revolution,” The German Revolution and Political Theory (eds., with Gaard Kets) (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, forthcoming).

“The Birth of Council Communism,” The German Revolution and Political Theory (eds., with Gaard Kets) (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, forthcoming).

“Populism in the 21st century: From the Fringe to the Mainstream,” Trumping the Mainstream: The Conquest of Mainstream Democratic Politics by Far-Right Populism (with Lise Herman) (London: Routledge, 2018).

“There’s Something about Marine: Strategies against the Far Right in the 2017 French Presidential Elections,” Trumping the Mainstream: The Conquest of Mainstream Democratic Politics by Far-Right Populism  (eds., with Lise Herman) (London: Routledge, 2018).

“Council Democracy: Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics” in Muldoon (ed.), Council Democracy: Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics (London: Routledge, 2018).

“Rediscovering the Hamburg Workers’ and Soldiers’ Councils,” Council Democracy: Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics (with Gaard Kets) (London: Routledge, 2018)

Reports

“A Future Fit for Wales: a Basic Income.” Autonomy. 2021. (co-authored) Report delivered to the Welsh Future Generations Commissioner following a competitive tender process.

“Piloting a basic income in Wales: principles, precedents and feasibility”. London: Autonomy, 2021. Covered in Wales Online, BBC, Express, ITV, and Western Mail.

“How to Launch a Food Delivery Co-operative”. London: Autonomy, 2021.

“Supporting Food Delivery Co-operatives: A guide for policy makers”. London: Autonomy, 2021.

Platforming Equality: Policy Challenges for the Digital Economy (ed.) (London: Autonomy, 2020).

Book Reviews and Review Essays 

“Review of Steven Klein, The Work of Politics: Making a Democratic Welfare State.” Political Theory. 5 May 2021.

“Fully Decelerated Carbon Neutral Luddism” Verso Roundtable on Gavin Mueller’s Breaking Things at Work. 26 April 2021.

“Review of Jamie Woodcock, The Fight Against Platform Capitalism: An Inquiry into the Global Struggles of the Gig Economy,” LSE Book Reviews. 17 March 2021.

“Review of Simon Tormey, The End of Representative Politics,” Contemporary Political Theory vol. 15, no. 2 (2016) pp. e26-e28.

“Machiavelli and Democratic Theory,” Theory & Event, vol. 16, no. 2 (2013).

“Review of Jon Simons (ed.), From Agamben to Zizek: Contemporary Critical Theorists,” Critical Horizons, vol. 13, no. 3 (2012) pp. 433-436.

“Review of Judith Revel, Dictionnaire Foucault,” Foucault Studies, vol. 8 (Feb 2010) pp. 192-195.

Translations

Maurizio Lazzarato, “Multiplicity, Totality and Politics,” Parrhesia, vol. 9 (2010) 23-30.

Research Grants and Awards

EPSRC Not Equal Award: Social Justice through the Digital Economy. Principal Investigator on a £40K grant. Sep 2020.

Research England: Strategic Priorities Fund – Policy Engagement Fund: “Democratising the Digital Economy: Improving Policy Outcomes for Platform Co-operatives” £10K. Feb 2020.

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA): Knowledge Exchange Fellowships: “The Future of Working Time” £15K. Feb 2020

ADR Award: “The Future of Work” Workshop. £1,500. Jan 2020.

Outstanding Teaching Award, shortlisted, University of Exeter, 2021.

Inspirational Teaching Award, shortlisted, University of Exeter, 2020.

Best Teacher/Academic, shortlisted, University of Exeter, 2019.

Best Personal Tutor, shortlisted, University of Exeter, 2019.

Most Innovative Teaching, University of Exeter, 2018 and 2019.

Monash University Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal (best PhD thesis), 2016.

2016 Faculty of Arts Prize for Outstanding PhD Thesis, $5000.

Monash Postgraduate Publication Award, 2016.

‘Prospects for an Ethics of Self-Cultivation’ Co-Applicant, winning $30,000 for a Warwick-Monash Alliance Research Project 2014-2015.

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Scholarship, 2013-2014.

Monash Graduate Scholarship, 2013-2016.

Australian Postgraduate Award, 2011-2013.

The Rufus Davis Memorial Politics Honours Dissertation Prize, 2010.

The School of Political and Social Inquiry Honours Prize, 2010.

The Doug Muecke Prize for Best Thesis, 2010.

Academic Papers presented

“Platform Co-operatives Delivering Equality,” RELAY Project Workshop. June 2021.

“Algorithmic Domination in the Gig Economy,” Republics and Republicanism International Conference. Venice. June 2021.

“Democratic Ownership and Public Platforms,” Leiden University Philosophy Workshop. February 2021.

“Democracy from Below,” Symposium on Steven Klein’s ‘The Work of Politics’, Nov 2020.

“Socialist Republicanism and the Politics of the German Council Movements,” Symposium on Plebeian Politics & Philosophy. Sep 2020.

“Institutionalising Radical Democracy,” MANCEPT workshop, September 2019

“Towards a Socialist Republicanism” Republics and Republicanism, May 2019.

“Conceptualising Party-Driven Movements” Political Studies Association Annual Conference, April 2019.

“A Socialist Republican Theory of Freedom and Government,” L’actualité de Rosa Luxemburg, April 2019.

“Socialist Republicanism and Council Democracy,” Doing Democracy Differently, March 2019.

“A Socialist Republican Theory of Freedom and Government,” Oxford University, November 2018. 

“Karl Kautsky’s Participatory Socialist Republicanism,” PDD Conference 2018, September 2018. 

“Rosa Luxemburg’s Socialist Civic Virtues,” ECPR Annual Conference, Aug 2018.

“Transforming Democratic Institutions,” The German Revolution and the Radical Democratic Imaginary, May 2018.

“Radical Democracy or Council Democracy?” Radical Democracy Conference, May 2018.

“Freedom as Self-Determination,” Copenhagen Political Theory Workshop, Oct 2017.

“Democracy and the Politics of the Councils,” Dutch Political Science Association Conference, June 2017.

“Hannah Arendt: Council Republican,” Hannah Arendt: 40 Years On, Dec. 2015.

“Arendt’s Revolutionary Constitutionalism,” Political Studies Association Annual Conference, April 2015.

“Maurizio Lazzarato and Self-Cultivation in an Age of Debt,” Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault, Conference, September 2014.

“Would Hegel have been a Foucaultian Today?” ASCP Annual Conference, December 2013 (Winner: Best Student Paper).

“Arendt and Occupy,” Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy Annual Conference, December 2012.

“The Figure of the Animal in Hegel,” Sovereignty and the Political Animal Symposium, Monash University, September 2011.

“Crisis of Democracy,” Murdoch University Annual Philosophy Colloquium, November 2009 (Winner: Best Student Paper).

“Arendt’s Treasure of a Council System,” New Horizons in Political Philosophy Conference, Sydney, November 2009.

Teaching

“Platform Politics: Technology, Power and the Circuits of Social Struggle,” University of Exeter, 2021/22

“Strategic Political Communication,” University of Exeter, 2021/22

“Writing to Change the World,” University of Exeter, 2019/20

“Modern Political Thought,” University of Exeter, 2018/19, 19/20

“Political Campaign Strategy,” University of Exeter, 2018/19, 19/20, 20/21

“Sparking Social Change,” University of Exeter, 2017/18, 18/19, 19/20, 20/21

“Contemporary Political Theory: Race, Class and Gender,” University of Exeter, 2017/18, 18/19.

“Foundations in Political Thought,” University of Exeter, 2017/18

“Introduction to Political Thought,” Sciences Po, 2016/17

“Themes in North American Political Thought,” Sciences Po, 2016/17

Languages

English native

French fluent in reading

German fluent in reading

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