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Professor Jeffrey HendersonB.Soc.Sc. (Birmingham), M.Soc.Sc. (Birmingham), Ph.D. (Warwick)

Professor of International Development

Jeffrey Henderson

Professor Jeffrey HendersonB.Soc.Sc. (Birmingham), M.Soc.Sc. (Birmingham), Ph.D. (Warwick)

Professor of International Development

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Research interests

During his career Jeffrey Henderson has made pathbreaking contributions to the study of: institutionalised racism and housing; electronics industries and industrialisation; and economic transformation in East Asia and Central-Eastern Europe. Inter alia, he was the first to argue that the East Asian economic crisis of the late 1990s was a result of national failures of neoliberal economic governance; and he helped to initiate the concept of the global production network - now the pre-eminent way to understand the relations between foreign investment and economic development.

in recent years his research has become concerned with the sociology, politics and political economy of economic development more broadly. In so doing he continues to be interested in the developmental consequences of global production networks as well as in the relation of economic governance to inequality and poverty. He has pursued these interests in various parts of East Asia and Europe, as well as in South Africa. His current research is concerned with: (a) the implications, for the developing world and for Europe, of the re-emergence of China as a global power; (b) the elaboration and application of transformation analysis for the study of global development; and (c) the relation between the over-centralisation of the British state and the economic underdevelopment of the British nations and English regions.

Jeffrey Henderson’s books include: Race, Class and State Housing (with Valerie Karn); Global Restructuring and Territorial Development (with Manuel Castells); The Globalisation of High Technology Production; States and Development in the Asian Pacific Rim (with Richard Appelbaum); Industrial Transformation in Eastern Europe in the Light of the East Asian Experience; and East Asian Transformation.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Global Political Economy
  • Perspectives on Work
  • International Development

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