Gary Teeple

Professor of Sociology
Sociology & Anthropology


Gary Teeple is a Professor of Sociology at SFU. He completed both his BA and MA in Sociology at the University of Toronto, and went on to complete his PhD in the area of Comparative Politics at the University of Sussex. His research interests include Neoliberalism and the global division of labour, Hegelian and Marxist philosopy, and the nature of human rights.


PhD (Comparative Politics), University of Sussex
MA (Sociology), University of Toronto
BA Hons. (Sociology), University of Toronto

Areas of Interest

Neoliberalism and the global division of labour; nature of human rights; Hegelian and Marxist philosophy; sociology of art; political sociology; political economy of Canada.

Select Publications


  • Relations of Global Power: Neoliberal Order and Disorder
    Co-edited with Stephen McBride, University of Toronto Press, 2011
  • The Riddle of Human Rights (Garamond Press, 2004)
  • La globalisation du monde et declin du reformisme social. (Les Presses de l'Universite Laval, 2004) French translation, with new Preface and Postscript
  • Globalization and the Decline of Social Reform (Garamond Press 1995, Expanded 2nd edition 2000)
  • Capitalism and the National Question in Canada (Editor, University of Toronto Press, 1972)
  • Marx's Critique of Politics, 1842-47 (University of Toronto Press, 1984)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Media & Events

Conference Presentations

  • Paper: (2019). ‘The Politics of Capital: The National Debt and Austerity Policies.’  Conference: Alternate Routes: The Globalization Project. 13-15 June. Turin. (Under revision)
  • Paper: (2018). ‘Austerity and the End of Liberal Democracy.’ Conference: Alternate Routes: Austerity Against Democracy. University of Bologna, 11-13 June.
  • Paper: (2017). ‘Austerity and Labour Market Restructuring: National Forms, Global Realities,’ 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, European International Studies Association (EISA), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 13 -16 September.

Currently Teaching

Future courses may be subject to change.