Paul Bowles, PhD


Paul Bowles, Professor of Global and International Studies, University of Northern British Columbia.

Paul Bowles received his PhD in Economics from the LSE. He is a broadly trained political economist with interests in a number of different areas. He has been researching China and Asia for over 30 years. He has published widely on the political economy of China's development strategy and on China's global rise. He has also published on regionalism in Asia. This work has appeared in journals such as Review of International Political Economy, Journal of Development Studies, Third World Quarterly, Cambridge Journal of Economics, and New Political Economy.

More recently, he has also been working on the topic of extractivism and how 'social licence' is being contested in northern British Columbia, Greenland, Sweden, and Mexico. This work has appeared in journals such as Extractive Industries and Society and Resources Policy.

His books include the co-edited volumes, The Essential Guide to Critical Development Studies (Routledge: 2018) and Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region: Development, Agency and Contestation in Northern British Columbia (UBC Press, 2015). He is currently working on a third edition of his book Capitalism.