Books

 

J. Klassen. 2014. Joining Empire: The Political Economy of the New Canadian Foreign Policy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press
(AMAZON LINK). (PUBLISHER LINK).

  • Book Prize: 2015 Errol Sharp Award, 79th Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Book Prize: 2015 CHOICE Magazine (Association of College and Research Libraries; American Library Association) Outstanding Academic Title of the Year.
  • Canadian Journal of Sociology 41.1 (Spring, 2016) review:
    • "Joining Empire is a formidable theoretical and empirical tour de force."
    • "the most lucid and empirically-grounded analysis of the formation of the transnationalized faction of the Canadian corporate elite."
  • Labour/Le Travail 76 (Fall 2015) review:
    • "We now have a theoretically sophisticated and up-to-date account of how Canadian foreign and security policy expresses the class interests of Canadian capital."
  • American Review of Canadian Studies 45.4 (2015) journal review:
    • "Klassen’s greatest theoretical contribution is how he ties together the vectors of Empire to provide a well-rounded...view of capitalism."

    • "Klassen is helping build a foundation of [class] analysis of Canadian foreign policy. Considering the dominance of Neoliberalism, this contribution could not be timelier."

  • CHOICE Magazine (Association of College and Research Libraries; American Library Association) Vol. 52. No. 11 (July, 2015):
    • "This is political economy scholarship at its best...this study's importance is not just Canada-centric; its theoretical framework and methodology are relevant to scholars researching foreign policy in other Western nation-states."
  • The Hill Times Top 100 Books of 2014
  • Errata

 

J. Klassen and G. Albo, eds. 2013. Empire’s Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan. Toronto: University of Toronto Press
(AMAZON LINK). (PRESS REVIEW).

  • Canadian Journal of Political Science 47.1 (March, 2014) review:
    • "a sober re-assessment of Canada's role in the occupation of Afghanistan"
    • a "theoretically complex and empirically rich study"
    • "this volume offers a powerful theoretical framework for a deeper understanding of [Canadian foreign policy's] overarching dynamics"
  • Global Media Journal 8.1 (2015) review:
    • "the theoretical path paved by the book is ever more relevant today"
    • "Structurally crucial for the anthology is Klassen's own addition"
    • "The collection holds tremendous value to researchers"
  • International Journal 71.1 (2016) review:
    • "this book [has] the virtue of challenging some mainstream beliefs and clichés, filling a gap in the study of Canadian foreign policy that was long monopolized by liberal narratives. It also challenges the current research obsession with institutional and domestic political factors and situates foreign policy analysis within a broader framework focusing on the social relations of capital both internally and, more importantly, at the global level. These advantages make it a welcome addition to the literature on Canadian foreign and defence policy."
  • Foreign Policy in Focus Review
  • The Hill Times Top 100 Books of 2012

 

Book Chapters

W.K. Carroll and J. Klassen. 2015. “Continental Neoliberalism and the Canadian Corporate Elite.” In Tendencias Economicas Emergentes en America del Norte. Ed. Elisa Davalos. Mexico City: National Autonomous University of Mexico Press.

J. Klassen. 2014. "Hegemony in Question: US Primacy, Multi-Polarity, and Global Resistance." In Polarizing Development: Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis, eds. L. Pradella and T. Marois. London: Pluto Press. (AMAZON LINK).

J. Klassen. 2013. “Methods of Empire: Nation Building, Development and War in Afghanistan.” In Empire’s Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan, eds. J. Klassen and G. Albo. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (AMAZON LINK).

J. Klassen. 2013. “Afghanistan, Empire and Canadian Foreign Policy.” In Empire’s Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan, eds. J. Klassen and G. Albo. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (AMAZON LINK).

W.K. Carroll and J. Klassen. 2013. "Corporate Canada: transnationalization or denationalization?" In Como se Gobierna America del Norte? Estrategias, instituciones y politicas publicas, ed. A. Salas-Porras. Mexico City: National Autonomous University of Mexico Press.  

 

 

Journal Articles

J. Klassen and W.K. Carroll. 2011. "Transnational Class Formation? Globalization and the Canadian Corporate Elite." Journal of World-Systems Research 17.2 (Spring): 379-402. PDF

W.K. Carroll and J. Klassen. 2010. "Corporate Canada Hollowing Out? Changes in the Corporate Network Since the 1990s." Canadian Journal of Sociology 35.1 (Winter): 1-30. PDF

J. Klassen. 2009. "Canada and the New Imperialism: The Economics of a Secondary Power." Studies in Political Economy 83 (Spring): 163-90. PDF

 

Interviews in Journals

J. Cummings. 2013. "The Geopolitical Ecology of Empire's Ally: An Interview with G. Albo and J. Klassen." Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research 25 (PDF).

 

Review Essays and Book Reviews

J. Klassen. 2016. "Escape from the Staples Trap: Canadian Political Economy after Left-Nationalism." Canadian Journal of Development Studies (Fall). LINK.

J. Klassen. 2014. "Canada Looks South: In Search of an Americas Policy." Canadian Journal of Political Science (Summer). (LINK)

J. Klassen. 2009. "Afghanistan and the Social Sciences." Review Essay. Socialist Studies 5.2 (Fall): 123-32. PDF

J. Klassen. 2005. "Ruling Canada: Corporate Cohesion and Democracy." Labour/Le Travail (Fall).

 

Popular Writings

J. Klassen. 2015. "Joining Empire: Canadian Foreign Policy under Harper." Canadian Dimension 49.4 (September-October). LINK.