Geopolitical Economy and Class Formation
Geopolitical Economy and Class Formation

Curriculum Vitae (as of March 2019)

I was an academic at the University of Amsterdam (lecturer/ reader 1973-99) and the University of Sussex (professor, 2000-12). Since then I live in Amsterdam again. In 2019 I resigned from my emeritus status (see Statement). I can be reached at and run a Twitter account @KeesvdPijl1

My most recent published work includes Flight MH17, Ukraine and the New Cold War. Prism of Disaster (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018) (ix + 198 pp.) (translated into German, Russian, Portuguese); (editor) Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2015) (xxxviii + 683 pp.) hardback; paperback edition, 2016, and The Discipline of Western Supremacy. Vol. III of Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy (London: Pluto Press, 2014) (xv + 275 pp).

Currently I am working on Big Data Socialism–The Digital Planned Economy and Who Will Get Us There, planned for publication in 2020/21, and other projects.

Besides academic work I published short stories and three novels (all in Dutch) and I work currently on a romanticised memoir, When Marx was still in fashion (also in Dutch). I have also been politically active in the Dutch Communist Party until it broke up and more recently, as a peace and democracy activist.