Peter Evans

Peter Evans

Peter Evans

Professor Emeritus
Rm 464 (Emeritus Office)
510 708-8655
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Globalization, Labor Movements, States, Development


Peter Evans is best known for his work on the comparative political economy of national development, exemplified by his 1995 book Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation and a recent series of articles on the “21st Century Developmental State.” For the past several years he has been researching the ways in which social movements can mobilize transnationally to build a “counter-hegemonic globalization.”  Among these movements, the global labor movement is a key actor.  See his 2008 article, “Is an Alternative Globalization Possible?” and his 2010 article “Is it Labor’s Turn to Globalize?”

Representative Publications


“Human Development, State Transformation  and the Politics of the Developmental State” (with Patrick Heller). Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State. edited by Stephan Leibfried, Frank Nullmeier, Evelyne Huber, Matthew Lange, Jonah Levy, and John D. Stephens. Oxford:Oxford University Press.  [ see also translations of other articles on the Developmental State in Portuguese and Spanish]

“The Neoliberal Era: Ideology, Policy, and Social Effects”  (with William H. Sewell, Jr.) in preparation for volume on Social Resilience in the Neo-Liberal Era edited by Peter Hall and Michele Lamont .  Forthcoming, 2013,  Cambridge University Press.

 “Is it Labor’s Turn to Globalize? Twenty-first Century Opportunities and Strategic Responses,”Global Labour Journal  (1)[2010]3: 352-379.

 “Is an Alternative Globalization Possible?”Politics & Society 36(2)[June]: 271-305.  [ see also Portuguese translation]

 Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995)  [ see also Persian translation of Chapter 1 of Embedded Autonomy]