Dr Ed Rooksby

Tutor in Politics and Social Sciences and Programme Coordinator for Social and Political Studies

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Dr Ed Rooksby

After completing my PhD in political theory at York University in 2008, I taught and lectured in politics at Southampton University and in economic history at Portsmouth University for several years before joining Ruskin as Tutor in Politics and Social Sciences in 2012. I am a highly experienced teacher and lecturer in higher education and have also worked as a school teacher – I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Cambridge University.


Rooksby, E (2018) ‘“Structural Reform” and the Problem of Socialist Strategy Today’, Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, Vol. 46, No. 1 (February 2018), pp. 27-48.


Rooksby, E (2017) ‘Class Analysis and the Thatcherite Offensive’ (review-article), Capital & Class, Vol. 41, Issue 3, pp. 567-71.


Rooksby, E (2013) ‘“Left Reformism” and Socialist Strategy’, International Socialism, 140, Autumn 2013, pp. 83-102.

Rooksby, E (2013) ‘The European Crisis’, Oxford Left Review, Issue 10, June 2013, pp. 27-33.

Rooksby, E (2012) ‘The Relationship Between Liberalism and Socialism’, Science & Society, Vol. 76, No. 4, October 2012.

Rooksby, E (2012) ‘Cyprus and the West: a Critical Perspective on British and US Foreign Policy and Strategic Interests in Cyprus’, in Bozkurt, U and Trimikliniotis, N (eds.) Beyond a Divided Cyprus: a State and Society in Transformation (Palgrave Macmillan).

Rooksby, E (2012) ‘Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher’ (review-article), Historical Materialism, 20: 1, pp. 21-30.

Rooksby, E (2011) ‘Blue Labour and the Limits of Social Democracy’, Renewal: Journal of Social Democracy, 19: 3/4, pp. 104-117.

Rooksby, E (2011) ‘Towards a Revolutionary Reformist Strategy: Within, Outside and Against the State’, Critique, 39: 1 (February 2011), pp 27-51.

Rooksby, E (2010) ‘Towards a Better Theory of the Capitalist State’, Studies in Marxism, Vol. 12, 2010, pp. 73-99.

I publish regularly on politics in widely read media such as Jacobin Magazine and the Guardian.  My Jacobin articles are available at: https://www.jacobinmag.com/author/ed-rooksby and my Guardian articles at: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/rooksby-ed

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