Daniel Kinderman

Daniel Kinderman has been a SASE member since 2006. He serves as a member of Socio-Economic Review’s editorial board, and he is strongly committed to advancing SASE’s socio-economic mission and SASE’s interests as a diverse, international, interdisciplinary organization.

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science & International Relations and Director of European Studies at the University of Delaware. I am a political economist who focuses on the dynamics between business, politics/institutions, and societies across the world. My research interests are situated at the intersection of political science, business/ management, and sociology. I am particularly interested in the roles played by business, ranging from prosocial behavior in the form of CSR / responsible business to aggressive interest group advocacy. I have recently been preoccupied with American business responses to Black Lives Matter, business advocacy in the run up to the Brexit referendum and in Swiss referendums, and with business responses to right-wing populism and the crisis of democracy in various countries. When do businesspeople engage in Faustian pacts with autocrats, and under what circumstances do they take a stand to defend democracy?

My articles have appeared in Socio-Economic Review, Politics & Society, Regulation & Governance, Journal of Common Market Studies, Business & Society, Policy and Society, Theory and Society, Business and Politics, Journal of Business Ethics, Review of International Political Economy, and other journals. I am co-founder and co-chair of the research network ‘Business and Society’ at the Council for European Studies. I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the New School for Social Research as well as a visiting scholar at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG). I grew up in Canada and received my Ph.D. from the Government Department at Cornell University.

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