Skip to content
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Elsenhans

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Elsenhans

Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Elsenhans

short
biography

Hartmut Elsenhans is an Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Leipzig. He has worked at the universities in Berlin, Frankfurt a.M., Marburg, Konstanz, and Leipzig. His regional expertise focuses on France, Algeria, Senegal, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, and Mali. He has published widely on relevant topics such as the rise and fall of capitalism, international politics, North-South relations, development policy and theory, and the political economy of rents. He is a proponent of global Keynesianism and a prominent advocate of heterodox political economy.

Short
biography

Hartmut Elsenhans is an Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Leipzig. He has worked at the universities in Berlin, Frankfurt a.M., Marburg, Konstanz, and Leipzig. His regional expertise focuses on France, Algeria, Senegal, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, and Mali. He has published widely on relevant topics such as the rise and fall of capitalism, international politics, North-South relations, development policy and theory, and the political economy of rents. He is a proponent of global Keynesianism and a prominent advocate of heterodox political economy.

Contribution to the project

Hartmut Elsenhans is a renowned expert on the politics of the Middle East, particularly Algeria. His theory of state class, which explains the political behavior of decision-makers in rentier societies, is one of the analytical starting points of our project’s research. His approach to rent enriches the analysis made by Extractivism.de and connects it to developmental theories and Global Political Economy.

Recent Publications (Selection)

Elsenhans, Hartmut. 2022. Capitalism, Development and Empowerment of Labour: A Heterodox Political Economy. New York: Routledge. VIEW PUBLICATION


Elsenhans, Hartmut. 2019. “Rising Mass Incomes as a Condition of Capitalist Growth: Preserving Capitalism Through the Empowerment of Labor in the Past and the Present.” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 36 (2): 1–36. VIEW PUBLICATION


Elsenhans, Hartmut. 2019. “Impending Threat of Rent Globalization and the Defence of Capitalism by Labour.” International Studies 56 (2-3): 109–28. VIEW PUBLICATION


Elsenhans, Hartmut. 2015. Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists: World Capitalism and Global History. New Delhi: Sage. VIEW PUBLICATION


Elsenhans, Hartmut. 2012. Kapitalismus global: Aufstieg – Grenzen – Risiken. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer. VIEW PUBLICATION