Jeffrey Sommers has joined the REMESO, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society at Linköping University in Sweden as associated faculty. He will work on collaborative research with REMESO faculty that advances their research profile.
PhD, Northeastern University
Research & Teaching Interests
Research and teaching is conducted on the “spatial fixes” to crises of global capital accumulation. Further research to this end centers on the political economy of Africa’s (and its Diaspora) accelerated integration into new networks of accumulation. Other areas investigated are development studies, developmental states, international political economy and hegemonic transitions.
Sommers, J. W., & Beldavs, V. (2017, December). “The emerging field of space economics: theoretical and practical considerations,”.
Sommers, J. W. (2017, November). L’austérité lettone: le visage de la Nouvelle Europe. Perspectives Libres, Nov(21), 193-217.
Sommers, J. W. (2017, March). “The Election: Failing Real Change, Hope Lost”. , 56-59.
Sommers, J. W. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). "Donald Trump and Steve Bannon’s Russia Policy Explained: Bend or Break, Expect Change". , 56-59.
Ferguson, K., Petro, P., & Sommers, J. W. (2016). Social Democracy and its Discontents: The Rise of Austerity. After Capitalism: Horizons of Finance, Culture, and Citizenship, pp. 91-132. Rutgers University Press.
Sommers, J. W., , & (2015, December). Race, Reality & Realpolitik: US/Haiti Relations in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries. , 200. Lexington Press.
, Sommers, J. W., Saint Jacques, E., & Bellegarde-Smith, P. D. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). L’Occupation 1915-1934: Perspectives on Haiti and the US at the Centennial. Journal of Haitian Studies.
Galbraith, J., Sommers, J. W., & Woolfson, C. (2014). Austerity, internal devaluation, and social (in)security in Latvia. The Contradictions of Austerity: The Socio-Economic Costs of the Baltic Model. London: Routledge Press.
Sommers, J. W. (2013, May). "Latvians voted on ethnic lines, and with their feet". , 9.
Sommers, J. W., & Grinberg, R. (2013, March). "Необходимость нового экономического и экологического порядка." "The Need for a New Economic and Ecological Order.". Ruslan Grinberg (Ed.). Мир перемен Global Change, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1, 110-115.
Sommers, J. W., & Hudson, M. (2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). "Latvia’s Economic Disaster as Success Story: A Model for Europe?".
Sommers, J. W., Beldavs, V., & Anderson, G. (2013, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). "Move over NASA and make room for the TVA of Space: a model for accelerated commercial space development,”.
Sommers, J. W. (2013, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). "Thatcher: The Queen Mother of Global Austerity and Financialization".
Sommers, J. W., , & Beldavs, V. (2012, November). "Back to the future: Space and escaping the gravitational pull of economic crisis,".
Sommers, J. W., & Hudson, M. (2012, June). “Latvia’s Fake Economic Model: Austerity’s Potemkin Villages in the Baltic”.
Sommers, J. W. (2012, June). “Latvia is no Model for Austerity”.
Sommers, J. W. (2012, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). "No Exit in EU".
Sommers, J. W., Juska, A., & Hudson, M. (2011, December). “‘No People, No Problem’: The Baltic Tigers’ False Prophets of Austerity”.
Sommers, J. W., & Hudson, M. (2011, September). “Latvia and the disciples of ‘internal devaluation".
Sommers, J. W., & Rimsevics, I. (2011, August). “Latvijas Krizes” (“Latvia’s Crisis”).
Sommers, J. W., Kagarlitsky, Boris, Manning, P., & Gills, B. (2011, June). Tides of Hegemonic Change: the Atypical Trajectory of the 1970s to Present B Phase Crisis. Patric Manning and Barry Gills (Ed.). Political Economy on a World Scale: Essays in Memory of Andre Gunder Frank, 239-64. Routledge Press.
Sommers, J. W. (2011, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Report on Wisconsin: Bob LaFollette’s Resurrection. International Union Rights, The International Centre for Trade Union Rights, 18(1), 18-9, cont. 13.
Sommers, J. W., Berzins, J., & Dale, G. (2011). Twenty Years Lost: Entropy and Latvia in the Post Soviet World. Gareth Dale (Ed.). First the Transition, then the Crash: Eastern Europe in the 2000s, 119-42. London: Pluto.
Sommers, J. W., & Hudson, M. (2011, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). “The Myth of the Baltic Tigers: The Death of ‘Social Europe’”.
Sommers, J. W., & (2010, December). "Latvia provides no magic solution for indebted economies".
Woolfson, C., Thornqvist, C., & Sommers, J. W. (2010, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). The Swedish model and the future of labor standards after Laval. Industrial Relations Journal, Wiley-Blackwell, 41(4), 333–350.
Jeffrey Sommers’ Select Media Articles and Appearances
- MPTV’s International Focus, May 13, 2014
- The New York Times, February 24, 2014
- Financial Times, June 21, 2012
- The Guardian, September 16, 2011
- CounterPunch, January 18, 2011