Chris Howell

James Monroe Professor of Politics

Oberlin College

Chris Howell is the James Monroe Professor of Politics at Oberlin College. He did his undergraduate work in History at Trinity College, Cambridge University, before pursuing graduate work in the United States. He received an M.A in International Relations and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. He joined the Politics Department at Oberlin College in 1989. 

Chris Howell has published numerous articles on labor politics, comparative political economy and left parties in Western Europe, and three books: Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformation: European Industrial Relations Since the 1970s (with Lucio Bacccaro) with Cambridge University Press, Regulating Labor: The State and Industrial Relations Reform in France and Trade Unions and the State: Constructing Industrial Relations Institutions in Britain, 1890–2000, both with Princeton University Press.

Research interests 

Comparative Political Economy of Advanced Capitalist Societies, Trade Unions and Industrial Relations, Social Democratic, Labor and Left Parties.  


To know more

Chris Howell institutional page with publications