Andrew has been a Professorial Fellow at SPERI since 2014. He first joined the University of Sheffield in 1973, and served as Head of the Department of Politics (1986-1992), Director of the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) (1999-2004) and as a Pro-Vice Chancellor (1994-98). He moved to the University of Cambridge in 2007 where he was Professor of Politics and Head of the new Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).

He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences and has been a joint editor of New Political Economy and Political Quarterly. In 2005 he received the Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies.

Further information about Andrew can be found here.

Research Interests

Andrew’s research interests lie in three main areas: the political economy of Britain and the historical, institutional and ideological contexts which have shaped it; the main doctrines of political economy and their relationship to the ideologies of the modern era; and theoretical and applied issues in political economy and public policy.

Key Publications

  • Gamble, A. (2019) Politics: why it matters. Polity
  • Gamble, A. (2016) Can the welfare state survive? Polity
  • Gamble, A. (2014) Crisis without end: the unravelling of western prosperity. Palgrave-Macmillan
  • Gamble, A. (2009) The Spectre at the Feast: capitalist crisis and the politics of recession. Palgrave-Macmillan
  • Gamble, A. (2003) Between Europe and America: the future of British politics. Palgrave-Macmillan. (awarded the WJM Mackenzie Prize)
  • Gamble, A. (2000) Politics and Fate. Polity
  • Gamble, A. (1996) Hayek: the iron cage of liberty. Polity
  • Gamble, A. (1988) The Free Economy and the Strong State: the politics of Thatcherism. Macmillan
  • Gamble, A. (1981) Britain in Decline: economic policy, political strategy and the British state. Macmillan
  • Gamble, A. (1974) The Conservative Nation. Routledge