Martin CraigMartin Craig

Position: Research Associate and leader of SPERI research programme ‘Ecological Political Economy and Capitalist Crisis

Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 8347


Areas of interest and expertise: British Political Economy; The Conceptualisation of Ecological Crisis; The Political Economy of Green Industrial Strategy; The Environmental State; The Political Economy of ‘Ecosystem Services’.

Martin’s research at SPERI addresses the political economy of Britain’s ‘environmental state’. His focus is on how recent and historic legacies of capitalist restructuring in Britain hamper and shape the development of ‘green’ industrial and development policies.With colleagues from SPERI, Carleton University (Canada), Australian National University and Griffith University (Australia), Martin recently began work on an international project addressing the development and implications of the concept of ‘ecosystems services’ within contemporary environmental governance.

Martin completed his PhD studies at the University of Sheffield, where his research addressed the political construction of crisis in the years between 2008 and 2013.

Selected Papers and Publications:

Craig, M.P.A. (forthcoming 2016), ‘‘Treasury Control’ and the British Environmental State’, SPERI Papers (No. 34; Sheffield: SPERI).

Craig, M.P.A. (forthcoming 2016), Ecological Political Economy and the Socio-Ecological Crisis (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

Craig, M.P.A. (2016), ‘Environmentalist Values and the Prospects for a ‘Green Centre Left’’, in Berry, C. (ed.) The Resurrected Right and the Disoriented Left (Sheffield: SPERI), pp.19-22.

Craig, M.P.A. (2015), ‘Post-2008 British Industrial Policy and Constructivist Political Economy: New Directions and New Tensions’, New Political Economy, 20 (1), pp.1-19.