(born October 5, 1969) is an American sociologist, associate professor at the University of Sydney
, and an expert in the areas of Chinese and American economy and society. His research is related to macro-level structure of the world economy, with a particular focus on China's global economic integration. He is an author of several books, numerous academic articles, and a contributor to Foreign Affairs
, Al Jazeera English
, Quadrant, The Australian
Babones has offered a reformulation of world-systems
analysis that distinguishes five core elements of the perspective from ancillary theories that have been promulgated within that perspective. He added to these five core elements the "strong theorem" that the core-periphery hierarchy of the modern world-economy could best be understood in terms of state strength and cultural integration. He began to use the historical Chinese concept of tianxia
("all under heaven") to describe the structure of the millennial world-system as an American tianxia
that has endogenized the entire world-economy under a single, American-dominated political system. He also writes on quantitative methodology for the social sciences.
His research into Australian universities' dependence on international (particularly Chinese) students has driven international education debates in the country.
In 2018 he published a book The New Authoritarianism: Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts
on Donald Trump
and his administration, dealing with modern meaning and framing of concepts such as democracy, populism and authoritarianism.
The book has as named ‘Best on Politics 2018’ by the Wall Street Journal.
- Babones, S. (2009). The International Structure of Income: Its Implications for Economic Growth. Saarbruecken: VDM Verlag Dr Muller.
- Esteva, G., Babones, S., Babcicky, P. (2013). The Future of Development: A Radical Manifesto. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
- Babones, S. (2014). Methods for Quantitative Macro-Comparative Research. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
- Babones, S. (2015). Sixteen for '16: A progressive Agenda for a Better America. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
- Elsenhans, H., and Babones, S. (2017). BRICS or Bust? Escaping the Middle-Income Trap. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
- Babones, S. (2017). American Tianxia: Chinese Money, American Power, and the End of History. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
- Babones, S. (2018). The New Authoritarianism: Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts. Cambridge, UK: Polity. Was awarded "Best on Politics, 2018" by The Wall Street Journal.
- ^ a b c Biography on official homepage
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- ^ "Adjunct Scholars – The Centre for Independent Studies". www.cis.org.au. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
- ^ "Meet the Team". 1945. Retrieved 2020-08-14.
- ^ a b Albrechtsen, Janet (21 November 2018). "Trump takes on the experts to save democracy". The Australian.
- ^ a b c Swaim, Barton (2018-12-07). "Books on Politics: Best of 2018". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
- ^ Babones, Salvatore. "Democrats revel in defeating Trump's capitol coup but who will check Bidens power".
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