Bastiaan van Apeldoorn (1970) is Associate Professor in International Relations in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at VU Amsterdam. He studied political science and international relations at the University of Amsterdam and obtained his PhD in the social and political sciences with distinction from the European University Institute in Florence.
Van Apeldoorn is a founding board member of the Elite Power Investigations Centre (EPIC), Chair of the Amsterdam Research Centre for International Political Economy (ARCIPE), a Research Leader of the Amsterdam Global Change Institute, and member of the International Advisory Board of the Critical Political Economy Research Network. He is also member of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament.
Bastiaan van Apeldoorn’s research centres on the role of class and elite power within the global and European political economy and within contemporary geopolitics. From this angle his interrelated research areas are among others: European socio-economic governance; the governance of the liberal world order and its contestants; U.S. foreign policy, globalization, and the role of transnational corporate elites. Among his books are:
- Transnational Class Strategy and European Integration (Routledge, 2002);
- The Transnational Politics of Corporate Governance Regulation (co-editor, Routledge, 2007).
- Neoliberalism in Crisis? (co-editor, Palgrave, 2012);
- The State-Capital Nexus in the Global Crisis (co-editor, Routledge, 2013);
- American Grand Strategy and Corporate Elite Networks (with Naná de Graaff, Routledge, 2015).