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Dr Toby CARROLL

BA, Honours (First Class), Murdoch; PhD, Murdoch

Associate Professor

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Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-Y7610
Phone: 3442-6977
Fax: 3442-0180
Email: toby.carroll@cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

  • The political economy of development
  • Multilateral development organisations
  • Critical political economy
  • Development in Southeast Asia
Toby's research concentrates on the political economy of development, with a particular geographical focus upon Asia. He has published in journals such as Journal of Contemporary Asia, Globalizations, Development and Change, Pacific Review, Asian Studies Review and Antipode. He is the author of Delusions of Development: the World Bank and the post-Washington Consensus in Southeast Asia (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2010; reviewed in International Studies Review and Journal of Contemporary Asia). He has edited or co-edited numerous special issues of journals and is co-editor (with Darryl Jarvis) of Beyond the Developmental State: Disembedding Autonomy (Cambridge University Press, 2017), The Financialisation of Development in Asia (Routledge, May 2015), Markets and Development: Civil Society, Citizens and the Politics of Neoliberalism (Routledge, December 2015) and The Politics of Marketising Asia (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2014; reviewed in Pacific Affairs and Journal of Contemporary Asia). Toby also co-edits (with Darryl Jarvis, Kelly Gerard and Paul Cammack) the Palgrave book series, Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy (currently home to 17 titles), is a Co-editor of Journal of Contemporary Asia, a Thematic Editor (Political Economy and International Politics) for Asian Studies Review, and an Associate Editor for Journal of Labor and Society. He also sits on the editorial board of Contemporary Politics and the editorial review board of the Rowman and Littlefield series, Transforming Capitalism. In February 2018, Toby became an Adjunct Professor at University of Macau at the Centre for Macau Studies.

Toby has published opinion pieces in The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Huffington Post, The Conversation, The Age, The Bangkok Post, The Canberra Times, ABC’s The Drum, Online Opinion, The Nation, South Reviews, The Jakarta Post and The Jakarta Globe. He is also a keen published photographer who combines his research interests with social commentary-oriented photography.

Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=YqDMCewAAAAJ

Teaching

  • Theories of Development (undergraduate)
  • Theories and Approaches in Development (postgraduate)
  • Cutting-edge Cases in Development (postgraduate) under Late Capitalism
  • International Political Economy (undergraduate)

Recent Research Projects

  • The confluence of neoliberalism and developmentalism in Asia

Publications (selected)

Sole-authored books

  • Delusions of Development: The World Bank and the post-Washington Consensus in Southeast Asia (Palgrave: October 2010). Long-listed for the British International Studies Association International Political Economy Group’s Annual Book Prize 2011). Reviewed in International Studies Review (vol. 14, no. 3) by Neil Englehart and Journal of Contemporary Asia (vol. 41, no. 4) by Kosmas Tsokhas. 113 citations (Google Scholar, April 2018).

Edited books

  • Asia after the Developmental State: Disembedding Autonomy, (edited with Darryl S.L. Jarvis), Cambridge University Press (2017), part of the Cambridge Studies in Comparative Public Policy.
  • Markets and Development: Civil Society, Citizens and the Politics of Neoliberalism, (edited with Darryl Jarvis), part of the Routledge Rethinking Globalizations series, Routledge (December 2015).
  • Financialisation and Development in Asia, Routledge (2015), (edited with Darryl S.L. Jarvis).
  • The Politics of Marketising Asia, Palgrave-MacMillan (June 2014), (edited with Darryl S.L. Jarvis). Part of the Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy book series. Reviewed by Wei Li in Pacific Affairs (2014) and Karim Knio and Zuzana Novakova in Journal of Contemporary Asia (2015).

Journal Special Issues (edited or co-edited)

  • Power, Leverage and Marketisation: The Diffusion of the Neoliberalism from North to South and Back Again (with Judith Clifton and Darryl Jarvis), special issue of Globalizations (forthcoming 2019).
  • Markets and Development: Civil Society, Citizens and the Politics of Neoliberalism, co-edited (with Darryl S.L. Jarvis), special issue of Globalizations (vol. 12, no.3, 2015).
  • Financialisation and Development under Late Capitalism in Asia, co-edited (with Darryl S.L. Jarvis) special issue of Asian Studies Review, (vol. 38, no. 4, 2014).
  • Market Building in Asia: Standards Setting, Policy Diffusion, and the Globalization of Market Norms, co-edited (with Darryl S.L. Jarvis) special issue of Journal of Asian Public Policy, (vol. 6, no. 2, July 2013).
  • Neo-liberal Development, Risk and Marketising Asia, editor, special issue of Journal of Contemporary Asia, (vol. 42, no. 3, 2012).

Monographs

  • Neoliberal Development Policy in Asia Beyond the post-Washington Consensus/Kebijakan Pembangunan Neo-liberal di Asia Pasca-Konsensus Washington, a collection of four sole-authored articles in both English and Bahasa Indonesia, translated and printed by the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID) and TIFA (Jakarta: July 2012).

Journal articles

  • 'Power, Leverage and Marketisation: The Diffusion of Neoliberalism from North to South and Back Again', special issue introduction for Globalizations, with Judith Clifton and Darryl Jarvis (forthcoming 2019).
  • 'Capital, Conflict and Convergence: A Political Understanding of Neoliberalism and its Relationship to Capitalist Transformation', with Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente and Darryl Jarvis, Globalizations (forthcoming 2019).
  • “Politics after National Development: Explaining the Rise of Populism under Later Capitalism”, with Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente, Globalizations, (2017).
  • ‘Markets and Development: Civil Society, Citizens and the Politics of Neoliberalism’, editorial, with Darryl S.L. Jarvis, Globalizations (vol. 12, no. 3, 2015).
  • The New Politics of Development: Citizens, Civil Society and the Evolution of Neoliberal Development Policy,’ with Darryl S.L. Jarvis, Globalizations (vol. 12, no. 3, 2015): 281-304.
  • “Access to Finance” and the Death of Development in the Asia-Pacific’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, (online July 2014).
  • “Financialisation and Development under Late Capitalism in Asia”, Asian Studies Review, with Darryl S.L. Jarvis, (vol. 38, no. 4, 2014): 533-543.
  • ‘Asia Under Late Capitalism: A Refocus on Reality’, photo essay (3,000 words – essay and captions – and 45 photographs), Critical Asian Studies, (vol. 45, no. 1, 2013).
  • Editor, Special Issue (6 articles plus a sole-authored introduction) entitled Neo-liberal Development, Risk and Marketising Asia, Journal of Contemporary Asia, (vol. 42, no. 3, 2012).
  • “Guest Editorial”, with Darryl S.L. Jarvis, Journal of Asian Public Policy, (vol. 6, no. 2, July 2013): 115-116.
  • “Market Building in Asia: Standards Setting, Policy Diffusion, and the Globalization of Market Norms”, with Darryl S.L. Jarvis, Journal of Asian Public Policy, (vol. 6, no. 2, July 2013): 117-128.
  • ‘Neo-liberal Development Policy in Asia beyond the Post-Washington Consensus’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, special issue on Neo-liberal Development, Risk and Marketising Asia (vol. 42, no. 3, 2012), pp. 350-358.
  • ‘Working On, Through and Around the State: The Deep Marketisation of Development in the Asia-Pacific’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, special issue on Neo-liberal Development, Risk and Marketising Asia (vol. 42, no. 3, 2012), pp. 378-404. Awarded 2012 runner-up for best article in Journal of Contemporary Asia.
  • ‘The Cutting Edge of Accumulation: Neoliberal Risk Mitigation, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline and its Impact’, Antipode (vol. 44, no. 2, 2012; online publication May 2011).
  • ‘Pembangunan Sosial’ sebagai Kuda Trojan Neoliberal: Bank Dunia dan Program Pengembangan Kecamatan di Indonesia’, Prisma (July 2010), pp. 84-101. Republished in Neoliberal Development Policy in Asia Beyond the post-Washington Consensus/Kebijakan Pembangunan Neo-liberal di Asia Pasca-Konsensus Washington, a collection of four sole-authored articles in both English and Bahasa Indonesia, published by the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID) and TIFA (July 2012).
  • ‘Pipelines, Crisis and Capital: Understanding the Contested Regionalism of Southeast Asia’ (with Benjamin Sovacool), Pacific Review, vol. 23, no. 5 (December 2010), pp. 625-647.
  • ‘Social Development as Neoliberal Trojan Horse: The World Bank and the Kecamatan Development Program in Indonesia’, Development and Change vol. 40, no. 3 (May 2009), pp. 447-466.
  • ‘Good Governance and Security: The Limits of Australia’s New Aid Programme’, vol. 37, no. 4 (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri), Journal of Contemporary Asia (November 2007), pp. 410-430.
  • ‘Why Development Requires less Nuance and More Class: a Response to Patrick Kilby’, (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri), Australian Journal of International Affairs (August 2007), pp. 306-311.

Book chapters

  • ‘Developmental States in Asia: Change and Transformation’ (with Darryl Jarvis), in the Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics, Angelin Chang and Teh-Kuang Chang (eds), Routledge (2017).
  • ‘Capitalism, contradiction and the onward march of variegated neoliberalism in Southeast Asia’, in The Political Economy of Emerging Markets: Varieties of BRICS in the Age of Global Crises and Austerity, Richard Westra (ed.), Routledge (March 2017).
  • 'Preface: Development in Asia after the Developmental State' (with Darryl Jarvis), in Asia after the Developmental State: Disembedding Autonomy (Toby Carroll and Darryl Jarvis eds), Cambridge University Press (2017).
  • 'Late Capitalism and the shift from the ‘Developmental State’ to the Variegated Market State', in Asia after the Developmental State: Disembedding Autonomy (Toby Carroll and Darryl Jarvis eds), Cambridge University Press (2017).
  • 'Asia after the Developmental State: Disembedding Autonomy' (with Darryl Jarvis), in Asia after the Developmental State: Disembedding Autonomy (Toby Carroll and Darryl Jarvis eds), Cambridge University Press (2017).
  • 'Neoliberalism and Multilateral Development Organizations in Southeast Asia', in the Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Development, Andrew McGregor, Lisa Law, Fiona Miller and Claire Colyer (eds) (2018).
  • “Markets and Development: Civil Society, Citizens, and the Politics of Neoliberalism”, with Darryl Jarvis, in Markets and Development: Civil Society, Citizens and the Politics of Neoliberalism (edited with Darryl Jarvis) Routledge (2016).
  • “The New Politics of Development: Citizens, Civil Society, and the Evolution of Neoliberal Development Policy”, with Darryl Jarvis, in Markets and Development: Civil Society, Citizens and the Politics of Neoliberalism (edited with Darryl Jarvis) Routledge (2016).
  • “Theorising Asia’s Marketisation under Late Capitalism: Risk, Capital and the New Politics of Development”, with Darryl Jarvis, in Toby Carroll and Darryl Jarvis (eds), The Politics of Marketising Asia, Palgrave-MacMillan (June 2014).
  • ‘The International Finance Corporation’s Transformation of Development in the Asia-Pacific: Working On, Through and Around the State’, in Toby Carroll and Darryl Jarvis (eds), The Politics of Marketising Asia, Palgrave-MacMillan (June 2014).
  • ‘Attempting Illiberalism: The World Bank and the Embedding of Neoliberal Good Governance in the Philippines’, in Richard Robison and Wil Hout eds, Governance and the Depoliticisation of Development, (Routledge: 2009), pp. 137-151.

Op-eds in regional and international press

  • ‘From New Deal to the Art of the Deal: How the Neoliberal
    Project led to Trump’, The Conversation, (with Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente) Friday 20 January: https://theconversation.com/from-new-deal-to-the-art-of-the-deal-how-the-neoliberal-project-led-to-trump-71576 . Republished in The Huffington Post, Sunday January 22 2017, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-conversation-global/from-new-deal-to-the-art_b_14323588.html ; Catch News, India, http://www.catchnews.com/international-news/from-new-deal-to-the-art-of-the-deal-how-the-neoliberal-project-led-to-trump-1484918958.html .
  • ‘HK Democracy Movement is hampered by Liberal Appeals’, The Jakarta Globe, Wednesday 1 October 2014: http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/opinion/hk-democracy-movement-hampered-liberal-appeals/
  • ‘Hong Kong’s pro-Democracy Movement is about Inequality. The Elite Knows It’, The Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/28/hong-kongs-pro-democracy-movement-is-about-inequality-the-elite-knows-it , Monday 28 July 2014, 4,606 direct Facebook shares (as of July 2016) from the Guardian’s site.
  • ‘亚洲的发展是否走到尽头?’,South Reviews, (co-authored with Darryl Jarvis) (published in hardcopy and online): http://www.nfcmag.com/article/4495.html , January 1, 2014.
  • ‘The Politics of Low Expectations’, The Drum (ABC Australia), (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri) Monday August 27, 2013:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-26/hameiri-and-carroll-the-politics-of-low-expectations/4912700
  • ‘The Death of Development in Asia’, The Jakarta Post, (co-authored with Darryl Jarvis) Monday August 19, 2013: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/08/19/the-death-development-asia.html
  • ‘Resource Sector Chipping away at Australian Prosperity’, ABC’s The Drum (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri) March 7, 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3874284.html#comments
  • ‘Where are they Now?’, Le Monde Diplomatique, (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri) December 5, 2011:
    http://mondediplo.com/blogs/where-are-they-now
  • ‘Caught between a Rock and a Hard Place – Australia can’t just dig its way out’, On Line Opinion – Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate, (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri), November 30, 2011: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=12945
  • ‘A Crisis of Politics’, Le Monde Diplomatique (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri), October 1, 2011: http://mondediplo.com/blogs/a-crisis-of-politics
  • ‘The Crisis of Liberal Democracy’, Global-is-asian, (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri), October-December, 2011, 8-9.
  • ‘It’s not Booming for Everyone’, The Canberra Times (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri), Monday, September 12, 2011, p. 9: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/opinion/editorial/general/its-not-booming-for-everyone/2288264.aspx
    Reposted on Australian Policy Online (September 13, 2011):
    http://www.apo.org.au/commentary/its-not-booming-everyone
  • ‘Global Financial Crisis Highlights the Threat to Liberal Democracy’s Survival’, The Jakarta Globe (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri), August 20 (online publication September 5), 2011, p. A10:
    http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/commentary/global-financial-crisis-highlights-the-threat-to-liberal-democracys-survival/460325
  • ‘The Threat to Liberal Democracy’, The Bangkok Post (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri), Thursday, August 18, 2011, p. 9:
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/252363/the-threat-to-liberal-democracy; Republished in India Times, Dallas News, Asian Correspondent, and Global-is-Asian.
  • ‘The Political Consequences of Australia’s Resources Boom’, The Drum, ABC Online (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri), Thursday, August 18, 2011; reposted on Australian Policy Online:
    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/2844008.html
  • ‘The Politics of the Financial Crisis’, The Bangkok Post (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri), Tuesday, October 7, 2008, reposted on Australian Policy Online (October 9, 2008),
    http://www.apo.org.au/webboard/comment_results.chtml?filename_num=234722
  • ‘Can we Proclaim Doha Dead Yet?’, The Inquirer (co-authored with Tess del Rosario), (August, 5, 2008).
    http://globalnation.inquirer.net/mindfeeds/mindfeeds/view/20080805-152747/Can_we_proclaim_Doha_dead_yet%3F
  • ‘New Solutions Needed for an Age of Globalised Crisis’, The Nation, Saturday, May 10, 2008, p. 7A:
    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/worldhotnews/read.php?newsid=30072952
  • ‘The Very Real Costs of Carbon Offsets and Trading’, The Bangkok Post (co-authored with Benjamin Sovacool), Tuesday, March 25, 2008, p. 11.
  • “Market no Answer to Climate Change’, The Straits Times, (co-authored with Benjamin Sovacool), Thursday, February 28, 2008.
  • ‘Our Parlous Region’, The Age (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri). (January 13, 2007). Available online:
    http://www.theage.com.au/news/opinion/our-parlous-region/2007/01/12/1168105178331.html , reprinted on Australian Policy Online, January 16, 2007:
    http://www.apo.org.au/webboard/results.chtml?filename_num=131422
  • ‘Aid Misses the Mark’, The Age (co-authored with Shahar Hameiri). Reprinted on Australian Policy Online (June 8, 2006). Available online:
    http://www.theage.com.au/news/opinion/aid-misses-the-mark/2006/06/07/1149359815038.html