About Professor Linda Weiss
Research interests include: Comparative Government & Politics; International Political Economy; State Capacity and Globalisation; Developmental States of East Asia; and Politics of Economic Development, Financialisation of the US Corporation.
Professor Weiss received her PhD from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She holds concurrent positions as Professor in Government and International Relations at U Sydney, and Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University. She has lectured widely in North America, Europe, and East Asia and has held visiting research appointments at UCLA, Cornell, the LSE, the European University Institute, University of Rome, Stockholm School of Economics, Academia Sinica, Seoul National University, the Academia Sinica, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, and the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris), and currently serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. Her specialism is the comparative and international politics of economic development, with a focus on state capacity and public-private sector relations. Her work on the topics of globalisation and state power, developmental states, and trade politics has resulted in six books and numerous scholarly papers, a number of which have since appeared in seven foreign language translations. Her most recent book - America Inc? Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State - shifts the focus of earlier work from Europe and East Asia to the United States.