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Dr John Evemy



John’s research interests are in the broad fields of British politics and political economy. His research draws on critical approaches to political economy to investigate fundamental contradictions or tensions in state policymaking. In particular, his research focuses on the politics of money and monetary policy, the politics of the border, the legitimation of state violence and the rule of law.

John is also the Learning and Community Officer for both the Politics and International Relations Department and the School of PPE and is a member of the Political Economy and Development Research Cluster.


John holds a PhD in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Birmingham. Before joining the department in 2019 he taught Economics and Politics at the University of Manchester and was a visiting lecturer at Birmingham Business School.



John’s current research focuses on two central problems of UK policymaking:

Money and Monetary policy

The first strand of John’s research has focussed on the development of monetary policy since the global financial crisis and the implications for the British state. In particular, how the post-2009 landscape can be understood as a series of monetary crises - credit crunch, deflation and now stagflation - which has led to increasing powers for the Bank of England in an attempt to mitigate them. Thereby changing the dynamics of UK policymaking and leading to tensions between the Bank of England, the Treasury, the City of London, non-financial firms and workers.

Immigration, the Border and the Rule of Law

The second strand of John’s work is as part of the team at the EU Rights and Brexit hub. With a particular focus on the changing rights of EU citizens after Brexit. Here his research focuses on the tensions between the Home Office, Parliament, local stakeholders and the Law Courts in shaping the development and implementation of immigration policy and the legitimation of state violence against migrants.




John currently teaches the following modules

  • Critical Challenges in Political Economy (Stage 3, School PPE)
  • State, Economy, Society (Stage 2, Department of Politics and International Relations)

Previously he has taught introductory politics modules and stage two modules on British politics and research design.

Contact details

Dr John Evemy
Associate Lecturer
Department of Politics and International Relations
University of York
Heslington Lane
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 328118

Feedback and Guidance hours, Semester 2:  Mondays 11:00-12:00 and Tuesdays 9:30-10:30