School of Public and International Affairs
Ali Saqer

Ali Saqer

Assistant Professor

International Relations

  • Email: asaqer[at]
  • Phone: 341
  • Office: D335

  • International Political Economy
  • Sustainable Development
  • State and Politics
  • Political Economy of Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • PhD, University of Warwick 
  • MA, University of Warwick
  • BS, Damascus University
Joined ADA January, 2017

Journal Article:

Saqer, A. (2023). Repackaging growth at Davos: The World Economic Forum’s inclusive growth and development approach. Review of International Political Economy, 30(3), 914-938.

- Saqer, Ali, “A Conversation with Alex Callinicos: The Political Economy of the Eurozone Crisis”, Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 2016 3(2), pp. 138-156.

Forthcoming book:

- Saqer, Ali, Making the Competitiveness Agenda of the State, contracted with the Routledge Review of International Political Economy Series (forthcoming March 2020)

Work in Progress

- ‘Benchmarking National Competitiveness: The Construction of Evidence-Based Policy-Making in the UK’.

- ‘The Davos Hub: Looking beyond the Art of Networking’.

- ‘Nuclear Renaissance in the UK: Hinkley Point C and the British Environmental Citizen’, Co-authored with Dominic Kelly (Warwick). 

Conference Papers:

- ‘The National Origins of Everyday International Competitiveness: The Case of China’; European International Studies Association: A New Hope: Back to the Future, Prague, Czech Republic. September 2018;

- ‘The National Origins of Everyday International Competitiveness: The UK Case’. Paper presented to the International Relations Society, Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University. November 2016;

- ‘Competitiveness in Policy Debates: The UK’s Response to Globalisation’, European International Studies Association: Worlds of Violence, Sicily, Italy. September 2015;

- ‘International Competitiveness and Economic Resilience: from Welfare for People to Welfare for Businesses’, International Studies Association-FLACSO: Global and Regional Powers in a Changing World International Studies Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina. July 2014;

- ‘Transnational Rulemaking: A Case of Institutionalised Public Governance?' Theme: Beyond the Ivory Tower: IR and the Real World, British International Studies Association, Birmingham, UK, June 2013.