William I. Robinson

William I. Robinson

William I. Robinson is a professor of sociology, global and international studies, and Latin American and Iberian studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of such books as The Global Police State (2020), Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity (2014), Latin America and Global Capitalism (2008), and Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, US Intervention and Hegemony (1996). He worked for a decade prior to entering academia as an investigative journalist in Central America and has lectured widely at universities around the world on the topics of the global economy, international politics, and contemporary world affairs. He is active in several social justice movements, including immigrant rights in the United States and justice for Palestine. He holds a PhD in sociology from the University of New Mexico.

GTI Contributions
The Betrayal of the Intellectuals
Forum Contribution
The Betrayal of the Intellectuals

April 2020

Forum: Planetize the Movement!



Roundtable contribution on World Political Party - William I. Robinson
Roundtable
Contribution to Party Time?

February 2019

A world political party must be explicitly anticapitalist if it is to be ready for the task of social transformation.
A contribution to an exchange on A World Political Party: The Time Has Come


Roundtable contribution on Debating the Precariat - William I. Robinson
Roundtable
Contribution to Debating the Precariat

October 2018

The “precariat,” rather than a new class, is part of the global proletariat, on whose struggle with transnational capital our fate depends.
A contribution to an exchange on The Precariat: Today’s Transformative Class?


Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World
Essay
Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World

June 2017

Capitalism is in the midst of an epochal shift: the emergence of a transnational economy and ruling class, and fledgling governance institutions. Taming the ruinous crises this shift carries will take a popular struggle that moves beyond reform to systemic transformation.


Author's Response to 'Roundtable on Global Capitalism'
Author's Response
Contribution to Roundtable on Global Capitalism

June 2017

William I. Robinson addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable discussion.