Shaukat Ansari | Mount Allison


I completed my doctorate at the University of Toronto, where I specialized in International Relations, Comparative Political Economy, and Development. My dissertation examined the persistence of market orthodoxy in post-apartheid South Africa over a 25-year period, with a focus on the country's integration into the global capital markets following the democratic elections. My current research and teaching interests are at the intersection of critical political economy, international relations, and development.



2021. Ansari, Shaukat. Neoliberalism and Resistance in South Africa: Economic and Political Coalitions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 


(under review). Ansari, Shaukat. "Cash-Transfers, International Finance, and Neoliberal Debt Relations: The Case of Post-Apartheid South Africa." Development and Change.

2018. Ansari, Shaukat. "US Fiscal Policy, Manufacturing Stagnation, and the Shift to Financialization in the Era of Globalization: An Econometric Analysis 1897-2015." Review of Political Economy, 30, no. 4: 595-614.

2017. Ansari, Shaukat. "The Neoliberal Incentive Structure and the Absence of the Developmental State in Post-Apartheid South Africa." African Affairs, 116, no. 463: 206-232.

2016. Ansrai, Shaukat. "Is Under-Consumption Responsible for Stagnation in the US Manufacturing Sector? Econometric Evidence and Implications for State policy, 1965-2008." International Critical Thought, 6, no. 1: 46-64. 

Other Publications:

2013. Ansari, Shaukat. "The Politics of Market Reform: Altering State Development Policy in South Africa." ASPJ: Africa and Francophonie. 4, no. 3: 61-78.


2019 PhD. - University of Toronto
2007 MA - York University
2005 BA (Hons.) - University of Toronto



  • POLS 3991 - Situating Neoliberalism
  • POLS 4991 - Neoliberalism in Practice