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Jokubas Salyga


School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Politics and International Relations


Jokubas Salyga is a Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Social Sciences. His research areas include the historical sociology of 'post-communist' transformations in the Baltic states, historical materialist accounts of the Soviet Union as a mode of production, labour resistance in East-Central Europe and the political economy of European integration.

Career overview

Jokubas completed his doctoral studies in the School of Politics & International Relations at the University of Nottingham. He holds a BA in International Relations from the Queen Mary, University of London, an MA in International Relations as well as an MSc in Social Research Methods from the University of Sussex.

He is a member of the Association for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies.

Jokubas is teaching on Russian Politics and Society (POLS30071) as well as International Relations and Global History (INTR10625) modules.


Baltic Labour in the Crucible of Capitalist Exploitation: Reassessing ‘Post-Communist’ Transformation (co-authored with Andreas Bieler), The Economic and Labour Relations Review [forthcoming in 2020].

‘Historical Materialism and European Integration’ (co-authored with Andreas Bieler) in Didier Bigo, Thomas Diez, Evangelos Fanoulis, Ben Rosamond and Yannis A. Stivachtis (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Critical European Studies, London: Routledge [forthcoming in 2020].

Book Review: The Politics of Europeanization and Post-Socialist Transformations by Nicole Lindstrom. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 99pp, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 24(3).

Book Review: Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition by Paul Hare and Gerard Turley (Eds.). Routledge, 2013. 528pp, Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society, 2(2).

Book Review: The International Political Economy of Transition: Neoliberal Hegemony and Eastern Europe’s Transformation by Stuart Shields. Routledge, 2014. 180pp, Europe-Asia Studies, 68(6).

Book Review: The Contradictions of Austerity:The Socio-Economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model by Charles Woolfson and Jeffrey Sommers (Eds.). Routledge, 2015. 182pp, Political Studies Review, 14(4).

Press expertise

Domestic politics and foreign policy of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Labour relations in East-Central Europe