Research & Publications


– Dilworth, Richardson, Craig Borowiak, and Anne Reynolds (eds.), Exploring Cooperatives: Economic Democracy and Community Development in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Extension, 2016)

Cover Accountability And Democracy

– Craig’s book, Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control (Oxford University Press, 2011) , explores different historical and theoretical approaches to the question of democratic accountability, domestically and globally. He explores democratic accountability not only as a source of popular control but also as a source of community building and as a source of radical democratic disruption.

Link to book at Oxford University Press

New and Ongoing Projects

For the past several years Craig has been researching the spread of solidarity economy practices worldwide. These practices and the transnational networks that surround them aim to forge alternative economies around principles of social solidarity, cooperation, and community-based development. He studies their potential and limitations as alternatives to mainstream capitalism and as reflecting counter-hegemonic forms of globalization. This research includes a collaborative NSF-funded project mapping and studying the spatial and economic footprint of solidarity economy organizations in the eastern United States. He has created a research website for more information about solidarity economy. He has also co-created a national mapping platform for the U.S. solidarity economy.

Solidarity Economy Resources website >

NSF grant – solidarity economy research >

U.S. Solidarity Economy Mapping Platform >

Select Publications

Craig Borowiak, Maliha Safri, Stephen Healy, Marianna Pavlovskaya. “Navigating the Fault Lines: Race and Class in Philadelphia’s Solidarity Economy,” Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography (accepted for publication)

Maliha Safri, Craig Borowiak, Stephen Healy and Marianna Pavlovskaya. “Putting Solidarity Economy on the Map,” Journal of Design Strategies (accepted for publication).

Craig Borowiak, Vicky Funari, jesikah maria ross and Helen White. “Troubled Waters: Tracing Globalization and Waste in the Delaware River,” PS: Political Science & Politics 50, No. 1 (January 2017)

Craig Borowiak. “Mapping Social and Solidarity Economy: the Local and Translocal Evolution of a Concept,” in Social Economy in China and the World, edited by Ngai Pun, Ben Hok-bun Ku, Hairong Yan, Anita Koo (NY: Routledge 2015)

Craig Borowiak. “Political Theory in the Liberal Arts: How It’s Different and Why It’s Not all the Same,” Polity 46, No. 1 (2014): 107-114

Craig Borowiak. Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control (N: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Craig Borowiak. “Disorienting Cosmopolitanism: Democratic Accountability and the Politics of Disruption.” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory ().

Craig Borowiak. “The World Tribunal on Iraq: Citizens’ Tribunals and the Struggle for Accountability” New Political Science Vol. 30, No. 2 (June 2008): 161-186.

Craig Borowiak. “Review Essay: Theorizing Europe and its Divisions,” Political Theory Vol. 36, No. 1 (February 2008): 152-160.

Craig Borowiak. “Accountability Debates: The Federalists, the Anti-Federalists, and Democratic Deficits,” Journal of Politics Vol. 69, No.4 (November 2007): 998-1014.

Craig Borowiak. “Farmers Rights: Intellectual Property and the Struggle Over Seeds,” Politics & Society Vol. 32, No. 4 (December 2004): 511-543.

Tania Roy and Craig Borowiak. “Against Ecofeminism: the Splintered Subject of Agrarian Nationalism in Post-Independent India,” Alternatives: Global Local Political Vol. 28, No. 1, 2003: 57-90.