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)
Geared towards practitioners, this volume collects and compares diverse case studies of cooperatives in and around Philadelphia and Madison, Wisconsin.

Link to volume at the University of Wisconsin Press

Cover Accountability And Democracy

Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control (Oxford University Press, 2011)
This book explores different historical and theoretical approaches to the question of democratic accountability, domestically and globally. It 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 Article Publications

Craig Borowiak. “Algorithm Ethics: Interrogating Incentives in the Age of Uber.” Review of Political Science 50, No. 2 (2021): 95-105

Marianna Pavlovskaya, Craig Borowiak, Maliha Safri, Stephen Healy, and Robert Eletto. “The Place of the Common Bond: Can Credit Unions Make Place for Solidarity Economy,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 111, No. 4 (2019): 1278-1299

Craig Borowiak. “Poverty in Transit: Uber, Taxi Coops, and the Struggle over Philadelphia’s Transportation Economy.” Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 51, No. 5 (2019): 1079-1100

Craig Borowiak and Minsun Ji. “Taxi Co-ops versus Uber: Struggles for Workplace Democracy in the Sharing Economy.” Journal of Labor and Society 22, No.1 (2019): 165-185

Stephen Healy, Craig Borowiak, Marianna Pavlovskaya, Maliha Safri. “Commoning and the Politics of Solidarity: Transformational Responses to Poverty.” Geoforum (2018).

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 50, No. 3 (2018): 577-603

Maliha Safri, Craig Borowiak, Stephen Healy and Marianna Pavlovskaya. “Putting Solidarity Economy on the Map,” Journal of Design Strategies 9, No.1 (2017): 71-83

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. “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.