Dr Ivan Manokha

Departmental Lecturer in International Political Economy

Before joining Oxford in 2016, Ivan Manokha taught at Sciences Po Paris and, prior to that, at the London School of Economics and Sussex University.

In his research, Ivan has investigated the relationship between global capitalism and individual rights, and more recently has worked on the historical development of political economy, particularly on the transformation of classical political economy into economics and the implications of this for our understanding of economic relations. He is currently working on power and obedience in the late-modern political economy, particularly in the context of the development of new technologies of surveillance.

His research work has been published in journals such as Politics, Global Society, Journal of Business Ethics and Raisons politiques.

He holds a PhD in International Relations from Sussex University.

Please note Dr Manokha is not available to supervise doctoral students.

In the media
Workplace surveillance

Ivan Manokha will teach Global Political Economy, Globalisation and Labour, and Surveillance and Human Rights for the MSc in Global Governance & Diplomacy.

Research Students supervised

Journal articles and special issues

Manokha, Ivan (2018) 'Surveillance, Panopticism, and Self-Discipline in the Digital Age', Surveillance & Society 16 (2) 219-37
Manokha, Ivan (2018) 'Le scandale de Cambridge Analytica contextualisé: le capital de plateforme, la surveillance et les données comme nouvelle ‘marchandise fictive’', Cultures & Conflits 109
Manokha, Ivan (2015) 'The Conundrum of Economics: Uncompromising Empiricism alongside Blind Faith in the "Magic" of the "Invisible Hand"', Raisons politiques 59 (3) 121-53
Manokha, Ivan (2009) 'Foucault's Concept of Power and the Global Discourse of Human Rights', Global Society 23 (4) 429-52
Manokha, Ivan (2006) 'Business Ethics and the Spirit of Global Capitalism: moral leadership in the context of global hegemony', Journal of Global Ethics 2 (1) 27-41
Manokha, Ivan (2004) 'Corporate Social Responsibility: a new signifier? An Analysis of Business Ethics and Good Business Practice', Politics 24 (1) 56-64
22 June, 2020
Ivan Manokha wins Teaching Excellence Award
17 Aug, 2020
'Employee surveillance tools emerge as a serious side effect of COVID-19'. Ivan Manokha is interviewed by CTECH about the implications of increased worker tracking due to home working
31 Mar, 2020
'How data-mining companies are set to gain from the Covid-19 pandemic'. Ivan Manokha writes for OpenDemocracy that such companies will be empowered and normalised, to the detriment of democracy
19 Nov, 2019
'Can you still believe what you see? The rise in "deepfakes" and their risks for democracy'. Ivan Manokha writes for French edition of Huffington Post on 'deepfake' videos
08 Oct, 2019
'Facial analysis AI is being used in job interviews – it will probably reinforce inequality'. Ivan Manokha writes for The Conversation
12 Mar, 2019
'Facebook’s Anniversary: Fifteen Years Since User Data Became Commodity'. Ivan Manokha writes for the Globe Post
05 Feb, 2019
'New means of workplace surveillance'. Ivan Manokha writes for Monthly Review on the history and current state of play in employee surveillance
30 Oct, 2018
'Opposing labour market Uberculosis'. Ivan Manokha writes for openDemocracy on the significance of the recent strike by Uber workers
03 May, 2018
'Cambridge Analytica’s closure is a pyrrhic victory for data privacy'. Ivan Manokha writes for The Conversation
23 Mar, 2018
‘‘Cambridge Analytica’: surveillance is the DNA of the Platform Economy’. Ivan Maokha writes for openDemocracy
03 Jan, 2017
'Why the rise of wearable tech to monitor employees is worrying'. Ivan Manokha writes for The Conversation
Research interests:

Political economy; history of economic thought; power; surveillance; ideology; individual rights.